West Ham 1-2 Liverpool (06.04.2014) Live Commentary

90+5′
It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has been more to be seen on the pitch than in most of the other games. An impressive display from the visitors, they had the better of it. The home players presented themselves with long passes and crosses into the box. The away side was creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
90+5′
 
The match has just finished.
90+4′
Antonio Nocerino (West Ham) attempts to scoop the ball into the box through the defence, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention.
90+2′
 
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) takes a short corner kick.
90+2′
Great solo effort by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) as he tricks his way through two defenders before firing a drive from just outside of the box which is directed towards the top left corner. The goalkeeper is ready and produces a stunning save. Liverpool get a chance to score from a corner kick.
90+1′
Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Anthony Taylor calls for a foul.
90+1′
 
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Stewart Downing (West Ham) pounces on the rebound on the edge of the box but his wild shot goes high over the crossbar. The play will be restarted with a goal kick.
90′
Matthew Jarvis (West Ham) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
89′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) attempts to find Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
89′
An unsuccessful cross into the box by Antonio Nocerino (West Ham). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety.
87′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a low drive to the middle, but Adrian (West Ham) makes a save.
86′
The free kick is taken by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), but the delivery is cleared.
86′
 
The game is interrupted because of a yellow card that is shown to Pablo Armero (West Ham).
85′
 
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Daniel Sturridge, and he is replaced by Kolo Toure (Liverpool).
85′
 
Substitution. Mohamed Diame leaves the pitch to be replaced by Carlton Cole (West Ham).
84′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) latches on to a sweet pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a brilliant shot towards the goal. He only hits the crossbar. What an unlucky moment for him.
83′
Liverpool keep possession of the ball by producing short passes and one-two passes from player to player.
83′
Mohamed Diame (West Ham) leaps high deep inside the box to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick and attempts to score with a header. His effort is not accurate at all and it goes well wide of the right post. The ball is out-of-play. The goalkeeper is going to restart the game with a goal kick.
82′
Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) with an overly-aggressive challenge, and referee Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for a foul. There is a free kick near the sideline to West Ham.
81′
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) attempts to score with a first-time shot from the edge of the box. His effort, directed towards the middle of the goal, is saved by Adrian (West Ham).
80′
 
Antonio Nocerino (West Ham) takes out his opponent with a nasty challenge and is relieved when the referee only gives him a booking.
78′
 
Substitution. Matthew Jarvis (West Ham) replaces Matthew Taylor.
75′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) latches on to a precise pass and finds himself one-on-one with the keeper, but his effort is straight at Adrian, who is alert and makes an easy save to deny his attempt.
75′
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) sends a killer pass through the opponent’s defence in an effort to find a space for Lucas Leiva, who is waiting on the offside border. Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) finds Luis Suarez with a nice pass so he can go on towards the goal.
75′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) received a clever long ball from Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) which could have got him in a promising position, but the defence was alert and managed to avert the threat.
71′
 
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) fires the penalty inside the left post.
68′
 
Today’s match ends for Kevin Nolan who will be replaced by Antonio Nocerino (West Ham).
67′
Liverpool dominate the game at the moment by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. Great compatibility between the players.
65′
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) creates himself a good chance and goes for goal from mid-range, but it’s just a bit too high and misses the bar by a whisker. It is going to be a goal kick.
64′
A cross from the side of the pitch flies into the box, but it doesn’t reach its intended target. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) would have to aim better in order to get more out of it.
62′
What a chance that is! Andrew Carroll (West Ham) leaps high to meet a lofted pass inside the six-yard box, but his header crashes off the crossbar!
60′
Glen Johnson (Liverpool) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
58′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low drive towards the middle of the net, but Adrian (West Ham) is alert and denies his effort.
56′
Andrew Carroll (West Ham) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Anthony Taylor blow the whistle.
56′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Anthony Taylor signals.
54′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) attempted to send a defence-splitting pass into space where Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) was lurking. It could have put him one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but one of the defending players somehow manages to avert the threat.
54′
Winston Reid (West Ham) gives away a free kick. He was holding the opponent, but the referee has a clear vision and immidiately blows his whistle.
51′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence is alert, and one of the defenders clears the ball away.
48′
Mohamed Diame (West Ham) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
47′
 
Mark Noble (West Ham) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
47′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. The ball goes out-of-play. West Ham are awarded a corner kick.
46′
 
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) comes onto the pitch so that Philippe Coutinho can be given a rest.
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The game restarts for the second half.
45+4′
There was certainly plenty of action during that opening 45 minutes. We can’t see either of the teams enjoying any significant control of the game. The home players present themselves with long passes and crosses into the box. The away side is creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
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The referee blows his whistle to end the first half, so the players are now heading to their dressing rooms.
45+2′
 
Guy Demel (West Ham) is first to latch on the rebound and blasts the ball into the middle of the net. Unstoppable strike!
45+2′
 
Mark Noble (West Ham) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates managed to outjump the defence.
45+2′
Guy Demel (West Ham) and Mohamed Diame (West Ham) attempts to split the opposition’s defence with a series of short passes and to win some extra space for the attack, but one of the defenders steps in and puts an end to the combination. The ball goes behind for a corner. West Ham will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
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There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.
44′
 
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) takes the penalty and scores! He buries the ball into the bottom the right corner!
43′
 
James Tomkins (West Ham) got a yellow card.
43′
 
James Tomkins (West Ham) touches the ball with his hand inside the box! Liverpool are awarded a penalty kick!
42′
Mohamed Diame (West Ham) slips through the defence and passes the ball in from the edge of the box. Kevin Nolan (West Ham) picks it up but loses it to one of the defenders.
40′
Mohamed Diame (West Ham) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the opposition’s defenders makes a quick reaction and spanks it away.
39′
Mark Noble (West Ham) works the free kick short.
39′
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Anthony Taylor has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
38′
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) is in acres of space inside the box, and produces a shot which goes well wide of the right post. What a poor effort.
35′
Mohamed Diame (West Ham) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross, and it didn’t find its target.
35′
Anthony Taylor blows the whistle for a foul. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) hacks down one of his opponents.
34′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
33′
Mark Noble (West Ham) stands over the resultant free kick from 21 metres out and his shot goes well wide of the left post. The play will restart with a goal kick.
29′
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s not a big threat for the goalkeeper as his effort is blocked by a defender.
28′
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) was the quickest one to orientate himself inside the box and rose high to reach a fine corner kick. He fails to direct the ball past the goalkeeper as it flies narrowly over the bar.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will send the ball into the penalty box.
28′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) strikes the ball towards the top right corner of the goal from inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders steps in and blocks the effort with a header.
25′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is thwarted by the defender.
24′
Excellent touch by Mohamed Diame (West Ham)! He latches on to a precious pass on the edge of the box but produces a miskick that goes well wide of the right post. Poor effort. A goal kick is following.
22′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance. Adrian (West Ham) has a clear vision and thwarts his effort, aimed towards the left post, with a comfortable save.
21′
 
Stewart Downing (West Ham) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among the huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
21′
Pablo Armero (West Ham) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates. The opposing defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. West Ham earn a corner.
20′
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) shows his amazing technique as he gets to the edge of the box alone and pulls the trigger just to send the ball onto the bar. Nice run, but unlucky finish!
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A horde of the players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Luis Suarez (Liverpool) takes it with a short pass.
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Luis Suarez (Liverpool) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box. One of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. The referee blows his whistle, Liverpool are awarded a corner kick.
19′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) releases Luis Suarez, who latched on to his perfect through pass. He can continue with an attacking effort of his team.
17′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.
14′
Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) attempted to create a dangerous situation in front of the goal by putting a cross into the box, but the outcome differed from his intention, and no danger occurred.
11′
Andrew Carroll (West Ham) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
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Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Steven Gerrard (Liverpool). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
9′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) delivers a promising cross into the box, but one of the defending players wins the ball and averts the threat. The ball is out of bounds. Liverpool win a corner kick.
6′
 
Mark Noble (West Ham) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
6′
Guy Demel (West Ham) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by West Ham.
3′
Close! Luis Suarez (Liverpool) takes the resultant free kick from 30 metres out and his shot goes just over the crossbar. That will be a goal kick.
3′
Mark Noble (West Ham) makes an unfair challenge by holding his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball. Liverpool earn a free kick.
1′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) latched on to a perfect defence-spliting pass from Mohamed Diame (West Ham) and proceeds towards the goal. Stewart Downing (West Ham) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
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Today’s referee will be Anthony Taylor.
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