Sunday February 23, 2014 Day 27 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 4 - 3 Swansea City

  • Sturridge 3’, 36’
  • Henderson 20’, 74’
  • Shelvey 23’
  • Škrtel 27’ (o.g.)
  • Bony 47’ (pen.)

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  1. Premier League - Liverpool overcome Swansea in dramatic goalfest

    Premier League - Liverpool overcome Swansea in dramatic goalfest

    Liverpool maintained their Premier League title push with a crazy 4-3 win over Swansea City at Anfield. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Swansea City
    • 90+4' All over! What a game! Whether Liverpool can really hope to contend for the title playing like this depends to be seen, but nobody provides entertainment quite like Brendan Rodgers' men! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Last chance for Swansea now... terrible pass from Canas straight out for a throw!
    • 90+2' Ngog has it with his back to goal... he scuffs a shot away but it's never going to beat Mignolet.
    • 90+1' Skrtel needlessly runs the ball out of play for a throw - three minutes of added time to play.
    • 90' Gerrard shoots again! This time Vorm pushes it to safety! This on Gerrard's 600th start for Liverpool.
    • 90' Gerrard!! Smacks a low shot that comes back off the inside of the far post!
    • 89' Britton gives it away and Liverpool come forward looking for a goal that would finish this game off...
    • 87' Suarez turns and shoots at the edge of the box, but he lofts a soft shot into the arms of Vorm.
    • 86' Flanagan 'does' Routledge who responds by pulling the Liverpool man back...
    • 84' Swansea seem to have run out of gas - remember it's less than 72 hours since their Europa League first leg against Napoli.
    • 83'
    • 82' Well, that could have been hilarious! Johnson smashes a clearance into Skrtel and the ball ricochets... into the arms of Mignolet!
    • 81' Ngog challenges for a looping high ball - Mignolet fumbles, but the ref adjudges the striker to have fouled the keeper.
    • 79' Liverpool sub: Victor Moses replaces Daniel Sturridge.
    • 79' Swansea sub: David Ngog comes on for Nathan Dyer.
    • 78' Dyer on the right... Swansea building with purpose here... but Flanagan puts it out for a throw.
    • 76' David Ngog is getting ready to come on against his former club!
    • 75' Suarez sets up Henderson who goes for the hat-trick... held by Vorm!
    • 74' GOAL! Liverpool back in front through Jordan Henderson! Williams blocks Suarez's shot, Vorm saves Henderson's follow-up but can do nothing about Henderson's effort on the re-rebound!
    • 73' Swansea sub: Pablo Hernandez replaces Jonathan De Guzman.
    • 71' For all the controversy, Liverpool look increasingly dominant in this. It's turned into a bit more of a normal football match in that every attack doesn't look like it's going to result in a goal.
    • 70' Suarez shoots wide. He looks sad. Brendan Rodgers has a face on that seems to plead: "Don't bite anyone, Luis."
    • 68' There was a little bit of contact from Canas on Suarez, but the Uruguayan certainly made the most of it - and his problem is that he goes down in such a melodramatic way referees almost automatically assume it's a dive. Just fall over normally!
    • 67' Liverpool take the throw and they don't give the ball back to Swansea - controversy! And then Suarez appears to be clearly fouled inside the box but the ref waves play on! Crazy scenes!
    • 66' The replay showed Mignolet fumbled the ball and it DID touch his hands outside the box! It did look basically accidental, though...
    • 65' De Guzman plays a through ball to Bony, but massively overhits. Chico Flores is down injured an nobosy will put the ball out for him...
    • 64' Mignolet races out to collect a through ball, and did he handle outside the box?? Ref Mike Jones waves play on but that looked very close indeed!
    • 63' Liverpool sub: Kolo Toure on for the injured Dan Agger.
    • 62' Allen releases Sturridge who pulls the trigger and Williams is there with a last-ditch block!
    • 61' Agger fouls Dyer, De Guzman pings the free-kick and Henderson heads behind for a corner.
    • 60' Henderson has indeed moved to the right flank, where he gets the better of Davies and tees up Sturridge, whose attempted chip drifts wide.
    • 59' Chance! Bony intercepts Johnson's poor pass and backheels through to De Guzman whose shot is saved by the legs of Mignolet!
    • 58' Liverpool sub: Joe Allen on for Raheem Sterling. I guess Allen will go into central midfield giving Henderson a chance to get forward.
    • 57' Still goalless in the other Premier League game between Newcastle and Aston Villa - the main incident of note is an incredible miss by Papiss Cisse.
    • 56'
    • 55' De Guzman! The ball goes just wide, comes back off the advertising hoardings and ruffles the net - from the wrong side - nonetheless, plenty of visiting fans think it's in. It isn't.
    • 55' Johnson pushes Dyer and Swansea have a free-kick just under 30 yards from goal. De Guzman to deliver.
    • 54' Ah, the game just slows for a moment. But don't worry, neither team can defend so the next goalmouth action will be along soon.
    • 52'
    • 52' Ref Mike Jones warns the players in light of some argy-bargy inside the box. There's no way this ends 3-3.
    • 51' Sturridge is brought down by Canas close to the right corner of the box. Dangerous free-kick for Liverpool.
    • 50'
    • 49' Chance Suarez! Sturridge's through ball finds the Uruguayan - Vorm rushes out and tips the shot behind for a corner!
    • 48' The replay shows Skrtel was indeed tugging Bony - though it's the age-old dilemma that if you awarded a penalty every time there was some contact in the box games would end 10-all. In fact, this MIGHT end 10-all.
    • 48' GOAL! BONY SCORES! Mignolet dives the right way but Bony places it perfectly in the bottom left corner. Three each! Amazing.
    • 47' PENALTY SWANSEA! Skrtel adjudged to have fouled Bony as Dyer's cross came in! Not sure about that...
    • 47' Half-time change from Swansea - Jose Canas for Jonjo Shelvey.
    • 46' Second half under way, and from a neutral perspective let's have more of the same - incisive attacking and atrocious defending.
    • 45'
    • 45'
    • 45+3' That's half-time, and we've got an absolute cracker here. What a game, Liverpool 3-2 in front!
    • 45+2' Coutinho gives the ball away from Dyer who looks to slide it in to Bony... important interception!
    • 45+1' Gresat move from Swansea, and Rangel's decoy run gives Dyer a chance to shoot... which he drags a couple of yards wide. But the visitors are still creating chances!
    • 45' Three minutes of added time to be played...
    • 43' Mignolet tips behind a Bony effort and Rangel meets De Guzman's corner with a free header from 15 yards that flashes well wide.
    • 42' Henderson turns on the flair! Or, at least he attempts to. He tries a backheel to Suarez at the edge of the six-yard box but it's cut out.
    • 40'
    • 39'
    • 38' Suarez spots Vorm off his line and goes for goal from halfway! The ball drifts wide, and even if it had been on target the Swansea keeper appeared to have it covered. Still, you have to like that sort of ambition...
    • 37' Dyer takes on Johnson down the Swansea right, but for once Liverpool's defending is solid.
    • 35' GOAL! Liverpool are back in front through Sturridge! A patient team move sees the ball worked out wide left for Suarez, and he picks out the head of Sturridge with a perfect cross - he cold hardly miss.
    • 34' The pace has just slowed a little after a truly frenetic opening half hour. Brendan Rodgers doesn't look best pleased.
    • 33' Brendan Rodgers to Jon Flanagan in 'Being: Liverpool': "Stay behind the ball. You're not the one bombing on for fun, Cafu"
    • 32' Incidentally, Glen Johnson is playing left-back today, with John Flanagan keeping his place on the right following a string of superb performances.
    • 30' Swansea win a corner on their left, De Guzman to take. That second Swansea goal has been credited to Bony - not a Skrtel own goal - at the moment.
    • 30'
    • 29' Obvious remark: There's more goals in this.
    • 28' How about this? We said Liverpool looked vulnerable at the back, nd so it proves. Astonishing stuff, and in some ways it's Liverpool in a nutshell.
    • 27' GOAL! It's two all! Bony meets De Guzman's free-kick with a glancing header that comes off Skrtel and loops past Mignolet! Incredible!
    • 26' Liverpool's second goal
    • 25' A nice moment, that, but also a bit weird. Can't a footballer be happy at scoring a goal any more?
    • 24' After scoring, Shelvey held his hands up almost apologetically to the Anfield crowd, who gave him a warm round of applause. Shelvey spent three seasons with Liverpool.
    • 23' GOAL! What a strike by Jonjo Shelvey! Dyer plays a laterall ball and Shelvey smashes it in off the underside of the bar! What a game!
    • 21' Great finish from Henderson, though Swansea will feel they should have closed him down quicker - the midfielder had time to take a touch and sweep the ball home. This is his 100th start for Liverpool.
    • 20' GOAL! Jordan Henderson picks out the top left corner from 20 yards after a Sturridge lay-off. Cracking strike.
    • 20' Liverpool are giving Jonjo Shelvey plenty of room to run forward... but he clips the ball up in the air and wide. Poor. But this is a little worrying for Liverpool fans.
    • 19' Poor corner, headed away at the near post by Steven Gerrard.
    • 18' Shelvey's shot is blocked, loops up in the air and goes behind for a Swansea corner.
    • 17' Swansea have actually looked pretty lively - but if you give Liverpool a chance to hit you on the break, they will absolutely destroy you.
    • 16' Cross squeezed in from the Swansea left, Mignolet dives for it but cannot keep hold of the ball... but it squirts away to a red shirt.
    • 14' Here's a Vine of that magnificent opening goal.
    • 12' What will that Sterling assist do to his chances of a trip to the World Cup. On form, he's certainly among the country's best wide midfielders.
    • 11' Great stat - only five games this season in which Sturridge has NOT scored when he's played.
    • 9' Swansea look plainly terrified every time Raheem Sterling runs at them... but Rangel gets the ball back to Vorm.
    • 8' Chico Flores is down on the ground after a challenge with Suarez. He's got a reputation for feigning a bit of discomfort. In fact, they both have... but both are absolutely fine to continue.
    • 7' Apologies for the typo just now - that should have read 'shot'!
    • 6' Shelvey plays in Bony, who delays when he should really take a shot. The ball bobbles back to him off a defender and he volleys into the crowd.
    • 4' What a great assist by Raheem Sterling - brilliant to win possession back and a peach of a through ball for Sturridge.
    • 3' GOAL! Liverpool in front through Daniel Sturridge! Sterling picks his man's pocket, plays a perfect through ball, Sturridge gets to it before the onrushing Vorm, touches it past the keeper and finishes into the empty net!
    • 3' We'll try to bring you some coat shots in due course...
    • 2' A shot of the pre-match tribute to Tom Finney:
    • 1' Off we go. Swansea playing from left to right in all white. Liverpool, of course, all in red. And before 30 seconds are on the clock, Philippe Coutinho has a shot blocked at the edge of the box.
    • 13:29 A minute's applause for Tom Finney follows the usual Anfield rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone. And we're ready to go!
    • 13:25 STAT: Luis Suarez has taken 55 shots in the Premier League this season - 20 more than any other player. And that's with his big suspension at the start of the season!
    • 13:20 Swansea City’s Ben Davies has created the most goalscoring chances without having assisted a goal in the Premier League so far this season (27).
    • 13:15 Swansea City (33 goals) have scored exactly half the amount of goals in the Premier League this season as Liverpool (66 goals).
    • 13:10 Garry Monk on Swansea's Europa League exploits on Thursday: "What a performance that was from us (to draw 0-0 with Napoli. The boys were magnificent. They can be really proud of themselves. Napoli are one of the top teams in Europe, so to put a performance like that on ... I said to the players afterwards the word was 'wow'. It's a great confidence boost for the players and something to take them forward with."
    • 13:05 Brendan Rodgers on Garry Monk: "I speak a lot with the senior players whatever team I'm at and obviously at the time I was there he was a magnificent captain for me.. He was always a bright lad, always very honest and loyal as a captain, but he was one I could see having a future in coaching and management if he wanted to go down that route... He's gone in and galvanised the group. He was a wonderful leader for me."
    • 13:00 Can Liverpool win the league? We take a light-hearted look at both sides of the argument in The Big Debate:
      The Big Debate: Why Liverpool can win the league
    • 13:00 Here's what the Premier League table looks like - Liverpool still fourth, but with most of the teams around them winning yesterday they need three points this afternoon to keep their interest in the title race.
      Recommended Link
    • 12:55 Yes, that's David Ngog on the Swansea bench, looking to cut loose against his former employers.
    • 12:50 LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge... Subs: Jones, Teixeira, Toure, Moses, Allen, Aspas, Cissokho. // SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams, Taylor, Britton, de Guzman, Shelvey, Dyer, Routledge, Bony... Tremmel, Amat, Tiendalli, Canas, Hernandez, Emnes, Ngog.
    • 12:50 The main piece of team news concerns Glen Johnson's return from injury - otherwise Liverpool take on a very settled look.
    • 12:45 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Liverpool v Swansea from Anfield as Brendan Rodgers faces his former club.
    • 12:45
    • 12:45
  • Summary

    • 90' Gerrard shoots again! This time Vorm pushes it to safety! This on Gerrard's 600th start for Liverpool.
    • 90' Gerrard!! Smacks a low shot that comes back off the inside of the far post!
    • 74' GOAL! Liverpool back in front through Jordan Henderson! Williams blocks Suarez's shot, Vorm saves Henderson's follow-up but can do nothing about Henderson's effort on the re-rebound!
    • 67' Liverpool take the throw and they don't give the ball back to Swansea - controversy! And then Suarez appears to be clearly fouled inside the box but the ref waves play on! Crazy scenes!
    • 64' Mignolet races out to collect a through ball, and did he handle outside the box?? Ref Mike Jones waves play on but that looked very close indeed!
    • 62' Allen releases Sturridge who pulls the trigger and Williams is there with a last-ditch block!
    • 59' Chance! Bony intercepts Johnson's poor pass and backheels through to De Guzman whose shot is saved by the legs of Mignolet!
    • 55' De Guzman! The ball goes just wide, comes back off the advertising hoardings and ruffles the net - from the wrong side - nonetheless, plenty of visiting fans think it's in. It isn't.
    • 49' Chance Suarez! Sturridge's through ball finds the Uruguayan - Vorm rushes out and tips the shot behind for a corner!
    • 48' GOAL! BONY SCORES! Mignolet dives the right way but Bony places it perfectly in the bottom left corner. Three each! Amazing.
    • 47' PENALTY SWANSEA! Skrtel adjudged to have fouled Bony as Dyer's cross came in! Not sure about that...
    • 45+1' Gresat move from Swansea, and Rangel's decoy run gives Dyer a chance to shoot... which he drags a couple of yards wide. But the visitors are still creating chances!
    • 35' GOAL! Liverpool are back in front through Sturridge! A patient team move sees the ball worked out wide left for Suarez, and he picks out the head of Sturridge with a perfect cross - he cold hardly miss.
    • 27' GOAL! It's two all! Bony meets De Guzman's free-kick with a glancing header that comes off Skrtel and loops past Mignolet! Incredible!
    • 23' GOAL! What a strike by Jonjo Shelvey! Dyer plays a laterall ball and Shelvey smashes it in off the underside of the bar! What a game!
    • 20' GOAL! Jordan Henderson picks out the top left corner from 20 yards after a Sturridge lay-off. Cracking strike.
    • 3' GOAL! Liverpool in front through Daniel Sturridge! Sterling picks his man's pocket, plays a perfect through ball, Sturridge gets to it before the onrushing Vorm, touches it past the keeper and finishes into the empty net!
    • 12:50 LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge... Subs: Jones, Teixeira, Toure, Moses, Allen, Aspas, Cissokho. // SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams, Taylor, Britton, de Guzman, Shelvey, Dyer, Routledge, Bony... Tremmel, Amat, Tiendalli, Canas, Hernandez, Emnes, Ngog.

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      Goals ×2 7 -
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      Goals ×2 Substitution Out79′ 7.7 -
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  1. With Spurs losing to Norwich 1 - 0 The day just got­ even better.

    From a, on Sun 23 Feb 18:03
  2. If Liverpool had Chelsea's defense. SMH.

    From Dr I P Freely, on Sun 23 Feb 15:39
  3. What top teams leak goals like a sieve .rogers wants to­ start looking for good defence players can't rely­ on the strikers to pull them out of the s... every­ week

    From derek, on Sun 23 Feb 15:34
  4. Excellent game for both teams....! I have one­ critisism - Sturridge needs to stop being so greedy -­ he wastes chances for others. There were at least 3­ times when a short pass would have allowed others to­ score but he wanted the glory. Thats good most of the­ time and he certainly is a great striker but now and­ again he has to learn that he isnt the only one. I­ suspect if he continues this way there will be some­ rightful complaints from Suarez.

    From Chris C, on Sun 23 Feb 15:29
  5. well done you reds keep it up

    From billy, on Sun 23 Feb 15:28
  6. Best team lost Swansea were outstanding

    From M J R, on Sun 23 Feb 15:27
  7. Well done Redmen! 3 points! onwards and upwards!

    From paul, on Sun 23 Feb 15:26
  8. poor old sheep dips lost

    From Steve, on Sun 23 Feb 15:23
  9. Have a pop at Liverpool and you can score goals (plenty­ of.....)

    From Raymond, on Sun 23 Feb 15:14
  10. Yet another foul from Williams on Mignolet this time­ still no card, Swansea should be down to 9 men now if­ we had a European Ref they would be...

    From Jacqui, on Sun 23 Feb 15:12
  11. For God sake sort this site out is 3-3 or 4-3 and why­ is the match bar not up with the live report

    From Sandie Gray, on Sun 23 Feb 15:10
  12. Moses on for Sturridge...

    From Jacqui, on Sun 23 Feb 15:08
  13. What a #$%$ thing for your commentator to remark­ ---don't bite anyone, biased load of #$%$s you are

    From Wilf, on Sun 23 Feb 15:07
  14. Challenging for the top spot! my #$%$,leaky defence­ laughable

    From Erebus M Chaos, on Sun 23 Feb 15:06
  15. Williams needs to be booked he has just challenged from­ behind, Suarez again getting no protection ridiculous..­ Frightening are these referee's simply incompetent­ or biased... One thing for sure they should not be­ allowed to officiate any games..

    From Jacqui, on Sun 23 Feb 15:06
  16. C'mon Swans....my money is on you..i need a win pls

    From Chisom, on Sun 23 Feb 15:04
  17. go swansea

    From Oliver, on Sun 23 Feb 15:04
  18. Always a good game when these two play plenty of goald

    From Raymond, on Sun 23 Feb 15:03
  19. Henderson 4-3 assisted by Suarez...

    From Jacqui, on Sun 23 Feb 15:03
  20. 69 mins-whereas Evra last night went down in perfectly­ non-dramatic fashion? Let's dispense with the­ cliches because nigh on every player exagerrates their­ fall in the box.

    From Tim, on Sun 23 Feb 15:03
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