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Liverpool 3 - Sunderland 0

Anfield

2nd February 2008 17:15

Attendance: 43244

Liverpool 3 Sunderland 0

Liverpool`s Peter Crouch, Fernando Torres and Stephen Gerrard scored the goals that beat a stubborn Sunderland side.

The first half was very even with neither side really threatening to break the deadlock. Sunderland lost Kieran Richardson to a reoccurrence of his hamstring injury and Rade Prica replaced him.

The second half kicked and Liverpool were infront within 10 minutes Carragher`s cross found Crouch who`s header beat Gordon.

Liverpool then found themselves two goals in front when Torres doubled their tally. Torres found himself through on goal when he out paced Bardsley to fire past Gordon.

Sunderland then had two penalty appeals turned away before Rob Styles granted a spot kick to Liverpool.

Gerrard made no mistake from the spot Gordon did however get a hand to it.

Sunderland struggled create any real chances against Liverpool with their back line in fine form.






Sunderland Line Up 4-5-1

Gordon 6
Bardsley 6
Nosworthy 6
Evans 6
Collins 6
Chopra 7 (Waghorn 6)
Miller 8
Whitehead 7
Richardson 5 (Prica 6) (O`Donovan 6)
Murphy 6
Jones 7


Subs not used

Fulop
McShane

Star Player

Liam Miller - Another steady performance from Liam he`s improving all the time

Vital Sunderland Says

We weren`t exactly outclassed by Liverpool if one of our penalty shouts had come off we could have easily been back in the game.

Its another big blow to lose Kieran to a hamstring again but why was he rushed back so soon when next weeks game is more important






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Date:Sunday February 3 2008

Time: 5:31PM

Your Comments

I guess Fulham winning was the last thing you needed!
merlin
Yes but we have a 6 pointer this weekend V Wigan
Lucas
which i think you'll lose, and then attempt to proclaim it wasn't a six-pointer after all.
Boro 01
i think we cud get a win, we played brill against liverpool but the ref played for liverpool rather than down the middle. i think rob styles shud be sacked by the fa for his ***** poor performance
toptoddy
You definately need to beat Wigan this weekend or it could be curtains!!
will it ever happen
C'mon Wigan!!
Boro 01
 

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