West Ham 2-0 Liverpool (02.01.2016) Live Commentary

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It was a wonderful experience for every football lover to behold this hugely entertaining encounter. The players have shown their best, making the game very enjoyable. The home side dominated the game. The home side were defending patiently to win the ball off the opponent and to launch the counter. However, the away side let the ball move and they were waiting to find a gap in their defence.
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The referee blows his whistle for the final time to end this match.
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Adam Lallana (Liverpool) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Liverpool.
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Emre Can (Liverpool) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
90+1′
What a chance that is! Joe Allen (Liverpool) displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross, but he sends his header narrowly wide of the right post.
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We will have 3 min. of added time.
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Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) was in a good shooting position just outside the box and unleashed a first-time shot, attempting to put it inside the left post of the goal, but the goalkeeper made a decent save to thwart his effort.
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Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
88′
Robert Madley blows the whistle. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) commits a foul after a dangerous play.
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The player from Liverpool commits a rough challenge. Robert Madley blows for a foul and keeps the game under his control.
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Liverpool get a chance to score from a corner kick.
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Here’s the change. Michail Antonio left the pitch, and Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) came on as a substitute.
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Christian Benteke (Liverpool) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The main referee points to the corner flag, Liverpool will take a corner.
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Mark Noble (West Ham) meets a pass on the edge of the penalty area and finishes down to the middle of the goal. He didn’t put enough power into the effort, and Simon Mignolet pulls off an easy save.
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A crossfield pass from Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) failed to find any of his teammates.
82′
Jurgen Klopp has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Joe Allen (Liverpool) replacing Mamadou Sakho.
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The ball is whipped in from the corner by Adam Lallana (Liverpool), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
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After a nice cross inside the box, Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) plants a goal-bound header, sending the ball towards the bottom left corner, but one of the defenders makes a move to deflect it away. The ball goes out-of-play. Liverpool are awarded a corner kick.
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Adam Lallana (Liverpool) fails to deliver a decent cross from the corner and the ball goes out-of-play.
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Christian Benteke (Liverpool) picks up the rebound and shoots. The goalkeeper was ready and denies his effort with a fine save. It will be a corner kick for Liverpool.
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Adam Lallana (Liverpool) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
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Adam Lallana (Liverpool) attempts to find his teammate with a final pass from outside of the box, but one of the defenders clears the ball to safety. The ball goes out for a corner. Liverpool can continue in their attacking effort.
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Christian Benteke (Liverpool) meets a cross and produces a header towards the bottom left corner, but one of the defending players blocks the effort.
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Liverpool win a corner.
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The free kick from long range, taken by Liverpool, is intercepted by one of the defenders. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Liverpool are going to take it.
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James Tomkins (West Ham) with a rough challenge, Robert Madley blows his whistle for a foul.
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It wasn’t the best example how to strike the ball. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) unleashed a first-time shot from the edge of the box that goes high over the crossbar.
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The ball is out-of-play. Liverpool will take a throw-in.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) sends a poor cross from the corner and Adrian (West Ham) has no trouble to gather it.
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The ball goes out-of-play. Liverpool are awarded a corner kick. Bradley Smith (Liverpool) creates himself some space and attempts to put it into the box. However, the defender gets an important foot in to clear.
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A spell of possession for Liverpool in an attempt to control the game.
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Dimitri Payet (West Ham) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.
71′
Michail Antonio (West Ham) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence. West Ham force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
70′
Simon Mignolet shows his superb goalkeeping as he pulls off a great save to stop the effort from Michail Antonio (West Ham). He got to a rebounded shot in front of the goal and sent the ball low towards the middle of the goal, but he couldn’t beat the keeper.
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Simon Mignolet makes a superb save to deny a header which was nodded low towards the middle of the goal by Andrew Carroll (West Ham) after a cross from the side.
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Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) receives a pass and decides to smash the ball from long range, but his poor effort sails high over the bar.
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Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) crosses the ball forward but it is intercepted.
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Substitution. Enner Valencia leaves the pitch to be replaced by Dimitri Payet (West Ham).
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Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) slams the ball from a long-range free kick. He should have curled it higher to avoid hitting the wall.
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Substitution. Alberto Moreno is making his way off the pitch with Bradley Smith (Liverpool) coming on as his replacement.
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Jurgen Klopp has decided to make a change. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) replaces Roberto Firmino.
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Robert Madley has a clear vision and sees a foul from Pedro Obiang (West Ham).
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Christian Benteke (Liverpool) gets to the ball in the penalty box and immediately fires a first-time effort. He didn’t hit the ball properly and skies it high over the crossbar.
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Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
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Mark Noble showcases his great technique and produces a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Andrew Carroll (West Ham) manages to convert it into the goal. He heads it inside the right post and gets on the scoresheet. It is 2:0.
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The assistant referee raises his flag, and one of the players from Liverpool got caught in the offside position.
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The ball is behind the sideline and West Ham will take a throw-in.
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Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
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Jordan Ibe (Liverpool) passes the ball into the box but an opposing player clears.
49′
Robert Madley interrupts the game. One of the players from West Ham got the ball, but his effort is judged as a rough play.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) gets the ball and drives a shot from the edge of the area which goes high over the bar.
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Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) sends a crossfield pass, but there is nobody to take up the ball and finish.
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We are entering into the second half.
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Plenty of entertaiment during the first 45 minutes, great half of football. We hope that this continues in the second half. The visitors enjoy superiority over the opposition. The home team tries to find the weakness in the opposition’s defence especially with rapid counter-attacks unlike the players of the away team who present themselves with possession football.
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The end of the first half.
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Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
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The free kick from long range, taken by Liverpool, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
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Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) attempts to find one of his teammates with a sweet pass into the box, but one of the defending players reacts well and intercepts the effort.
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Emre Can (Liverpool) wastes a promising chance as he unleashes a first-time shot from mid-range which hits the crossbar!
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Emre Can (Liverpool) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from distance, but it is blocked.
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There will be a minimum of 5 min. of added time.
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Emre Can (Liverpool) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort.
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Enner Valencia (West Ham) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and averts the threat.
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Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) fires a low volley towards the left side of the goal from the edge of the penalty box, but the goalkeeper pulls off a brilliant save. The ball is out-of-play and West Ham manage to earn a corner.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) collects an inch-perfect pass and strikes the ball from far out, but his shot is blocked.
40′
Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) sends a long ball in, but Simon Mignolet comfortably gathers the ball.
39′
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) is leaving the pitch due to injury. Pedro Obiang (West Ham) will take his place on the pitch.
38′
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) picked up an injury.
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Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and produces a poor effort, which sails miles wide of the left post.
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Adrian (West Ham) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
35′
Looks like Adrian (West Ham) is struggling after picking up a knock. We will see if he can run that off.
34′
Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) takes the corner, but he overhits it and none of his teammates are able to reach the ball.
34′
Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Liverpool.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) came with a sweet piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced at the goal and fired from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but he only hit one of the defenders off whom the ball bounced away.
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Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.
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The assistant referee raises his flag. Andrew Carroll (West Ham) is adjudged offside.
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Michail Antonio (West Ham) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for West Ham.
28′
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
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Mark Noble (West Ham) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.
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Christian Benteke (Liverpool) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The assistant referee makes a right call and Liverpool will have a corner.
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Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Robert Madley won’t hear any protests.
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The game is interrupted now, Mark Noble (West Ham) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
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Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) was too aggressive in his challenge. The referee blows his whistle.
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Mark Noble (West Ham) commits a rough foul. Robert Madley stops the game and makes a call.
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Dangerous play by Mark Noble (West Ham). Robert Madley blows his whistle for a foul.
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Christian Benteke (Liverpool) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
21′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) works the corner short instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
20′
Wow, what an escape. Enner Valencia (West Ham) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked. West Ham earn a corner.
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The resulting corner, taken by Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), comes to nothing.
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The ball is cleared after Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Liverpool.
18′
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) has to be very careful for the rest of the match after receiving a yellow card from the referee for making a bad tackle on his opponent.
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What a chance that is! Michail Antonio (West Ham) squanders a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the side and produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes high over the crossbar!
17′
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) perfectly receives a clever neat pass on the edge of the penalty area and his effort smashes against the right post! What a shot that was!
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Enner Valencia (West Ham) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
16′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) attempts to find one of his teammates with a fine lofted pass, but the defence reacts well to intercept the effort.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area but it’s blocked.
13′
Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
12′
Andrew Carroll (West Ham) attempts to score as he rises near the penalty spot and heads the ball to the middle of the goal. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) pulls off a comfortable save to stop the ball from hitting the net.
10′
Enner Valencia produces a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Michail Antonio (West Ham) rises high to head the ball straight under the crossbar and beyond the goalkeeper. He makes it 1:0.
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The game is interrupted. One of the players from Liverpool is cautioned for his agressive play.
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Michail Antonio (West Ham) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and shoots. His poorly placed shot flies way wide of the left post.
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Emre Can (Liverpool) commits a rough challenge, and Robert Madley blows the whistle for infringement.
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Jordan Ibe (Liverpool) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
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Jordan Ibe (Liverpool) shoots after receiving a good pass. His effort from the edge of the box goes just wide of the left post.
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The ball has crossed the sideline. Liverpool are taking a throw-in.
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Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
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Today’s match has just started, enjoy yourself!
The players are out at last! Liverpool will take the kick-off.
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Robert Madley is introduced as the main referee for today’s match.
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