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1 January 2011
• Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: K. Friend
• Attendance: 35400
Fernando Torres 49'
J. Cole 90'+
K. Davies 43'
Full time at Anfield and Liverpool have secured a valuable three points! Suspicions of offside for the winning goal but Roy Hodgson wont care. A good performance from Liverpool but they struggled to turn their dominance into goalscoring oppertunities and the introduction of Gerrard as a substitute made all the difference
90' + 2'
Goal Joe Cole
90' + 1'
GOAL! Wonderful cross from Gerrard. He plays it to Maxi at the far post who passes it back across the face of the goal for Joe Cole to tap it in. Roy Hodgson has relief written all over his face!
Torres almost gave Livepool the lead but his shot is blocked inside the area
Great play from Klasnic who drives forward and but his shot is well saved by Reina
Joe Cole is on for Liverpool. Is it the last throw of the dice for Hodgson? Liverpool have dominated and always look dangerous but they're running out of time and the end product just hasn't been there!
Another chance for Bolton! A fantastic powerful shot from Mark Davies there who blasted the ball at the Liverpool goal but Reina got his fingertips to it and tipped it over the bar
Yellow Card Matthew Taylor
Liverpool are showing lots of urgency and seem determined to take all three points. Gerrard crosses for Torres who is in the penalty area but the striker can't control it. Livepool look like they have a goal in them but time is running out!
Lucas wins a corner for Liverpool. Its taken by Gerrard but it's easily cleared by Bolton as the Reds continue to press for a winner
Matt Taylor has just gone close for Bolton. He made a driving run and unleased a powerful shot from outside the area but it goes just wide. A reminder for Liverpool that Bolton are still in this
Another oppertunity for LIverpool as Maxi and then Gerrard both have shots blocked from inside the Boton area. The homeside are throwing everything at Bolton
Torres wins a corner which is taken by Gerrard but it's easily cleared by Bolton's defence
Yellow Card Marcos Alonso
Assist Steven Gerrard
Goal Fernando Torres
Torres is involved in everything at the minute and looks threatening everytime he gets the ball
Great work from Torres who almost put Liverpool in front. The Spaniard dribbled down the left wing before cutting inside and firing a powerful shot just wide
Liverpool have responded very well since half time and look really fired up since the equaliser. There going forward with real intent and there's a great atmosphere at Anfield now as Liverpool go looking for a second
GOAL! Torres has fired Liverpool back in this with a terrific volley. Great build up play from Liverpool and a superb pass from Gerrard to find Torres who volleyed home
The second half is underway and Bolton have made a fantastic start. Elmader breaks forward and crosses with four Bolton players inside the penalty area but Liverpool clear
45' + 2'
Yellow Card Lucas Leiva
45' + 1'
Half time at Anfield and Roy Hodgson won't believe his side are behind. The Reds have dominated and looked dangerous going forward but a piece of sloppy defending from a corner has gifted Bolton the lead
WHAT A WASTE! Lucas is unmarked in the six yard box and had the chance to score an immediate equaliser but the Brazillian misses the target
Assist Matthew Taylor
Yellow Card Fabio Aurelio
Goal Kevin Davies
GOAL! Against the run of play Bolton have scored! It came from nothing as the away side win a free kick deep inside the Liverpool half near the touchline. Taylor whipped the free kick in to the far post where an unmarked Kevin Davies headed past Reina
Bolton are looking very good at the back and despite Liverpool's pressure they havn't been able to find a way past an organsised Bolton back line so far
Liverpool are starting to look dangerous down and Gerrard has made a real difference since coming on! They're getting forward and are starting to get the ball into dangerous areas
Maxi is denied by the crossbar! Kuyt crossed to the back post and Maxi heads back across goal but his effort comes back off the crossbar!
Steven Gerrard takes a corner which is met by Glen Johnson who heads it straight at Jaaskelainen
The introduction of Steven Gerrard has already had an impact and the midfielder is pulling strings in midfield
The deadlock was almost broken as Torres' shot is deflected to Maxi whose volley was excellently cleared off the line by Taylor!
Lliverpool are down to ten men at the minute as Meireles is currently recieving treatment on the sideline for a foot injury
Liverpool have the ball in the net but it wont count as Glen Johnson was offside
Neither side has particulary imposed themselves on the game so far. Liverpool look dangerous when breaking forward but Bolton have also seen plenty of the ball early on
Liverpool have seen lots of the ball early on and they've made a confident start to the game. They're getting players forward but havn't been able to find the final pass so far
Liverpool have started strongly and have got the ball forward to Torres a few times already.
The game has kicked off at Anfield with Bolton attacking the KOP end.The visitors win a free kick just inside the Liverpool half which is pumped into the penalty area but it is cleared by Liverpool
Bolton Wanderers team: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight. Alonso, Rodrigo, Davies, Muamba, Taylor, Elmander, Davies. SUBS: Bogdan, Petrov, Klasnic, Blake
Liverpool team: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Aurelio, Kuyt, Lucas, Meireles, Rodriguez, N'Gog, Torres. SUBS: Jones, Gerrard, Cole, Kyrgiakos, Babel, Poulsen, Kelly
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