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Sunday, February 23, 2014
 Full Time
Liverpool
4
 
3
Swansea City
D. Sturridge  3' 1-0 
J. Henderson  20' 2-0 
 2-1J. Shelvey  23'
 2-2M. Skrtel (og) 27'
D. Sturridge  36' 3-2 
 3-3W. Bony (p) 47'
J. Henderson  74' 4-3 
HT: 3-2
Anfield (Attendance: 44,731)
Referee: Michael Jones
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Liverpool vs. Swansea City
Minute Commentary
90' SEVEN GOAL THRILLER
Liverpool scrapped to a 4-3 win after a terrific game of attacking football. Daniel Sturridge grabbed an early goal after a fine pass from Raheem Sterling. Jordan Henderson would double the lead with a fine finish from the edge of the box, but the lead would not last long. Jonjo Shelvey scored a stunning goal and then, after a needless foul by Martin Skrtel, Wilfried Bony headed into the net via a deflection from Skrtel. Luis Suarez conjured Liverpool's third with a great cross that Sturridge could not miss. Early in the second half Martin Skrtel handed Swansea their third equaliser when he wrestled Bony to the floor. The striker jumped up and dispatched the penalty past Simon Mignolet. The remainder of the half was a tight affair, but Jordan Henderson grabbed the decisive goal after great work by Suarez and that was just enough for Liverpool.
90' FULL TIME
There is the final whistle.
89' OFF THE POST
Great play from Liverpool as they keep the ball and give Steven Gerrard the chance to shoot. The Captain watches as his shot rebounds off the post.
85' LIVERPOOL POSSESSION
The home side are trying to keep the ball and stave off any threat from Swansea.
81' FOUL
Swansea have a hint of a chance as Simon Mignolet and Ashley Williams jump for the ball, but the referee hands Liverpool a free kick for the defender's challenge.
78' SWANSEA AND LIVERPOOL SUBSTITUTIONS
Daniel Sturridge won't get his hat-trick as he is replaced by Victor Moses and Swansea also make a change as former Liverpool player David N'Gog comes on for Nathan Dyer.
76' VORM SAVES
Jordan Henderson has a chance to complete his hat-trick, but he sends his shot straight at Michel Vorm. We have Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Wilfried Bony on two goals. Will one of them be able to grab their third?
74' GOOAALL!!
Michel Vorm does brilliantly to save from Luis Suarez, but the ball bobbles loose to Jordan Henderson and he taps the ball into the back of the net. Liverpool are ahead.
72' SWANSEA SUBSTITUTION
Jonathan De Guzman is replaced by Pablo Hernandez.
70' POOR SHOT
Luis Suarez gets some space outside of the box, but he gets his shot all wrong and the ball bobbles harmlessly wide.
67' TURNING NASTY
Chico Flores heads off the pitch and the game continues, but Liverpool refuse to give the ball back to Swansea, who had knocked the ball out due to the injury. Luis Suarez compounds matters by going down in an effort to win a penalty. Swansea fans are enraged.
66' INJURY
Chico Flores goes down and needs treatment, so we will have a short delay here.
65' POOR PASS
Wilfried Bony is on a hat trick and loses his marker, but Jonathan De Guzman plays a poor ball and Liverpool clear their lines.
62' GREAT BLOCK
Suicidal defending by Chico Flores as he tries to dribble the ball out of trouble, but Joe Allen tackles him and Daniel Sturridge is released. However, Ashley Williams does well to get back and deflect the ball out for a corner.
59' GREAT SAVE
Swansea have a chance to go in front as Wilfried Bony picks out Jonathan De Guzman. The midfielder is one-on-one with Simon Mignolet, but the keeper makes a fine save.
58' LIVERPOOL SUBSTITUTION
Raheem Sterling has been replaced by Joe Allen as Brendan Rodgers shifts his system, presumably to try to encourage his side to retain the ball.
54' ANFIELD UNHAPPY
The home fans are growing increasingly frustrated as Mike Jones seems to be even-handed about his decisions rather than favouring the home side.
51' HIGH AND WIDE
Daniel Sturridge has a glimpse of his hat trick, but smashes a shot high and wide. Poor finishing there.
48' HALF TIME SUBSTITUTION
Just a note about Swansea's line up. Jose Alberto Canas came on to replace Jonjo Shelvey during the break.
48' GOOAALL!!
Here we go again. Wilfried Bony makes no mistake from the spot and equalises for Swansea. Whatever next?
46' PENALTY!
An early chance for Swansea to equalise. Nathan Dyer swings a ball into the box, which Daniel Agger heads away. However, Wilfried Bony falls to the floor and Mike Jones gives a penalty.
46' SECOND HALF
We are back under way. If this 45 minutes is half as good as the last then we will all be very happy people.
45' THRILLING HALF
A stunning first half with five goals sees Liverpool narrowly in front, but Brendan Rodgers will be furious that his side chucked away a two goal lead. Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring after a fine pass from Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson doubled the lead with a fine finish. Only moments after that second goal, Jonjo Shelvey scored a wonder goal. Swansea would find themselves level minutes later after a needless foul by Martin Skrtel. A fine ball was curled into the box, which Wilfried Bony flicked towards goal and into the back of the net via a deflection off Skrtel. However, Liverpool would get themselves ahead before the end of the half through a Sturridge header after fine work by Luis Suarez.
45' HALF TIME
The referee blows the whistle for half time after a great first 45 minutes.
45' WIDE
Swansea find more room in front of the Liverpool defence. Nathan Dyer is given space by Angel Rangel's overlap, but the winger misses the target with his shot when he should have been testing Simon Mignolet.
43' GREAT SAVE
Wilfried Bony does brilliantly to turn with the ball and smash a shot towards goal. Simon Mignolet gets his finger tips to it and flicks the ball round the post.
42' POOR PASS
Jordan Henderson breaks out from midfield and has Luis Suarez free, but he decides to pick out Raheem Sterling and overhits the pass, so Swansea can clear.
38' JUST WIDE
Luis Suarez tries to end his goal drought with a shot from the halfway line. The striker sees Michel Vorm off his line and chips the keeper, but the ball drops just wide.
35' GGOOAALL!
Luis Suarez finds himself on the left and crosses for Daniel Sturridge. The striker heads home brilliantly. Sturridge falls to his knees and points to the sky, but he really should be thanking Suarez as it was a stunning pass.
31' TIME FOR A BREATHER
Well, what an opening half hour this has been. Liverpool look dangerous on the counter attack, but Swansea have a lot of the ball and when they manage to bypass the high pressing then they are finding a lot of space in front of the Liverpool defence. Both managers will be wanting to make some formation tweeks.
27' GOOAALL!!
Never ever give up. Swansea whip a free kick into the box, which Wilfried Bony flicks towards goal. Simon Mignolet looks to have it covered until it take a wicked deflection off Martin Skrtel and drops into the back of the net for the equaliser. Great game so far.
26' YELLOW CARD
Martin Skrtel stamps down on Jonjo Shelvey calf. It's a nasty one and Liverpool might feel lucky that the defender only gets a yellow.
23' GOOAALL!!
Wow, just wow. Jonjo Shelvey swaps passes with Nathan Dyer and hits a cracking curling strike past Simon Mignolet. The entire ground claps Shelvey as he refuses to celebrate. Game on!
20' GOOAALL!!
Liverpool open up Swansea and Jordan Henderson sweeps the ball past Michel Vorm with a fine finish after great interplay on the edge of the box between the Liverpool forwards.
16' MIGNOLET CLAIMS
Swansea push again and the cross is only inches away from Wilfried Bony. The away side are seeing a lot of the ball as Liverpool begin to lose control of the match.
14' SO CLOSE
Wilfried Bony is the danger man again. Jonjo Shelvey whips in a fine cross and Bony gets in behind Martin Skrtel, but he can't quite connect with the cross.
12' TOO HARD
Swansea get a little bit of encouragement and try to come forward. Nathan Dyer is sent away, but he can't quite reach the ball and it is a Liverpool goal kick.
8' OVER THE BAR
Wilfried Bony does well to pick the ball up and turns to play a through ball, but he can't sort his feet out and the delayed pass is intercepted. However, the ball comes straight back to him and he tries to steer a half-volley at goal, but it is always rising and ends up well over.
3' GOOAALL!!
Daniel Sturridge scores for the 8th Premier League game on the trot, equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy's record. Angel Rangel loses out to Raheem Sterling, who then clips a fine pass with the outside of his foot to Sturridge. The striker makes no mistake and Liverpool are ahead.
2' QUICK KEEPING
Liverpool have started well and Michel Vorm does well to rush out of his area to clear a through ball.
1' KICK OFF
Swansea get us under way.
0' A MINUTE'S APPLAUSE
The Anfield crowd stand and clap in honour of Sir Tom Finney.
0' SWANSEA TEAM NEWS
Jonjo Shelvey comes back into the Swansea side and faces up to his former team Liverpool for the second time. The midfielder will be tasked with supporting Wilfried Bony, who has been impressive in recent months but needs his team mates closer to him.
0' LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Glen Johnson comes straight back into the side following his injury, so Jon Flanagan will be at left back. Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger continue at centre-back so Kolo Toure is again left on the bench.
0' REF WATCH
Mike Jones had last weekend off and both these sides will hope that it leads to an improved performance from the struggling referee. The official has not had the best starts to the year, particularly the controversial Newcastle-Man City game.
0' MONK LOOKING TO AVOID HEAVY DEFEAT
Swansea face a pivotal week. Many will think they are too good to go down, but if they are on the end of a thrashing today and then they exit the Europa League on Thursday then confidence will be at rock bottom. Gary Monk looks to have steadied the ship, but it is vital that continue to put up the good fight.
0' RODGERS FACES FORMER CLUB
Will Liverpool be upset by that defeat against Arsenal last week or buoyed that they can now put all their energies into chasing a top-four place or maybe even the title? Brendan Rodgers will surely have spent the week trying to ensure egos were not too bruised and he will surely be confident that this Liverpool can beat his former side.
0' FORTRESS ANFIELD TOUGH TO CRACK
Liverpool continue their search for a Champions League place against a Swansea that look much improved since Gary Monk took charge. However, the rookie manager will have his toughest test yet with the trip to Liverpool. Any side must dread a trip to Anfield as the pace, movement and confidence that the Reds exude at home is too much for visitors, just ask Arsenal and Everton. Both these sides exited the FA Cup last week and this allows Brendan Rodgers to focus on a top-four spot, but Swansea still have the distraction of the Europa League and they may well be tired following their impressive 0-0 draw with Napoli.
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Team Stats
Liverpool Swansea City
4 Goals 3
3 Assists 1
21 Shots 14
10 Shots on Goal 5
2 Saves 6
0 Penalties Scored 1
0 Penalty Kicks 1
12 Crosses 9
3 Corner Kicks 5
2 Offside 0
9 Fouls Committed 11
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
61% Ball Possession 39%
Liverpool
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
22Simon Mignolet 90 - 0 0 3 2
2Glen Johnson 90 0 0 0 - -
5Daniel Agger 63 0 0 0 - -
7Luis Suárez 90 0 0 0 - -
8Steven Gerrard 90 0 0 0 - -
10Philippe Coutinho 90 0 0 0 - -
14Jordan Henderson 90 2 0 0 - -
15Daniel Sturridge 79 2 0 0 - -
31Raheem Sterling 58 0 0 0 - -
37Martin Skrtel 90 0 1 0 - -
38Jon Flanagan 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
4Kolo Touré 27 0 0 0 - -
12Victor Moses 11 0 0 0 - -
24Joe Allen 32 0 0 0 - -

Swansea City
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Michel Vorm 90 - 0 0 4 6
3Neil Taylor 90 0 0 0 - -
4Chico 90 0 0 0 - -
6Ashley Williams 90 0 0 0 - -
7Leon Britton 90 0 0 0 - -
8Jonjo Shelvey 45 1 0 0 - -
10Wilfried Bony 90 1 0 0 - -
12Nathan Dyer 78 0 0 0 - -
15Wayne Routledge 90 0 0 0 - -
20Jonathan De Guzmán 73 0 0 0 - -
22Ángel Rangel 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
11Pablo Hernández 17 0 0 0 - -
21Jose Alberto Canas 45 0 0 0 - -
54David N'Gog 12 0 0 0 - -
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Liverpool vs. Swansea City
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Liverpool 4-3 Swansea City
90' Half Over  Liverpool 4-3 Swansea City
90' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
90' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
90' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
90' Shot  David N'Gog (Swansea City)
90' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
90' Offside  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
90' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
90' Shot on Goal  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
90' Cross  Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) - Clearance In Play
90' Shot  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
89' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
87' Foul  Johnson fouled by David N'Gog (Swansea City)
87' Shot on Goal  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
87' Foul  Flanagan fouled by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City)
86' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
86' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
84' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
84' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
81' Foul  Mignolet fouled by Ashley Williams (Swansea City)
81' Shot  David N'Gog (Swansea City)
81' Corner Kick  Pablo Hernández (Swansea City)
81' Cross  David N'Gog (Swansea City) - Deflected - Out of Play
80' Cross  David N'Gog (Swansea City) - Intercepted
80' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
79' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
79' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
79' Substitution  Victor Moses (on). Sturridge (off). (Liverpool)
78' Substitution  David N'Gog (on). Dyer (off). (Swansea City)
78' Cross  Glen Johnson (Liverpool) - Intercepted
76' Shot on Goal  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
76' Cross  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Headed Out - In Play
76' Free Kick  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
75' Foul  Suárez fouled by Ashley Williams (Swansea City)
74' Goal  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
74' Shot on Goal  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
74' Shot on Goal  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
74' Shot  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
73' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
73' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
73' Substitution  Pablo Hernández (on). De Guzmán (off). (Swansea City)
72' Cross  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Directly Out
71' Foul  Sturridge fouled by Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
71' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
71' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
70' Shot  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
69' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
67' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
64' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
63' Shot  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
63' Corner Kick  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Off Target
63' Substitution  Kolo Touré (on). Agger (off). (Liverpool)
63' Shot  Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
62' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
62' Corner Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
61' Cross  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) - Headed Out - Out of Play
61' Free Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
61' Foul  Dyer fouled by Daniel Agger (Liverpool)
61' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
60' Shot  Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
60' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
59' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
59' Shot on Goal  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
58' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
58' Substitution  Joe Allen (on). Sterling (off). (Liverpool)
57' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
57' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
56' Foul  Coutinho fouled by Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
56' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
55' Shot  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
55' Free Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
55' Foul  Dyer fouled by Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
54' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
54' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
52' Foul  Canas fouled by Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
52' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
52' Shot  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
51' Cross  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Clearance In Play
51' Free Kick  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
50' Foul  Sturridge fouled by Jose Alberto Canas (Swansea City)
50' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
49' Shot  Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
49' Corner Kick  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Off Target
49' Shot on Goal  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
47' Penalty Goal  Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
47' Shot on Goal  Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
47' Free Kick  Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
47' Foul  Bony fouled by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
47' Cross  Nathan Dyer (Swansea City)
46' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
46' Substitution  Jose Alberto Canas (on). Shelvey (off). (Swansea City)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Liverpool 3-2 Swansea City
45' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
45' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
45' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
45' Shot  Nathan Dyer (Swansea City)
44' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
44' Shot  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
44' Corner Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) - Off Target
43' Shot on Goal  Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
42' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
40' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
39' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
39' Cross  Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) - Completed Pass
38' Cross  Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) - Completed Pass
38' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
38' Shot  Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
37' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
36' Goal  Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool). Assist by Suárez
36' Shot on Goal  Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
36' Cross  Luis Suárez (Liverpool) - On Target
34' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
34' Foul  Gerrard fouled by Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
33' Foul  Taylor fouled by Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
32' Throw-In  Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)
31' Foul  Chico fouled by Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
30' Cross  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) - Defended by Keeper
30' Throw-In  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
30' Corner Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
29' Shot  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
27' Own Goal  Martin Skrtel (Swansea City)
27' Shot on Goal  Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
26' Cross  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) - On Target
26' Free Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City)
26' Yellow Card  Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
26' Foul  Shelvey fouled by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
24' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
24' Shot  Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
24' Cross  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
23' Goal  Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City). Assist by Dyer
23' Shot on Goal  Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)
22' Offside  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
22' Cross  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) - Offside
22' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
20' Goal  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool). Assist by Sturridge
20' Shot on Goal  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
20' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
19' Shot  Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)
18' Corner Kick  Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) - Headed Out - In Play
18' Shot  Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)
17' Throw-In  Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
17' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
17' Foul  Dyer fouled by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
16' Cross  Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) - Defended by Keeper
15' Foul  Agger fouled by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
14' Throw-In  Neil Taylor (Swansea City)
14' Cross  Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) - Clearance In Play
14' Foul  Routledge fouled by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
13' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
12' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
12' Cross  Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) - Clearance In Play
11' Foul  Gerrard fouled by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)
11' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
10' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
9' Foul  Suárez fouled by Chico (Swansea City)
8' Goal Kick  Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
8' Shot  Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)
7' Goal Kick  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
7' Cross  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
6' Corner Kick  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Clearance Out of Play
5' Shot on Goal  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
4' Throw-In  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
3' Goal  Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool). Assist by Sterling
3' Shot on Goal  Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
3' Cross  Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) - Completed Pass
2' Throw-In  Ángel Rangel (Swansea City)
2' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
1' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
1' Shot  Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
1' Start Half 
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MinPMinutes Played
GGoals
AstAssists
SHTSShots
SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffside
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
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