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  • Date:10 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,592
  • Walters - pen (20)
Goal!

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95mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant. Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick.

95mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the target.

94mins

Stewart Downing crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Wilkinson.

93mins

Foul by Kenwyne Jones on Leiva Lucas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

91mins

Booking for Luis Suarez for dissent.

91mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam.

89mins

Foul by Andy Carroll on Matthew Upson, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

89mins

Craig Bellamy fouled by Ryan Shawcross, the ref awards a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.

88mins

The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing, Header by Craig Bellamy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

88mins

Centre by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Marc Wilson.

87mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

86mins

Stewart Downing crosses the ball, clearance made by Andy Wilkinson. Short corner worked by Craig Bellamy, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by Kenwyne Jones.

84mins

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance. Corner taken short by Stewart Downing, Stewart Downing takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

84mins

The ball is crossed by Kenwyne Jones, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

82mins

Jermaine Pennant sends in a cross.

81mins

Effort from just outside the box by Daniel Agger goes over the bar. Martin Skrtel goes off and Glen Johnson comes on.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by Andy Wilkinson. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic. Corner taken short by Craig Bellamy.

78mins

Corner taken by Stewart Downing played to the near post, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

76mins

Centre by Craig Bellamy.

75mins

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Jermaine Pennant. Rory Delap leaves the field to be replaced by Wilson Palacios.

70mins

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball, Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

69mins

Peter Crouch takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.

68mins

Foul by Matthew Upson on Andy Carroll, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

The referee blows for offside. Andy Carroll is brought on as a substitute for Dirk Kuyt. Craig Bellamy replaces Jordan Henderson. Kenwyne Jones on for Matthew Etherington. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

64mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jordan Henderson goes over the bar. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Andy Wilkinson coming on for Robert Huth.

64mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

64mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

62mins

Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Asmir Begovic. Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Asmir Begovic. Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Asmir Begovic gets a block in.

60mins

Dean Whitehead fouled by Jordan Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Pennant takes the free kick.

59mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Pennant. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

58mins

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

57mins

Charlie Adam fouled by Jermaine Pennant, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

57mins

Foul by Charlie Adam on Dean Whitehead, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel by Peter Crouch results in a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.

53mins

Leiva Lucas takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth. Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line played to the near post, Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.

53mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.

52mins

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Rory Delap, clearance by Jamie Carragher.

46mins

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Etherington, Ryan Shawcross produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

42mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

41mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam.

40mins

Charlie Adam fouled by Dean Whitehead, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Agger.

39mins

Handball by Sanchez Jose Enrique. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

37mins

The referee blows for offside against Peter Crouch. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Effort on goal by Martin Skrtel from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Charlie Adam. Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Jose Reina.

32mins

Jordan Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, save made by Asmir Begovic.

30mins

Jermaine Pennant sends in a cross, clearance by Jamie Carragher.

25mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.

24mins

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez takes the free kick.

23mins

The referee blows for offside. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

22mins

Luis Suarez is caught offside. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

20mins

Foul by Jamie Carragher on Jonathan Walters, Penalty awarded. Power penalty scored by Jonathan Walters. Stoke 1-0 Liverpool.

18mins

Stewart Downing produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

17mins

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Upson. Free kick awarded for a foul by Dirk Kuyt on Matthew Upson. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.

15mins

Robert Huth fouled by Luis Suarez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

12mins

Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Agger. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Peter Crouch fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Ryan Shawcross has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

8mins

Charlie Adam challenges Dean Whitehead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

6mins

Rory Delap concedes a free kick for a foul on Stewart Downing. Stewart Downing takes the free kick.

4mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Charlie Adam.

2mins

Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

1mins

Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch. Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick. Peter Crouch is ruled offside. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 451Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Robert Huth
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Matthew Upson
  • Marc Wilson
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Rory Delap
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Wilson Palacios

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Match Report

Walters wins it as Reds wobble Liverpool stumbled over a familiar hurdle at the Britannia Stadium as they lost 1-0 and slipped to their first defeat of the season. In four visits to Stoke since the Potters earned promotion to the Barclays Premier League, the Reds have collected just two points and lost their last two matches. Not since 1968 have Stoke recorded back-to-back home league wins over Liverpool and the result brought a side brimming with confidence before the international break back down to earth with a hefty bump. Jon Walters scored the only goal from a 20th-minute penalty after being fouled by Jamie Carragher. From that point nearly all the possession and chances were created by the visitors, but the resilient hosts ground out the win despite a frantic final half-hour. When you come to Stoke you have to be prepared to compete and while Liverpool were able to do that it was at the expense of any passing game as they were sucked into the direct style of their opponents. The Potters are a threat from set-pieces but deadline-day signing Peter Crouch, making a debut against his former club, weakly headed wide one free-kick. At the other end Luis Suarez, from close range, somehow failed to connect with Charlie Adam's inswinging corner to the far post. Martin Skrtel, pushed into service at right-back, nipped in front of Ryan Shawcross to prevent the Stoke captain getting his head to Matt Etherington's free-kick as the hosts generated the early pressure. But the opening goal, when it came, was from a simple ball over the top which caught Carragher out of position. The Reds centre-back looked to have made good ground to get around Walters but when the Stoke forward went down with Carragher's arm around his waist referee Mark Halsey pointed to the spot and the player picked himself up to drill a shot straight down the middle of the goal. Stoke were blocking most avenues open to Suarez - as displayed by a sprawling Shawcross who smothered one near-post shot - with two defenders on occasions but the Uruguayan still found ways of getting past. He easily turned Robert Huth on the left and crossed to the far side of penalty area where an onrushing Skrtel appeared to be clipped by Etherington just before he blazed a shot over. After a relatively quiet start to the second half, the match exploded into action just past the hour as Liverpool had five shots in the space of 20 seconds but still could not find a way through. Jose Enrique's through-ball sent Jordan Henderson racing clear through the middle but he side-footed his first shot straight at Asmir Begovic, the goalkeeper made a good save from the follow-up and Matthew Upson's chest blocked the third. However, the danger was not over as the loose ball dropped to Adam's dangerous left foot but Shawcross blocked his first effort from the edge of the penalty area and Begovic got back to stop the rebound. The introduction of Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll for Henderson and Dirk Kuyt ramped up the pressure on the hosts in the final 20 minutes. But Stoke manned the barricades and with Liverpool seemingly intent on going through the middle more often than not they made it easier for their opponents to crowd them out. Stoke were being forced back and it was midfielder Dean Whitehead who put in the crunching block tackle inside his own penalty area which denied Suarez yet again. It is not in the Uruguay international's nature to give up and he kept plugging away, seeing his shot across goal tipped wide by Begovic. Stewart Downing cut inside from the right to blaze over, Carroll had a claim for a penalty when his shot appeared to hit the arm of Whitehead while Bellamy headed Downing's cross wide. Suarez was convinced he should have had a spot-kick when his cross hit Upson's arm but neither referee Mark Clattenburg nor his assistant spotted the offence. The striker had his chance to put that wrong right in the fourth minute of added time when Begovic and Shawcross got in each other's way but he stabbed wide with the goal gaping. Stoke were hanging on at the end - something they are well equipped and well-enough drilled to do - and they blunted everything Liverpool threw at them.

Form Guide

    DDW
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • DWW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 02/02/2011
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 13/11/2010
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 16/01/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 19/08/2009
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 10/01/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 20/09/2008

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • K Jones 1
  • R Shotton 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 2
  • M Skrtel 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 3
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 6
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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