Sunday August 29, 2010 Day 3 Finished Anfield

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  1. Torres sinks West Brom

    Torres sinks West Brom

    A solitary strike from Fernando Torres was enough to give an unconvincing Liverpool a 1-0 win over 10-man West Brom at Anfield. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • 90' That's it from Anfield. It finishes Liverpool 1-0 West Brom. Relief for Liverpool, who haven't been brilliant.
    • 89' Babel is on for Torres.
    • 88' The cross finds Tamas at the back post who hits a van Basten-esque volley goalbounds but, unlike van Basten's effort, Tamas' is high and wide. Time running out for West Brom.
    • 88' Shorey is fouled on the left wing and West Brom can get the ball into the box here...
    • 86' Red card for Morrison! West Brom's influential midfielder is sent off for a late tackle on Torres. Yes, it was a foul, yes it was yellow card, but a red is harsh for that.
    • 84' Liverpool have a clear penalty claim turned down! Gerrard found Torres in space on the left side of the area and Jara, diving in to block, clearly blocked Torres' shot with his hand but the ref gives a corner. Let off for West Brom. Torres can't believe it.
    • 82' Wood for Fortune (West Brom)
    • 80' As the game has gone on Liverpool have shown glimpses of what they are capable of on the attack. Kuyt and Gerrard are both a growing influence on Liverpool going forward. On this occasion Kuyt's ball is just a little too long for Gerrard who was racing into the box.
    • 77' West Brom sense they may be able to grab something from this game and are knocking it out wide to Brunt, who's trying to get Odemwingie into the game a bit more.
    • 74' Tchovi on for Dorrans (West Brom)
    • 71' Torres almost makes it 2-0! Kuyt finds Gerrard in space, who floats a beautful clipped ball to the far post where Torres was racing in but his side-footed volley was saved well by Carson.
    • 67' Relief more than anything for Liverpool, who haven't looked brilliant today.
    • 66' West Brom had just come close to scoring themselves before Liverpool attacked with Kuyt on the left, who found Torres on the edge of the box, who rocketed in a superb volley from the edge of the box. The boy's class.
    • 65' GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL! It's 1-0 Liverpool and it's Torres!
    • 64' Liverpool sense they have West Brom rocking here.
    • 63' Olssen makes a silly error by overhitting a back pass to Carson straight out for a corner.
    • 62' Liverpool win a corner, which forces Kuyt wide out left, his dinked cross back in is headed out to Skrtel who fires a great volley inches over the join of crossbar and post, from the edge of the box. Great effort.
    • 60' Maxi is on for Jovanovic (Liverpool)
    • 58' West Brom are by no means setting the world alight with their football but Brunt and Dorrans are linking nicely on the counter attack and Liverpool could be caught out here if they're not careful.
    • 55' Maxi is warming up for Liverpool. Hodgson needs to do something.
    • 53' Chris Brunt is being given a talking to by the ref after deliberately tugging on the foot of Jovanovic to prevent him from getting away. Ref still keeping his cards in his pocket.
    • 51' The shooting in this game has been woeful and Dorrans adds to that reputation with a horribly sliced effort from 30 yards.
    • 48' The ball drops to Gerrard some 40 yards out and, after letting it bounce in front of him, smacks a speculative volley towards goal. We've seen Gerrard score those kind of goals before but that was way off.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45' That's half-time. Liverpool 0-0 West Brom.
    • 45' Morrison hits a great effort from 25 yards, on the run, which goes a couple of feet wide. Reina was scrambling there.
    • 45' Torres is penalised for a foul on Jara. Torres looks frustrated.
    • 44' Mulumbu is down after a crunching tackle from Glen Johnson. He is down and is receiving treatment.
    • 42' West Brom have done a good job of soaking up the sporadic periods of Liverpool pressure so far.
    • 39' But Liverpool clear and break with Gerrard, who bursts down the field like a greyhound, before releasing Jovanovic. But Gerrard's pass is a little overhit, pushing Jovanovic out to the left, where he is tackled.
    • 37' Glen Johnson misjudges a header back to Reina and West Brom benefit with a corner.
    • 35' Gerrard whipsin a corner from the right and Torres goes down, having appeared to have his shirt pulled. Then Skrtel, rather comically, falls over him and Gerrard's corner eventually evades everyone.
    • 33' Liverpool beginning to dominate with some long periods of possession, but struggling to find Torres in key areas.
    • 31' Lucas comes in horribly late on Dorrans. Free kick, should have been a yellow.
    • 30' Mulumbu is proving a handful for Liverpool and he sets up another chance, which Brunt puts just wide.
    • 27' Olssen and Skrtel tangle in the Liverpool box and Olssen claims a penalty, but the ref is not impressed.
    • 25' ...but it's headed clear by Gerrard.
    • 24' This time Jara gets forward for West Brom on the right and forces a corner off Agger.
    • 22' West Brom win a corner, which is cleared to Mulumbu, who exchanges passes with Morrison before trying his luck from just outside the box. Not a bad effort, which Reina just about held on to.
    • '19 Liverpool are looking for Torres at every opportunity so far, with the Spaniard involved in an epic aerial battle with Olsson.
    • '17 This time West Brom clear, albeit unconvincingly.
    • '16 Misunderstanding between Tamas and Carson as Gerrard's free kick comes in and it's another corner...
    • 15' Torres is fouled by Tamas and Gerrard will whip in the free kick from the left...
    • 12' Liverpool looking just a little too impatient in attack at the moment.
    • 11' Jovanovic breaks for Liverpool but asks a little too much of Torres with his through ball and another chance goes begging.
    • 9' Aftera shay opening few minutes, West Brom are settling here and are linking a few neat passes together in midfield.
    • 6' In a repeat of a few moments ago, Torres cuts in again from the left but this time the West Brom defence are alert to the danger and snuff it out.
    • 4' Odemwingie almost gets behind Agger, who was out of position, but Odemwingie miscontrols it. A let off for Liverpool.
    • 2 And Torres is causing problems already. He's cut inside from the left and fires a right footed effort straight at Carson.
    • 1 Liverpool are shooting from right to left in the first half.
    • 1 We're underway at Anfield...
    • 14.55 LIVERPOOL XI: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Škrtel, Agger, Lucas, Poulsen, Kuyt, Gerrard, Jovanovic, Torres. Subs: Jones, Pacheco, Kyrgiakos, Maxi, Babel, Spearing, Kelly. WEST BROM XI: Carson, Olsson, Tamas, Jara, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Odemwingie, Fortune. Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Barnes, Reid, Wood, Cox
    • 14.50 Meanwhile, the Baggies haven't won a Premier League game away from home in 17 attempts, winning only one in the last 28.
    • 14.50 But they are currently on a run of four Premier League games without a win, their longest sequence since January 2008.
    • 14.50 If Liverpool win today, it will be their 2000th victory in league football.
    • 14.45 For West Brom, defender Marek Cech is out for at least three weeks with a fractured metatarsal. Jerome Thomas, Joe Mattock and Ishmael Miller also miss out through injury.
    • 14.45 Liverpool will also be without midfielder Joe Cole, who serves the second game of a three-match ban.
    • 14.30 Liverpool are boosted by last night's news that Raul Meireles will be joining the club from Porto, but he will not play today. West Brom bounced back from their opening day 6-0 thrashing to Chelsea, with a 1-0 home win over Sunderland, courtesy of a goal by Odemwingie.
    • 14:15 Liverpool welcome West Brom to Anfield looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Manchester City at the beginning of the week.
  • Summary

    • 86' Red card for Morrison! West Brom's influential midfielder is sent off for a late tackle on Torres. Yes, it was a foul, yes it was yellow card, but a red is harsh for that.
    • 84' Liverpool have a clear penalty claim turned down! Gerrard found Torres in space on the left side of the area and Jara, diving in to block, clearly blocked Torres' shot with his hand but the ref gives a corner. Let off for West Brom. Torres can't believe it.
    • 71' Torres almost makes it 2-0! Kuyt finds Gerrard in space, who floats a beautful clipped ball to the far post where Torres was racing in but his side-footed volley was saved well by Carson.
    • 66' West Brom had just come close to scoring themselves before Liverpool attacked with Kuyt on the left, who found Torres on the edge of the box, who rocketed in a superb volley from the edge of the box. The boy's class.
    • 65' GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL! It's 1-0 Liverpool and it's Torres!
    • 62' Liverpool win a corner, which forces Kuyt wide out left, his dinked cross back in is headed out to Skrtel who fires a great volley inches over the join of crossbar and post, from the edge of the box. Great effort.
    • 45' Morrison hits a great effort from 25 yards, on the run, which goes a couple of feet wide. Reina was scrambling there.
    • 14.55 LIVERPOOL XI: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Škrtel, Agger, Lucas, Poulsen, Kuyt, Gerrard, Jovanovic, Torres. Subs: Jones, Pacheco, Kyrgiakos, Maxi, Babel, Spearing, Kelly. WEST BROM XI: Carson, Olsson, Tamas, Jara, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Odemwingie, Fortune. Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Barnes, Reid, Wood, Cox

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • G. Johnson
      • J. Carragher
      • M. &#352krtel
      • D. Agger
      • C. Poulsen
      • Lucas
      • D. Kuyt
      • S. Gerrard
      • M. Jovanovic Substitution Out (60′)
      • F. Torres Goal Substitution Out (89′)

      Subs

      • B. Jones
      • M. Rodríguez Substitution In60′
      • R. Babel Substitution In89′
      • M. Kelly
      • J. Spearing
      • S. Kyrgiakos
      • D. Pacheco
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • G. Jara
      • G. Tamas
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey
      • Y. Mulumbu
      • G. Dorrans Substitution Out (76′)
      • J. Morrison Red Card
      • C. Brunt
      • P. Odemwingie
      • M. Fortuné Substitution Out (82′)

      Subs

      • S. Reid
      • B. Myhill
      • G. Barnes
      • C. Wood Substitution In82′
      • S. Tchoyi Substitution In76′
      • S. Cox
      • Pablo
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