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AS IT HAPPENED: Liverpool vs Spurs

2015-02-10 21:30
Last Updated at 18:53
10 Feb 23:53

A frantic nervy end but LIVERPOOL have won it!

Balotelli the match winner.

Anfield erupts!

10 Feb 23:51

Kane now booked.

Spurs will be fined as 6 players booked in one game.

Just 60 seconds left...

10 Feb 23:51
Tottenham have lost all their momentum, every long ball finds the touchline instead of the player.
10 Feb 23:50

Already one of those gone as Balotelli gives away a free kick.

It's wasted...

10 Feb 23:49
4 minutes added on...
10 Feb 23:48

88' Lamela fouls Henderson.

This one is getting away from them.

Even Balotelli is running after every lost cause...

10 Feb 23:47
Official attendance: 44577
10 Feb 23:46

ANOTHER yellow card.

Paulinho the 5th Spurs player into the book.

He clipped Lallana.

10 Feb 23:46

86' Rodgers furious that Coutinho is deemed to have committed a foul.

He wants this win.


10 Feb 23:44
It took Mario Balotelli 769 minutes to score his first league goal for Liverpool.
10 Feb 23:44

Liverpool have scored 3 goals from 7 shots on target.

Spurs 2 from 5 today.

10 Feb 23:43

Spurs settling for the loss?

Soldado brought on!

10 Feb 23:43

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!?

10 Feb 23:42
10 Feb 23:41
10 Feb 23:40

FULL TIME: Hull 2-0 Aston Villa

Dame N'Doye gets a goal and an assist on his first Hull start.

10 Feb 23:39

79' WHAT?

Eriksen subbed.

Nacir Chadli on.

Eriksen removed despite his reputation for amazing late goals...

10 Feb 23:38
10 Feb 23:38

Corner headed clear...

No real threat to that Reds corner.

10 Feb 23:37
Adam Lallana comes on for goal scorer Lazar Markovic.
10 Feb 23:37

77' Corner to Liverpool.

DID YOU SEE THAT? Urgency from Balotelli?!

10 Feb 23:36

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.

10 Feb 23:35

Balotelli's season so far!

Games: 12

Shots: 47

Goals: 0

Chances created: 5

Assists: 0

10 Feb 23:33

73' Kyle Walker picks up a yellow card for a foul on Emre Can. 

10 Feb 23:32


Who's excited?

I am!

Sturridge off...

10 Feb 23:30

71' Just over 20mins to go...

A winner out there?

10 Feb 23:30
Steven Gerrard completed just 71% of his passes tonight.
10 Feb 23:29


10 Feb 23:29

Apologies, it's Dejan Lovren on for Gerrard and not Joe Allen.

Commentators led me astray there!

10 Feb 23:27

Mason off.

Paulinho on.

10 Feb 23:27

Dowd was correct not to give the penalty.

Dier with a splendid tackle on Sturridge.

Liverpool corner cleared with ease by the Spurs defence.

10 Feb 23:26

Gerrard off.

Allen on.

10 Feb 23:26

Sturridge goes down!

Penalty? Not given!

10 Feb 23:25

66' Changes to be made...

Commentators tell us that Gerrard is coming off. Joe Allen warming up.

Spurs to bring on Paulinho.

10 Feb 23:22

Dembele booked!

3 yellows to both sides...

10 Feb 23:21

62' Wasted break.

Was it a cross?

Was it a shot?

Who knows, Markovic squanders a decent chance for the hosts...

10 Feb 23:21

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...

10 Feb 23:20

Dembele scores!

His first in 14 months! 28 games without a goal this season...

10 Feb 23:19
10 Feb 23:19

58' Stevie G booked.

His slide tackle earns him a place in the book...

10 Feb 23:16
Another corner and it's taken quickly, punched clear by Mignolet.
10 Feb 23:16
Lamela's corner is easily dealt with...
  • 94'

    Full time! Great game at Anfield and after losing the lead twice Liverpool hold out after that late Balotelli goal to seal victory.

  • 93'

    Kane is booked but it's hard to decide if it was for his verbal disagreement with Sakho or the referee.

  • 92'

    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.

  • 90'

    They'll be four minutes of stoppage time.

  • 87'

    Paulinho is booked for a foul on Lallana.

  • 84'

    Mousa Dembélé is off and is replaced by Roberto Soldado.

  • 83'

    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.

  • 82'

    Into the final ten minutes and the game is on a knife edge, both sides more than capable of scoring a third.

  • 80'

    Nacer Chadli is on for Christian Eriksen.

  • 77'

    Lazar Markovic is replaced by Adam Lallana as Liverpool make their final change.

  • 76'

    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.

  • 74'

    Mario Balotelli replaces Daniel Sturridge.

  • 72'

    Kyle Walker is booked.

  • 69'

    Paulinho replaces Ryan Mason for Spurs.

  • 66'

    Steven Gerrard seems to be carrying an injury and is replaced by Dejan Lovren.

  • 63'

    Mousa Dembélé is booked for a foul on Alberto Moreno.

  • 61'

    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.

  • 60'

    Steven Gerrard is booked.

  • 58'

    Heading towards the hour mark and there's still more goals in this, both sides still playing with an attacking mindset.

  • 55'

    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.

  • 53'

    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.

  • 52'

    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!

  • 49'

    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.

  • 46'

    The second half kicks off.

  • 45'

    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

  • 45'

    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.

  • 44'

    Mamadou Sakho is booked for a bad foul.

  • 43'

    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.

  • 40'

    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!

  • 39'

    Martin Skrtel is booked for bringing down Kane.

  • 38'

    Great play from Ibe who forces a good save from Lloris.

  • 37'

    Entering that awkward phase where the managers aren't sure whether to stick or twist knowing half time is approaching.

  • 34'

    Gerrard is adjudged to have fouled Mousa Dembélé despite the protests of the Liverpool man but no card is given.

  • 32'

    Daniel Sturridge with a long range effort, it's close but it's just a yard over the bar.

  • 30'

    Christian Eriksen is booked for a foul on Ibe.

  • 27'

    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.

  • 26'

    Mason is booked for a bad foul on Lazar Markovic.

  • 23'

    Great pace in this first half and it's still Liverpool on top.

  • 20'

    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.

  • 17'

    Eriksen responds but his effort is saved. Liverpool deserved their lead having been on top for the majority of the game so far.

  • 15'

    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.

  • 13'

    Great save by Hugo Lloris to deny Sturridge, Tottenham certainly on the back foot in these opening exchanges.

  • 12'

    Difficult chance for Markovic but he sends it over the bar, a bright start for Liverpool here.

  • 10'

    Steven Gerrard with the free kick but he can't quite keep it down and it's just over the Spurs crossbar.

  • 8'

    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.

  • 5'

    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.

  • 1'

    Kick off at Anfield.

  • 0'

    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.

  • 0'

    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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Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur
  • 3 Goals 2
    • 15' Markovic
    • 53' Gerrard
    • 83' Balotelli
    • 26' Kane
    • 61' Dembele
  • 3 Yellow Cards 6
    • 40' Skrtel
    • 45' Sakho
    • 60' Gerrard
    • 24' Mason
    • 28' Eriksen
    • 63' Dembele
    • 73' Walker
    • 88' Paulinho
    • 90' Kane
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Emre Can
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Lazar Markovic
  • 8
  • 10
  • 14
  • 15
  • 17
  • 18
  • 22
  • 23
  • 33
  • 37
  • 50
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 11
  • 15
  • 18
  • 19
  • 23
  • 38
  • 42
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kyle Walker
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Eric Dier
  • Harry Kane
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Ryan Mason
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Glen Johnson
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Adam Lallana
  • Joe Allen
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Danny Ward
  • 2
  • 6
  • 9
  • 20
  • 24
  • 45
  • 52
  • 8
  • 9
  • 13
  • 17
  • 21
  • 22
  • 33
  • Paulinho
  • Roberto Soldado
  • Michel Vorm
  • Andros Townsend
  • Federico Fazio
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Ben Davies

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