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  • Date:29 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:41,415
  • Giaccherini (51)
  • Sturridge (27) Sturridge (27)
    Suarez (35) Suarez (88)
Goal!

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92mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

92mins

Corner taken by Emanuele Giaccherini from the left by-line.

92mins

Clearance by Jordan Henderson.

91mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

90mins

Clearance by Raheem Sterling.

89mins

Luis Suarez grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Sunderland 1-3 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Sturridge.

88mins

Clearance by Simon Mignolet.

88mins

The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson.

87mins

Jozy Altidore is caught offside.

87mins

Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Luis Suarez.

86mins

Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

86mins

Raheem Sterling fouled by Craig Gardner, the ref awards a free kick.

85mins

Charis Mavrias joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sebastian Larsson.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Mamadou Sakho by Jozy Altidore results in a free kick.

84mins

Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.

84mins

Shot by Sung-Yeung Ki. Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.

82mins

Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini.

82mins

The ball is sent over by Ondrej Celustka.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Jack Colback.

79mins

Corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line.

78mins

Kolo Toure has an effort at goal. Keiren Westwood parries the effort to safety.

78mins

Jack Colback makes a clearance.

78mins

The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

76mins

Free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.

76mins

Handball decision goes against Jozy Altidore.

75mins

(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Raheem Sterling coming on for Victor Moses.

74mins

Ondrej Celustka comes on in place of Lee Cattermole.

74mins

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.

73mins

Steven Gerrard takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson.

72mins

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

69mins

Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Jozy Altidore.

68mins

Emanuele Giaccherini delivers the ball.

67mins

Corner taken by Luis Suarez from the left by-line.

66mins

Free kick crossed by Luis Suarez.

65mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Jack Colback.

65mins

Clearance by Carlos Cuellar.

65mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

64mins

Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cattermole.

62mins

Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Simon Mignolet parries the effort to safety.

61mins

Clearance by Craig Gardner.

59mins

Emanuele Giaccherini goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel by Emanuele Giaccherini results in a free kick.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick.

58mins

The ball is sent over by Luis Suarez.

58mins

John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

57mins

Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Clearance by Carlos Cuellar.

54mins

Clearance by Steven Gerrard.

54mins

A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson.

53mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

53mins

Jordan Henderson crosses the ball.

52mins

Emanuele Giaccherini scores with a left foot finish. Sunderland 1-2 Liverpool.

52mins

Sung-Yeung Ki takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Simon Mignolet fumbles the ball.

52mins

Adam Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

51mins

Jack Colback crosses the ball.

49mins

Jozy Altidore manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Luis Suarez has an effort at goal. John O'Shea gets a block in.

47mins

Jordan Henderson manages to make a clearance.

47mins

Centre by Craig Gardner.

47mins

The match restarts for the second half.

47mins

It is the end of the first-half.

47mins

Clearance by Jack Colback.

46mins

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Carlos Cuellar by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick.

44mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Simon Mignolet parries the ball but the danger is not over.

43mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.

42mins

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

42mins

John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

40mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

39mins

Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

38mins

Mamadou Sakho is penalised for a handball.

36mins

Luis Suarez scores with a right foot finish. Sunderland 0-2 Liverpool.Assist by Daniel Sturridge.

35mins

Sung-Yeung Ki has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

35mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson.

34mins

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

34mins

Sebastian Larsson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mamadou Sakho.

33mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

31mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Sebastian Larsson.

30mins

Header at goal by John O'Shea misses to the right.

30mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.

28mins

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard. Daniel Sturridge heads the ball into the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool.Steven Gerrard provided the assist for the goal.

27mins

Craig Gardner makes a clearance.

26mins

Shot by Victor Moses went over the crossbar.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick.

24mins

Shot by Jozy Altidore. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.

24mins

Sebastian Larsson shoots direct from the free kick and hits the bar.

23mins

Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini.

21mins

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

20mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

19mins

Jozy Altidore is caught offside.

18mins

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Lee Cattermole.

14mins

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross.

13mins

Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

12mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

12mins

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

12mins

The ball is sent over by Jack Colback.

10mins

Adam Johnson takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

9mins

Steven Gerrard has an effort direct from the free kick. Keiren Westwood fumbles the ball.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick.

8mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball.

6mins

Centre by Jozy Altidore.

6mins

Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson.

5mins

Clearance made by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

5mins

The ball is delivered by Emanuele Giaccherini.

4mins

Clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

3mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique makes a clearance.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Jack Colback.

1mins

Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Ball focused on task in hand Sunderland interim head coach Kevin Ball would rather not have landed his dream job in the way he has. The 48-year-old may not remain in the post for much longer than the club's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, with owner Ellis Short engaged in the process of identifying a successor to the sacked Paolo Di Canio. Ball would dearly love to be that man, but in the shorter term, he will concentrate on the task of preparing the team for as long as it takes to appoint a replacement, just as he did back in 2006 after taking over the reins on a caretaker basis from Mick McCarthy. Asked what it meant to him to be in charge of the club for which he played with such distinction, the Black Cats' senior professional development coach said: "It's funny. "The situation the last time and the situation this time - in an ideal world, you wouldn't want either of them to have happened. "You would want the role, but in a different situation and different circumstances. "How did I feel when I took the training? Fine, because I am currently doing a very similar thing with another group of players who are not very much younger than some of these. "The day-to-day stuff, we are already doing, so it dovetails quite nicely with that. "Speaking to the media, it's not like I haven't done it before. It's not something that I couldn't do and I thoroughly enjoy doing it." Ball was thrown in at the deep end when he was asked to take training on Monday morning and, along with academy assistant Robbie Stockdale, select and prepare the team for Tuesday night's Capital One Cup third-round tie against Peterborough. He freely admits his week has been hectic ever since, but it is one he has thoroughly enjoyed. "It is a busy week, but you do enjoy it," Ball said. "There are always going to be bits you think are a pain in the backside, but that's life, isn't it? "But you try to enjoy it. I enjoy my football anyway, I enjoy my coaching, I enjoy doing what I do in terms of the (under-) 21s, so it's not an illogical step. "It's not like I have come from the wilderness and, all of a sudden, someone has brought me back in. I am doing a job very similar to that anyhow, so it wasn't such a massive transition." Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will be sidelined for up to six weeks with the shoulder injury he suffered at West Brom last weekend. Defender John O'Shea, who came off with a niggle during Tuesday night's 2-0 Capital One Cup victory over Peterborough, is expected to be fit and midfielder Lee Cattermole could also figure after coming through that game unscathed, while full-back Phil Bardsley is close to returning from a broken bone in his foot. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is not worried about his side's second-half form this season. The Reds have not scored after half-time in the Barclays Premier League since May 12 at Fulham, and that has contributed to them dropping four points in their last two matches - against Swansea and Southampton. And, while Rodgers cannot explain why they have not scored any later than the 37th minute, he is not reading anything into the statistic. "It is well documented we haven't scored a goal (in the second half) and sometimes that trend surprises you when you hear that," he said. "Probably in some of the games in the second half we have sat a bit deeper and have seen out the results, but Swansea we didn't. "It doesn't concern me. It is something we will work on. "As the game (the 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Manchester United) went on the other night, I thought we were going to get that goal, but I can't say I'm overly concerned." Liverpool now face Sunderland, a team rebounding from the sacking of Di Canio, at the Stadium of Light. "There is an upturn you normally find when a manager comes in," he said. "It is unfortunate Paolo lost his job. They had a victory in the week and obviously Kevin Ball will go into the game looking for the players to put on a performance again. "We know the capabilities of Sunderland and I am sure they will come out fighting for a result. "For us, in order to continue climbing, we are determined to go and win." Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is set to return for the trip after being left out of the midweek against Manchester United because of a side strain. Rodgers has to decide whether to continue with the three centre-halves he fielded at Old Trafford as right-back Glen Johnson (ankle) is still out injured. Midfielder Joe Allen (hamstring) is absent while Philippe Coutinho is still recovering from a shoulder operation.

Formation:433Manager: Kevin Ball

Sunderland

Formation: 3412Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Craig Gardner
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • John O'Shea
  • Jack Colback
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Adam Johnson
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • SUBS
  • Connor Wickham
  • Ondrej Celustka
  • El-Hadji Ba
  • Vito Mannone
  • Dong-Won Ji
  • Valentin Roberge
  • Charis Mavrias

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDLLL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • WWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 02/01/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 15/09/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 10/03/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 13/08/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 20/03/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 25/09/2010

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 1
  • E Giaccherini 1

Liverpool

  • D Sturridge 4
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 5
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins

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