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  • Date:22 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Anfield
Northampton win 4-2 on penalties
  • Jovanovic (8) Ngog (115)
  • Mckay (55)
    Jacobs (98)
Goal!

Live Commentary

126mins

Penalty scored by Abdul Osman. Liverpool 2-4 Northampton on penalties.

125mins

Penalty missed by Nathan Eccleston.

125mins

Penalty scored by Michael Jacobs. Liverpool 2-3 Northampton on penalties.

124mins

Daniel Agger scores a penalty. Liverpool 2-2 Northampton on penalties.

123mins

Liam Davis scores a penalty. Liverpool 1-2 Northampton on penalties.

123mins

Jonjo Shelvey scores a penalty. Liverpool 1-1 Northampton on penalties.

122mins

Kevin Thornton scores a penalty. Liverpool 0-1 Northampton on penalties.

122mins

Penalty missed by David Ngog.

121mins

The ball is delivered by Daniel Agger.

121mins

Spot kick missed by Steve Guinan.

120mins

Sotirios Kyrgiakos fouled by Ben Tozer, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Jonjo Shelvey, Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes a shot. Liam Davis makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Jonjo Shelvey from the right by-line, clearance by Ryan Gilligan.

118mins

The referee blows for offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

115mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

115mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey from the left by-line played to the near post, David Ngog finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Liverpool 2-2 Northampton.The assist for the goal came from Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

114mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jay Spearing goes over the bar.

113mins

Shot from just outside the area by Martin Kelly misses to the right of the target.

112mins

Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

111mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Leiva Lucas misses to the left of the target.

109mins

Foul by Sotirios Kyrgiakos on Nathaniel Wedderburn, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

108mins

The ball is crossed by Nathan Eccleston.

107mins

The ball is sent over by Jonjo Shelvey, Ryan Gilligan manages to make a clearance.

107mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a short corner.

106mins

Thomas Ince on for Daniel Pacheco.

106mins

Jonjo Shelvey sends in a cross, Headed effort from close range by Sotirios Kyrgiakos goes wide left of the goal.

101mins

Unfair challenge on Sotirios Kyrgiakos by Steve Guinan results in a free kick. Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes the free kick.

100mins

Jonjo Shelvey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Babel.

98mins

Michael Jacobs finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-2 Northampton.Assist by Courtney Herbert.

93mins

Nathan Eccleston produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

92mins

Daniel Pacheco produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

91mins

The ball is crossed by Nathan Eccleston, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

91mins

Nathan Eccleston replaces Milan Jovanovic.

90mins

Jay Spearing sends in a cross.

90mins

Corner taken by Daniel Pacheco from the left by-line, Chris Dunn makes a save.

90mins

Danny Wilson sends in a cross, Courtney Herbert gets a block in.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Martin Kelly results in a free kick. Nathaniel Wedderburn is brought on as a substitute for John Johnson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kevin Thornton, Martin Kelly manages to make a clearance.

86mins

The ball is delivered by Daniel Pacheco, Kevin Thornton makes a clearance.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Pacheco, Ryan Gilligan makes a clearance.

85mins

Corner taken by Daniel Pacheco, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Kevin Thornton takes the inswinging corner, save by Brad Jones.

84mins

Centre by Courtney Herbert, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

83mins

Steve Guinan comes on in place of Billy Mckay.

82mins

Corner taken by Daniel Pacheco played to the near post, clearance made by Billy Mckay.

81mins

Foul by Liam Davis on Ryan Babel, free kick awarded. Liam Davis shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniel Pacheco, Andrew Holt manages to make a clearance.

80mins

Paul Rodgers goes off and Courtney Herbert comes on.

80mins

Effort from outside the area by Michael Jacobs goes wide right of the goal.

76mins

Daniel Pacheco produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

75mins

Kevin Thornton produces a cross, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

74mins

Corner taken short by Michael Jacobs.

71mins

Leiva Lucas fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Milan Jovanovic restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

Centre by David Ngog.

70mins

Ryan Babel fouled by Andrew Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes the direct free kick.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Daniel Agger.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Gilligan, clearance by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

67mins

Long range shot by Ryan Gilligan goes wide right of the net.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Rodgers on Milan Jovanovic. Paul Rodgers goes into the book. Daniel Agger restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line to the near post, Milan Jovanovic makes a clearance.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

62mins

Short corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the left by-line.

60mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jay Spearing for handball. Kevin Thornton receives a caution for dissent. Kevin Thornton shoots direct from the free kick.

59mins

Danny Wilson challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Thornton takes the free kick.

58mins

Martin Kelly has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

56mins

Billy Mckay grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Northampton.Assist by Kevin Thornton.

56mins

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Pacheco.

53mins

Andrew Holt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Shot comes in from Daniel Pacheco from the free kick.

49mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Babel, clearance by Ben Tozer.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Martin Kelly, clearance by Ben Tozer.

45mins

David Ngog challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick, Sotirios Kyrgiakos makes a clearance.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Milan Jovanovic on Paul Rodgers. Ryan Gilligan restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

David Ngog delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Tozer.

43mins

Foul by Billy Mckay on Sotirios Kyrgiakos, free kick awarded. Martin Kelly takes the free kick.

41mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Spearing on Liam Davis. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Pacheco on Liam Davis. Andrew Holt takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Ryan Babel is caught offside. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

37mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Ryan Gilligan goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36mins

Danny Wilson challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kevin Thornton, Danny Wilson makes a clearance.

32mins

Shot from long distance by Michael Jacobs misses to the right of the goal.

29mins

Michael Jacobs has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

27mins

Shot from outside the area by Kevin Thornton misses to the left of the target.

27mins

Leiva Lucas takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.

26mins

John Johnson sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Jacobs goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

24mins

David Ngog gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Johnson. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.

23mins

A cross is delivered by David Ngog, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.

21mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Babel. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Leiva Lucas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

20mins

John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Pacheco. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniel Pacheco, clearance by Ryan Gilligan.

19mins

Milan Jovanovic fouled by Ryan Gilligan, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Wilson takes the free kick.

18mins

The ball is swung over by Milan Jovanovic, Liam Davis makes a clearance.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Liam Davis, save by Brad Jones.

11mins

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton played to the near post, clearance by Martin Kelly.

9mins

Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.

9mins

Milan Jovanovic grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-0 Northampton.Assist by Daniel Agger.

4mins

Michael Jacobs fouled by Martin Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Gilligan takes the free kick.

3mins

Jay Spearing is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Liam Davis.

2mins

The ball is swung over by David Ngog, clearance made by Andrew Holt.

1mins

Paul Rodgers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Wilson. Danny Wilson takes the free kick.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.

The game restarts for the second half of extra time.

The match goes to a penalty shoot-out.

The players are ready for the drama of the penalty shoot-out.

Match Preview

Goalkeeper Brad Jones could make his Liverpool debut against Northampton in the third round of the Carling Cup at Anfield.

The Australia international has sat on the bench for four matches since his late-August move from Middlesbrough to become Jose Reina's deputy but he is set to be given an outing against the League Two side.

Manager Roy Hodgson will make numerous changes with many of his first team stars rested, giving fringe and reserve team players - some of whom featured in the Europa League victory against Steaua Bucharest last week - another chance. Hodgson has every faith his second-string players will step up to the mark after being handed the responsibility of getting past the Cobblers.

But despite the rotation, which has already been effectively used in the Europa League, the manager insists he is taking the competition seriously.

"It's a strange game for us in a sense," he said. "It's one where we definitely need to rotate the squad having played so many games and having to play so many more before the international break.

"But on the other hand it's a competition I take very seriously and I want to have a good run in the competition. We are bothered. "There's a responsibility on those who replace the big-name players like Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina and Jamie Carragher to name but four.

"And to be fair they've shown themselves capable of taking on that burden in a couple of European matches already.

"As we saw in the last game against Steaua Bucharest, Jay Spearing was arguably one of the best players on the field. If you never give him a chance, how do you know that?"

Northampton boss Ian Sampson is likely to hand centre-back Ben Tozer his debut against Liverpool in the Carling Cup following his arrival from Newcastle on loan.

The 20-year-old should start with Dean Beckwith sidelined due to a thigh strain suffered before the Shrewsbury defeat, while Abdul Osman had to be replaced during the second half with a knee problem.

Tadhg Purcell will be out for most of the season following an operation on his cruciate knee injury while Craig Hinton also remains sidelined with a knee problem.

Midfielder Ryan Gilligan still requires surgery on an ankle problem and despite having been playing through the pain barrier, may be rested with Michael Jacobs a possible replacement. Marcus Hall will also miss out again with a hamstring injury.

Formation:442Manager: Roy Hodgson

Liverpool

Formation: 451Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

  • Brad Jones
  • Martin Kelly
  • Sotirios Kyrgiakos
  • Daniel Agger
  • Danny Wilson
  • Daniel Pacheco
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Jay Spearing
  • Milan Jovanovic
  • Ryan Babel
  • David Ngog
  • SUBS
  • Martin Hansen
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Nathan Eccleston
  • Thomas Ince
  • David Amoo
  • Andre Wisdom
  • Jack Robinson

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Match Report

Cobblers stun Reds on memorable night at Anfield Liverpool blew one of their best chances of winning a trophy this season after suffering an embarrassing 4-2 penalty shootout Carling Cup defeat against npower League Two side Northampton at Anfield. Having taken a ninth-minute lead through Milan Jovanovic, his first goal since joining the club from Standard Liege in the summer, the hosts should have wrapped up the third-round tie. But Billy McKay and Michael Jacobs turned things around, and although David Ngog snatched a late equaliser to make it 2-2 on the night, the Cobblers went through on spot-kicks to book their place in the fourth round for the first time since 1966/67. For the first time in five years Liverpool have not got past the third round, denying them a chance in a competition they were thinking about winning. Those chances were increased by the exits of the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham but an under-strength team failed to deliver. It would have not been so bad had the Cobblers come to Anfield and given a particularly stirring performance but they were only really energised by McKay's goal, growing in confidence as their opponents' gradually receded. Worringly for manager Roy Hodgson, Northampton goalkeeper Chris Dunn was hardly tested. The Liverpool boss, as he has done in the Europa League, handed the responsibility to a number of fringe players after opting to rest all those who started in the defeat to Manchester United on Sunday. If he was looking for a reward he did not get one as the team laboured in failing to dispatch opponents 69 league places below them. The signs were there before the start as the Cobblers had already beaten higher-placed opposition in League One Brighton and Championship side Reading. Their league form, however, was worse than Liverpool's with only one win in their last eight games and that was indicative of the way they started as the home side dominated. Prior to the match there had been much fuss about nothing when centre-back Daniel Agger had felt the need to publicly clarify comments he made on Sunday, which were misrepresented as him saying he would not play Hodgson's long-ball game. Not that he needed to prove a point but he did with a perfectly-judged defence-splitting pass through the inside-left channel which Serbia international Jovanovic collected and fired past Chris Dunn and into the far corner of the net. Despite dominating possession, Liverpool's rearranged defence gave their opponents too much time on the edge of the penalty area. Twice Jacobs was allowed to turn and shoot but on both occasions he failed to hit the target, although his curling effort from the left angle of the box briefly had debutant Brad Jones worried as it arced towards the far corner. Ryan Gilligan also blazed wide from 12 yards after Wilson failed to clear a free-kick. The second half began similarly until McKay struck in the 56th minute. Kevin Thornton out-jumped Sotirios Kyrgiakos to head Liam Davis' hanging cross into the path of the striker and he blasted home from close range. In an instant the match appeared to turn on its head as Northampton then became the team in the ascendancy as Liverpool toiled. Only in the last five minutes of normal time did they push for the winner but the visitors' defence held out to force extra-time. There was a feeling an upset was on the cards and a second Northampton goal duly came in the 98th minute. Wilson, a central defender playing at left-back, was too easily beaten by substitute Courtney Herbert. Jones parried the cross, Martin Kelly stopped Thornton's half-hit shot, but Liverpool could do nothing about Jacobs' follow-up. Kyrgiakos headed wide and Kelly fired into the side-netting before Ngog hauled Liverpool level with a headed goal from substitute Jonjo Shelvey's corner. Even then both sides could have snatched a win at the death but Kelly cleared off the line from Nathaniel Wedderburn's shot and Davis deflected over a header from Kyrgiakos. Northampton's Steve Guinan and Liverpool's Ngog missed the first spot-kicks but when 19-year-old substitute Nathan Eccleston hit the crossbar with Liverpool's fourth effort Abdul Osman stepped up to send the Cobblers into the last 16. The result will only increase the scrutiny on Hodgson, whose side have had a disappointing start to the Barclays Premier League and are currently 16th.

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