Sunday May 9, 2010 Day 38 Finished KC Stadium

  1. Liverpool held to finish seventh

    Liverpool held to finish seventh

    Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by relegated Hull City to finish seventh in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Hull City
    • Liverpool
    • - There's a pitch invasion, some Hull fans to give hugs to their players after their brave fight against the drop, some Liverpool fans circling Gerrard to take pics and even touch him. Gerrard's not happy about the attention and shoves one of the would-be pals away as he jogs off.
    • 90+3 That's the final whistle, Liverpool finish seventh after a really poor season by their standards. What odds on this being the last game for a number of players and even the coach?
    • 90+2 Pacheco gets in on the right and he shoots low but parried by Duke! Kuyt surely but Mendy blocks his cut-back and Hull survive a half-hearted penalty appeal to clear!
    • 90+1 GERRARD HITS THE POST! A trademark driving run from the England man, so typical of him, but hsi low, right-foot shot rattles the outside of the left-hand post!
    • 90' Cairney gets in down the left and he has a crack but just over! Great play from the youngster.
    • 89' Gerrard does his usual of taking on the responsibility but his shot from the right of the D fizzes just past the far post!
    • 88' Duke flaps at a cross and Kuyt could finish but hacked away by Gardner!
    • 87' LIVERPOOL SUB: Youngster Robinson on for the Reds.
    • 86' Liverpool could be in here but Gardner clears from inside his six-yard box.
    • 85' An unusual decision to punch the ball clear from Reina after Cairney shot, from range, straight at hime.
    • 84' Hull have a corner on the right, which Geovanni places but leaves for Dawson. Headed clear.
    • 83' HULL SUB: Hesselink walks off, possibly his last act in a Hull shirt, applauding the fans as Fagan comes on.
    • 81' Pacheco has a shot from the edge of the D, but Gardner blocks.
    • 80' A now rare Liverpool attack breaks down with Duke claiming the loose ball. They have not looked like a top six side today.
    • 78' Dawson pulls rank on Geovanni to take this one... short from Cairney and Dawson hits it but wide. Well wide.
    • 77' Poor Geovanni free-kick, straight into the wall by Geovanni. But then Boateng wins another one on the edge the box after getting past Agger. Looked like a dive to me and Agger is angry.
    • 76' Good pressure from Hull sees a Boateng shot handled by Carragher on the edge of the box! The hosts think it's a penalty but Liverpool say free-kick.... What does the ref think? Free-kick. Liverpool even think it wasn't a handball, which is absurd, he flew in star-shaped with his arms wide out like Peter Schmeichel.
    • 75' Geovanni makes an appearance for Hull, on for Kilbane.
    • 73' LIVERPOOL SUB: Pacheco on for Aquilani.
    • 71' Liverpool counter but Mouyokolo and Gardner show decent pace to get back and clear.
    • 70' Cairney in on the right but Carragher just about gets the cross clear.
    • 69' Babel plays the ball in low from the left but Mouyokolo clears easily.
    • 67' Kuyt gets it from N'Gog but he goes down! No penalty and to be fair he gets straight up before finding N'Gog again. Duke claims the cross.
    • 65' Liverpool try to pass their way in but Mouyokolo clears after a one-two attempt from Aquilani and N'Gog.
    • 63' LIVERPOOL SUB: N'Gog on for El Zhar.
    • 62' Reina has to top the ball over after Mendy's shot dipped earlier than anticipated. Corner.
    • 60' Yellow card for Atkinson after he fouled Agger.
    • 59' Babel puts in a tasty ball but claimed by Duke.
    • 58' Hull win the ball in midfield as Kilbane is fouled by Mascherano.
    • 55' Agger manages to clear a Mendy cross. Hull looking more likely in this half.
    • 53' That little scare has sparked Liverpool into action. The home fans are doing the conga, celebrating their last game in the Premier League with great humour.
    • 52' CHANCE HULL! A fizzing ball from Mendy on the right it flicked on by Hesselink, passes the lunging Carragher and is agonisingly close to being finished by Cullen! It spins away on the left!
    • 50' Boateng puts in a decent ball but Reina claims.
    • 48' Cullen fouls Mascherano. Few tasty tackles going in at the start of the half.
    • 46' Second half underway at the KC.
    • 45+1 Half time and goalless.
    • 45' AQUILANI HITS THE BAR! From just inside the box and Gerrard can finish but it drops behind him AND AGGER SURELY but he thrashes the ball wildly over!
    • 43' Cairney to take but his delivery is cleared for a throw on the left.
    • 42' Kilbane gets it on the left and he skins Masherano before cutting past Agger, tripped by the latter and a free-kick on the left, inches outside the box.
    • 40' Aquilano puts in the corner from the right but Kyrgiakos cannot meet it and Hull clear.
    • 39' Gardner puts the ball behind for a corner and the big boys trot up from the back...
    • 37' Cullen heads just wide! Should have scored, perfect cross in from Cairney and he directed the header down past the stranded Reina but inches beyond the post!
    • 36' Liverpool survive a scare when Kyrgiakos's defensive header falls to Kilbane, whose cross takes a deflection and falls for Cullen, who can't control the ball. Reina claims.
    • 34' Reina snuffs out a Hull attack, getting to a long ball before Cullen.
    • 32' Mendy gets down the right but his cross is blocked by Kyrgiakos.
    • 30' Half-chance for Hull but Reina is well placed to claim Hesselink's header.
    • 29' Just wide from Aquilani! The Italian snatched at the shot after meeting a loose clearance from Dawson.
    • 28' Liverpool have a corner on the right which Hull manage to get clear. The Reds come back though, keeping possession and starting a passing move...
    • 27' Hull go down the other end and Kilbane crosses but just over the head of Hesselink!
    • 26' Heavy backpass from Dawson but Duke controls well before clearing.
    • 24' Liverpool piling the pressure on Hull now... The Tigers are holding relatively firm.
    • 21' This time the corner is headed wide. Aquilani fouled Dawson anyway.
    • 20' Duke hesitantly punches the corner and El Zhar knocks it back in for Kuyt with a reverse header but hooked over the bar by Mendy on the line!
    • 19' El Zhar on the ball gets in between the centre-halves and fizzes a wicked drive that Duke puts behind for a corner!
    • 18' Mascherano limps off for treatment. At least it's not a serious one then. Benitez would do well to spare him and bring on Degen or Skrtel.
    • 17' The Argentine is in some pain, having turned his ankle making a challenge. No-one was at fault there, a worry ahead of the World Cup.
    • 16' Mascherano is hurt after he tried to tackle Kilbane...
    • 15' Dawson gets down the left but Reina claims his cross.
    • 14' Babel shoulder-barges Zayatte as the Guinean closed off his route to goal.
    • 12' Aquilani races toward the box from the right but fires a drive well over and past the far post.
    • 11' Aquilani wriggles into the box but a poor touch allows Duke to clear.
    • 9' Mascherano crosses but Duke is equal to it.
    • 8' Gerrard puts the second corner near post and in flies Kyrgiakos but he heads it miles wide.
    • 7' Corner swung in for KUYT but headed wide! Blocked, another corner.
    • 6' Almost a spectacular own-goal from Cairney as his interception on Babel's low ball spoons wide.
    • 5' Kuyt almost gets in but the ball spins into Duke's arms.
    • 3' El Zhar fouled by Cairney. Gerrard pumps in the free-kick but the Tigers clear.
    • 1' Match underway. Remember, Hull are down and to sneak sixth Liverpool need to win and Villa to fail to beat Blackburn at home.
    • - The teams are in:
    • - Hull: Duke, Mendy, Gardner, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Atkinson, Boateng, Cairney, Kilbane, Cullen, Vennegoor of Hesselink. Subs: Myhill, McShane, Fagan, Barmby, Geovanni, Cooper, Olofinjana.
    • - Liverpool: Reina, Mascherano, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Agger, Aquilani, Lucas, Gerrard, Babel, Kuyt, El Zhar. Subs: Cavalieri, Ngog, Degen, Skrtel, Ayala, Pacheco, Robinson.
    • - Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)
    • - Liverpool have scored 38 goals on the final day of Premier League campaigns, more than any other side.
    • - Hull fans will be pleased to know that Liverpool have scored 20 goals in their last five games against their boys. However, if only home games counted, Hull would be two points clear of the drop zone.
    • - An interesting fact is that Liverpool finished fourth in 2003-04 with two points fewer (60) than they currently have; but even if they win today they will still end the season 21 points worse off than last season.
    • - Hull will finish third from bottom unless Burnley win at home to Spurs and Iain Dowie's men lose... if Burnley win and Hull draw, goal difference comes into the equation -and it's close. But in either case, both teams are already down.
    • - The Reds sit seventh in the Premier League and cannot drop any further - but can move above Aston Villa should they lose or draw at home to Blackburn and Liverpool win. League table
    • - Welcome to coverage of Liverpool's final match of the season away to Hull - and the Tigers' last top-flight game for at least a year.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Pacheco gets in on the right and he shoots low but parried by Duke! Kuyt surely but Mendy blocks his cut-back and Hull survive a half-hearted penalty appeal to clear!
    • 90+1 GERRARD HITS THE POST! A trademark driving run from the England man, so typical of him, but hsi low, right-foot shot rattles the outside of the left-hand post!
    • 90' Cairney gets in down the left and he has a crack but just over! Great play from the youngster.
    • 89' Gerrard does his usual of taking on the responsibility but his shot from the right of the D fizzes just past the far post!
    • 88' Duke flaps at a cross and Kuyt could finish but hacked away by Gardner!
    • 76' Good pressure from Hull sees a Boateng shot handled by Carragher on the edge of the box! The hosts think it's a penalty but Liverpool say free-kick.... What does the ref think? Free-kick. Liverpool even think it wasn't a handball, which is absurd, he flew in star-shaped with his arms wide out like Peter Schmeichel.
    • 62' Reina has to top the ball over after Mendy's shot dipped earlier than anticipated. Corner.
    • 52' CHANCE HULL! A fizzing ball from Mendy on the right it flicked on by Hesselink, passes the lunging Carragher and is agonisingly close to being finished by Cullen! It spins away on the left!
    • 45' AQUILANI HITS THE BAR! From just inside the box and Gerrard can finish but it drops behind him AND AGGER SURELY but he thrashes the ball wildly over!
    • 37' Cullen heads just wide! Should have scored, perfect cross in from Cairney and he directed the header down past the stranded Reina but inches beyond the post!
    • 29' Just wide from Aquilani! The Italian snatched at the shot after meeting a loose clearance from Dawson.
    • 20' Duke hesitantly punches the corner and El Zhar knocks it back in for Kuyt with a reverse header but hooked over the bar by Mendy on the line!
    • 19' El Zhar on the ball gets in between the centre-halves and fizzes a wicked drive that Duke puts behind for a corner!
    • 6' Almost a spectacular own-goal from Cairney as his interception on Babel's low ball spoons wide.
    • - Hull: Duke, Mendy, Gardner, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Atkinson, Boateng, Cairney, Kilbane, Cullen, Vennegoor of Hesselink. Subs: Myhill, McShane, Fagan, Barmby, Geovanni, Cooper, Olofinjana.
    • - Liverpool: Reina, Mascherano, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Agger, Aquilani, Lucas, Gerrard, Babel, Kuyt, El Zhar. Subs: Cavalieri, Ngog, Degen, Skrtel, Ayala, Pacheco, Robinson.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Duke
      • B. Mendy
      • S. Mouyokolo
      • A. Gardner
      • A. Dawson
      • T. Cairney
      • G. Boateng
      • W. Atkinson Yellow Card
      • K. Kilbane Substitution Out (76′)
      • J. Vennegoor of Hesselink Substitution Out (84′)
      • M. Cullen

      Subs

      • N. Barmby
      • C. Fagan Substitution In84′
      • S. Olofinjana
      • B. Myhill
      • Geovanni Substitution In76′
      • P. McShane
      • L. Cooper
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • J. Mascherano
      • S. Kyrgiakos
      • J. Carragher
      • D. Agger
      • Lucas
      • S. Gerrard
      • A. Aquilani Substitution Out (74′)
      • R. Babel Substitution Out (87′)
      • D. Kuyt
      • N. El Zhar Substitution Out (63′)

      Subs

      • P. Degen
      • M. Škrtel
      • D. N'Gog Substitution In63′
      • D. Cavalieri
      • D. Ayala
      • D. Pacheco Substitution In74′
      • J. Robinson Substitution In87′
  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      - -
      - -
      Midfielders
      - -
      - -
      Yellow Card - -
      Substitution Out76′ - -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out84′ - -
      - -
      Subs
      Substitution In84′ - -
      Substitution In76′ - -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      - -
      - -
      Midfielders
      - -
      - -
      Substitution Out74′ - -
      Substitution Out87′ - -
      Strikers
      - -
      Substitution Out63′ - -
      Subs
      Substitution In63′ - -
      Substitution In74′ - -
      Substitution In87′ - -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account