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90+3'
FT: Spurs 0-3 Liverpool. The Reds mark Mario Balotelli's debut with a resounding 3-0 success as Tottenham's 100 per cent start comes to an end.
90+2'
Spurs fans fuming again as Adebayor's flick appears to catch a flailing arm. Don't think that one was a penalty.
90+1'
Spurs have a good shout for a penalty. Lovren has a clear hold of Adebayor's shirt. It's not given but should have been.
90'
Three minutes added.
Liverpool Yellow card

Spurs

Liverpool

89'
Corner to Spurs. Well defended by Liverpool as YNWA belts out around the ground.
88'
It's looking like an end to Tottenham's 100 per cent start. Liverpool hitting back in style after their loss at Man City.
87'
A deserved pat on the back from the manager for Sterling. He was superb all afternoon.
86'
 
LIVERPOOL sub: Jose Enrique returns from a lengthy injury to replace Sterling.
Liverpool Substitution
85'
Adebayor gets free in the area and is denied by a wonder-tackle by Sakho.The offside flag is up so it wouldn't have counted.
84'
Davies crosses from the left but it's nodded away by Manquillo.
83'
Another flowing Liverpool move ends with Sturridge curling way off target after a neat pass into feet by Sterling.
82'
To their credit, Spurs are still probing but the confidence has gone from their play.
81'
Townsend jinks in from the right but then fizzes a pass straight out of play. It's been one of those days for Spurs.
80'
Lots of shouts of 'Ole' from the away support. It's been a good afternoon for them as it stands.
79'
Liverpool still looking the more likely here. Sterling and Sturridge are frightening the life out of the Tottenham defence at times.
78'
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77'
Chadli shows good feet to get to the byline and cut it back, but Liverpool have men in numbers in the middle and avert the danger.
76'
Sterling again causing problems down the left, but this time he can't cut the ball back for Sturridge and it's deflected to Lloris.
75'
 
Sterling booked for Liverpool for a late tackle.
74'
Adebayor tumbles in the area after nice build up, but the referee says no.
Liverpool Yellow card

Spurs

Liverpool

73'
It's shots on for Liverpool. Sterling teases the home side's defence and tees up Henderson who sees a 20-yarder blocked.
72'
 
Spurs sub: Rose hobbles off and could be injured. He is replaced by Ben Davies.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
71'
Sterling slaloms past three Spurs defenders to go one-on-one with Lloris, but then stabs a weak toe-poke straight at the keeper. It should be four.
70'
Calm defending by Lovren as he chests down Rose's cross and hooks clear.
69'
Lovren meets the resulting corner but flashes his header over. Liverpool cruising here.
68'
Sturridge jinks in from the right side of the area and fires in a low effort that Lloris pushes past the near post.
67'
PHOTO: Moreno's big moment.
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PHOTO: The Spaniard rightly celebrates a fantastic finish #LFC http://t.co/63DT2ltpoR

66'
Sakho and Can both miss the low ball into the area and Spurs are able to bring it away.
65'
Corner to Liverpool.
64'
Spurs trying to find a way back into this but they have to be careful. Memories of last year's 5-0 are creeping back.
63'
Moreno has form from his La Liga days...
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Alberto Moreno scored three La Liga goals last season for Sevilla all from a very similar position to his goal today. http://t.co/oLOeoVGB9Y

62'
Reaction to Moreno's goal...

Wow! Moreno been excellent all day aggressive quick and a goal. Did well at City besides the mistake. Flanno last year now the new left back

61'
 
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Balotelli replaced by Markovic and Can on for Allen.
Liverpool Substitution
Liverpool Substitution
60'
 
GOAL! Moreno wins the ball in his own half off Townsend, who has a nightmare first touch, and rampages towards goal. The Spaniard surges into the box and drills a low shot in off the far post. Not bad for a left back!
Liverpool Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

59'
 
DOUBLE SPURS SUB: Townsend on for Eriksen and Dembele on for Bentaleb.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution

Poor cross by Eriksen and Pochettino has had enough. Jumps up, summons Andros Townsend.

57'
Spurs work a corner short from the right. Eriksen drifts inside but then lifts a hopeless ball straight into the arms of Mignolet.

Steven Gerrard: Has scored more penalties (11) than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues since the start of last season #lfc

55'
SPOT-ON photo.
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PHOTO: The skipper celebrates his successful spot-kick #LFC http://t.co/Ui7HSuCFBx

54'
Balotelli foolishly trips Lamela with several Red shirts already in attendance. The winger takes the kick from the left-wing himself but Dier's header flies way over the bar.
53'
Eriksen with a corner for Spurs - but it's volleyed away at the near post by Gerrard.
52'
Prior to today Spurs had won five of their last six PL games, losing one. They have it all to do if they want to improve on that run.
51'
And via OptaJoe: "29 - Steven Gerrard has scored his 29th Premier League penalty. Only Alan Shearer (56) and Frank Lampard (43) have scored more."
50'
Stevie G is Liverpool's penalty king. Official.

Steven Gerrard - 43 successful penalties for @LFC - new outright club record.

49'
 
GOAL! 2-0 to Liverpool. Gerrard steps up and drills a low shot into Lloris' bottom right-hand corner. The Spurs stopper got fingers to it, but it was well struck and the Reds double their lead.
Liverpool Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Left

48'
PENALTY to Liverpool! Allen latches onto Sturridge's pass and goes down under a challenge by Dier.
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Nacer went close for us in the first half. Second half now underway. Follow it live - http://t.co/yCFBx4HFsI #COYS http://t.co/WpAyFxnu5x

46'
The Reds earn an immediate free kick on the right. Gerrard to deliver... but it's easily cleared away at the near post.
46'
KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the match.
45+1'
HT: Spurs 0-1 Liverpool. Sterling's early opener separates the sides. Balotelli has had chances to mark his bow with a goal, but so far he's failed to ignite.
45+1'
One minute added.
45'
A short corner is well worked to Balotelli who drifts towards the penalty spot, but hammers his first-time shot way over the bar.
44'
From one corner to another as Spurs' comes to nothing and Liverpool earn one at the other end.
43'
Lovren wasn't at Liverpool last season, but that defending was reminiscent of the lapses that cost the Reds so dear at Crystal Palace.
42'
SAVE! Chadli wanders onto a long ball over the top that both Liverpool centre backs miss and smashes a shot straight at Mignolet. The Reds keeper pushes it over the top, but he should be scoring there. Woeful defending by Sakho and Lovren who each went up for it with Adebayor.
41'
Adebayor pounces on an error by Lovren and races towards the left edge of the area, but the Croatian defender gets back to execute a superb sliding challenge. He had to time that right or it was a nailed-on spot-kick.
40'
STAT: Etienne Capoue has made more passes (196) than any other Premier League player this season.
39'
Capoue halts Sterling's attempt to wriggle free and plays a nice ball out wide to Dier. He's been quietly effective again this afternoon.
38'
Elsewhere today, Aston Villa have taken a 2-0 lead against Hull.
Aston Villa vs Hull City | 2014-08-30 | Premier League | Yahoo Eurosport

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37'
Is this a stat that suggests some of Mario's misses are to be expected?

Mario Balotelli: Had at least 7 more shots off-target (54) than any other player in Serie a last season

Liverpool Yellow card

Spurs

Liverpool

36'
 
Manquillo goes into the book for a late foul on Rose. The referee had let play go on, but a break in play gives him the chance to go back and issue the caution.
35'
Spurs' clearances have been awful at times today. Another stray one falls for Henderson. The England man can't make anything of it but it's at least halted the momentum the hosts were looking to build.
34'
Dier's cross from the right is headed clear by Lovren as Tottenham attempt to up the ante in the final moments of this first half.
33'
Balotelli's attempt hasn't impressed members of the Eurosport team!

That Balotelli strike was all sorts of Torres...

32'
It's not happened for Mario in this first period, but he's showing some nice touches and Rodgers will have been happy with his work rate so far.
31'
LIVERPOOL CHANCE! Balotelli turns and plays a fine ball through for Sterling. Lloris races out of his goal but clears straight to the Italian who gets his 40-yarder towards an empty net all wrong, much to the delight of the Spurs fans.
30'
Balotelli holds the ball up on the edge of the box and back heels it to Sturridge who curls in a 20-yard shot that Lloris is able to gather with relative ease.
29'
STAT: Liverpool have scored 61 Premier League goals in 2014, eight more than any other side.
28'
Lovely play by Eriksen and Rose on the right as the full back continues his run and latches onto a pass from Dane before flashing a shot well wide.
27'
The home team are probing against a Liverpool defence that is creaking a little bit.
Liverpool Yellow card

Spurs

Liverpool

26'
 
A yellow card for Joe Allen as drags back Lamela.
26'
Dier has made a fine start to life at Spurs... STAT: He is the first defender in Premier League history to score in his first two appearances.
25'
Welcome back to the PL, Mario. The striker makes a run down the left and is nailed by a fine tackle from Eric Dier. Ouch.
24'
Midway through the first half and here's a though from the press box re. Balotelli.

Far post headers clearly not Balotelli's favourite scoring method, but his presence is allowing Sturridge and Sterling more freedom.

23'
Liverpool clear it and another mistake, this time by Spurs' Betaleb sees Sterling latch onto it, but the teenager can't get his ball through with two red shirt racing through the middle.
22'
A mistake by Sakho allows Adebayor to race clear, but Lovren comes across to make a goal-saving tackle. Corner.
21'
And this courtesy of InfostradaLive: Jordan Henderson has provided the assist for two of Liverpool’s three goals this season (he provided 7 in the whole of 2013/14).
20'
STAT: Liverpool’s defeat at Manchester City last Monday was their first away from home in the Premier League in 2014 (W7 D2 L1).
19'
Thoughts on Mario's debut so far? Tweet @Paul_Hassall your views and I'll include them here.
18'
Liverpool stroking it about in midfield as we have the first real lull in the game - it's been that hectic!
17'
From a man who knows a thing or two about scoring goals.
16'
Photo of the opener...
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PHOTO: Raheem Sterling grabs the opening goal at White Hart Lane #LFC http://t.co/SYASCBJ9vX

15'
Tottenham respond and win a corner... it's nodded away at the near post. Chance for Liverpool to break but Moreno is penalised for rolling his man unfairly.
14'
LIVERPOOL CHANCE. Gerrard curves a free kick from the left to the far post where Balotelli gets free once more, but this time he heads wide.
13'
This explains the fast-paced start!

127 - Liverpool v Tottenham fixtures have produced 127 Premier League goals. Only Liverpool v Newcastle (129) have contained more. Frantic.

12'
Liverpool break once again and Sturridge jinks past his man before fizzing a 20-yard shot just wide. Good effort.
11'
Great stat...

0-1: Liverpool have now scored in 16 away matches in a row in the top flight, equalling the club record set in May 1987 – Mar 1988. #lfc

10'
It's been a fine start to the campaign for Raheem.
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That's the second time this season that Jordan Henderson has made an assist for a Raheem Sterling goal. Combo. #LFC http://t.co/okotXgnv9z

9'
It should be 1-1. Adebayor races clear of a static Liverpool rearguard to latch onto Betaleb's pass but loops his lob wide of the post.
8'
 
GOAL! Liverpool lead. Sterling arrives at the far post to tuck home at the near post after lovely combination down the right from Sturridge and Henderson. The latter teases a low ball across the six-yard box and the 19-year-old does the rest.
Liverpool Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

7'
The hosts still in possession and looking dangerous.
6'
Spurs attack down the right and Gerrard is forced to clear for a corner. Eriksen takes and Chadli meets it but can't guide it on target. Liverpool eventually clear.
5'
Gerrard whips a free kick into the mix from the right but Spurs defend it well.
4'
Back up the other end and Mignolet comes racing out to the right of his area and can't quite gather under pressure from the rampaging Nacer Chadli. It bounces off the Spurs man and out for a goal kick. A let off for the LFC stopper.
3'
BALOTELLI CHANCE! He should score! Sturridge clips a lovely ball in from the left and picks out Mario who forces the save out of Hugo Lloris with a downward header. Either side and that was 1-0.
2'
The Reds make three changes from the team that lost at Man City with Javi Manquillo and Mamadou Sakho coming in for injured pair, Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel. Balotelli replaces Philippe Coutinho. As for Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino sticks with the XI that put QPR to the sword, with Emmanuel Adebayor leading the line in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
1'
KICK OFF! Spurs get the match underway aiming to maintain their 100 per cent PL record. Liverpool are looking to avoid back-to-back PL defeats for the first time since December 2013.
13.29
In his 100th match as LFC manager, Rodgers picks a young, exciting side...

Today's @LFC starting XI average age (24 years 211 days) is the youngest named by Brendan Rodgers in his time as the Reds manager...

13.27
This man has enjoyed a superb start to the season. Can he be a thorn in Liverpool's side today and steal the headlines away from a certain Italian? We are about to find out with kick off just minutes away.
13.25
STAT: The Reds’ 5-0 win at White Hart Lane in December last season ended a run of five consecutive Premier League home wins for Spurs against Liverpool. And it wasn't the only hammering they endured, with the Merseysiders taking maximum points against Tottenham with an aggregate score of 9-0!
13.20
Liverpool Echo reporter, James Pearce explains why Adam Lallana must wait for his Reds debut.

Rodgers said on Friday Lallana would be in the squad today but has since decided not to rush the midfielder back after his knee injury.

13.15
A sneak peek inside the dressing room...
13.12
Will it be another productive trip to the Capital for Liverpool?
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Liverpool scored a third of their Premier League goals (15) in London last term during their 0-5 thrashing of Spurs. http://t.co/jBZJy38l9j

13.10
Where will this match be won? There's a host of attacking talent on show, but our blog - via WhoScored - outlines an argument for why the midfield will be key.
Battle of the midfields should prove decisive in Tottenham v Liverpool

Liverpool will be taking part in the most eye-catching game of the week in the Premier League for the second successive round of fixtures, with WhoScored.com previewing their trip to North London and Tottenham, following on from defeat at the Etihad Stadiu

13.05
Balotelli emerges from the tunnel to begin the warm up.
13.02
STAT: After assisting only one goal in his first 10 PL appearances for Tottenham, Erik Lamela assisted two goals in the space of seven first half minutes vs QPR last weekend.
13.00
He may have handed the Italian his Reds bow today, but Brendan Rodgers is keen for Liverpool's team to hog the post-match spotlight. It may be wishful thinking but here's what BR had to say at his pre-match press conference: "This is not the Mario Balotelli show. He is a good player, a talented player. But he has got a lot of work to do here. We have a number of top-class players and the star of this team will always be the team. Mario has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training. He is a good lad. The focus is very much on his football and he has done very well."
12.55
Mauricio Pochettino: "The past is the past [on last year's defeat]. I don't want to remember the past. It is a new season, I think a different style, different philosophy. Liverpool invested a lot of money this summer and we went another way. We believe in our squad and add some players for the balance... Our philosophy is play football along the grass, make good combinations, work hard and, at the moment, they are happy."
12.50
The Spurs camp are up for this one after some disappointing results against Liverpool last season. Pochettino has named an unchanged team from the win over QPR with this man leading the line.

Game day! Always a big game against Liverpool, its so important to get the 3 points. #COYS

12.47
No prizes for guessing where the focus of the media will be today...

@FinallyMario: Good morning everybody ! Expecially today you support LFC because WeNWA!

12.45
Hot off the press at WHL...
12.40
TEAMS - SPURS: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Capoue; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Adebayor. Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Davies, Dembele, Holtby, Townsend, Kane. /// LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Balotelli... Subs: Jones, Enrique, Toure, Lambert, Coutinho, Can, Markovic.
12.35
Confirmation via @LFC. No Skrtel for the Reds so Sakho comes in to partner Lovren at centre back. There is also no place for Adam Lallana. More to follow...

Confirmed #LFC team v @SpursOfficial: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Balotelli

12.30
Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of the Barclays Premier League showdown between Tottenham and Liverpool at White Hart Lane. Kick off 1.30pm BST. The big news is that Mario Balotelli STARTS for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Starting Line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
    • 1
      Lloris
    • 3
      Rose
    • 5
      Vertonghen
    • 4
      C
      Kaboul
    • 15
      Dier
    • 29
      Capoue
    • 42
      Bentaleb
    • 22
      Chadli
    • 23
      Eriksen
    • 11
      Lamela
    • 10
      Adebayor
Team Manager:  Mauricio Pochettino
    • 15
      Sturridge
    • 45
      Balotelli
    • 31
      Sterling
    • 14
      Henderson
    • 24
      Allen
    • 8
      C
      Gerrard
    • 19
      Manquillo
    • 6
      Lovren
    • 17
      Sakho
    • 18
      Alberto Moreno
    • 22
      Mignolet
Team Manager:  Brendan Rodgers
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
H. Lloris 0 5 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Y. Kaboul 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Vertonghen 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
E. Dier 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
V. Chiriches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
D. Rose 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 72
B. Davies 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Lamela 0 0 0 51 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 90
E. Capoue 0 0 0 104 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
N. Chadli 0 0 2 33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
L. Holtby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
C. Eriksen 0 0 0 39 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 59
N. Bentaleb 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
M. Dembélé 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
A. Townsend 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Adebayor 0 0 2 19 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
H. Kane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Mignolet 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Alberto Moreno 1 0 1 4 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
M. Sakho 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
D. Lovren 0 0 1 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Manquillo 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 90
K. Touré 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
José Enrique 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Gerrard 1 0 1 45 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 90
J. Henderson 0 1 0 41 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 90
R. Sterling 1 0 3 33 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 86
P. Coutinho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
R. Lambert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
J. Allen 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 61
E. Can 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Sturridge 0 0 5 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
M. Balotelli 0 0 5 16 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 61
Lazar Markovic 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
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