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  • November 20, 2011
  • • 11:00 AM
  • • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 41820
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  • And that's it!! Liverpool will be very pleased with this result. Great win for the Reds. Chelsea will not enjoy losing this one and the gap at the top getting bigger.
  • 90' + 3'
    Not much time left in it for Chelsea. Liverpool has defended well to this point.
  • 90' + 1'
    Three minutes of stoppage time.. Torres just wasted one of his only touches to this point, put in a chipped pass/shot that ended up over the line.
  • 90'
    In to the final minute of regular time. Chelsea desperately needs a goal.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionLuis Suárez Andy Carroll
  • 87'
    AssistCharlie Adam
  • 87'
    GoalGlen Johnson
    GLEN JOHNSON!!!! Goal!!! A solo run from the fullback after being picked out and he did incredibly well to put it away. Liverpool may have just done enough to win this match.
  • 86'
    Henderson with a great move down the line, sets the cross in and it's laid off to Kuyt who misses just wide.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionRamires Raúl Meireles
  • 84'
    SubstitutionDidier Drogba Fernando Torres
  • 84'
    You almost felt like this could have come 10 minutes ago, with the changes.
  • 83'
    It looks like Chelsea will bring on both former Liverpool players, Torres and Meireles, to try and find a spark to win this game.
  • 80'
    Chelsea dealt with the free kick and then immediately with a corner kick that followed. But Suarez comes right back and wins another corner.
  • 79'
    Yellow CardBranislav Ivanovic
    Suarez just megged Luiz and made it look oh so easy. And then he draws a foul from Ivanovic in a dangerous spot.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionMaxi Rodríguez Stewart Downing
  • 76'
    Now Mata breaking forward and winning a corner with a blocked shot.
  • 75'
    Drogba with a back pass, nobody could get on the end of it. He's still got a ton of class when the ball is at his feet.... Chelsea is really piling it on now.. Another cross comes in and Malouda hits it wide of the goal and of the onrushing teammates that wanted it on the ground.
  • 72'
    Chelsea is serving balls in from both sides and Liverpool is dealing with them at the moment. This match could still very much go either way. It would be hard to pick a winner right now.
  • 70'
    What a goal that would have been from Malouda.. he brought down a deft little chip with his chest and went for goal with the bicycle kick.. just wide of the mark.
  • 68'
    Mata nearly got in there. Enrique did really well to get back goal side and make the tackle.
  • 67'
    Changes coming for Liverpool. Henderson is on the pitch.. big spot for him.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionCraig Bellamy Jordan Henderson
  • 64'
    Yellow CardDirk Kuyt
    Now Kuyt picks up a booking, not for a slide but a tug. End to end football, those fouls to slow play are going to keep coming.
  • 62'
    Yellow CardRamires
    Hard tackles still flying in. Ramires picks up a booking for a poor slide in the middle of the pitch.
  • 60'
    Chelsea with even more pressure, Liverpool really on the back foot.
  • 58'
    Now it's Liverpool looking under fire, much as Chelsea did after Liverpool's goal. Just the type of match you would have expected coming in.
  • 56'
    A second huge swing in this match. Chelsea has been brighter in this second half and... THAT was nearly number two!!! Great save from Pepe Reina to save the header from a free kick. What a save. It was Ivanovic who flicked the free kick and forced the stop.
  • 55'
    AssistFlorent Malouda
  • 55'
    GoalDaniel Sturridge
  • 55'
    GOAL CHELSEA!!! Good goal at that. Well built down the left and Sturridge gets a foot to it on the back post and into the net.
  • 52'
    The second half is going much like the first half. Some good play from both sides already in the opening few minutes.
  • 51'
    Now it's Liverpool that has won the corner. Suarez doing well to hold the ball and win it, but the corner is largely wasted.
  • 50'
    Chelsea with some good pressure early in the half. Mata just won a corner, but Liverpool got it clear.
  • 49'
    Drogba just had Chelsea's best chance of the match. Worked a bit of space for himself and he tried to bend it to the back post, just up and over.
  • 47'
    Adam, long attempt from a free kick is wasted well off the mark.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJohn Obi Mikel Daniel Sturridge
  • 46'
    Second half is underway. One change made, Sturridge is in up front with Drogba and Mata.
  • 45'
    Chelsea with some good pressure. First a free kick won, then a corner.. and then the final whistle of the half.
  • 44'
    Luiz is having a poor night in dealing with Suarez, who again found space down the right and, but for a deflection of his cross, could have set the table for a second.
  • 43'
    Fouls are coming in quickly as well. Drogba just got called for one, and Chelsea is struggling to get back into it.
  • 42'
    Yellow CardDavid Luiz
  • 41'
    Chelsea looks a bit rattled at the moment. Liverpool has certainly taken the upper hand in the match, and Chelsea defense is still struggling with the pressure Liverpool's forward are putting on.
  • 38'
    Ivanovic gets a shot with the header from a Chelsea corner, but he can't keep it down.
  • 35'
    That goal will change things. It's the third or fourth mistake Chelsea has made with the ball coming out of the back, and each time Liverpool got closer and closer. Now Maxi finishes it off.. and Chelsea will have to do better.
  • 34'
    AssistCraig Bellamy
  • 34'
    GoalMaxi Rodríguez
    HUGE MISTAKE from Chelsea, and Liverpool makes no mistake in punishing it. Ball lost at the back, Bellamy, to Suarez, to Bellamy, and then back to Maxi who smashes it home. Good goal, 1-0 to Liverpool.
  • 32'
    Liverpool with a good spell here. Lot of pressure on the Chelsea defense, but Terry and company are holding firm.
  • 30'
    Suarez still trying to get forward as much as possible, and he's causing problems.
  • 29'
    Yellow CardLucas Leiva
  • 29'
    A great win of the ball by Kuyt leads Liverpool on the break, but Suarez' final ball lets him down... could have been a great chance for Liverpool.
  • 27'
    Good game here.. pretty even right now. Both sides moving forward with intent but both defenses looking organized.
  • 24'
    Battle in the middle of the pitch. Space is becoming harder and harder to find, Chelsea with it moving forward right now.
  • 21'
    Drogba... and it honestly looked like a goal. From the free kick he goes just wide of the mark.
  • 20'
    This be interesting. Drogba shows his strength, pushed through two defenders and draws a foul in a good spot.
  • 18'
    Chelsea has had more of the ball over the last couple of minutes, but Liverpool looks dangerous on the counter. Suarez just got caught offside, but the numbers were there for Reds.
  • 15'
    Now David Luiz sprinting forward on one of his runs. Lays it back and the cross is lacking.
  • 14'
    Glen Johnson with a long run into the box.. good run from the fullback. No end product as it just got too crowded, but some good play from both sides in the early going.
  • 11'
    Mikel tries his luck from way out and hits it pretty well. Just up and over the bar, but not a bad effort.
  • 10'
    Chance for Mata. Good ball in finds him unmarked on the back post, he had a tough angle and it was cleared off the line. Chelsea causing a few problems at the moment.
  • 8'
    Suarez is giving Luiz some problems bringing the ball out of the back. Some hard tackles coming in as well. Ramires just got crunched.
  • 6'
    Liverpool is finding some cracks in Chelsea's defense when on the ball. No real goal threats, but Maxi Rodriguez keeps running forward and getting on the ball in good spots.
  • 5'
    Chelsea is trying to take hold of this game.. but twice now the end result has been a wasted ball over the top to Drogba. Liverpool looks comfortable in defense of Chelsea's slower buildup play.
  • 3'
    Terry shepherds Maxi off the ball after it was played through by Suarez. Nice ball, and Liverpool looks sharp early on.
  • 2'
    Chelsea on the ball right now, knocking it around the back. Played long, looking for Drogba. Now Liverpool will get its first chance to hold onto it for a bit.
  • 1'
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  • Just a few minutes away from kickoff. Teams are out on the pitch now, and this has all the makings of a good match. Some issues for both teams coming in, no Fernando Torres in the side for Chelsea, but Drogba up top with Mata is still plenty to deal with.
  • Sunday's game of the day is the EPL showdown between Liverpool and Chelsea. Two of the traditional powers of the EPL square off with Chelsea looking to stay in the title hunt, and Liverpool looking to try and climb into that top group. It should be a great match and you can follow all the action once it kicks off right here.