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FULL-TIME Liverpool 3-2 Spurs. @FinallyMario has the final say as Liverpool win a cracking Anfield contest #LIVTOT pic.twitter.com/sJy9uwIIAJ— Premier League (@premierleague) February 10, 2015
FULL-TIME Liverpool 3-2 Spurs. @FinallyMario has the final say as Liverpool win a cracking Anfield contest #LIVTOT pic.twitter.com/sJy9uwIIAJ
Balotelli straight off down the tunnel after just scoring the winner in a big game, weird, lap it up...— Fourth Official (@FourthOfficial_) February 10, 2015
Balotelli straight off down the tunnel after just scoring the winner in a big game, weird, lap it up...
A frantic nervy end but LIVERPOOL have won it!
Balotelli the match winner.
Kane now booked.
Spurs will be fined as 6 players booked in one game.
Just 60 seconds left...
Already one of those gone as Balotelli gives away a free kick.
88' Lamela fouls Henderson.
This one is getting away from them.
Even Balotelli is running after every lost cause...
ANOTHER yellow card.
Paulinho the 5th Spurs player into the book.
He clipped Lallana.
86' Rodgers furious that Coutinho is deemed to have committed a foul.
He wants this win.
MARIO BALOTELLI SCORES A PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!!— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 10, 2015
MARIO BALOTELLI SCORES A PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!!
Liverpool have scored 3 goals from 7 shots on target.
Spurs 2 from 5 today.
Spurs settling for the loss?
Soldado brought on!
Mario scores after Ibe sends Lallana through, his cross is whipped across and Balotelli taps it in.
His 3rd goal in 20 appearances.
Liverpool must've won it now!?
FULL TIME: Hull 2-0 Aston Villa
Dame N'Doye gets a goal and an assist on his first Hull start.
Nacir Chadli on.
Eriksen removed despite his reputation for amazing late goals...
Corner headed clear...
No real threat to that Reds corner.
77' Corner to Liverpool.
DID YOU SEE THAT? Urgency from Balotelli?!
76' Bit scrappy from Eriksen. He pass is wayward and goes out for a throw in.
The changes and a small break for Walker's knock has taken the sting out of the match...for now.
Balotelli's season so far!
Chances created: 5
PHOTO Delight for Gerrard after his spot-kick - but Spurs have levelled again at Anfield - it's 1-1 (72 mins) #LIVTOT pic.twitter.com/invBzLYamY— Premier League (@premierleague) February 10, 2015
PHOTO Delight for Gerrard after his spot-kick - but Spurs have levelled again at Anfield - it's 1-1 (72 mins) #LIVTOT pic.twitter.com/invBzLYamY
73' Kyle Walker picks up a yellow card for a foul on Emre Can.
HERE COMES MARIO!
70mins Coutinho slides a ball in for Moreno but his effort is saved by Hugo at his near post. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 10, 2015
70mins Coutinho slides a ball in for Moreno but his effort is saved by Hugo at his near post. #COYS
71' Just over 20mins to go...
A winner out there?
GOAL ALERT - HULL DOUBLE LEAD
Apologies, it's Dejan Lovren on for Gerrard and not Joe Allen.
Commentators led me astray there!
REVEALED: How to defend courtesy of Mamadou Sakho. pic.twitter.com/UeFyWdVbMz— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) February 10, 2015
REVEALED: How to defend courtesy of Mamadou Sakho. pic.twitter.com/UeFyWdVbMz
Dowd was correct not to give the penalty.
Dier with a splendid tackle on Sturridge.
Liverpool corner cleared with ease by the Spurs defence.
Sturridge goes down!
Penalty? Not given!
66' Changes to be made...
Commentators tell us that Gerrard is coming off. Joe Allen warming up.
Spurs to bring on Paulinho.
#LIVTOT - Liverpool has won just one of the 7 times they've allowed 2+ goals in a #BPL match this season (3-2 at QPR).— STATS Football (@STATS_Football) February 10, 2015
#LIVTOT - Liverpool has won just one of the 7 times they've allowed 2+ goals in a #BPL match this season (3-2 at QPR).
3 yellows to both sides...
62' Wasted break.
Was it a cross?
Was it a shot?
Who knows, Markovic squanders a decent chance for the hosts...
The free kick was well saved by Mignolet, but parried into Kane's path.
He squared it to Dembele and the rest, as they say, is history...
His first in 14 months! 28 games without a goal this season...
58' Stevie G booked.
His slide tackle earns him a place in the book...
The Anfield advantage: No #THFC penalty when Mignolet tripped Kane. #LFC penalty when Rose trips Sturridge in front of the same linesman.— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) February 10, 2015
The Anfield advantage: No #THFC penalty when Mignolet tripped Kane. #LFC penalty when Rose trips Sturridge in front of the same linesman.
Full time! Great game at Anfield and after losing the lead twice Liverpool hold out after that late Balotelli goal to seal victory.
Kane is booked but it's hard to decide if it was for his verbal disagreement with Sakho or the referee.
Tottenham attacking the Kop end in injury time but Dier with a completely wasted free kick that misses all the men in white on the edge of the Liverpool box.
They'll be four minutes of stoppage time.
Paulinho is booked for a foul on Lallana.
Mousa Dembélé is off and is replaced by Roberto Soldado.
GOAL! Liverpool 3 - 2 Tottenham (Mario Balotelli) What a time for Balotelli to score! Good work by Can and Adam Lallana puts the ball across the six yard box for the Italian to poke home.
Into the final ten minutes and the game is on a knife edge, both sides more than capable of scoring a third.
Nacer Chadli is on for Christian Eriksen.
Lazar Markovic is replaced by Adam Lallana as Liverpool make their final change.
Sturridge had a good game but was just lacking cutting edge in front of goal, on another day he could have had two or three.
Mario Balotelli replaces Daniel Sturridge.
Kyle Walker is booked.
Paulinho replaces Ryan Mason for Spurs.
Steven Gerrard seems to be carrying an injury and is replaced by Dejan Lovren.
Mousa Dembélé is booked for a foul on Alberto Moreno.
GOAL! Liverpool 2 - 2 Tottenham (Mousa Dembélé)Eriksen has his free kick saved, the ball goes out wide to Kane who collects and puts the ball back across where Dembele puts the ball home to level the score.
Steven Gerrard is booked.
Heading towards the hour mark and there's still more goals in this, both sides still playing with an attacking mindset.
Erik Lamela forces a fantastic save from Mignolet! Tottenham with the immediate reply but just missing out on leveling things thanks to the good work of the Liverpool keeper.
Liverpool 2 - 1 Tottenham (Gerrard) And the Liverpool man makes no mistake! Lloris went the right way but the penalty was too good and Liverpool regain the lead.
Daniel Sturridge is brought down by Rose, the referee doesn't give anything but the linesman gets involved and the penalty is given on his say so!
Good tracking by Martin Skrtel who seemed to be behind Kane as he was going forward but the Liverpool defender does well to get back and put in the tackle.
The second half kicks off.
Half time. An entertaining first half ends with the scores level, Liverpool have had the chances to be ahead but Tottenham go into the break all square
Daniel Sturridge hits the post! It was a clever backheel and he was very unlucky not to give Liverpool the lead on the stroke of half time.
Mamadou Sakho is booked for a bad foul.
Approaching half time and both teams have certainly gone for it, Liverpool should be ahead but Tottenham have done well to keep the game at level pegging.
Eriksen takes a quick free kick as he spots Mignolet off his line but the referee asks him to retake it, would have been interesting had that effort gone in!
Martin Skrtel is booked for bringing down Kane.
Great play from Ibe who forces a good save from Lloris.
Entering that awkward phase where the managers aren't sure whether to stick or twist knowing half time is approaching.
Gerrard is adjudged to have fouled Mousa Dembélé despite the protests of the Liverpool man but no card is given.
Daniel Sturridge with a long range effort, it's close but it's just a yard over the bar.
Christian Eriksen is booked for a foul on Ibe.
Goal! Liverpool 1 - 1 Tottenham (Kane) It's that man again! After a great through ball from Erik Lamela Kane is through one-on-one and beats Mignolet to draw Spurs level.
Mason is booked for a bad foul on Lazar Markovic.
Great pace in this first half and it's still Liverpool on top.
A wasted chance from Sturridge after Bentaleb has a knightmare moment at the back, Tottenham lucky to only be a goal behind at the moment.
Eriksen responds but his effort is saved. Liverpool deserved their lead having been on top for the majority of the game so far.
Goal! Liverpool 1 - 0 Tottenham (Lazar Markovic) Markovic opens the scoring after driving forward and with Tottenham not closing him down he drives his shot from range and Lloris can't keep out despite getting a hand to it.
Great save by Hugo Lloris to deny Sturridge, Tottenham certainly on the back foot in these opening exchanges.
Difficult chance for Markovic but he sends it over the bar, a bright start for Liverpool here.
Steven Gerrard with the free kick but he can't quite keep it down and it's just over the Spurs crossbar.
Daniel Sturridge pounces on a Tottenham mistake and uses his pace to run clear of Jan Vertonghen but his resulting shot lacks power and is an easy save for Lloris.
With the players on display tonight, including a healthy English contingent, we have the potential for a fantastic encounter as a Liverpool break is undone by a bad Sturridge through ball.
Kick off at Anfield.
Liverpool make two changes from the side that drew with Everton at the weekend as Daniel Sturridge replaces the injured Sterling and Lazar Markovic comes in for Lucas as the Reds start with;
Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Ibe, Sturridge.
Tottenham are unchanged from the side that beat Arsenal in the North London derby as the visitors start with;
Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Lamela, Dembele, Eriksen; Kane.
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