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Tuesday January 26, 2010 Finished Molineux

  1. Liverpool held by Wolves

    Liverpool held by Wolves

    Liverpool played out a dour 0-0 draw with Wolves at Molineux to increase the pressure on under-fire manager Rafa Benitez. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Liverpool
    • 90+3' And it is all over here at Molineux where it finishes 0-0.
    • 90+2' N'gog runs 40 yards into the box and almost slips in Gerrard but the ball squirms away from him and Wolves clear.
    • 90+1' Gerrard goes into the box but Wolves close him down quickly and he is crowded out.
    • 90' Carragher tries a shot from 30 yards and it goes well wide.
    • 88' Kuyt burts into the box and wins a throw... the Reds are pressing now.
    • 87' Wolves make another change with Jarvis going off and being replaced by Guedioura.
    • 86' Aquilani looks a forlorn figure on the touchline, he must be wondering how he cannot get a game when Liverpool are playing this badly.
    • 85' Gerrard finds space on the left and shapes to beat Zubar but the Wolves player easily blocks his attempted cross. Gerrard looks totally off the pace today.
    • 84' Kuyt gives the ball away cheaply in midfield and Wolves break once more. Liverpool have been frankly shocking in the second half.
    • 83' Kyrgiakos brings down Doyle on the edge of the box to gift Wolves a freekick.
    • 82' N'gog has an opportunity to cross but his effort is woeful and is through to Hahnemann.
    • 81' Gerrard curls it into the box but Hahnemann is out quickly to claim.
    • 80' Liverpool win a freekick when Maxi is brought tumbling to the ground by Zubar.
    • 78' Steven Gerrard crosses from the left but the ball takes a bobble and his effort evades every one before going out.
    • 77' The game has descended into a really scrappy afair in the last few minutes.
    • 74' Gerrard receives the ball on the halfway line but there is nobody in advance of him and he gives it away cheaply.
    • 73' Wolves make a change with Milijas giving way to David Jones.
    • 72' Skrtel goes into the box for a clumsy, late challenge on Berra.
    • 71' Gerrard chips it into the box but Wolves clear with ease.
    • 70' Liverpool win a freekick 25 yards from goal when Craddock brings down N'gog.
    • 69' Doyle beats Skrtel with ease but then shoots well wide from a tight angle.
    • 68' N'gog shows some nifty footwork and beats Ward but then puts woeful cross straight into the arms of Hahnemann.
    • 67' Zubar whips a ball into the box that Skrtel clears at full stretch.
    • 66' And it is Riera who makes way for the Frenchman. Presumably Maxi will go left, Kuyt right and Ngog up front.
    • 65' David Ngog is warming up on the touchline and it looks like he could be ready to come on.
    • 64' Mascherano again gifts possession back to Wolves with a hopeful ball upfield towards Riera.
    • 63' Dirk Kuyt lets fly with a snap shot from outside the box that is a yard wide of goal with Hahnemann beaten.
    • 62' Jarvis breaks quickly into the box but loses his footing just as he goes to cross.
    • 60' Reina is off his line smartly to make a save at the feet of Kevin Foley who latched on to a flick from Doyle.
    • 59' Wolves are playing all the football now and Liverpool are just hoofing upfield.
    • 57' Henry plays a nice cross into the box that Doyle heads towards goal but Reina saves.
    • 56' Kevin Doyle lets rip with a shot from 20 yards that whistles just over Pepe Reina's bar.
    • 55' Referee Peter Walton blows up again for a tiny infringement from Gerrard... he really isn't letting this game flow.
    • 54' Doyle gets beyond Skrtel but the Liverpool defender gets back brilliantly to make a challenge.
    • 53' Henry has a shot for Wolves that ricochets back off Insua and away to safety.
    • 52' Maxi shoots from 30 yards but it bobbles well wide of goal.
    • 51' Gerrard goes down under a challenge from Craddock... it looked a poor one from here but the ref waves play-on.
    • 50' Gerrard almost gets on the end of a flick on from Kuyt in the box but he leaves the ball behind and the chance goes begging.
    • 49' Hahnemann is forced to stretch to save a looped volley from Riera after Kyrgiakos went down under a challenge from Zubar in the box.
    • 48' Gerrard goes chasing through the middle after a pass from Maxi but Berra gets back to clear out of play.
    • 47' Wolves are quickly onto the front foot with Reina forced into a hasty clearance from a back pass.
    • 46' And we are underway again in the second half...
    • 45+1' And the ref brings what has been a scrappy first half to an end. It's 0-0 at the break.
    • 45' Liverpool win a corner as Craddock is forced to dive into a challenge to prevent Maxi getting on the end of a ball from Gerrard.
    • 44' Carragher flings another aimless cross into the box that Wolves clear with ease.
    • 43' Gerrard breaks at the other end but his ball inside to Kuyt is cleared.
    • 42' Foley misses another good chance for Wolves. Jarvis plays another good cross to the far post but Foley can only direct his header at Reina.
    • 41' Henry flies into a challenge on Lucas and loses his boot in the process then plays on without it.
    • 40' Carragher crosses deep towards Gerrard who can't guide it back across goal to another Liverpool player.
    • 38' Maxi goes down as Karl Henry stamps on his ankle and Zubar kicks the ball out of play to allow the Argentine to get treatment. Mick McCarthy is furious and screams at Zubar for being sporting.
    • 37' Riera has a shot from outside the box that is deflected into the arms of Hahnemann.
    • 36' Mascherano wins a bit of a soft freekick as Milijas is penalised for a push in the back.
    • 35' Carragher lofts a terrible ball into the box from wide on the right, evading everyone and going behind for a goalkick... just awful.
    • 34' Liverpool are looking terribly short on ideas here. Hahnemann has remained largely untested throughout the first half.
    • 32' Doyle fluffs a brilliant chance to hand Wolves the lead! Jarvis crosses from the left and Doyle steals a yard ahead of Skrtel but stabs his effort wide from five yards.
    • 31' Mascherano wins a freekick in midfield after a foul by Milijas.
    • 30' The corner is punched clear by Hahnemann before Maxi is penalised for a sliding challenge.
    • 29' Insua tries to play a clever ball into Gerrard and Mancienne slices it out for a corner.
    • 28' Gerrard is penalised for jumping into Zubar who falls rather theatrically.
    • 27' Doyle is penalised for a foul on Skrtel... that was perhaps a little harsh.
    • 26' Craddock launches a rather aimless ball upfield that bobbles through to Reina.
    • 25' Maxi tries to feed Carragher with a square pass but it is horribly overhit and goes out for a throw.
    • 24' Insua crosses towards Dirk Kuyt, but the Dutchman can only stab it out of play for a goalkick.
    • 23' Carragher is forced into a hasty clearance on the edge of his own area.
    • 22' Foley launches the freekick into the Liverpool box but the Reds clear.
    • 21' Kyrgiakos bundles Doyle over in midfield to hand Wolves a cheap freekick.
    • 20' The ball smacks Carragher on the face and a gigantic roar goes up from the Wolves fans claiming a handball in the box... that was optimistic to say the least.
    • 19' Pepe Reina hoofs a long ball upfield and Riera goes down under the challenge of Riera... no freekick, as Riera was offside.
    • 18' Riera beats Zubar down the left and whips a decent ball into the box but again Hahnemann comes and claims.
    • 16' Gerrard feeds Maxi in down the right, and he curls a cross into the box which is too close to Hahnemann who claims with ease.
    • 15' Wolves are definitely on top now with Liverpool struggling to string two passes together.
    • 14' Jarvis gets to the by-line for Wolves and plays a lovely cross to the far post where Insua just gets his head to the ball ahead of Karl Henry.
    • 13' The game has become a little scrappy now with Wolves doing well to close Liverpool down in midfield.
    • 12' After Zubar gives the ball away in midfield, Kuyt plays the ball through to the on-running Lucas who loses track of where it is and is robbed of possession.
    • 11' Liverpool play some lovely possession football with Maxi, Gerrard and Riera all interchanging to good effect, but the move eventually breaks down and Wolves clear upfield.
    • 10' Riera tries to beat Zubar down the left and initially knocks it through the defender's legs before he gets back at the winger to clear his lines.
    • 9' Liverpool keep possession well but then Carragher runs out of options and hoofs it upfield to nobody in particular.
    • 8' Lucas tries to feed Kuyt through the middle but Berra steals in to play it back to his keeper.
    • 7' Wolves build down the left and win a throw when Carragher nips in to knock it out.
    • 6' Dirk Kuyt fires in a shot from the edge of the area, but Jody Craddock deflects his effort out for a throw.
    • 5' Liverpool and spraying the ball around neatly in midfield before Mascherano mis-cues a pass out for a throw.
    • 4' Wolves build an attack down the right and Skrtel miss-hits his clearance straight into touch for a throw to the hosts.
    • 3' Kyrgiakos has an ealy glimpse of goal as he flashes a header a yard wide of the Wolves goal... good start from Liverpool.
    • 2' Liverpool almost make an early impression with Maxi breaking into the penalty area and crossing towards Dirk Kuyt but his effort was deflected away to safety.
    • 1' And we are underway...
    • - The players are making their way onto the pitch as we approach kick-off here at Molineux.
    • - Right, that's enough stats for now, although I may be tempted to throw in a few more if there's a lull in proceedings.
    • - The Reds are now unbeaten in their last 27 Premier League matches against promoted clubs, while Wolves have failed to find the back of the net in their last five hours and ten minutes of Premier League football.
    • - Liverpool are unbeaten in their three previous Premier League matches against Wolves, winning the last two without conceding a goal.
    • - For all you stat fans out there, here's a little background to tonight's encounter: Wolves and Liverpool have met 89 times in the league with Wolves winning 29 and Liverpool 44.
    • - And here's the Liverpool line-up: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Maxi, Mascherano, Lucas, Riera, Gerrard, Kuyt. Subs: Cavalieri, Aquilani, Babel, Ngog, Degen, Darby, Pacheco.
    • - Right, here are the full teams, starting with Wolves: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Foley, Henry, Mancienne, Jarvis, Milijas, Doyle. Subs: Hennessey, Stearman, David Jones, Vokes, Iwelumo, Mujangi Bia, Guedioura
    • - We'll have full team news for you shortly, but just to whet the appetite of Reds fans out there, we can tell you that Maxi Rodriguez makes his first start and Steven Gerrard is back in the starting line-up.
    • - Hello and welcome to tonight's live coverage of Liverpool's Premier Leaue clash with Wolves.
  • Summary

    • 63' Dirk Kuyt lets fly with a snap shot from outside the box that is a yard wide of goal with Hahnemann beaten.
    • 60' Reina is off his line smartly to make a save at the feet of Kevin Foley who latched on to a flick from Doyle.
    • 57' Henry plays a nice cross into the box that Doyle heads towards goal but Reina saves.
    • 56' Kevin Doyle lets rip with a shot from 20 yards that whistles just over Pepe Reina's bar.
    • 50' Gerrard almost gets on the end of a flick on from Kuyt in the box but he leaves the ball behind and the chance goes begging.
    • 42' Foley misses another good chance for Wolves. Jarvis plays another good cross to the far post but Foley can only direct his header at Reina.
    • 32' Doyle fluffs a brilliant chance to hand Wolves the lead! Jarvis crosses from the left and Doyle steals a yard ahead of Skrtel but stabs his effort wide from five yards.
    • - And here's the Liverpool line-up: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Maxi, Mascherano, Lucas, Riera, Gerrard, Kuyt. Subs: Cavalieri, Aquilani, Babel, Ngog, Degen, Darby, Pacheco.
    • - Right, here are the full teams, starting with Wolves: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Foley, Henry, Mancienne, Jarvis, Milijas, Doyle. Subs: Hennessey, Stearman, David Jones, Vokes, Iwelumo, Mujangi Bia, Guedioura

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Hahnemann
      • R. Zubar
      • J. Craddock
      • C. Berra
      • S. Ward
      • K. Henry
      • M. Mancienne
      • K. Foley
      • N. Milijaš Substitution Out (73′)
      • M. Jarvis Substitution Out (89′)
      • K. Doyle

      Subs

      • C. Iwelumo
      • D. Jones Substitution In73′
      • R. Stearman
      • W. Hennessey
      • S. Vokes
      • A. Guédioura Substitution In89′
      • G. Mujangi Bia

      Injured

      • S. Maierhofer
      • M. Kightly
      • D. Edwards
      • M. Murray
      • A. Keogh
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • J. Carragher
      • S. Kyrgiakos
      • M. Škrtel Yellow Card
      • E. Insúa
      • J. Mascherano
      • Lucas
      • M. Rodríguez
      • S. Gerrard
      • A. Riera Substitution Out (67′)
      • D. Kuyt

      Subs

      • P. Degen
      • A. Aquilani
      • R. Babel
      • D. N'Gog Substitution In67′
      • S. Darby
      • D. Cavalieri
      • D. Pacheco
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