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Premier League

  • November 5, 2011
  • • 11:00 AM
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: P. Dowd
  • • Attendance: 45013

Liverpool 0-0 Swansea City: Reds are held to third successive Anfield draw as Dalgish's men fail to produce fireworks

Liverpool 0-0 Swansea City: Reds are held to third successive Anfield draw as Dalgish's men fail to produce fireworks

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Kenny Dalglish's men drop points at home against a promoted side for the second time in a fortnight, as the Welsh side pick up its second away point of the campaign.

Swansea managed to record a potentially vital away draw at Anfield, frustrating Liverpool in a 0-0 draw, and picking up its second away point of the Premier League campaign.

Both teams came into the game on the back of impressive wins in the Premier League, Swansea maintaining its impressive home form with a 3-1 victory over Bolton, while Liverpool got back to winning ways at The Hawthorns, winning 2-0.

Swansea showed no signs of nerves in the early stages, playing in their usual passing style, but after just seven minutes the home side really should have taken the lead.

Charlie Adam’s inch perfect pass set Stewart Downing off down the left hand side, the winger drilled a low cross to Andy Carroll, and with his preferred left foot, the England man contrived to smash his effort against the crossbar from just six yards.

The game had a real cup tie atmosphere to it, end to end the whole way through, and Brendan Rodgers would have been by far the happier manager as the teams left the field of the play for the halftime break.

Shortly after the halftime break, manager Kenny Dalglish signalled his intentions for the second half, replacing the ineffective Jordan Henderson with the more attacking minded Dirk Kuyt.

The substitution had little effect on the game though, as Swansea continued to retain possession, to the groans of the increasingly frustrated Anfield faithful.

As the game continued the away side continued to grow in confidence, beginning to realize it could win the game.

Danny Graham’s effort from the edge of the area was spilled by Pepe Reina, and the Spaniard had to be at his best to deny Nathan Dyer from the rebound.

Just minutes from time it was the Welsh side who should have won it late on. Danny Graham’s cushioned header was perfectly weighted for Mark Gower, who somehow blazed his 12 yard effort over the crossbar, with the goal at his mercy.

It was then the home side who thought they had won it. Dirk Kuyt latched on to Daniel Agger’s knock down to head home from just 5 yards, only for his celebrations to be cut short by the linesman, rightly so by the looks of the replay.

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