FA Cup

0 Half Time 0
Round 4
Attendance 44,006


    • KICK OFF
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      Liverpool work the ball around quickly as they try to push forward on their last attacking move of the first half. Allen does well to find space for himself in the centre of the pitch before spinning and teeing up Clyne, but the right-back's attempted cross is easily cut out by Cresswell before the
    • 45'
      Wonderful strike by Obiang! A curling cross from the right flank is only half dealt with by Benteke, who ends up sending his attempted clearance into the path of the Spaniard. He immediately unleashes a thumping effort from 20 yards out, but it flies just past the near post after beating Mignolet. W
    • 90'
      Antonio hits the post! Cresswell charges down the left wing on one of his first marauding runs of the second half before curling a deep cross over to the winger. It finds him on the edge of the six-yard box and he immediately sends a bullet header past Mignolet and off the woodwork, but just as it h
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      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and brings an end to the game, meaning that the two teams will have to face each other once again. Neither side can have too many complaints about the clash finishing goalless, as both enjoyed good chances in front of goal but neither seemed to be pla
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
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      It's been a very even opening 45 minutes, with both sides enjoying themselves at both ends of the pitch. There haven't been a huge amount of chances but there have been enough to keep the two teams confident about their chances of breaking the deadlock in the second half, with West Ham arguably look
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has made five alterations to the side that drew against Manchester City last weekend, with Darren Randolph, James Tomkins, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang and Victor Moses coming into the squad to replace Adrian, Carl Jenkinson, James Collins, Mark Noble and Michai
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      Jurgen Klopp has decided to make 10 changes to the Liverpool side that started the narrow win against Stoke during the week, with only Simon Mignolet retaining his place in a heavily-altered starting line-up that features youngsters Brad Smith, Cameron Brannagan, Kevin Stewart and Joao Carlos Teixei
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      West Ham United substitutes: Howes, O’Brien, Collins, Cullen, Oxford, Antonio, Jelavic.
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      West Ham United XI (4-3-3): Randolph; Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Kouyate, Song, Obiang; Moses, Valencia, Payet.
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      Liverpool substitutes: Ward, Ilori, Enrique, Chirivella, Randall, Ojo, Sinclair.
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      Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Caulker, Lovren, Smith; Brannagan, Stewart, Allen; Ibe, Benteke, Teixeira.
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      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
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      Ironically, that victory came against West Ham, and that was the last time that the East London club made it to the final of a major competition. A lot has changed since then, however, and Slaven Bilic’s side head to Anfield full of confidence about their chances of beating a Liverpool team that hav
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      It’s been a busy two-and-a-half weeks for Liverpool, who are about to play their sixth game across three competitions in just 17 days. The tiredness that has resulted from such a tough run has been evident over the past week, with Norwich City first putting four goals past the Reds last weekend befo
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s FA Cup fourth-round game between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield.
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      And we're off!
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      Smith charges down the left wing on a marauding run before playing a long pass off the foot of Tomkins and out for the first corner of the game. It's taken short and sent to Brannagan, who then whips a dangerous cross into the middle of the West Ham box, but it fails to find the head of Benteke and
    • 5'
      West Ham lose the ball cheaply, allowing Liverpool to break forward on a quick counter-attack. The hosts initially do so well before a poor pass from Benteke can only find Kouyate, who is then scythed to the ground by the striker as he attempts to charge out of his own half of the pitch.
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      Moses twists and turns on the right wing before being dispossessed by Stewart, resulting in a corner for West Ham. Payet sends the resulting set-piece towards the near post but it's easily dealt with by the hosts, who aren't troubled at all by the Frenchman's cross.
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      Tomkins backs off Ibe far too much and allows the youngster to break down the left wing on a blisteringly quick run. He then cuts inside before poking the ball back to Brannagan, who tries to test Randolph from 25 yards out but ends up sending his first-time strike well over the top of the crossbar.
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      Obiang is tripped over from behind by a clumsy challenge from Stewart, resulting in a free-kick for West Ham 35 yards away from the Liverpool goal. Payet tries to catch out Mignolet with a curling strike towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net, but it ends up striking the outside of the post
    • 11'
      Kouyate muscles his way through the middle of the pitch before finding Payet, who then quickly picks out Cresswell with a lovely pass over to the left-hand side of the Liverpool box. It meets the left-back in a dangerous position but his first touch is poor and results in him quickly losing the ball
    • 13'
      Allen finds himself left in acres of space in the middle of the pitch, and he immediately attempts to fly forward on a quick run. However, just as he's about to reach the edge of the West Ham penalty area he's stopped by Kouyate, who stands tall and halts the Welshman's run with a great standing tac
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      What a chance for Valencia! Once again, Kouyate charges through the middle of the pitch on an excellent run before teeing up Cresswell. The left-back then curls a wonderful cross into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds the striker in acres of space, but somehow he ends up sending his clos
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      After starting the game well, Liverpool have dropped off slightly over the past few minutes, and it's now West Ham who are on the front foot and putting the hosts under plenty of pressure. As a result, it's proving to be a nervy passage of play for the Reds, who are having to sit deeper than they wo
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      A West Ham attack breaks down, allowing Liverpool to break away on a quick counter-attack down the left wing. Smith initially gets forward well before trying to tee up Benteke on the edge of the penalty area, but the youngster's pass is poorly hit and is easily cut out by Reid.
    • 21'
      Lovely play by Liverpool! Ibe flies down the left flank before playing a lovely one-two with Teixeira, but the English winger's low cross towards Benteke is cut out at the vital moment by Reid, who immediately thumps the ball out for a corner.
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      Off the line by Cresswell! The resulting set-piece is curled into the heart of the West Ham penalty area, where it finds the head of Benteke, but the Belgian's glancing header ends up being fired away by the left-back before it can find the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
    • 24'
      Benteke goes close! Teixeira is bundled over by Kouyate, resulting in a free-kick for Liverpool in a dangerous position on the left wing. Brannagan launches a wonderful cross from the set-piece that almost finds the Belgian striker at the far post, but he's out-muscled by Ogbonna and ends up missing
    • 26'
      Great goalkeeping by Randolph! Teixeira is left in acres of space in the middle of the pitch, allowing him to receive the ball unoppossed before spinning and sending a throughball towards Benteke. The two West Ham centre-backs are completely taken by surprise and have no chance of catching the Belgi
    • 28'
      A lengthy spell of possesion for Liverpool starts and ends with Allen, who eventually ends up poking a lovely throughball into the path of Benteke inside the West Ham box. The striker is just abot to shoot but, not for the first time, Reid is there to thump the ball out for a corner.
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      The resulting set-piece is swung towards the near post, where it finds Caulker, but the defender's attempted volley results in him catching the head of Kouyate, and the referee quickly awards a free-kick to West Ham.
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      And now it's Tomkins who has received a nasty blow to the head, as he and Allen were involved in a coming together whilst battling for the ball in the air. The West Ham defender came off the worst of the two players and seems to have received a painful cut to his forehead, which should require some
    • 32'
      Tomkins makes his way off the pitch to receive further medical treatment and the game gets underway once again. Liverpool patiently work the ball around inside the West Ham half of the pitch before Brannagan tries to tee up Benteke, but the youngster is quickly closed down and loses possession befor
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      Liverpool keep throwing everything they've got at West Ham, who, with Tomkins still off the pitch, have decided to sit deep inside their own half. The hosts look determined to make their one-man advantage count and are pushing plenty of bodies forward.
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      SI J. O'Brien SO J. Tomkins
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      Great strike by Brannagan! The youngster charges forward before unleashing an absolute rocket of a shot from 25 yards out, but Randolph does wonderfully well to dive across goal before pushing the effort round the post and out for a corner.
    • 36'
      Tomkins has disappeared down the tunnel and won't play any further part in the game, so it's O'Brien who has been put on in his place.
    • 37'
      SI N. Jelavić SO J. Tomkins
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      It looks as if Kouyate has picked up a slight injury as well, and Bilic has decided to replace him with Jelavic as West Ham change to playing with two up front.
    • 39'
      Stewart clumsily clips O'Brien whilst battling with the defender, and West Ham are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right wing. It's curled into the middle of the box by Payet and almost finds Jelavic, but Lovren is there to meet the cross with his head.
    • 41'
      Teixeira cuts inside from the left wing and flies along the edge of the West Ham penalty area before being clumsily brought down by Reid, resulting in the referee immediately awarding Liverpool a free-kick in a very dangerous position. Brannagan steps up and unleashes a shot from the set-piece, but
    • 43'
      Once again, O'Brien gets himself into a good position down the right flank before being clumsily hauled to the ground, and this time it's Allen who's the guilty player. This time Payet's cross from the set-piece does find a black shirt, but Reid is unable to direct his header towards goal and the ba
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
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      And we're underway once again!
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      After a patient start to the second half from both sides, Jelavic is pushed to the ground by Caulker, resulting in a free-kick for West Ham on the left wing. Payet sends the set-piece into the middle of the box, where it finds the aforementioned striker, but the Croatian is unable to get a shot away
    • 50'
      Chance for Clyne! Ogbonna does well to out-muscle Benteke down the right wing before spinning and firing the ball away, but his clearance can only find the Liverpool right-back. He controls it well and flies towards the edge of the box before unleashing a rocket of a strike from 20 yards out, but hi
    • 52'
      It's end-to-end stuff! First, Valencia is presented with a great opportunity to shoot from the edge of the Liverpool penalty area but holds onto possession for far too long and is eventually dispossessed. The hosts then break forward quickly before Stewart penetrates the left-hand side of the West H
    • 54'
      Once again, Lovren and Jelavic clash whilst battling for the ball deep inside the Liverpool half of the pitch, and West Ham are awarded yet another free-kick in a dangerous position. However, Payet's cross from the set-piece is poor and ends up sailing straight into the hands of Mignolet.
    • 56'
      The game has become slightly scrappy over the past few minutes, with both sides being guilty of committing clumsy fouls. This time a poor tackle results in a free-kick for Liverpool on the left wing, but Brannagan's ball into the box is cut out by Reid before it can find Benteke in front of goal.
    • 58'
      What a chance for Allen! Clyne breaks down the right wing and weaves his way through a sea of black shirts, with no West Ham players putting any pressure on the Liverpool right-back. He then cuts a lovely pass back to the Welsh midfielder, who is waiting patiently on the edge of the penalty area, bu
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      Once again, Clyne tries to break down the right wing as Liverpool continue to put pressure on the West Ham back line, but Song does well to dart back and help out Cresswell before dispossessing the English right-back with a well-timed tackle.
    • 62'
      Vital interception by Ogbonna! Liverpool come back once again, with Allen and Benteke linking up well just inside the West Ham penalty area. The Welshman then heads towards the byline before trying to cut a pass back to the striker, but the Italian centre-back is there to cut out the danger before t
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      Teixeira goes close! The youngster picks up the ball on the edge of the West Ham box and takes a quick touch before unleashing a thumping strike, but Randolph does wonderfully well to push the shot round the near post with an excellent diving save. Liverpool are starting to look far more dangerous w
    • 66'
      Clyne darts around the back of Cresswell and gets himself into a great position down the right wing, where he then fires a low cross into the middle of the penalty area. It looks set to find Benteke in front of goal but, not for the first time today, Reid is there to throw his body in the way of the
    • 68'
      Valencia commits a poorly-timed challenge deep inside the West Ham half of the pitch, and Liverpool are awarded another free-kick as a result. Teixeira's cross is only half dealt with by the Hammers, allowing Stewart to unleash a volleyed shot from the edge of the box that finds Benteke in front of
    • 70'
      SI M. Antonio SO J. Tomkins
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      West Ham have made their third and final change of the evening, and it's a positive one, with Moses making way for Antonio for the final 20 minutes.
    • 72'
      Another great save by Randolph! A bouncing cross from Clyne flies through a sea of West Ham defenders before finding Benteke inside the Hammers' penalty area. The Belgian then pokes the ball to Teixeira, who takes a touch before unleashing a close-range shot, but it's brilliantly pushed away by the
    • 74'
      Excellent goalkeeping by Randolph! A wonderful pass from Ibe splits the West Ham defence in two and finds Benteke, who immediately forces the West Ham goalkeeper into making a great save. The ball bounces back to the Belgian, who then unleashes another strike, but once again the Irish shot-stopper i
    • 76'
      With little under 15 minutes left to play, it is Liverpool who are on the front foot as they desperately push forward in search of the first goal of the game. West Ham are doing well to keep them at bay but look to be tiring, meaning that it could end up being a very tough final part of the game for
    • 78'
      Benteke muscles his way through a sea of black shirts before trying to send a pass out to Clyne on the right wing, but just as he's about to do so he's closed down by Song, who does well to cut out the danger with a well-timed interception.
    • 80'
      SI S. Ojo SO J. Tomkins
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      Ibe makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Ojo for the final 10 minutes of the game.
    • 82'
      The Liverpool fans aren't happy! Song charges into Teixeira and brings the youngster crashing to the ground with a poorly-timed challenge. The referee sees the incident but allows play to go on as the winger lies on the floor in pain, much to the annoyance of the home fans.
    • 84'
      Valencia goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! West Ham earn themselves a throw-in on the right wing, and Antonio launches it straight into the middle of the box. It bounces around dangerously before the Ecuadorian striker goes down under a challenge from Stewart, but the referee
    • 86'
      SI J. Sinclair SO J. Tomkins
    • 86'
      Benteke is caught in the air 10 yards outside of the West Ham penalty area, and the referee immediately awards a free-kick to Liverpool. It's whipped over to the left-hand side of the box, where it finds Stewart, but the midfielder's first-time shot is poor and sails well wide of its intended target
    • 87'
      Brannagan receives a round of applause from the home fans as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Sinclair for the final few minutes.
    • 88'
      O'Brien does well to charge down the right wing before cutting a great pass over to Antonio. The winger meets it well just inside the Liverpool penalty area before unleashing a thumping strike, but Caulker throws his body in the way of the shot to send it looping out of play for a corner, which the
    • 89'
      Enrique comes on to replace Teixeira, who receives a standing ovation as he makes his way off the pitch.
    • 90'
      SI José Enrique SO J. Tomkins
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90'
      Smith is clumsily tripped over by the outstretched leg of Obiang, resulting in a free-kick for Liverpool in a very dangerous position on the left wing. Enrique's first job is to try and pick out a teammate with his cross from the set-piece, but it's terribly hit by the Spaniard and fails to beat the

    Line Up

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    Pedro Obiang



    Jürgen Klopp
    Manuel Pellegrini



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 15 15
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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