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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,609
  • Meireles (23)
  • Gohouri (64)
    Gohouri (64)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:23 +1.23

Milan Jovanovic fouled by Tom Cleverley, the ref awards a free kick. Milan Jovanovic takes the direct free kick.

90:17 +0.17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Fabio Aurelio, Header from deep inside the area by Martin Skrtel goes over the bar.

89:10

David Ngog fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Fabio Aurelio takes the direct free kick.

88:15

The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, save by Ali Al Habsi.

87:19

Fabio Aurelio takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

85:46

Unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.

83:04

Effort on goal by Luis Suarez from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

81:41

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Fabio Aurelio, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.

81:14

Glen Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by James McArthur.

80:17

Antolin Alcaraz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez. Fabio Aurelio takes the direct free kick.

77:57

Hugo Rodallega concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Skrtel. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

77:24

Milan Jovanovic challenges Gary Caldwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.

76:51

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Fabio Aurelio, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.

75:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Gary Caldwell. Luis Suarez has an effort direct from the free kick,

74:21

Hugo Rodallega has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

73:13

Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia.

71:52

Ben Watson leaves the field to be replaced by James McArthur. Dirk Kuyt leaves the field to be replaced by Milan Jovanovic.

70:00

Gary Caldwell is booked.

69:57

Foul by Gary Caldwell on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Rodriguez Maxi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

68:54

David Ngog concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Watson. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.

68:08

Unfair challenge on Fabio Aurelio by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

66:06

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Tom Cleverley coming on for Victor Moses.

64:31

Steve Gohouri fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Wigan.Assist by Antolin Alcaraz.

63:53

Jamie Carragher shown a yellow card. Jamie Carragher challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

63:22

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

62:44

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ali Al Habsi.

60:46

Unfair challenge on David Ngog by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.

58:47

Antolin Alcaraz receives a caution. Free kick awarded for a foul by Antolin Alcaraz on Luis Suarez. Strike comes in from Fabio Aurelio from the free kick.

57:25

David Ngog concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Watson. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

56:46

Corner taken by Fabio Aurelio, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

55:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

53:25

Raul Meireles goes off and David Ngog comes on.

51:50

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

51:11

Victor Moses has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

49:24

The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson.

47:18

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line played to the near post, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.

47:07

Victor Moses produces a cross, clearance by Martin Skrtel.

46:16

Hugo Rodallega concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Carragher. Free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.

46:02 +1.02

The ball is crossed by Steve Gohouri, clearance made by Martin Kelly.

45:53

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Fabio Aurelio takes the free kick.

44:09

Jamie Carragher concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson from left wing, Jose Reina makes a save.

42:35

Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. Charles N'Zogbia has an effort direct from the free kick, Jose Reina makes a save.

42:20

Ben Watson fouled by Raul Meireles, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

37:39

Raul Meireles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

37:03

Corner taken left-footed by Fabio Aurelio, clearance made by Steve Gohouri.

36:33

Effort from outside the penalty box by Victor Moses goes wide right of the target.

35:37

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Fabio Aurelio.

31:16

Raul Meireles takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

29:44

Steve Gohouri goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Steve Gohouri on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Fabio Aurelio takes the direct free kick.

28:33

Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

28:06

The ball is sent over by Charles N'Zogbia, comfortable save by Jose Reina.

26:17

Shot by Luis Suarez from deep inside the area bounces off the post.

25:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

24:24

Foul by Victor Moses on Glen Johnson, free kick awarded. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

23:04

Raul Meireles fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-0 Wigan.

22:54

The ball is delivered by Martin Kelly, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

21:09

Corner taken by Ben Watson, Dirk Kuyt makes a clearance.

18:55

Unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel by Hugo Rodallega results in a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

18:07

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

16:34

Fabio Aurelio sends in a cross, Ben Watson makes a clearance.

14:50

Dirk Kuyt fouled by Steve Gohouri, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Raul Meireles, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

12:56

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

12:28

Fabio Aurelio challenges Steve Gohouri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

11:13

Charles N'Zogbia is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.

8:20

Charles N'Zogbia produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

7:21

The ball is delivered by Hugo Rodallega, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.

4:44

Corner taken by Raul Meireles from the left by-line, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.

3:58

Hugo Rodallega is caught offside. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

3:11

Corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

2:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Watson, clearance made by Jamie Carragher.

1:40

Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

0:08

Unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Fabio Aurelio, clearance by Ben Watson.

Match Preview

Dalglish waits on Gerrard Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will make a late decision on Steven Gerrard's availability for the visit of Wigan after the captain missed England's midweek friendly victory with a groin problem. Centre-back Martin Skrtel is a doubt with a thigh problem which prevented him playing for Slovakia in midweek while Jonjo Shelvey has been ruled out for three months with a knee injury. Defender Martin Kelly, who was withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad with an ankle injury, is expected to be fit but Joe Cole (knee) will probably be on the sidelines again. Dalglish insists midfielder Raul Meireles' impressive goalscoring form of late is entirely down to the player's talent and his adaptation to English football. The Reds boss said he was no "tactical wizard" and the Portugal midfielder's four goals in his last five matches were all a result of the 27-year-old's hard work. Meireles had not found the target in his first 21 matches after joining from Porto in the summer for #11.5million but has suddenly burst into life in front of goal. He has been deployed in an advanced midfield role, occasionally alongside Gerrard and sometimes on his own, and has been a revelation in the last month. "Raul has always had the ability he has shown recently," said Dalglish. "Maybe he's settled down a little bit and is more comfortable and confident because he is playing well but there's been nothing drastic (tactically) for any of the players really. "It is fantastic to see Raul doing so well. He has always been a talented footballer, he's always had what we are seeing now but it's been trying to get it out and it is coming out now and he's scoring goals." Former Reds striker Fernando Torres drew a blank on his Chelsea debut on Sunday and admitted Liverpool's formation had taken them by surprise. Dalglish, though, played down the tactics involved. "The system change was beneficial to us. It is about the club, about the team, and we are the most important people in our eyes," he added. "I am not here to try to impress everyone by saying I'm a tactical wizard, I'm just here to get the best from our boys. "It is part of our responsibility to work out how to do that and we won't do anything to confuse anyone." Wigan defender Gary Caldwell could play with a mask to protect a fractured cheekbone. Caldwell missed the victory over Blackburn at the weekend because of the injury but was given permission to train with the Scotland squad this week. James McCarthy is likely to be available after he was withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad as manager Roberto Martinez wanted him to rest his previously injured ankle.

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

Formation: 451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Jose Reina
  • Martin Kelly
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Glen Johnson
  • Rodriguez Maxi
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Raul Meireles
  • Fabio Aurelio
  • Luis Suarez
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • SUBS
  • Peter Gulacsi
  • Daniel Pacheco
  • Milan Jovanovic
  • Sotirios Kyrgiakos
  • Danny Wilson
  • David Ngog
  • Christian Poulsen

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Match Report

Latics halt Reds charge Liverpool's ambitions of staging a late charge for Champions League qualification suffered an untimely blow as bogey side Wigan ended their four-match winning run in a 1-1 draw at Anfield. A fifth successive victory would have put the Reds within four points of fourth-placed Chelsea but despite dominating two-thirds of the game they failed to press home their advantage. Raul Meireles impressed once again, extending his remarkable goalscoring spree to five in his last six matches, but at the other end Jose Reina's goal was breached for the first time in 463 minutes when Steve Gohouri prodded home from close range. However, another positive note for Reds boss Kenny Dalglish was January signing Luis Suarez, on his first start since joining from Ajax. He showed why the Merseysiders parted with #22.8million with a display full of energy, invention and determination. Had the Uruguay international enjoyed more fortune his side would have won the game, having had a shot to make it 2-0 rebound off a post before the interval and a second-half free-kick cannon back off the crossbar. Wigan, to give them credit, enjoyed a good spell after the interval which culminated in their goal and ensured Liverpool's record against them now stands at just two victories in their last seven meetings. Suarez was into the action early, having a fourth-minute shout for a penalty turned down after a quick counter-attack from a corner and combining well down the right with Dirk Kuyt, who himself had a shot from the edge of the penalty area which had Ali Al Habsi grasping to hang on at the second attempt. But the Wigan goalkeeper could do nothing about Liverpool's opener in the 24th minute as Meireles continued his scoring run. Fabio Aurelio's cross from the left byline was partially deflected by the head of Gohouri but only as far as the Portugal international 16 yards out and he smashed home a right-foot volley . Three minutes later Suarez almost doubled the lead with a manoeuvre reminiscent of the now-departed Fernando Torres. He wriggled his way into the left edge of the penalty area before opening his body to shoot right-footed past Al Habsi only to see the ball rebound off the far post. The Uruguayan was a willing outlet for Liverpool and Gohouri was booked on the half-hour for clattering into the back of him. Wigan were in danger of being overwhelmed as Meireles continued to find space in and around their penalty area, blazing over from range on one occasion. The closest the Latics came to producing a response was when winger Charles N'Zogbia fired in a low free-kick which Reina claimed easily late in the first half. Meireles was replaced by David Ngog four minutes into the second half, with the Portugal midfielder heading straight down the tunnel to receive treatment. But Suarez showed no signs of fading in only his second match since December 8 and Antolin Alcaraz had to resort to a foul to prevent him racing into the penalty area, for which he was booked. But Liverpool's inability to seize complete control of the game and score a second gave the visitors hope and the threat of an equaliser turned into a reality in the 65th minute. N'Zogbia curled an inswinging left-footed cross from the right which found its way to Gohouri who stabbed home from two yards out at the far post. There was a suspicion of offside but it was only relevant if Alcaraz had got the slightest of touches on the way through and it was impossible to tell. That was the first goal Reina had conceded in five matches and it threatened to undermine all Liverpool's previous hard work in putting together a run of four successive victories. Suarez continued to impress and when Caldwell fouled him on the edge of the area in the 77th minute he picked himself up to curl a shot over the wall but onto the crossbar. The Uruguayan, seemingly almost single-handedly at times, tried desperately to find the winner but found Latics captain Caldwell in particularly resolute form. Aurelio fired a shot just over, which was followed by Martin Skrtel's header in added time as the hosts failed to find a way through. The result put a check, for now, on lofty ambitions to break back into the top four but despite dropping points Dalglish will still harbour hopes they can still pose a challenge later in the season. Unfortunately for Wigan, they remain in the bottom three.

Form Guide

    LDWWWW
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • DDLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 10/11/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 08/03/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 16/12/2009
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 28/01/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 18/10/2008
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 02/01/2008

Top Scorers

Liverpool

  • RJ Meireles 4
  • S Gerrard 3
  • RR Maxi 3
  • D Kuyt 2
  • S Kyrgiakos 2
  • D Ngog 2
  • J Cole 1
  • G Johnson 1
  • M Skrtel 1
  • L Suarez 1

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 7
  • C N'Zogbia 4
  • T Cleverley 3
  • J McCarthy 3
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • B Watson 1
  • R Stam 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Liverpool

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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