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  • Date:19 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:16:30
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:43,940
  • Skrtel (4) Johnson (43) Liam Bridcutt - og (43)
    Carroll (56) Liam Bridcutt - og (70)
    Lewis Dunk - og (73) Lewis Dunk - og (73) Suarez (84)
  • LuaLua (16)
Goal!

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87:06

Unfair challenge on Jonjo Shelvey by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Rodriguez Maxi takes the free kick.

86:24

Unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi by Inigo Calderon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

85:40

Rodriguez Vicente produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

83:57

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique. Luis Suarez scores a headed goal from close in. Liverpool 6-1 Brighton.Assist by Andy Carroll.

83:35

Centre by Rodriguez Vicente, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

82:46

The ball is sent over by Kazenga LuaLua, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

82:17

Kazenga LuaLua decides to take the corner short.

81:51

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.

81:28

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Adam, Ashley Barnes makes a clearance.

81:24

The ball is sent over by Luis Suarez, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

80:25

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, Dirk Kuyt takes a shot.

79:23

Unfair challenge on Dirk Kuyt by Craig Noone results in a Penalty. Penalty taken by Luis Suarez saved by Peter Brezovan. Liverpool 5-1 Brighton.

78:25

Dirk Kuyt delivers the ball.

78:04

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.

77:20

Craig Noone produces a cross, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

75:38

Rodriguez Maxi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stewart Downing. Jonjo Shelvey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Gerrard. Dirk Kuyt is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Henderson.

73:47

The ball is swung over by Luis Suarez. Lewis Dunk puts the ball into his own goal. Liverpool 5-1 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Luis Suarez.

73:08

The ball is crossed by Andy Carroll, Craig Noone makes a clearance.

72:09

Shot from a long way out by Liam Bridcutt goes wide of the left-hand upright.

70:25

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a save. Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Bridcutt. Own goal by Liam Bridcutt. Liverpool 4-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Steven Gerrard.

69:42

Kazenga LuaLua takes the inswinging corner, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

69:15

Kazenga LuaLua produces a cross, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

68:01

Adam El-Abd leaves the field to be replaced by Rodriguez Vicente. Sam Vokes goes off and Craig Mackail-Smith comes on.

67:53

Effort from long range by Craig Noone goes wide right of the target.

66:56

Charlie Adam delivers the ball, save made by Peter Brezovan.

65:48

Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Andy Carroll results in a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

65:37

Luis Suarez produces a cross, clearance by Lewis Dunk.

65:24

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone, clearance by Charlie Adam.

64:51

The ball is sent over by Gordon Greer, save by Jose Reina.

63:56

Stewart Downing produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

62:46

A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard, save by Peter Brezovan.

61:19

The ball is sent over by Kazenga LuaLua, Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

60:30

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Dunk.

59:05

Alan Navarro takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in. A cross is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

58:20

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross.

57:42

The ball is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua.

57:32

Centre by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Jamie Carragher.

56:21

A goal is scored by Andy Carroll from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 3-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Stewart Downing.

54:55

Jordan Henderson has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Peter Brezovan.

54:29

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.

54:18

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

51:55

Glen Johnson challenges Kazenga LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.

51:11

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance. Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Henderson. Effort from deep inside the area by Jordan Henderson misses to the left of the target.

50:07

Charlie Adam crosses the ball, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

49:23

Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Glen Johnson results in a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.

48:53

Booking for Alan Navarro for unsporting behaviour. The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Vokes. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.

48:12

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Comfortable save by Peter Brezovan.

47:06

Charlie Adam decides to take a short corner. Glen Johnson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

45:37 +0.37

Sam Vokes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.

45:01

Craig Noone joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Buckley.

44:39

Luis Suarez fouled by Lewis Dunk, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Peter Brezovan.

43:19

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan. Liam Bridcutt puts the ball into his own goal. Liverpool 2-1 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Glen Johnson.

43:01

Charlie Adam takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Peter Brezovan.

41:55

Inigo Calderon challenges Stewart Downing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Gerrard has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Peter Brezovan.

41:32

Kazenga LuaLua has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

40:39

A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard.

40:02

The ball is crossed by Liam Bridcutt, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance. Adam El-Abd takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

38:26

Foul by Jordan Henderson on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.

37:54

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, clearance by Lewis Dunk.

36:39

The ball is delivered by Inigo Calderon, Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.

36:05

Foul by Charlie Adam on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Lewis Dunk takes the direct free kick.

34:44

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

32:22

Steven Gerrard decides to take a short corner, The ball is crossed by Jordan Henderson, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

31:22

Steven Gerrard produces a cross, Andy Carroll has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

30:12

Andy Carroll concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Greer. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.

29:23

The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard.

28:26

Effort from just outside the area by Charlie Adam goes over the target.

28:10

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley, Jordan Henderson manages to make a clearance.

27:19

Corner taken by Charlie Adam, Peter Brezovan makes a save. The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, Sam Vokes manages to make a clearance.

27:07

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Clearance made by Inigo Calderon.

26:33

The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, Effort from inside the area by Sam Vokes misses to the left of the goal.

26:15

Foul by Martin Skrtel on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

25:40

Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

24:39

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Sanchez Jose Enrique misses to the left of the target.

24:19

Alan Navarro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

23:31

Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

23:15

Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

23:06

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Gordon Greer gets a block in.

22:41

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Alan Navarro manages to make a clearance.

22:11

Stewart Downing decides to take the corner short, Centre by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

22:05

Jordan Henderson crosses the ball, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

20:17

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Adam El-Abd manages to make a clearance. Charlie Adam produces a cross, free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Carroll on Lewis Dunk. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.

18:28

Foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Will Buckley, free kick awarded. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick.

15:46

Kazenga LuaLua fouled by Jordan Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick. Kazenga LuaLua fires in a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Brighton.Will Buckley provided the assist for the goal.

14:31

Sanchez Jose Enrique fouled by Inigo Calderon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordan Henderson. Effort from outside the penalty box by Steven Gerrard goes wide left of the target.

12:40

Stewart Downing delivers the ball, save by Peter Brezovan.

10:19

Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

9:45

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Gerrard, Peter Brezovan makes a save.

9:39

Centre by Stewart Downing, blocked by Inigo Calderon.

9:13

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, save by Jose Reina.

8:22

Shot from 30 yards by Charlie Adam. Clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

7:15

The ball is crossed by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

5:39

Sam Vokes produces a curled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Jose Reina.

4:40

Steven Gerrard takes the inswinging corner, Martin Skrtel scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Liverpool 1-0 Brighton.Assist by Steven Gerrard.

3:47

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Peter Brezovan makes a save.

Match Preview

Kelly dreaming of Wembley final Liverpool defender Martin Kelly hopes the FA Cup will allow him the chance to realise a childhood dream and win the final at Wembley. In recent weeks cup competitions have represented the England Under-21 international's best chance of first-team action, with starts in the last two rounds of the FA Cup. And so he heads into Sunday's visit of npower Championship side Brighton hoping for more pitch time in order to help the team to a second final of the season, having already booked a Wembley appearance against Cardiff in the Carling Cup. "Growing up as a kid, you ask any kid, the FA Cup is massive and everyone wants to get to the final and win it," he said. "It's got such a tradition and I think the FA Cup is fantastic. "For a young player like myself it's fantastic to play in and we would love to go all the way in the competition this year. I remember watching Liverpool win the FA Cup on the television and we would love to win it again. "It was brilliant to play in the last round against Manchester United and it was a fantastic day. It's every lad's dream growing up to play against your rivals and try and put on a good display." Maxi Rodriguez could make his return to the Liverpool team. Midfielder Rodriguez has not featured since the fourth-round victory over Manchester United at the end of January due to a foot problem, but should be fit for selection. Reds manager Kenny Dalglish has indicated that young defenders Jon Flanagan and Jack Robinson may come into his thinking for the tie. Seagulls boss Gus Poyet accepts his players need to produce the perfect performance to trouble the Reds. Brighton were rewarded for upsetting Barclays Premier League side Newcastle at the Amex Stadium last month with a trip to Merseyside in the FA Cup fifth round. It will be the second time this season that Brighton have come head-to-head with Dalglish's side after goals from Craig Bellamy and Steven Gerrard sent Poyet's side crashing out of the Carling Cup in September. Poyet appreciates the uphill task that faces his players at Anfield but has urged them to play without fear. "The players know what they need to do in order to be competitive because we have already played them this season," the Seagulls boss told the club's official website. "They know how they need to defend, they know how strong Liverpool are and they also know their quality in movement, speed and technical ability. "We need to be at our best to have any chance. We know that we have no pressure at all but, at the same time, we really respect Liverpool. It will be a great experience and very unique for a few players who might never get this opportunity again."

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

Formation: 442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Jose Reina
  • Glen Johnson
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Charlie Adam
  • Stewart Downing
  • Luis Suarez
  • Andy Carroll
  • SUBS
  • Alexander Doni
  • Rodriguez Maxi
  • Sebastian Coates
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • Jay Spearing
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Martin Kelly

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Match Report

Reds through in style Brighton contributed an amazing three own goals to Liverpool's biggest win since September 2009 as the Reds booked an FA Cup sixth round meeting with Stoke. Liam Bridcutt twice turned the ball into his own net, the first, just before half-time after Kazenga Lua Lua had levelled Martin Skrtel's early header proving crucial. Lewis Dunk also scored an own goal, although Reds boss Kenny Dalglish will be more pleased that man-of-the-match Andy Carroll was also on target before setting up Luis Suarez, who had already missed a penalty. It was a good day all round for Liverpool, so much so that Jamie Carragher could even have a joke with a male streaker, who entered the playing area in stoppage time. For, after six barren seasons, Liverpool now have the familiar scent of silverware in their nostrils. Whilst the financiers might place a Champions League berth at the top of their list of targets over the remaining weeks, for supporters, days out at Wembley are special. In seven days' time, Kenny Dalglish will lead his team into a Carling Cup final confrontation with Cardiff. It could turn out to be the first leg of a double. Dalglish could not have wished for a better start. Distracted by the presence of the excellent Carroll, who was wrestled to a standstill by Adam El-Abd, Brighton allowed Skrtel a free run at Steven Gerrard's near-post cross. The header was firm enough to send it whistling past Peter Brezovan. Brighton were fortunate to escape when they fell asleep at a quickly-taken free-kick, allowing Gerrard to shoot narrowly wide. The visitors were being so comprehensively outplayed that it came as something of a surprise that they levelled, with Lua Lua - teed up by a training ground free-kick routine - expertly finding the bottom corner from 25 yards with a low shot. The injection of confidence was clear, triggering an open contest. Carroll nodded a Gerrard cross over, Inigo Calderon superbly cleared off the line to deny Suarez and Gerrard's free-kick was tipped over by Brezovan. In return, the speedy Lua Lua flashed a shot into the side-netting after he had scorched past Glen Johnson. After all that, Liverpool's second goal was scrappy. Suarez, booed by the Brighton fans even though their manager Gustavo Poyet had backed his fellow countryman in the recent racism row on plenty of occasions, produced some neat trickery to create a shooting opportunity for himself. Brezovan was equal to it but when the rebound bounced kindly for Johnson, the full-back turned his header goalwards. Sam Vokes thought he had cleared, only for the ball to strike Bridcutt at point blank range and bounce back into the net. Within 10 minutes of the restart, Jordan Henderson nearly turned home an off-target Gerrard shot and Brezovan denied Downing. When Downing cut a cross back for Carroll, the burly striker swept home first time from 10 yards. It was no more than the big Geordie deserved - fit and firing, his size provides a threat no defence will find easy to contain. Brighton failed to manage it and with three goals in his last 10 appearances, Carroll is beginning to find the form which brought him such prominence at Newcastle. The visitors' nightmare was not over though. First Bridcutt was in the wrong place at the wrong time again as Gerrard's low cross bounced off him at the near post to provide Liverpool with a second own goal. Then Dunk joined in the act. After succeeding only in kneeing the ball towards his own goal as he tried to juggle and clear, Dunk deserved to be punished for sheer stupidity - although there was some doubt as to whether it crossed the line. After substitute Dirk Kuyt had been felled 10 minutes from time, the party atmosphere demanded Suarez take the spot-kick . In keeping with the slapstick, he missed, only to atone from Carroll's nod down shortly afterwards to emphatically stamp Liverpool's presence in the last eight.

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