Saturday October 22, 2011 Day 9 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 1 - 1 Norwich City

  • Bellamy 45’
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  1. Liverpool held by gutsy Norwich

    Liverpool held by gutsy Norwich

    Norwich claimed an unlikely point with a second-half equaliser to draw 1-1 with Liverpool in a pulsating Premier League match at Anfield. More

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    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Norwich City
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' The full-time whistle goes at Anfield, and Liverpool have been held to a 1-1 draw against Norwich with Grant Holt's second-half header cancelling out Craig Bellamy's opener. It's been a superb match! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+4' Carroll misses a free header inside the Norwich box, and that is a huge miss late on! Ruddy then makes a stunning save to deny Suarez, and that is it...
    • 90+3' Pilkington is replaced by Anthony Crofts, and there is just one minute left to play as Liverpool have a corner.
    • 90+2' Norwich very nearly give it away as Ruddy drops a high ball under pressure, but Carroll cannot capitalise.
    • 90+1' Dirk Kuyt is replaced by Daniel Agger, and that is a defensive move from Dalglish.
    • 90' Johnson shoots wildly over the crossbar, and that is a poor effort. There will be four added minutes.
    • 89' Liverpool are again frustrated as Carroll is dispossessed by Fox on the edge of the Norwich box.
    • 88' The visitors have the ball as Liverpool are pegged back in their own half and left very frustrated.
    • 87' Norwich break through Pilkington once more, and Holt is not quite able to get a shot away inside the Liverpool box.
    • 86' Barnett and Adam collide inside the Norwich box, and referee Peter Walton gives the decision the visitors' way.
    • 85' Norwich again break at pace, but Johnson makes a good block to deny Holt on the edge of the penalty area.
    • 84' Suarez drops off Carroll and shoots very tamely straight at Ruddy, who is relieved to gather.
    • 83' Liverpool keep possession, but Norwich are defending very stubbornly in their half.
    • 82' Gerrard is playing extremely deep alongside Adam, and Liverpool need the pair to provide more going forward.
    • 81' Carroll barges Tierney away from a high ball, and Suarez is offside as he stabs a shot wide.
    • 80' Suarez goes down very easily under a challenge from Tierney, and the referee rightly waves him to his feet.
    • 79' Downing makes way for Andy Carroll, and the stage could well be set for the big Geordie to make his mark...
    • 78' Barnettt reads a through ball from Downing well but slips under pressure from Suarez, and the striker shoots wide!
    • 76' Enrique looks to pick out Suarez, but Martin heads clear superbly to alleviate the pressure.
    • 75' Tierney is treading a tightrope having been on a booking for most of the match, and he makes an impeccable challenge on Kuyt.
    • 74' Kuyt puts Barnett under real pressure, and the defender does well to punt the ball out of play.
    • 73' Hoolahan latches on to a loose ball but shoots high and wide as it drops to him in space.
    • 72' Kuyt battles away furiously with Tierney, and the ball breaks loose for the Dutchman but Fox is in to clear.
    • 71' Downing floats over a testing delivery into the box, and it is too high for Suarez as Ruddy gathers.
    • 69' Norwich look incredibly dangerous now with Holt alongside Morison, and Liverpool are struggling to deal with the pair.
    • 68' The cross comes in from the left, but Bellamy cannot get on the end of it, and Tierney clears. Bellamy makes way for Henderson as Dalglish makes a change.
    • 67' Suarez wriggles past Martin and gets a shot on target, but Ruddy parries the ball behind for a corner.
    • 65' Holt should score! Another devilish cross comes in, and Holt heads towards the near post from close range with Reina redeeming himself with a save!
    • 64' Pilkington is enjoying his freedom down the left, and Johnson is not managing to pick him up.
    • 63' Gerrard attempts a swift long ball into the path of Suarez, but he rushes it and the ball goes out of play.
    • 62' Gerrard attempts to give his side a lift as he suddenly becomes extremely vocal, and Norwich have possession.
    • 61' The travelling supporters are absolutely buoyant, and questions have to be asked about Reina there as he raced out for the cross but didn't get anywhere near it!
    • 60' GOAL!!!!! HOLT EQUALISES FOR NORWICH! A deep cross from Pilkington picks out Holt, who powers a stunning header beyond Reina, and Norwich are level as the visitors stun Anfield!
    • 60' Norwich build from the back once more as Johnson and Fox bring the ball forward with positive intent.
    • 59' Morison drives a fierce shot from the edge of the Liverpool box, and Reina gathers the ball rather unconvincingly at the second attempt.
    • 58' Bellamy dinks the ball into the box, but Suarez and Downing are unable to latch on to it at the back post.
    • 57' Bellamy heads straight at Ruddy as a deep cross comes over from Downing once more.
    • 56' It's Grant Holt who comes on to replace Elliott Bennett, and that is a positive change from Lambert.
    • 55' Paul Lambert is preparing to make a substitution now, and it will be interesting to see who he brings on...
    • 53' Gerrard produces a lung-busting run into the Norwich half, but his shot is a tame one as Ruddy is able to clear.
    • 52' That's the third time Liverpool have been denied by the woodwork and Suarez is very frustrated.
    • 51' Suarez hits the post! The striker takes a through ball into his stride superbly and jinks between two challenges before stabbing a low shot against the near post!
    • 49' Downing makes a good run down the right, but Kuyt cannot connect with his header properly, and the chance goes begging!
    • 48' Tierney is brought down by Downing, who slides in pretty late to challenge the Norwich left back.
    • 47' Pilkington sees a rasping low drive saved by Reina after Morison lays the ball off to him, and that was a slick move from the visitors!
    • 46' The second half is underway, and Norwich immediately get the ball up to Morison, who is penalised for shrugging aside Skrtel.
    • - Lintang Sutresna reckons Liverpool will win 4-1 with Bellamy, Gerrard, Kuyt and Suarez on target... Charles Meekins believes Carroll will come on to make it 2-0. What do others think?
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at Anfield, and Liverpool lead 1-0 courtesy of a goal on the stroke of half-time from Craig Bellamy! Norwich have defended stoutly, but switched off crucially. What do you all make of that first half, and what do you think the score will end up being?
    • 45+1' GOAL!!!!! BELLAMY SCORES FOR LIVERPOOL! Norwich lose their concentration slightly as Martin fails to deal with a long ball, and Bellamy's shot is deflected off Tierney and beyond Ruddy!
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half with Norwich in possession through Hoolahan out on the left.
    • 44' Liverpool continue to apply the pressure with Bellamy seeing an increasing amount of the ball out on the left.
    • 43' Bellamy lashes a wild shot over the crossbar from the edge of the Norwich box, and he's very disappointed with himself.
    • 42' Tierney needs to be very careful as he clips Downing again, and he's already on a booking.
    • 41' Downing stands the ball up for Suarez inside the box, but the striker's header is tame and Ruddy gathers the ball at his near post!
    • 40' Reina is swiftly off his line to command his area and clear upfield after Morison wins another header - a flick on to no one in particular.
    • 39' Suarez looks to flick the ball round the corner from the edge of the Liverpool box, but Bellamy cannot quite latch on to it.
    • 38' Downing whips a good delivery to the back post, but Kuyt cannot quite get on the end of it as the ball drifts out of play.
    • 37' Ruddy is rather fortunate as he flies off his line and is outfoxed by Suarez, but Martin manages to clear the loose ball!
    • 36' Downing takes a corner from the right, again at the expense of Adam and Gerrard, and this time it is a better delivery as Skrtel heads well wide.
    • 35' Adam, Gerrard and Downing all stand over the set-piece, but rather surprisingly it is the England winger who steps up to take it and plants the ball straight into the wall.
    • 34' Tierney is booked for a late trip on Downing on the edge of the Norwich box, and Morison is also booked for protesting. This could be dangerous...
    • 33' Hoolahan whips over a testing delivery from the right, but he does so too early and before other Norwich players have time to get into the box.
    • 32' Gerrard drops deep and links the play, before Bellamy does very well to win a corner out on the left.
    • 31' Suarez goes down incredibly easily once more, and he costs his team as Bellamy looks to square the ball back to the Uruguayan.
    • 30' Kuyt handles the ball as he brings it down inside the Norwich box, and he was also offside as he protests angrily.
    • 29' Reina is swiftly off his line to gather a loose ball inside the Liverpool box, and he releases Gerrard down the right, whose cross is poor.
    • 28' Kuyt drops inside as he links the play effectively, and this match continues to be played at a frenetic tempo.
    • 27' Hoolahan combines with Pilkington as the pair continue to drift around in the midfield in a very fluid formation.
    • 26' Kuyt is ruled offside as a through ball from Adam almost picks out the Dutchman from range.
    • 25' Barnett brings the ball out from the back, but Norwich do not keep the ball for long as Johnson regains possession for Liverpool.
    • 24' Hoolahan is a box of tricks as he makes room for himself down the right before crossing, but the cross evades every Norwich player in the box.
    • 23' Bennett forces his way into the Liverpool box and fires a snap shot straight at Reina from close range!
    • 22' What a header from Morison! The cross comes over from Pilkington out on the left, and Morison meets it with a bullet header as Reina saves at his near post!
    • 21' Johnson takes the ball down on halfway for Norwich, but his raking long ball towards Morison is intercepted by Skrtel.
    • 20' Downing is caught offside as Gerrard picks him out on the right flank, but that was good movement from the winger.
    • 19' It's end-to-end stuff as both sides battle very hard for possession and press forward with real pace and gusto.
    • 18' Tierney crosses from out on the left, and Morison glances a header wide of the far post!
    • 17' Johnson plays Suarez in with a beautifully flighted through ball, but Suarez shoots wide on the turn.
    • 16' Hoolahan latches on to a through ball and shoots straight at Reina, but that was very nearly a stunning break from the visitors!
    • 15' Johnson and Adam combine for Liverpool out on the right, and it's very slick interplay from the hosts.
    • 14' Morison is struggling to keep the ball at the moment as he is unable to hold it up with four defenders limiting his opportunities.
    • 13' Adam links up with Suarez once more, but the forward chips the ball over the crossbar with a return pass the better option.
    • 12' Norwich keep the ball in the Liverpool half for a fleeting period of possession, but it's back to the hosts again as Kuyt tackles Johnson.
    • 11' Suarez hits the post! Adam picks out Bellamy with a raking diagonal ball, and the Welshman squares the ball to Suarez who side-foots the ball past Ruddy, but against the far post!
    • 9' Pilkington backheels the ball past Johnson, but the defender reads the piece of skill and wins the ball back very cleverly.
    • 8' The visitors give the ball away very quickly once more, and it's all Liverpool in the early stages of this match.
    • 7' Norwich are already being very stretched at the back as Barnett has to make a superb last-ditch sliding challenge to halt Suarez.
    • 6' Pilkington is seeing a lot of the ball out on the left flank, and he again hurtles into a challenge with Johnson but loses the ball.
    • 5' Suarez swivels inside Naughton and Barnett with a sublime turn, but he shoots agonisingly wide of the far post - what a piece of skill!
    • 4' Tierney combines with Pilkington down the left, before Kuyt dispossesses the latter with a fine challenge.
    • 3' Bradley Johnson concedes a corner as he is put under real pressure by Suarez, and Skrtel hits the bar with a glancing header from Adam's exquisite delivery!
    • 2' Gerrard breaks from deep and finds Downing outwide, but Tierney defends stoutly to concede a throw in.
    • 1' The first half is underway at Anfield, and Liverpool kick us off with Dirk Kuyt and Luis Suarez in attack.
    • 17.25 Right, it's time for you all to make your pre-match predictions. What do you think the scoreline will be today, and who will be the scorers? Get in touch and let me know!
    • 17.20 Boosted by the 3-1 home win against fellow promoted side Swansea last weekend, Lambert added: "We're playing at a high level at the minute and we're a match for most of the teams at this moment in time. But we have to sustain the standard we've set ourselves - there's only a handful of games gone - and hopefully the lads will do it."
    • 17.15 Norwich manager Paul Lambert insists his side will "give it a go" in this match. The Canaries lost 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and 2-0 at Old Trafford, but have picked up 11 points from their other six games to sit ninth in the Premier League table. "We're not going up there with any trepidation or fear. We are going there to try to win a game the way we did at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford," he said. Full story
    • 17.10 Liverpool make two changes as Glen Johnson makes his first start of the season and Bellamy replaces the suspended Lucas, while lifelong Reds fan Steve Morison occupied the lone starting berth for the Canaries.
    • 17.05 It has been a difficult week for Liverpool after striker Luis Suarez was accused of making racist remarks by Patrice Evra. The FA is investigating but the striker starts today. Dalglish supports Suarez
    • 17.00 Craig Bellamy makes his first Premier League start since returning to Liverpool, while there is no room for Jordan Henderson in the Liverpool side despite the suspension of Lucas Leiva.
    • 16.55 TEAMS: Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Johnson, Enrique, Kuyt, Adam, Gerrard, Downing, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Agger, Carroll, Maxi, Spearing, Henderson, Flanagan. /// Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, R Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett, Fox, B Johnson, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Morison. Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Wilbraham, De Laet.
    • 16.50 We have some early team news for you. This is the Liverpool XI: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Johnson, Enrique, Kuyt, Adam, Gerrard, Downing, Bellamy, Suarez. Full teams to follow when we get them.
    • 16.45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League tie between Liverpool and promoted Norwich City at Anfield.
  • Summary

    • 90+4' Carroll misses a free header inside the Norwich box, and that is a huge miss late on! Ruddy then makes a stunning save to deny Suarez, and that is it...
    • 78' Barnettt reads a through ball from Downing well but slips under pressure from Suarez, and the striker shoots wide!
    • 65' Holt should score! Another devilish cross comes in, and Holt heads towards the near post from close range with Reina redeeming himself with a save!
    • 60' GOAL!!!!! HOLT EQUALISES FOR NORWICH! A deep cross from Pilkington picks out Holt, who powers a stunning header beyond Reina, and Norwich are level as the visitors stun Anfield!
    • 51' Suarez hits the post! The striker takes a through ball into his stride superbly and jinks between two challenges before stabbing a low shot against the near post!
    • 49' Downing makes a good run down the right, but Kuyt cannot connect with his header properly, and the chance goes begging!
    • 47' Pilkington sees a rasping low drive saved by Reina after Morison lays the ball off to him, and that was a slick move from the visitors!
    • 45+1' GOAL!!!!! BELLAMY SCORES FOR LIVERPOOL! Norwich lose their concentration slightly as Martin fails to deal with a long ball, and Bellamy's shot is deflected off Tierney and beyond Ruddy!
    • 41' Downing stands the ball up for Suarez inside the box, but the striker's header is tame and Ruddy gathers the ball at his near post!
    • 22' What a header from Morison! The cross comes over from Pilkington out on the left, and Morison meets it with a bullet header as Reina saves at his near post!
    • 16' Hoolahan latches on to a through ball and shoots straight at Reina, but that was very nearly a stunning break from the visitors!
    • 11' Suarez hits the post! Adam picks out Bellamy with a raking diagonal ball, and the Welshman squares the ball to Suarez who side-foots the ball past Ruddy, but against the far post!
    • 5' Suarez swivels inside Naughton and Barnett with a sublime turn, but he shoots agonisingly wide of the far post - what a piece of skill!
    • 3' Bradley Johnson concedes a corner as he is put under real pressure by Suarez, and Skrtel hits the bar with a glancing header from Adam's exquisite delivery!
    • 16.55 TEAMS: Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Johnson, Enrique, Kuyt, Adam, Gerrard, Downing, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Agger, Carroll, Maxi, Spearing, Henderson, Flanagan. /// Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, R Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett, Fox, B Johnson, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Morison. Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Wilbraham, De Laet.

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