Sunday April 22, 2012 Day 35 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

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  1. Howler gives Hodgson win at Liverpool

    Howler gives Hodgson win at Liverpool

    Roy Hodgson had a dream return to Anfield as a farcical Peter Odemwingie goal gave West Brom a 1-0 victory at Liverpool. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • 90+6 That is it! West Brom win at Liverpool, Hodgson muted as he shakes hands but boy that will feel good. Liverpool self-destruct. Terrible to concede the way they did.
    • 90+5 Foster takes his time over the free-kick, takes it long.
    • 90+4 Shelvey is booked for a late, needless foul on Scharner.
    • 90+3 Cox fires high and wide from a long way out after Scharner's shot is blocked. Both men had a lot of time on the ball, worryingly.
    • 90+2 Enrique feeds Suarez on the left, he drills in a low shot and Foster spills it but claims the rebound!
    • 90+1 Ridgewell takes his time before lofting it in, Long flicks it past the stranded Reina and in! But the ref says there was a foul! Yes, Scharner shoved him. Five minutes added time!
    • 90' Bellamy on the right finds Downing, but Scharner intercepts. West Brom break and Long wins a free-kick off Skrtel.
    • 89' Andrews picks it up short and he hits a savage shot towards the top right but it flies wide!
    • 88' Andrews takes it short as West Brom look for possession as the clock winds down. And they get a corner as Henderson makes a pig's ear of a clearance. He blames Skrtel for playing him into trouble.
    • 87' Skrtel adjudged to have fouled Long, very harsh on the Slovak.
    • 86' WEST BROM SUB: Cox on for Dorrans, I assume to support the strikers as they look to keep the ball higher up the pitch late on.
    • 85' Suarez is offside after getting between the defenders on a long ball - looked on to me!
    • 84' Bellamy swings in a corner, Downing tries to volley but Brunt blocks.
    • 83' LIVERPOOL SUB: Shelvey on for Spearing.
    • 82' WEST BROM SUB: Scharner comes on for Odemwingie.
    • 81' Bellamy on the right wins a corner. Liverpool are on the brink of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
    • 80' Carroll comes forward, wide to Bellamy on the left, he shoots AND FOSTER SPILLS IT AND CARROLL MUST SCORE but Olsson blocks! Suarez is claiming handball but that hit his knee. Give over.
    • 79' Corner West Brom. Taken short, Dorrans then swings it in but headed clear.
    • 78' Odemwingie on the run now, could be in after skinning Skrtel but the Slovak gets back to recover.
    • 77' Liverpool howl for a penalty as Agger goes down after a high ball in from Henderson but no way, not even close to a foul, he had his arms up and handled anyway. Booked for the handball.
    • 76' What a dreadful goal for Liverpool - terrible from Johnson, whose slack pass was a howler and not much better from Reina, who should have saved it.
    • 75' GOAL WEST BROM! A Johnson error lets Mulumbu in, he feeds Odemwingie and he hits a shot past Reina, who just stood there as it flew through him! Comedy of errors!
    • 75' Liverpool have a corner on the right but it's poor by Downing, headed clear at the near post.
    • 74' LIVERPOOL SUB: Downing on for Maxi.
    • 73' Bellamy gets a touch, back to Spearing who spreads it wide for Enrique. His cross is cleared though.
    • 72' Olsson heads a hanging cross clear. Bellamy gets a touch but can't keep it in.
    • 71' A rare move beyond halfway for West Brom but Odemwingie miscontrolled.
    • 70' Deflected off McAuley for a corner. Cleared by West Brom, back in by Johnson but Suarez is offside.
    • 69' WBA SUB: Andrews on for Thomas.
    • 68' LIVERPOOL SUB: Bellamy on for Kuyt.
    • 68' JUST WIDE FROM HENDERSON! Crikey! Carroll holds it up nicely for him, the ex-Sunderland midfielder hitting a low effort past the post!
    • 67' HOW DID LIVERPOOL NOT SCORE? A goalmouth scramble as Carroll, Spearing and Suarez all denied by Foster, Brunt and co with desperate blocks! Corner!
    • 66' West Brom though can counter and they almost get in with Long - Liverpool clear though.
    • 65' Not so clever by Foster next though as he spills a low cross from Enrique, the ball scrambled behind for a corner. The set piece is cleared but Spearing rams a shot well over.
    • 64' Kuyt is sent through down the right and he could be in but Foster flies out to palm clear! Great keeping!
    • 63' Johnson with a fantastic cross from the right, but Carroll again heads over! Mistiming his jump!
    • 62' So Liverpool have now hit wood 30 times this season, almost once a game. Incredible.
    • 61' And now Carroll heads over after a super cross from Kuyt! What must Liverpool do to score?
    • 60' Maxi fails to pick out Carroll with a cross. Liverpool come again and Suarez finds Kuyt with space on the right AND HE HITS THE POST! It nearly bounces to Suarez too but just behind him! Fantastic low drive from the Dutchman!
    • 59' Ridgewell with a decent cross but Agger and Kuyt combine to clear.
    • 58' Henderson fouls Thomas before helping him up. Free-kick West Brom on the left.
    • 57' Bit of a lull in play but Liverpool very much in control.
    • 56' For photos from this game, click on the link below. Not many so far though. GALLERY
    • 55' Suarez is unable to get past Olsson, who covers Ridgewell, who is getting found out whenever he moves out of position.
    • 54' Long almost feeds Odemwingie but Liverpool clear. I make that West Brom's first attack of the half.
    • 53' Suarez with a wonderful run on the left, inside and out of Jones, but as ever he gets the finish wrong, blasting it high and wide!
    • 52' Johnson and Suarez on the right, the latter tries a one-two with the former but it fails to come off.
    • 51' West Brom have a corner, a succession of half-chances with the final one seeing Carroll mistime a header.
    • 50' HENDERSON HITS THE BAR! Make that 29! Great play as Suarez, Johnson and Carroll do well to lay it off for Henderson on the edge of the box, his rasping drive comes off the underside of the bar, against Foster and somehow stays out.
    • 49' FACT: Liverpool have hit the woodwork 28 times, seven more than any other side, highlighting their profligacy.
    • 48' Liverpool picking up where they left off at half-time, can they break the deadlock though? It's been the story of their season, unable to take chances.
    • 47' Olsson heads the corner away, but Johnson picks it up on the right, he lofts it into Suarez in the box, he takes it on the chest and flicks a delightful ball across the face of goal but Agger again can't reach it!
    • 46' The second half gets underway with Kuyt winning a corner on the left.
    • - STATS: Liverpool with 61% possession, 13 efforts on goal to West Brom's five, and six corners to one.
    • - From David Farrugia aka @bulgaruking: "last west brom win at anfield was on 22 april 1967, exactly 45 years today"; @Murray_Hughes: "Liverpool going to be drawing all game then get one late on, maxi the scorer" HAVE YOUR SAY ON TWITTER!
    • 45+2 Half-time and goalless, though not for want of trying!
    • 45+1 Suarez then goes down very easily under a challenge from Mulumbu, nowhere near a foul and Suarez rants at the ref.
    • 45+1 Suarez is sure he was fouled but the ref correctly plays advantage as Maxi can shoot but it's weak and easy for Foster.
    • 45' Spearing gets his crossfield pass right this time, Kuyt chests it to Johnson, superb cross and Suarez flies in near post but it bounces off a desperate lunge from Olsson and Foster gratefully gathers!
    • 44' Johnson lofts one in to find Agger unmarked, he cuts it first-time across the box and there are bodies flying in - Kuyt and Carroll both attack it - but Olsson manages to block and Liverpool have a throw.
    • 43' Backs against the wall for West Brom as Suarez lofts one into the mixer, McAuley clearing. Now Henderson on the left plays it back to Enrique but Ridgewell heads his cross clear. Enrique gets another chance and draws a foul from Brunt.
    • 42' Carroll meets the corner with a header but blocked! Then Maxi tries a volley, that is also blocked. A second cross comes in from Johnson and it finds AGGER UNMARKED AND HE TAKES IT DOWN BUT THE FINISH IS KEPT OUT BY FOSTER'S FOOT!
    • 41' Kuyt takes the corner flag out after he is shoulder-barged by Mulumbu. Comfortingly old-school.
    • 40' The corner is headed away by Long, and now to touch for a Liverpool throw.
    • 39' Lovely skill from Suarez initially but the defender Jones gets across to put behind for a corner.
    • 38' Johnson gives the ball away and Odemwingie can shoot but he hits it wide. Terrible defensive header from Johnson.
    • 37' Suarez breaks into space on the right but hits an aimless ball forward, appearing to slip while trying to release Carroll.
    • 36' Maxi, who went down with a girly yelp in that move, is on his feet and fine. Man up, lar.
    • 35' Brunt catches Maxi, who goes down, and Liverpool take it quickly; it breaks for Spearing after good play from Carroll, Suarez and Kuyt, and he shoots from range but well wide.
    • 34' The replay shows Reina knew exactly what he was doing there - great save, again.
    • 33' Great ball flicked on by Olsson AND RIDGEWELL MUST SCORE but it hits Reina in the chest and bounces away! Not sure if he knew much about it but a good stop nonetheless!
    • 32' Skrtel puts behind for a corner after Ridgewell gets forward. Dorrans to take.
    • 31' Suarez with a poor pass beyond Kuyt and West Brom can bring it clear.
    • 30' Agger's ball in is flicked away by Olsson. Enrique has it wide left and he lofts in a superb hanging centre but Suarez loops the header just over!
    • 29' Down the other end Kuyt wins a corner after combining with Suarez. Ridgewell again turned but he made the block. Skrtel attacks the corner but again blocked for another one.
    • 28' WHAT A SAVE BY REINA! With an imperious leap Long knocked the ball down to Brunt, flying in with a volley, but from point-blank range Reina scooped the low finish up and away!
    • 27' Terrible free-kick by Dorrans, low and weak and into the small wall. Waste of a rare chance.
    • 26' Enrique puts it in from the left but Dorrans and co bring it clear. Long flicks it on, nice play, Thomas sends Long down the left, and he draws a foul from Skrtel. Free-kick West Brom on the left.
    • - Liverpool already with seven attempts on goal; West Brom with two.
    • 25' Suarez forces a fine stop from Foster after Johnson plays him in, Johnson gets on the loose ball and it bounces up for MAXI but he blasts over!
    • 24' Suarez controls a high ball beautifully but he's crowded out and Foster claims.
    • 23' Carroll with a mighty jump and flick-on to play Suarez in! He has it left-centre, he cuts inside Jones and must score but Ridgewell blocks and the ball spins away!
    • 22' West Brom have the ball on the right but a poor ball in from Brunt.
    • 21' Maxi with a good piece of play this time, an excellent cross for Carroll but he misdirects the header. It looked like a dive from Maxi by the way, Brunt is furious that he hasn't been booked. Maxi overplayed it and went down easily, doesn't seem Jones tripped him
    • 20' Maxi goes down after trying to get past Jones in the Baggies box! It initially looks a penalty but the ref points for a goal kick!
    • 19' Johnson and Suarez play a super one two, Suarez is in down the right and he flashes it across goal but a stretching Agger can't convert and it flies wide!
    • 18' By the way, a decent reception for Hodgson from the Reds fans, with Woy responding with a wave.
    • 17' Odemwingie with a fine piece of play, holding it up and flicking the ball wide to Brunt, but he fails to control it.
    • 16' Jeers from the Liverpol fans as again Olsson and Ridgewell can't complete simple clearances, the Swede hacking one wildly out for a throw. But the visiting fans get their own back by mocking Enrique as he fires a long shot well wide.
    • 15' Olsson and Ridgewell get their knickers in a twist on a simple high ball, almost letting Suarez in but the Uruguayan loses control of the ball and West Brom have a throw.
    • 15' Skrtel stoops to head clear and is caught by a flailing arm from Odemwingie. Just a free-kick, wasn't intended.
    • 14' Brunt cuts in from the right, on to his left, but he drags a low shot well wide.
    • 13' Ridgewell almost sells Foster short with the backpass but he blocks Suarez's path and the keeper kicks away.
    • 12' That passing spell comes to an end with a poor cross by Johnson again, well beyond the strikers and out of play.
    • 11' Liverpool with a good spell of possession now, working both flanks well.
    • 10' Brunt has a pop from just inside the box, deflected too but Reina gathers with little trouble; Liverpool go down the other end and Kuyt has a half-chance but puts wide! Great pass Suarez, Kuyt should have got that on target.
    • 9' Johnson has space wide right but that is a weak cross, easy for Foster.
    • 8' Spearing handles on the Liverpool right, no card though.
    • 7' Johnson has a shot from range after getting forward and inside from the right, but Olsson blocks well and the Baggies clear.
    • 6' Henderson on the ball now, a long-range one-two with Kuyt but it runs away from the English midfielder to touch.
    • 5' A passing Liverpool move ends when Agger fouls Long, who was tracking back.
    • 4' Terrible Hollywood ball from Spearing that misses Kuyt, who was in plenty of space on the right.
    • 3' Henderson now with good defensive work on Odemwingie.
    • 2' Enrique with a good tackle on Jones after a bustling run from the Baggies man.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 15:56 Remember, you can have your say on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport, predictions, comments on Woy or anything else. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 15:55 Today's referee is Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)
    • 15:50 MATCH ODDS: Liverpool (2/5), West Brom (7/1), Draw (7/2)
    • 15:45 FACTS: Liverpool have drawn a league-high nine home games this term; Only seven teams have taken fewer points on their own patch than Liverpool have mustered this term (24); Anfield has seen fewer goals than any other Premier League ground this season (33).
    • 15:40 FACTS: Roy Hodgson’s win percentage as manager of West Brom (37%) is now higher than it was during his spell with Liverpool (35%); West Brom have lost three of their last four away league games (1D) and have failed to keep a clean sheet in 15 games on the road.
    • 15:35 FACTS: Liverpool have won all five previous home games against West Brom in the Premier League without conceding a single goal;Going back further, the Baggies haven’t won any of their last 21 trips to Anfield (since 1967) in the top-flight (D4, L17); Overall, the Baggies have lost 10 of their 11 PL clashes with the Reds without troubling the scorers, winning the other 2-1 last season.
    • 15:30 Not bitter then, Woy. He is a nice man though. Do you think LFC fans should respect their former boss? Turns out he didn't do that badly with the squad he inherited from Rafa Benitez. I'm sure some LFC fans would beg to differ. Anyway, have your say on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 15:25 Roy Hodgson: "There is no reason (for Liverpool fans) to give me a good reception because they didn't like me when I was there. I can't see they are going to like me now. There is no reason to give me a good reception because they didn't like me when I was there. I can't see they are going to like me now."
    • 15:25 Kenny Dalglish: "When (Roy Hodgson) comes out of the tunnel on Sunday I am sure he will be well received by our fans and they will give him the respect the man deserves. Anyone who has managed this club gets the respect from the fans they deserve."
    • 15:20 Striker Marc-Antoine Fortune (hamstring) is replaced by Shane Long for the Baggies, while Jonas Olsson is back from a groin problem at centre-half. Midfielders Zoltan Gera and James Morrison (both knee) and right-back Steven Reid (foot) remain on the injury list.
    • 15:20 Steven Gerrard is ruled out with a hamstring injury. Goalkeeper Pepe Reina returns from his suspension for Liverpool, while Jose Enrique is back from injury at left-back. Andy Carroll retains his place following his FA Cup heroics.
    • 15:15 TEAMS - Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Kuyt, Spearing, Henderson, Maxi, Carroll, Suarez /// West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Odemwingie, Long
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Liverpool's Premier League match at home to West Brom, the first time former Reds boss Roy Hodgson coaches a team at Anfield since his sacking. Kick-off is at 4pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Enrique feeds Suarez on the left, he drills in a low shot and Foster spills it but claims the rebound!
    • 89' Andrews picks it up short and he hits a savage shot towards the top right but it flies wide!
    • 80' Carroll comes forward, wide to Bellamy on the left, he shoots AND FOSTER SPILLS IT AND CARROLL MUST SCORE but Olsson blocks! Suarez is claiming handball but that hit his knee. Give over.
    • 75' GOAL WEST BROM! A Johnson error lets Mulumbu in, he feeds Odemwingie and he hits a shot past Reina, who just stood there as it flew through him! Comedy of errors!
    • 68' JUST WIDE FROM HENDERSON! Crikey! Carroll holds it up nicely for him, the ex-Sunderland midfielder hitting a low effort past the post!
    • 67' HOW DID LIVERPOOL NOT SCORE? A goalmouth scramble as Carroll, Spearing and Suarez all denied by Foster, Brunt and co with desperate blocks! Corner!
    • 65' Not so clever by Foster next though as he spills a low cross from Enrique, the ball scrambled behind for a corner. The set piece is cleared but Spearing rams a shot well over.
    • 64' Kuyt is sent through down the right and he could be in but Foster flies out to palm clear! Great keeping!
    • 63' Johnson with a fantastic cross from the right, but Carroll again heads over! Mistiming his jump!
    • 61' And now Carroll heads over after a super cross from Kuyt! What must Liverpool do to score?
    • 60' Maxi fails to pick out Carroll with a cross. Liverpool come again and Suarez finds Kuyt with space on the right AND HE HITS THE POST! It nearly bounces to Suarez too but just behind him! Fantastic low drive from the Dutchman!
    • 53' Suarez with a wonderful run on the left, inside and out of Jones, but as ever he gets the finish wrong, blasting it high and wide!
    • 50' HENDERSON HITS THE BAR! Make that 29! Great play as Suarez, Johnson and Carroll do well to lay it off for Henderson on the edge of the box, his rasping drive comes off the underside of the bar, against Foster and somehow stays out.
    • 47' Olsson heads the corner away, but Johnson picks it up on the right, he lofts it into Suarez in the box, he takes it on the chest and flicks a delightful ball across the face of goal but Agger again can't reach it!
    • 45' Spearing gets his crossfield pass right this time, Kuyt chests it to Johnson, superb cross and Suarez flies in near post but it bounces off a desperate lunge from Olsson and Foster gratefully gathers!
    • 44' Johnson lofts one in to find Agger unmarked, he cuts it first-time across the box and there are bodies flying in - Kuyt and Carroll both attack it - but Olsson manages to block and Liverpool have a throw.
    • 42' Carroll meets the corner with a header but blocked! Then Maxi tries a volley, that is also blocked. A second cross comes in from Johnson and it finds AGGER UNMARKED AND HE TAKES IT DOWN BUT THE FINISH IS KEPT OUT BY FOSTER'S FOOT!
    • 41' Kuyt takes the corner flag out after he is shoulder-barged by Mulumbu. Comfortingly old-school.
    • 38' Johnson gives the ball away and Odemwingie can shoot but he hits it wide. Terrible defensive header from Johnson.
    • 33' Great ball flicked on by Olsson AND RIDGEWELL MUST SCORE but it hits Reina in the chest and bounces away! Not sure if he knew much about it but a good stop nonetheless!
    • 30' Agger's ball in is flicked away by Olsson. Enrique has it wide left and he lofts in a superb hanging centre but Suarez loops the header just over!
    • 28' WHAT A SAVE BY REINA! With an imperious leap Long knocked the ball down to Brunt, flying in with a volley, but from point-blank range Reina scooped the low finish up and away!
    • 25' Suarez forces a fine stop from Foster after Johnson plays him in, Johnson gets on the loose ball and it bounces up for MAXI but he blasts over!
    • 23' Carroll with a mighty jump and flick-on to play Suarez in! He has it left-centre, he cuts inside Jones and must score but Ridgewell blocks and the ball spins away!
    • 20' Maxi goes down after trying to get past Jones in the Baggies box! It initially looks a penalty but the ref points for a goal kick!
    • 19' Johnson and Suarez play a super one two, Suarez is in down the right and he flashes it across goal but a stretching Agger can't convert and it flies wide!
    • 10' Brunt has a pop from just inside the box, deflected too but Reina gathers with little trouble; Liverpool go down the other end and Kuyt has a half-chance but puts wide! Great pass Suarez, Kuyt should have got that on target.
    • 15:15 TEAMS - Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Kuyt, Spearing, Henderson, Maxi, Carroll, Suarez /// West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Odemwingie, Long

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      Goalkeeper
      5.9 6
      Defenders
      5.1 4
      6.2 5
      Yellow Card 6.2 6
      5.9 6
      Midfielders
      5.1 6
      Substitution Out83′ 5 6
      Substitution Out68′ 6.3 6
      Substitution Out74′ 6 6
      Strikers
      6.6 7
      5.1 5
      Subs
      Substitution In68′ 5.6 6
      Substitution In83′ Yellow Card 4 6
      Substitution In74′ 3.4 6
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      Defenders
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      5.2 7
      5.4 7
      5.4 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out86′ 5.1 6
      5.3 6
      5.4 7
      Substitution Out69′ 5.2 6
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out83′ 5.9 7
      5.3 7
      Subs
      Substitution In69′ 5.7 6
      Substitution In83′ 6 6
      Substitution In86′ 6.2 6

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  1. go go go go liverpool

    From G, on Thu 26 Apr 18:50
  2. well done the baggies, all though liverpool are my­ son's team,I have been a baggies supporter since I­ was 9 in 1954 when they won the cup.they won it again­ the year I got married 1968.Jeff Astle scored in every­ round and in the final. This is the first time we have­ won at Anfield since 1967. Liverpool will win the F A­ Cup. Basingstoke's true Romany Brian James

    From B, on Thu 26 Apr 11:55
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