Saturday March 16, 2013 Day 30 Finished St. Mary's Stadium

Southampton 3 - 1 Liverpool

  • Schneiderlin 6’
  • Lambert 33’
  • Rodriguez 80’
  • Philippe Coutinho 45’

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  1. Premier League - Superb Southampton stun Liverpool

    Premier League - Superb Southampton stun Liverpool

    Southampton brought Liverpool's good run to an abrupt halt with a 3-1 Premier League win at St Mary's. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
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    • 90+3 That's the whistle, excellent win for Southampton as Liverpool's run comes to an abrupt halt. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90+2 The ref brings out a card for the first time today and guess who? Suarez, for chasing the keeper down as he tried to take a kick.
    • 90+1 Three minutes added time being played.
    • 90' SIDE NETTING ENRIQUE! Johnson left Guly for dead and flung over an excellent cross to the back stick but the other full-back put it wide.
    • 89' Lambert in space on the left, Gerrard with a desperate half-clearance and it almost drops for Davis but Skrtel hacks clear!
    • 88' Jeers as Suarez fails to keep the ball in play.
    • 87' Downing with a fine cross but Fonte's towering leap sees that away.
    • 86' Boruc reacts angrily after the assistant signals for a corner when he felt he had kept it in.
    • 85' Liverpool going through the motions now - they've been outplayed for much of the match, aside from a 20-minute spell earlier this half.
    • 84' LIVERPOOL SUB: Henderson comes on for Sturridge, who has been poor.
    • 83' SOUTHAMPTON SUB: Lallana is replaced by Guly.
    • 82' Suarez slides in late on Fonte but gets away with it. Suarez gets up and slides in on Cork but hurts himself in the process.
    • 81' Southampton passing it about nicely again. This would be some win for them, Liverpool were in form.
    • 80' That is Rodriguez's seventh goal of the season. Fair to say he's a Premier League striker now.
    • 79' GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! And Rodriguez has deserved that! A tap-in for the striker after his initial shot was saved by Jones. Terrible defending by Liverpool, who let him run a full 30 yards with that.
    • 78' Schneiderlin with a fantastic through-ball to release LALLANA WHO IS ONE-ON-ONE BUT JONES WITH A GREAT STOP!
    • 77' Lucas releases Downing, he picks out Sturridge but the ball skips up away from him and he mis-kicks. The ball pops up for Gerrard but he slips in the wet and Boruc easily saves.
    • 76' Clyne thinks Coutinho has fouled him but the ref didn't see anything untoward. Now Schneiderlin gives away a free-kick.
    • 75' Great run from Schneiderlin after the corner is half-cleared but his vicious cross-shot hits Skrtel and bounces clear. Now Liverpool break but Rodriguez is back defending to tackle Suarez.
    • 74' Lambert with a cool chest-down and Rodriguez with a shot that takes a deflection off Skrtel to go wide for a corner.
    • 74' Coutinho is inches away from releasing Suarez but his dinked through ball is cleared. Liverpool do get a corner though. Shaw is down hurt... He's okay. Suarez puts it in, but after Sturridge gets on the loose ball his cross is caught by Boruc again.
    • 73' Gerrard to swing this in but Boruc catches his cross with ease.
    • 72' Good pace from Clyne to get goal-side of a bounding Enrique, but Lallana's boot is high and Liverpool have a free-kick. Harsh.
    • 71' Coutinho picks up a knock after Schneiderlin appeared to tread on his heel.
    • 70' Agger almost meets the corner but Fonte and Davis combine to clear. Lallana goes on a run but is fouled by Johnson and Saints have a free-kick.
    • 69' Suarez gets in down the right now, but the angle is tight and he settles for a corner off Fonte.
    • 68' Lallana to take then, the ball ricochets around the box as Fonte gets a touch on it but Liverpool scramble it clear.
    • 67' Davis with a dangerous cross from the right that Skrtel and then Johnson take wild hacks at, the ball eventually dropping to touch.
    • 66' Coutinho wins a free-kick on the Liverpool left, Davis into the back of him. Taken quickly as Downing gets away but his cross is blocked. Shaw races down on the break but Skrtel reads his run to clear.
    • 65' Suarez takes the free-kick but it's too close to Boruc. On target but not good enough.
    • 64' Clyne catches Suarez as the Uruguayan turned him, the ref deciding that was enough to constitute a free-kick and a chat. No booking.
    • 62' Unconvincing punch from Jones, but Liverpool have a throw as Cork's cross his Enrique and comes back off him.
    • 61' Shaw takes on Johnson, earning a corner off the England right-back. Better from Saints.
    • 60' Lambert with another cross from the left but Jones claims as Lallana flew in.
    • 59' Taken short, Davis crosses but Lambert's header across goal is cleared.
    • 58' Nice cross by Rodriguez from the left but Enrique gets between Lambert and Lallana to knock it behind for a corner.
    • 57' Suarez is inches away from getting on to a long pass from Agger but it skips off the surface into Boruc's arms!
    • 56' SAINTS SUB: Ramirez has tired and Davis replaces him. A more solid option in midfield.
    • 55' Gerrard to take this corner, Cork's defensive header is poor, back with Gerrard who skins Shaw and puts in a cross, headed away by Crok for STURRIDGE but he completely mishits it wide.
    • 54' Enrique on the left wins a corner off Ramirez. Much better from Liverpool.
    • 53' Gerrard is forced to hack the ball clear after Agger's interception on Rodriguez, but Downing gives it away and Lambert could be in - poor pass in the end.
    • 52' Southampton are chasing shadows at the moment, but they do get a breather as Johnson hits it out of play. Took his eye off the ball.
    • 50' Coutinho has the ball in the net but he failed to hold his run and was offiside.
    • 49' Enrique overhits a longish ball aimed for Suarez, easy for Boruc.
    • 48' Good start from Liverpool to this second half as they seek to control possession more than in the first.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • - LIVERPOOL SUB: A half-time change as Allen, struggling with his shoulder before this match, is replaced by Lucas.
    • 45+2 Half-time and it's 2-1, although Southampton deserved the 2-0 lead they had before Coutinho pulled one back in stoppage time.
    • 45+1 GOAL LIVERPOOL! Coutinho with a low drilled finish after Southampton fail to clear their lines from a Johnson cross, Gerrard knocking it down, Sturridge's shot blocked but Coutinho finishing well.
    • 45' Allen does not look comfortable with or without the ball. Not sure if it's his shoulder or something else. Two minutes added on.
    • 44' Saints are all over Liverpool as they hem the Reds back in their final third. Now Ramirez with a superb run, skinning one man, and another but Enrique blocks and Jones can clear!
    • 43' Lallana drills a low finish a yard wide after some lovely one-touch passing from the home side! Johnson was caught in possession. Really good stuff involving Ramirez and Cork.
    • 42' Rodriguez with a towering header but it comes off the top of his skull to go well wide. Good cross from Clyne.
    • 41' Lovely skill by Coutinho as he races towards the Saints box, but he gets his cut-back all wrong, well beyond Gerrard and Saints clear.
    • 40' A bit better from Liverpool now as they get their passing going. Possibly too late though, a huge mountain to climb.
    • 39' GREAT SAVE BORUC! Made himself huge as Coutinho managed to get clean through, the finish not the strongest under pressure from Fonte. Johnson's ball released him.
    • 38' INCHES WIDE FROM RODRIGUEZ! Fantastic effort from the striker, taking down a long ball with one touch and rasping a half-volley with his second, beyond the dive of Jones and shaving the outside of the post!
    • 37' Sturridge is onside as he races away down the right, Agger has raced up in support but a superb interception from Fonte denies the defender!
    • 36' Officially the goal has been given to Lambert. Meanwhile, Lallana puts in a superb cross from the left but it's just over Rodriguez's head.
    • 35' Jose Enrique with another fine cross but Downing can't get the shot away, Gerrard's rebound effort blocked.
    • 34' I'm going to say that's an own-goal - the direction on the ball was completely changed by the deflection, probably wasn't going in.
    • 33' GOAL SAINTS! Despite the distance, Lambert will shoot - and he scores! Massive deflection off the wall, Sturridge I think, and it beats a stranded Jones to nestle inside the bottom right!
    • 32' Free-kick to Southampton some way out. Looks more like a crossing opportunity than a shot, but Lambert comes up for it...
    • 31' SOUTHAMPTON SUB: Hooiveld cannot continue and Jose Fonte comes on in his place.
    • 30' Hooiveld is down injured, feeling the pain from that fall earlier, which the replay shows was NOT a Suarez foul, but the defender tripping himself up.
    • 29' Brilliant take and pass from Downing to release Sturridge, but he is flagged offside - he wasn't, another mistake from the linesman, who is having a poor game.
    • 28' Suarez continues to argue with the referee, but it was his assistant who gave that. Meanwhile, Lambert's flick-on lands comfortably for Jones.
    • 27' Suarez reacts angrily after being flagged for a foul on a Saints defender. Not sure there was any contact on Hooiveld, who appeared to slip.
    • 26' STATS UPDATE: Southampton with 60% possession, and nine efforts on goal to Liverpool's one!
    • 25' BIG MISS STURRIDGE! A fantastic cross from Enrique lands for the England striker, who seems surprised it has got as far to him, but from close range he can't control the shot, putting it weakly at Boruc!
    • 24' Liverpool are able to get the ball out of their half for once as they seek to get some kind of passing going.
    • 23' Liverpool are all over the place at the corner but finally they scramble the ball away.
    • 22' Ramirez again on the left swings over a brilliant cross but a vital interception from Enrique to put it behind for a corner!
    • 21' Ramirez with a strong run down the left but his cross is blocked; now Downing is forced to lump it out of play.
    • 20' AGAIN SHOULD HAVE BEEN 2-0! First Lallana sneaks in down the left, poking it on goal and forcing a good stop from Jones. The loose ball falls to Rodriguez with his back to goal but his effort flies over!!
    • 20' Great defensive header from Yoshida to flick it back to Boruc with Sturridge racing in.
    • 18' Allen with a sloppy foul as Liverpool struggle to get any rhythm to their play.
    • 17' A poor clearance from Agger lands at the feet of Rodriguez, who strikes it clean and low but too close to Jones, who parries and holds on to the second ball.
    • 15' Ramirez now with a long range effort but straight at Jones. All Saints so far!
    • 14' Southampton have a corner now, which the defence comes up for. Hooiveld almost connects but it flicks off the back of his head and away.
    • 13' Both sides exchange some uncharacteristically long balls, with Johnson's particularly poor as it sails out for a goal kick.
    • 12' Lambert gives away a free-kick as he overdoes the target man thing on Enrique.
    • 11' Coutinho just fails to release Suarez with one of those "look one way, play it the other" through-balls he likes.
    • 10' SHOULD HAVE BEEN 2-0! Lambert played clean through as the Liverpool offside trap failed dismally, just Jones to beat but he hesitated and fired straight at the Australian! Now Lallana picks it up on the left, great mazy run from him but he can't get the cross in and Liverpool scramble it clear!
    • 9' Lallana with a drive that flies about a yard over! Liverpool can't get out of their half!
    • 8' Liverpool are all at sea when Saints use the high ball! Great spell of pressure this!
    • 7' Lambert almost sends Lallana in down the right but Jones rushes out to gather ahead of the Saints skipper.
    • 6' GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! Morgan Schneiderlin with a cool finish after a great flick-on from Rodriguez after a fine angled cross by Ramirez!
    • 5' Shaw digs out a fantastic cross from the left wing, Ramirez tries an acrobatic volley but he scuffs the shot and Jones gathers easily.
    • 4' Lambert on the right plays over a hanging cross that drops beyond Lallana. Liverpool don't adequately clear though as Rodriguez has a shot, deflected and going wide but Johnson prevents the corner. Throw Saints. Good start to this match.
    • 3' Downing sends the corner far post, Saints don't clear it and Johnson finds Sturridge whose finish is well saved by Boruc! Ah, he was offside, flag up and it wouldn't have counted.
    • 2' Gerrard with a trip on Cork, Southampton have a free-kick but Shaw gives it away. Sturridge finds Suarez, who tries to complete the one-two but Cork covers and Liverpool have a corner.
    • 1' The first half is underway at St Mary's.
    • 14:55 You can also follow Eurosport.com on Twitter, with all the Premier League goal updates and breaking news across all sports - particularly useful today if you want to keep up to date with the climax of the Rugby Six Nations. Twitter
    • 14:50 FACT: When Stewart Downing has scored or assisted a Premier League goal this season, Liverpool have always won (five games).
    • 14:45 William Hill’s odds are as follows: Southampton (3/1), Liverpool (EVS) Draw (11/5). They’ve lengthened on a Liverpool win, probably on account of Reina failing to make the cut. What are your predictions? Let me know on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 14:40 SUAREZ WATCH: Luis Suarez has scored nine goals in the Premier League 2013; two more than any other player. Suarez has had 144 more touches in the opposition box than any other Premier League player. The next highest gap between players is just 14.
    • 14:35 HEAD TO HEAD: Southampton have won three of their last four Premier League home games against Liverpool, with all three wins ending 2-0. The Reds have scored only four goals in their last six top-flight encounters with the Saints.
    • 14:30 Brendan Rodgers: "It will be a very difficult game for us and we’ll need to be at our best to get a result. At home they have played very well against the top sides. They beat Man City and gave Manchester United and Arsenal tough games. Nigel did a brilliant job there before he was relieved of his duties. It was incredible what he did getting two consecutive promotions and the style of football they played."
    • 14:30 Mauricio Pochettino: "Philippe (Coutinho) is a Brazilian player and, as it happens with most Brazilians, he has a special magic in his feet. Aside from the magic that he has, he also has an amazing work rate and that makes us doubt whether he fits the mould of a typical Brazilian player or a European one because his work ethic is outstanding. What is important about him is he is a good lad, a good kid - a great, humble person."
    • 14:25 Liverpool keeper Jose Manuel Reina fails a late fitness test on his troublesome calf, so Brad Jones gets another start. Joe Allen stars despite an ongoing shoulder problem.
    • 14:25 No fitness worries for Saints as Danny Fox and Steven Davis returned to training from injury, although Fox doesn't make the bench. Vegard Forren is match-fit after featuring for the U21s in midweek but he too is a sub. Jason Puncheon is on the bench as Jay Rodriquez partners Rickie Lambert up front. The only change is defensive, as Nathan Clyne replaces Jose Fonte.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Ramírez, Rodriguez, Lambert; Subs: K. Davis, Fonte, S. Davis, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Puncheon /// Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Skrtel, Allen, Gerrard, Downing, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez; Subs: Gulacsi, Wisdom, Henderson, Shelvey, Lucas, Suso, Ibe.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to live text commentary from the Premier League, where Southampton host in-form Liverpool.
  • Summary

    • 90' SIDE NETTING ENRIQUE! Johnson left Guly for dead and flung over an excellent cross to the back stick but the other full-back put it wide.
    • 79' GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! And Rodriguez has deserved that! A tap-in for the striker after his initial shot was saved by Jones. Terrible defending by Liverpool, who let him run a full 30 yards with that.
    • 78' Schneiderlin with a fantastic through-ball to release LALLANA WHO IS ONE-ON-ONE BUT JONES WITH A GREAT STOP!
    • 57' Suarez is inches away from getting on to a long pass from Agger but it skips off the surface into Boruc's arms!
    • 55' Gerrard to take this corner, Cork's defensive header is poor, back with Gerrard who skins Shaw and puts in a cross, headed away by Crok for STURRIDGE but he completely mishits it wide.
    • 45+1 GOAL LIVERPOOL! Coutinho with a low drilled finish after Southampton fail to clear their lines from a Johnson cross, Gerrard knocking it down, Sturridge's shot blocked but Coutinho finishing well.
    • 43' Lallana drills a low finish a yard wide after some lovely one-touch passing from the home side! Johnson was caught in possession. Really good stuff involving Ramirez and Cork.
    • 39' GREAT SAVE BORUC! Made himself huge as Coutinho managed to get clean through, the finish not the strongest under pressure from Fonte. Johnson's ball released him.
    • 38' INCHES WIDE FROM RODRIGUEZ! Fantastic effort from the striker, taking down a long ball with one touch and rasping a half-volley with his second, beyond the dive of Jones and shaving the outside of the post!
    • 37' Sturridge is onside as he races away down the right, Agger has raced up in support but a superb interception from Fonte denies the defender!
    • 33' GOAL SAINTS! Despite the distance, Lambert will shoot - and he scores! Massive deflection off the wall, Sturridge I think, and it beats a stranded Jones to nestle inside the bottom right!
    • 25' BIG MISS STURRIDGE! A fantastic cross from Enrique lands for the England striker, who seems surprised it has got as far to him, but from close range he can't control the shot, putting it weakly at Boruc!
    • 22' Ramirez again on the left swings over a brilliant cross but a vital interception from Enrique to put it behind for a corner!
    • 20' AGAIN SHOULD HAVE BEEN 2-0! First Lallana sneaks in down the left, poking it on goal and forcing a good stop from Jones. The loose ball falls to Rodriguez with his back to goal but his effort flies over!!
    • 17' A poor clearance from Agger lands at the feet of Rodriguez, who strikes it clean and low but too close to Jones, who parries and holds on to the second ball.
    • 10' SHOULD HAVE BEEN 2-0! Lambert played clean through as the Liverpool offside trap failed dismally, just Jones to beat but he hesitated and fired straight at the Australian! Now Lallana picks it up on the left, great mazy run from him but he can't get the cross in and Liverpool scramble it clear!
    • 6' GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! Morgan Schneiderlin with a cool finish after a great flick-on from Rodriguez after a fine angled cross by Ramirez!
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Ramírez, Rodriguez, Lambert; Subs: K. Davis, Fonte, S. Davis, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Puncheon /// Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Skrtel, Allen, Gerrard, Downing, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez; Subs: Gulacsi, Wisdom, Henderson, Shelvey, Lucas, Suso, Ibe.
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