Sunday May 19, 2013 Day 38 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers

  • Philippe Coutinho 23’

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  1. Premier League - Liverpool win in Carragher's swansong

    Premier League - Liverpool win in Carragher's swansong

    Liverpool marked an emotional day for retiring legend Jamie Carragher with a comfortable 1-0 win over relegated QPR. More

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    • Liverpool
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • - Thanks for joining us! Full report will be available on the website shortly but in the meantime follow me on Twitter @liamhappe and let me know what you made of the game. Follow the website on Twitter too @eurosportcom_en
    • 90+3' FULL TIME! Carragher's swan song ends with a win thanks to Coutinho's first-half strike!
    • 90+2' Mackie fires off-target after great work by fellow replacement Hoilett.
    • 90' Three minutes added on.
    • 88' Borini takes the ball from the left to the 'D' but has his shot blocked by Onuoha, who followed him all the way.
    • 87' Suso sets up Sturridge to fire wide.
    • 85' ...Seb Coates takes his place after yet another memorable Jamie C moment today. A guard of honour, an almost-hand-of-god, a 30-yard woodwork rattler and now this.
    • 84' Carragher about to get a standing ovation in the last change of the day...
    • 83' Enrique! Green parries his fierce effort after great work from Borini! Make that 25 Liverpool chances!
    • 82' 24 attempts on goal, 18 on target, to QPR's four (three on target)
    • 81' Suso moves inside from the left-hand byline and has a cross-cumshot parried by Green. Downing on the rebound! Traore with a vital block AGAIN!
    • 80' Final Rangers change: Junior Hoilett replaces Park.
    • 79' In fact they could spring 2-0 on the break, but Sturridge tries to do too much solo even when support arrives.
    • 78' Reina almost fumbles a Park cross from the left but the hosts juuuust about get it away.
    • 77' Cross is half-cleared to Suso, whose first act is to send a low drive from just outside the box straight at Green.
    • 75' That will be the goalscorer's final contribution. Off Coutinho comes and Suso will get a quarter of an hour here. Each side has one switch left.
    • 74' Onuoha again denies Coutinho, who lines up a 25-yard rocket-buster. Brave block.
    • 73' Second QPR sub as Jamie Mackie replaces Zamora.
    • 72' Borini appears to foul Townsend, who does not get the decision and then picks up his own yellow card for dissent.
    • 70' Townsend pokes a Sturridge through pass behind for a corner. Carragher remains poised on the edge of the box throughout, but is not picked out and QPR clear for a throw.
    • 69' The Hoops' attempt to break does not get very far, however...
    • 68' Rare case of Johnson slipping up in possession on the overlap, allowing a QPR counter after being caught out in the visiting box by Derry.
    • 67' Liverpool fail with a contrived short set piece routine but maintain possession.
    • 65' Derry goes in rough on Borini and that's an easy booking.
    • 64' Ovation for Ibe who, in the wake of a legend's retirement, has made a good starting account of himself. On comes Fabio Borini.
    • 63' Liverpool all over the visitors now. Coutinho almost sets up a one-yard tap-in for Sturridge but Traore again blocks vitally. Henderson fluffs the follow-up.
    • 62' CARRAGHER ALMOST SCORES A SCREAMER! 30-yard drive comes off the angle! What a send-off that would have been!
    • 60' VIDEO: Jamie Carragher's pre-match guard of honour.
      Liverpool's farewell for Carragher
    • 59' Downing with good upper body strength to keep three at bay whilst racing to the right-hand byline inside the box, but the angle is too tight for the shot which finds side netting.
    • 57' Scrappy stuff again now, as it was for a reasonable period during the first half before Coutinho's goal.
    • 55' Goals galore elsewhere on final day. Keep up to speed with our LIVE multiplex:
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    • 53' Delightful move by the home side. Coutinho chips towards the box and finds Downing, who with his back to goal volleys it back to Sturridge's chest for a volley-in-sequence blocked by Traore.
    • 52' Poor delivery by Coutinho this time, looking for Carragher at the near post and failing.
    • 51' Liverpool win their 10th corner to QPR's zero.
    • 50' Now Johnson gets the ball into the QPR box again, a little more centrally this time, and his audacious shot on the outside of the laces has to be pushed away by Green at the last second!
    • 49' Another good run down the right from Johnson but under pressure his cut-back attempt is not all that.
    • 48' Ibe has looked decent so far and begins the second period with energy, cutting inside to shoot wide.
    • 47' @F1rob100 chipped into the convo during the break, saying via Twitter "hope to see assaidi in second half, Rodgers hasn't given him much of a chance this season" - follow @liamhappe and get involved!
    • 46' Liverpool kick off the final 45 minutes of Carragher's career - we hope to have a video of his guard of honour for you shortly.
    • - QPR make a half-time switch with Remy making way for Esteban Granero.
    • - We'll be back in 15, but keep your comments coming via Twitter @liamhappe - we'll publish more in the second half!
    • 45+1' After a minute of added time, it's half-time at Anfield. Coutinho's low strike separates the two sides but he should have had another in the second minute which was wrongly ruled to have NOT crossed the line. Liverpool 1-0 QPR
    • 45' Liverpool have had 72% of the possession in these last five minutes of the half.
    • 44' Mbia blindly heads over a free-kick punted into Liverpool's area from behind the halfway line.
    • 42' Enrique commandeers a Liverpool attack on the left and takes the ball all the way into QPR's area... but loses balance as he prepares to shoot and it goes miles over.
    • 41' As I say that, Downing makes space for himself and once picked out, almost delivers a long cross to the head of Sturridge who cannot quite meet it. Goal kick.
    • 40' Townsend sents a 20-yarder well wide before Remy dances through three defenders only to find no team-mates with his low cross. Good spell for the visitors, this.
    • 38' Great ball from Traore picks out Zamora... no it doesn't! It's just ahead of him. He would have almost certainly tested Reina there.
    • 37' Johnson fizzes a speculative effort over the Rangers bar.
    • 36' There were shouts that Jamie's shot took a nick off the hand of Derry but nothing doing. Remy very creative on the break to collect, turn and shoot narrowly wide.
    • 35' Traditional delivery faked, it's cut short to Carragher.......... who can only half-volley it into the ground and over the bar.
    • 34' Johnson is blocked off by Townsend just as he was about to skin the wide player. Free-kick inside the corner flag area coming up on the right.
    • 33' Downing with space on the right but his low cross is well blocked by Harriman before Sturridge can convert at the far post.
    • 32' Coutinho goes for goal.... blocked by the wall and cleared.
    • 31' Hill is booked for that foul on Sturridge just before the set piece.
    • 30' Sturridge has half a yard on Hill, who pulls the striker back. Liverpool free-kick 25 yards out, just right of centre.
    • 29' @josh_cowan says: "goal line technology please, before it costs a club a trophy #nomore" - let me know your thoughts via Twitter @liamhappe
    • 27' Carragher tries a cheeky hand of god-esque shot from a Liverpool free-kick. Got away with that one as deliberate handball is a yellow card, and he did not really make contact. The intent was there, though!
    • 26' Ibe, whether it's 'ebay' or 'I-B', is dispossessed in the danger zone before he can have a shot from a Sturridge pass.
    • 25' Commentator pronouncing Jordon's surname as 'I.B' which is nowhere near as fun. Booooo.
    • 24' Chants for Carragher came in the 23rd minute, in another nice touch.
    • 23' Ibe is regarded to have stacks of potential but it appears Liverpool can Buy It Now. You see, because his name is pronounced like the online auct.... oh, forget it.
    • 22' GOAL! Coutinho should be on the scoresheet - now he is! Ibe gets his first Liverpool assist cutting inside before feeding the Brazilian short. His low drive finds the bottom corner neatly. 1-0!
    • 20' It's all happening elsewhere. Petrov masks, Bale booked for diving...
    • 18' Corner number six for the hosts is a good in-swinger from Coutinho. Johnson meets with a volley but Onuoha blocks the goal-bound effort.
    • 17' Mbia tries a low drive from outside the box. It's safely wide of the near post.
    • 16' Good forage down the right from Johnson leads to another Liverpool corner, their fifth of the game already.
    • 15' @JordanTeong: "Carragher future manager" - keep them coming via Twitter to @liamhappe
    • 14' Green has to tip the latest Reds flag kick over his own bar, but the next delivery leads to an offside flag being raised.
    • 13' First real positive impact from Ibe as he breaks away from Enrique on the left before feeding the full-back with a first-time through pass inside. The Spaniard's low cross is put behind for a corner.
    • 12' Goals for Chelsea and Man United now. Should have been one here but the game quiet and bogged down in midfield for now.
    • 10' Traore is favouring his leg after a 50-50 challenge in the middle of the park.
    • 9' @AlfredZarifah says via Twitter: "Thank You Jamie" - follow @liamhappe and tweet me your comments for publish!
    • 8' Another, more conclusive replay: Coutinho DID head over the line. Gooooooaaaaal liiiiiiinnnne teeeeeechnologyyyyyy!
    • 7' The first goal of final day is in, and it's at the DW. Keep up to date with every game in our LIVE multiplex:
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    • 6' Remy goes down in the Liverpool box but from minimal pressure from Carragher and Lucas. Referee Martin Atkinson is having none of that.
    • 5' Replays show there is definitely a case that the Coutinho shot from the corner may well have been over the line.
    • 4' QPR break away after another corner, but it soon fizzles out.
    • 3' Pool players protesting, saying it crossed the line. It was close. Cue the goal line technology comments.
    • 2' Almost an instant goal! Good Liverpool play down the right before the square pass to Coutinho leads to a vital block from Onouha. The subsequent corner is headed by Coutinho and cleared off the line!
    • 1' KICK OFF! QPR, already doomed to a return to the Championship, get us underway at Anfield.
    • 16:00 Carragher applauds all four corners of the ground, with his two children in tow wearing matching replica shirts with the family name and his squad number. Right, time for some football! Keep your predictions and messages coming via Twitter @liamhappe
    • 15:55 A touching moment as Carragher emerges after the rest of the players for a guard of honour and a huge Kop tifo reading JC23.
    • 15:50 QPR have won just one point from their previous five trips to Anfield in the Premier League (L4 D1). The Reds have scored in all 11 of their previous Premier League games against QPR.
    • 15:45 First comment is in via Twitter: Zac Micallef (@zac_mic) says: "im going for a 3-1 to liverpool, wish carra could score in his last game #legend #YNWA" - keep your comments coming by following me @liamhappe
    • 15:40 Harry Redknapp: “People talk about lack of effort, it’s more down to lack of quality. In some cases it’s desire but in the main it’s quality. We need changes, for sure. This team weren’t good enough, so we need to make some changes and improve the squad so we’re ready. It’s a big summer for this football club. We know what we need to do. It’s going to be tough for all the teams next year."
    • 15:35 Brendan Rogers: "There will be many things talked about Jamie this week, but his sheer professionalism is incredible. He's never had a lazy day since the day I've walked in and he probably hasn't had a lazy day since he walked into Liverpool. This is a phenomenon. There's a real sadness for me as he epitomises everything that I want as we are trying to build a team of winners."
    • 15:30 Get involved in today's coverage in one of three ways: leave your thoughts in our comments section below, rate the players as the game progresses once we kick off, and if you want to get your comments published here on the 'cast, simply send them over via Twitter! You can do that by following me at @liamhappe - tweet over your well-wishes for the outgoing Carragher, too.
    • 15:25 So it's Jamie Carragher's final game. The Pool legend will skipper the side in his swan song. Expect an emotional farewell in an otherwise dead rubber match. That said, the first start of Jordon Ibe, the speedy teenager signed from Wycombe, is another noteworthy name in that home XI.
    • 15:20 LIVERPOOL: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Carragher, Skrtel, Lucas, Henderson, Downing, Ibe, Coutinho, Sturridge. Subs: Jones, Wisdom, Coady, Coates, Suso, Assaidi, Borini. /// QPR: Green, Harriman, Onuoha, Hill, Traore, Derry, Park, Remy, Zamora, Townsend, Mbia. Subs: Murphy, Mackie, Granero, Fabio, Hoilett, Bothroyd, Ehmer.
    • 15:15 Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Premier League matchcast as Liverpool close out the 2012/13 campaign at home to relegated QPR. Team news will follow very shortly!
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