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  • Date:31 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:27,447
  • Carroll (51) Carroll (51)
    Bellamy (60) Kuyt (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Fabio Aurelio replaces Dirk Kuyt.

89mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

87mins

Stephen Hunt decides to take the corner short.

87mins

A cross is delivered by Kevin Foley, save by Jose Reina. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jamie Carragher.

86mins

Centre by Jordan Henderson, Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

86mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot from outside the area and strikes the post.

84mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Bellamy, Close range header by Andy Carroll goes wide of the left-hand post.

84mins

(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Nenad Milijas coming on for Emmanuel Frimpong.

81mins

Jamie Carragher is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Agger.

81mins

Jonjo Shelvey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Adam.

78mins

Dirk Kuyt scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-3 Liverpool.Assist by Charlie Adam.

77mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by David Edwards.

75mins

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

72mins

Glen Johnson fouled by David Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. David Edwards goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

71mins

Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Frimpong. David Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

Daniel Agger concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. Daniel Agger goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

69mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy. Daniel Agger produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Clearance by Roger Johnson.

67mins

The ball is crossed by Jordan Henderson, clearance made by Kevin Foley.

66mins

Charlie Adam produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

65mins

Unfair challenge on David Edwards by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. Kevin Foley takes the free kick.

65mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Andy Carroll goes wide left of the goal.

62mins

Michael Kightly goes off and Stephen Hunt comes on. Eggert Jonsson goes off and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake comes on.

61mins

A goal is scored by Craig Bellamy from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Liverpool.Assist by Jay Spearing.

59mins

Steven Fletcher sends in a cross, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

55mins

Dirk Kuyt is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

52mins

A goal is scored by Andy Carroll from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 Liverpool.Charlie Adam provided the assist for the goal.

52mins

Corner taken by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.

52mins

David Edwards produces a cross, Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.

46mins

Shot from just outside the area by Jordan Henderson misses to the right of the target.

45mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Stephen Ward gets a block in.

42mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

42mins

Michael Kightly takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

42mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Jay Spearing makes a clearance.

41mins

Andy Carroll gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

40mins

Michael Kightly produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

39mins

The ball is swung over by Dirk Kuyt.

38mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

36mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique. Craig Bellamy fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Bellamy, save by Wayne Hennessey.

35mins

Foul by Eggert Jonsson on Glen Johnson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

32mins

Effort on goal by Dirk Kuyt from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

30mins

The ball is swung over by Kevin Foley, Jose Reina makes a save.

29mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Steven Fletcher goes over the bar.

28mins

The referee blows for offside. Christophe Berra takes the free kick.

27mins

The ball is swung over by Michael Kightly.

27mins

Centre by Stephen Ward, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

25mins

Craig Bellamy concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. Craig Bellamy is shown a yellow card. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Kightly from right wing.

24mins

Shot from just outside the area by Charlie Adam misses to the right of the target.

24mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a shot. Blocked by Christophe Berra.

23mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, Daniel Agger takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

21mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

20mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Craig Bellamy goes wide of the left-hand post.

20mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

19mins

A cross is delivered by Jordan Henderson.

19mins

Jordan Henderson delivers the ball, Stephen Ward gets a block in.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Dirk Kuyt, save by Wayne Hennessey.

17mins

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

16mins

Jay Spearing fouled by David Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Agger takes the free kick.

13mins

Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis. Charlie Adam is cautioned. The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, David Edwards has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Jordan Henderson, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

12mins

David Edwards takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

11mins

Centre by Glen Johnson.

8mins

Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross.

8mins

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Charlie Adam delivers the ball, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

4mins

Christophe Berra concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll. Free kick taken by Jay Spearing.

3mins

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

Match Preview

McCarthy: Doyle will get back to his best Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has backed Kevin Doyle to recapture his best form after insisting the striker is "going nowhere" before the transfer window closes. McCarthy believes Doyle should take heart from Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in recovering from dips in fortune with Manchester United and Arsenal respectively and coming back stronger than ever. Doyle has lost his place to Steven Fletcher and has been linked with a move to Everton. But McCarthy, whose side now face Liverpool at Molineux, said: "Whether there are legs or not in Everton's interest, Kevin is not going anywhere. "I'd be crackers to sell Doyle with two days left of the transfer window. Guess what, I'm not crackers! "You can't be the best player all the time. Wayne Rooney had a dip in form, had knocks and niggles, Robin van Persie went out and came back and now he is flying again. "It just happens and you have to get over it by continuing to do what you do when you were flying and it comes back - and will do for Kevin." McCarthy admits he has been bemused by the number of rumours linking him with players during the past month, while midfielder Stephen Hunt is reported to a Celtic target. He said: "There are rumours going everywhere. I'm supposed to have bid #2million for Nathaniel Clyne from Crystal Palace. Where on earth has that come from? "We tried to take him 18 months ago when he was coming out of contract and that didn't happen but there is no truth in that either regarding now. "Hunt and Doyle are supposedly going and I'm supposed to be signing Clyne (a full-back). That will be a ready-made replacement for those two! "I honestly doubt that there will anything be happening here at all, comings and goings. We've tried and it has not happened." Wolves midfielder Karl Henry will be unavailable through suspension for the clash. Former skipper Henry will have to serve a three-game ban for his straight red card against Aston Villa 10 days ago. On-loan Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been cleared by specialists to play after suffering an eye injury against Alex McLeish's side. Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish tried to put an end to speculation about striker Andy Carroll's future after stressing there will be no transfer movement in or out of the club in the current window. The Reds' #35million record signing has become the focal point of much speculation after enduring a difficult first year at Anfield following his move from Newcastle. Having been linked with a highly unlikely cut-price return to the Magpies, reports emerged at the weekend which claimed Manchester City had turned down an offer to swap Carroll for their wantaway striker Carlos Tevez. Dalglish, a staunch defender of the England international, refused to comment on speculation but categorically stated there would be no activity at Anfield before the window shuts. "There is no-one going in or out the club before the transfer window [closes]," said the Reds boss. "I don't read the papers so I don't know [about speculation] but we have covered what we have to say. "We don't need to justify what people are speculating about, do we? "There is nothing happening here apart from a young goalkeeper from Wrexham, and that is the Academy. Here at Melwood there will be no-one moving in or out." While they may have beaten the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City this season, Liverpool have lost league games to Stoke, Fulham and Bolton and drawn against Norwich, Swansea, Blackburn, Wigan and Sunderland. After publicly criticising his players in their last Barclays Premier League outing at Bolton the 60-year-old does not think he needs to read the riot act before Wolves. "I don't think we need any warnings. We have always gone in and played against any opposition and treated them with respect," he said. "Everyone knows the Premier League is difficult and the quality of the teams there. "There are no lesser teams for us. The only lesser teams are the ones we have just played; the next ones are the best ones because they are the ones coming up. "That should be our attitude and philosophy as it has not served the club too badly in previous reigns so I don't see any reasons why we should change that. "We would love to do better against teams that are below us in the league but we have to earn the right to take the points from those teams. "If we don't play well enough or adapt well enough we won't get as many points as we would like."

Formation:4411Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 4411Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kevin Foley
  • Christophe Berra
  • Roger Johnson
  • Stephen Ward
  • Michael Kightly
  • Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Eggert Jonsson
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • David Edwards
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Dorus De Vries
  • George Elokobi
  • Richard Stearman
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Kevin Doyle

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Match Report

Carroll on song in Reds romp Andy Carroll marked his first anniversary as a Liverpool player by netting the opening goal as Kenny Dalglish's side cruised to a 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened Wolves at Molineux. Carroll converted his first Barclays Premier League goal since October 29 early in the second half and then Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt added to Wolves' misery. Only a fine display by Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey prevented the Reds from at least doubling their final tally and the home fans chanted "what a load of rubbish" at the final whistle. Victory completed a memorable seven days for Liverpool after their Carling Cup and FA Cup triumphs over the two Manchester clubs. But Wolves have now gone nine league games without a win and collected just four points in that spell to increase the pressure on manager Mick McCarthy. Liverpool were the first to threaten and almost went ahead after two minutes. Carroll got a touch onto a cross from Bellamy and flicked it on to Kuyt inside the six yard box. But his control let him down and his eventual shot hit the outside of a post. Wolves threatened for the first time when Michael Kightly played in Dave Edwards but he failed to make a full contact on his shot on the turn and Jose Reina was able to save. Charlie Adam became the first player to be yellow carded after 13 minutes for chopping down Matt Jarvis in full flight. Hennessey was relieved when Bellamy poked the ball past the post after getting in behind the Wolves defence. Bellamy looked full of purpose and forced Hennessey to save low to his right with a low, dipping drive. Hennessey made a fine save to keep out a Daniel Agger header with his right foot from an inswinging Bellamy corner. Then Adam screwed a shot wide after being allowed to advance unmarked to the edge of the Wolves box. Bellamy was yellow carded after 27 minutes for slicing down Steven Fletcher on the touchline when in full flight. Wolves were creating chances of their own and Fletcher was only just too high with a header from a Kightly corner. Hennessey again distinguished himself with a fine save away to his right to deal with Bellamy's curling 25 yard free-kick. Bellamy was a constant threat and was again denied by Hennessey with a low save at his near post. Wolves retaliated and Kightly was inches wide with a low 20-yard effort after linking up well with Fletcher. Hennessey showed great awareness in racing 20 yards out of his goal to clear from the feet of Kuyt after he had been found in space by Carroll. But after 52 minutes Carroll put the Reds in front with his fifth goal of the campaign - and third in the Premier League. Bellamy's throw found Adam in space and he had time to send over a cross from the left flank. Carroll timed his run perfectly to turn it past Hennessey. Liverpool were now in total command and nine minutes later Bellamy doubled their lead with his ninth goal of the campaign. He was allowed to run unopposed towards the Wolves box before shooting but Hennessey would have been disappointed not to get a firmer hand on his shot which ended up in the corner of the net. Wolves were in disarray and Agger headed wide from close range after Martin Skrtel had headed the ball into the danger area. Agger was yellow carded for a challenge on Fletcher and Edwards was booked for a foul on Glen Johnson. Liverpool were in complete command and Hennessey tipped over a deflected drive from Kuyt. But after 78 minutes it came as no surprise when Kuyt made it 3-0 from a narrow angle with Adam the creator. Carroll looked full of confidence after his goal and headed just wide from a Bellamy corner. At least Wolves finished brightly and substitute Sylvan Ebanks-Blake crashed a 35-yard drive against the post.

Form Guide

    DDDLDL
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • DDWLDL

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 24/09/2011
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 22/01/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 29/12/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 26/01/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 26/12/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 20/03/2004

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 9
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Doyle 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • M Kightly 1
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Liverpool

  • C Bellamy 5
  • L Suarez 5
  • S Gerrard 2
  • RR Maxi 2
  • M Skrtel 2
  • A Carroll 2
  • G Johnson 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 25
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 25
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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