Premier League

  • A. Lallana 5’
  • D. Origi 48’
  • 27’ D. Payet
  • 39’ M. Antonio
1 Half Time 2
12/12/2016
Premier League
Anfield
Attendance 53,068

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Milner's cross is cleared with ease at the near post and the referee chooses to end the contest there.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      The first half comes to an end.
    • 45'
      OFF THE BAR! Matip stoops to head Henderson's corner from the right towards the net, but his effort cannons off the crossbar. However, it would not have counted anyway as the referee blew for a foul against Firmino.
    • 45'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Payet and Lallana clash down the right inside channel with the Liverpool man going down in the box, but referee Clattenburg waves for a corner only for the home side.
    • 90'
      Milner lofts a dangerous cross towards the back post and not knowing what is behind him Cresswell chests the ball out for a corner. One last chance for Liverpool to threaten.
    • 90'
      Liverpool are running out of time to force the win and Clyne wastes a decent position curling his cross into Randolph's hands.
    • 0'
      Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
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      Liverpool will see this result as two points dropped, although West Ham may feel the same way as Darren Randolph's mistake in the second half gifted the Reds an equaliser. Both teams were below-par at the back, while neither were at their most clinical going forward which is why a draw is probably a
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      FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-2 WEST HAM
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      Loris Karius was under the spotlight following his performance against Bournemouth, but his struggles have continued this afternoon. As a result, the Reds will have to be on form in the final third in the second half to muster a positive result from this fixture.
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      Liverpool's defensive frailties have been exposed again this afternoon as West Ham have come from a goal down to lead 2-1 at the break. Adam Lallana fired the home side ahead in the fifth minute, but strikes from Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio have put Slaven Bilic's men ahead at the interval.
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      HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-2 WEST HAM
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      The players are making their way out on to the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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      Bilic has made four changes from his side's hammering at the hands of Arsenal. Aaron Cresswell, Havard Nordtveit, Michail Antonio and Andre Ayew come into the starting line-up this afternoon.
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      Liverpool have made two changes from their defeat to Bournemouth. Emre Can has been ruled out with a knee injury, leaving Adam Lallana to replace him in the midfield. Elsewhere Joel Matip makes a welcome return to the back four in place of Lucas Leiva, who drops to the bench.
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      West Ham subs: Fletcher, Pike, Browne, Quina, Carroll, Fernandes, Adrian.
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      WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Nordtveit, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Obiang; Antonio, Lanzini, Payet; Ayew.
    • 0'
      Liverpool subs: Mignolet, Ejaria, Moreno, Arnold, Woodburn, Klavan, Lucas.
    • 0'
      LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Karius; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Henderson, Lallana, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Mane, Origi.
    • 0'
      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
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      The Hammers are on a nightmare stretch of form, failing to win any of their last five matches in then Premier League. Slaven Bilic's men dropped into the relegation zone following Swansea's win over Sunderland yesterday, leaving the East London outfit with work to do to secure their survival.
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      Jurgen Klopp's men will be desperate to bounce back from their shocking defeat to Bournemouth last week. The Reds collapsed from a 3-1 advantage to lose the match 4-3 at Dean Court, costing them valuable ground in the race for the Premier League title.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield.
    • 1'
      We're underway at Anfield.
    • 2'
      Henderson curls a cross to the back post for Origi to attack, but Randolph senses the danger and races off his line to punch the ball clear.
    • 3'
      A slick passing move from the home side down the left is brought to an end by the offside flag. A bright start nonetheless from the Reds.
    • 5'
      G A. Lallana Assist S. Mané
    • 5'
      Mane collects down the left flank before putting a dangerous ball across the face of goal that Lallana converts.
    • 5'
      GOAL!!!! LALLANA FIRES LIVERPOOL AHEAD! The Reds take the lead in the fifth minute as they break down the left and Mane fires a low ball into the box. Lallana moves across Reid and Cresswell to control with one touch before placing the ball into the corner with a neat strike.
    • 7'
      OVER! West Ham attempt to hit straight back as Antonio wins a corner. Karius fails to clear from the resulting corner, punching the ball straight to Lanzini, but the Argentine volleys his strike over the bar.
    • 9'
      WIDE! A simple ball over the top allows Antonio to break behind Lovren. He takes one touch in the box before going for goal from a tight angle, but his effort deflects off the Liverpool defender and heads narrowly past the post.
    • 11'
      Henderson tries to send Mane down the left flank again with a lofted ball over the top, but it has just too much pace for the winger to reach as it trickles out for a goal-kick.
    • 13'
      Liverpool are playing some neat passes, but do look a tad nervy at the back especially when Lovren and Karius are on the ball. There will be chances for West Ham this afternoon.
    • 15'
      OVER! Mane sends a pinpoint ball across the edge of the box for Firmino. The Brazilian takes a poor first touch but still manages to register a shot at goal that is deflected over the bar by Obiang.
    • 16'
      The Hammers clear the initial danger, but a new wave of attacks come from the home side as Mane and Milner link up down the left. Only a good clearing header from Reid prevents Origi latching on to the left-back's cross at the near post.
    • 18'
      West Ham play a few neat passes on the edge of the Liverpool box before the ball comes to Noble on the right flank. He has time to lift a cross into the box, but he generates too much power on the ball and it sails over the bar.
    • 19'
      Ogbonna tries to shield a long ball over the top towards his keeper and it has just enough pace to reach Randolph with Mane lurking.
    • 21'
      West Ham commit men forward down the right flank and Milner has to be at his best to stop Payet's cross from reaching the penalty area, although concedes a corner in the process.
    • 23'
      The Hammers are enjoying a good spell of possession, but are yet to test Karius with a meaningful effort at goal. Given his struggles last week, Bilic will want to see his side test the German's handling ability.
    • 25'
      Wijnaldum sends Mane through the middle of the West Ham defence and he tries one more pass to release Lallana on the right, but Ogbonna makes a vital interception to prevent the opening.
    • 26'
      Lallana comes in with a rash challenge to stop Obiang's progress, leaving the visitors with a free-kick in the range of Payet.
    • 27'
      G D. Payet Assist S. Mané
    • 27'
      GOAL!!!! PAYET LEVELS FOR WEST HAM! The set-piece was in his range and the Frenchman delivers for his team by curling his effort over the wall and into the bottom corner through the hands of Karius. It's further poor keeping from the German as gave Payet far too much room to aim at and his right han
    • 29'
      Henderson makes a burst to raid into the inside right channel, but Cresswell gets back just in time to make a covering tackle to block his strike.
    • 31'
      Nervy Karius strikes again as a long ball over the top almost releases Antonio in behind. The German comes off his line, but can only send his attempted pass to Lovren out of play for a West Ham throw-in.
    • 33'
      Origi and Mane are not on the same page as room emerges for them to break. The Belgian delays his run as the winger plays the ball, which allows West Ham to clear the danger.
    • 34'
      WIDE! Firmino wins a corner on the left for the home side. Milner whips the ball into the box and Matip rises with Antonio, with the ball glancing off the defender's head and travelling just past the post.
    • 36'
      Cresswell surges forward into the final third and with a lack of options he decides to take on the strike, but he pulls his effort wide of the post. Given Karius' struggles you cannot blame the England man for trying his luck.
    • 37'
      CHANCE! Mane causes havoc with a bursting run into the box, but the Hammers get men back to block the strike. Firmino gathers and shoots towards the bottom corner, only to see his shot trickle just past the post.
    • 39'
      G M. Antonio Assist S. Mané
    • 39'
      GOAL!!!! WEST HAM TAKE THE LEAD! Chaos in the Liverpool backline as Matip fails to clear the danger from a simple ball over the top and Antonio pounces. He still has Karius to beat, but he lifts the ball over the German and the ball trickles over the goal-line. Easy for the Hammers.
    • 41'
      Liverpool are all over the place at the back. They've been threatening going forward, but if they continue playing like this they're going to need to score an awful lot of goals to win matches.
    • 42'
      WIDE! Mane makes a surge down the right and he hits a dangerous cross towards the penalty spot. Firmino rises and heads towards the bottom corner, but he sends his effort narrowly past the post.
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 45'
      BLOCK! Origi collects Henderson's pass inside the box and tries to shoot first time, but Reid makes the block to clear the danger. Although a new wave of pressure comes from the home side.
    • 46'
      SI R. Klavan SO S. Mané
    • 46'
      Klavan replaces Lovren at the break.
    • 46'
      We're back underway at Anfield.
    • 47'
      Liverpool put the pressure on early, but Lallana asks too much of Clyne in the final third and it allows the visitors to clear.
    • 48'
      G D. Origi Assist S. Mané
    • 48'
      GOAL!!! ORIGI EQUALISES! Liverpool are handed a gift by Randolph to get back into the game as he fumbles Mane's cross straight to Origi, who is left with a simple finish to place the ball in the net from five yards out. Awful afternoon for the keepers here.
    • 50'
      CHANCE! Wijnaldum is afforded space and time inside the box and he pulls the trigger with a left-footed effort towards the bottom corner, only to see his strike trickle inches past the post.
    • 51'
      BLOCK! Origi collects in the box and turns to fire at goal, only for Reid to come across to make an important block. The home side have upped the ante since the restart.
    • 52'
      Firmino is allowed to raid down the right, but his cross from the byline is disappointing as he lifts the ball straight into Randolph's gloves.
    • 53'
      Firmino brings down Noble after losing possession and goes into the book.
    • 54'
      WIDE! Payet sends the ball into the box with a curling cross, and although Ayew makes decent contact with his header he can only guide it inches past the post.
    • 56'
      The tempo of the game has slowed over the past couple of minutes as both sides seek to catch their breath after a frenetic start to the half.
    • 58'
      Milner somehow bundles his way past Ayew on the flank and plays the ball back to Firmino in the box, but Noble does well to regain possession for the Hammers and clear the danger.
    • 60'
      Reid is forced into action on the left flank to come across to stop Firmino's low cross into the box after good work from Mane and Klavan.
    • 62'
      CHANCE! Nordtveit is caught well out of position and Wijnaldum raids into the space behind the full-back. He curls an effort towards the bottom corner, only to see his strike drift inches past the post.
    • 63'
      SI A. Carroll SO S. Mané
    • 63'
      Carroll comes on against his former club to replace Ayew.
    • 65'
      Liverpool are just struggling to find their clinical edge in the final third. They've seen a lot of the ball in the second half, but other then their gift for the equaliser they've struggled in front of the net.
    • 67'
      CHANCE! Firmino cuts the ball back into the middle for Wijnaldum and the Dutchman makes a neat turn, but just gets crowded out before he can shoot, allowing the Hammers to clear the danger.
    • 69'
      SAVE! Henderson collects 25 yards from goal and bends his strike towards the top corner, but Randolph atones for his mistake by making an excellent one-handed stop to turn the Liverpool skipper's effort over the bar.
    • 71'
      BLOCK! Mane cuts in from the right flank and weaves his way through the West Ham defence before seeing his left-footed strike blocked by Reid.
    • 73'
      Ogbonna has to do well under pressure as Origi almost gets in behind the West Ham backline, but the Italian clears the danger just in time.
    • 75'
      Milner makes a good forward run into the left inside channel and puts a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but his cross just evades Mane and Cresswell clears behind.
    • 76'
      Mane fouls Cresswell as he tries to latch on to Henderson's corner and goes in the book.
    • 78'
      SI E. Fernandes SO S. Mané
    • 78'
      Wijnaldum takes one touch too many in the box as he collects Mane's low cross and Reid clears the danger with a clearing tackle.
    • 78'
      Fernandes replaces Lanzini for the visitors.
    • 80'
      Ogbonna does extremely well in front of his own goal to clear the ball away from Clyne's cross as it appeared Wijnaldum was going to latch on to it two yards from the net.
    • 82'
      OVER! Space opens up for Payet to shoot from 25 yards, but once he lacks the accuracy from distance, sending his strike well over the bar.
    • 83'
      CHANCE! Mane and Lallana combine to tee up Clyne on the edge of the box, but the defender loses his composure at the vital moment, blazing his shot over the bar.
    • 85'
      BLOCK! Nordtveit comes to the rescue for the Hammers with a block to deny Milner. The defender's effort appeared to be heading on target until the Norwegian acted.
    • 87'
      Karius has to act to stop Carroll from reaching Payet's cross from the left and he times his leap to perfection to knock the ball away from the forward.
    • 88'
      Milner collects on the left flank and carves just enough space to send a cross into the box where Origi waits. However, his cross has too much power on it and it sails over the Belgian's head and into Randolph's gloves.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90'
      Reid continues his fine afternoon with an important challenge on Origi just as the Belgian was about to pull the trigger inside the box.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Attacker
    brazil
    Roberto Firmino
    9

    SUBSTITUTES

    Goalkeeper
    spain
    Adrián
    13

    MANAGERS

    germany
    Jürgen Klopp
    chile
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 7 7
    Yellow Cards 2 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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