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Shamrock v Liverpool

Aviva Stadium
14 May 2014, KO: 17:30

Minute by minute

90 Two minutes of added time to be played
90 Brannagan teed up by Smith on the edge of the box, but he shoots over
84 Brannagan makes space well on the edge of the area, but shoots wide
82 Dunn comes off the bench to make an instant impression, converting well with a neat near-post finish
82 GOAL! Jack Dunn:
80 Ibe spurns another good chance after dancing into space; this time a close-range effort is thwarted by Hyland
79 Substitution: Jack Dunn for Fabio Borini:
79 Substitution: Kristoffer Peterson for Iago Aspas:
79 Substitution: Jordan Williams for Rafael Paez:
75 Substitution: David O'Connor for Jason McGuinness:
75 Substitution: Evan Osam for Luke Byrne:
74 Kelly scores with an acrobatic finish after Aspas's shot had deflected into his path at close range
74 GOAL! Martin Kelly:
73 Another stunning run brimming with pace and power from Ibe results in the teenager setting up Aspas on the edge of the box. The Spaniard tries a clever curler, which Hyland does well to tip over
64 Substitution: Eamon Zayed for Ciaran Kilduff:
64 Substitution: Craig Hyland for Barry Murphy:
64 Substitution: Dean Kelly for Gary McCabe:
64 Substitution: Connor Randall for Ryan McLaughlin:
61 Attendance confirmed as 42,517 inside the Aviva Stadium
60 Ball breaks for Borini in the box...he shoots...deflected behind by Cornwall
57 McLaughlin makes space for a cross down the right, but it's acrobatically plucked out of the air by Murphy
53 Aspas cannons one against the post. The ball rolls out to Ibe, but he can't covert under pressure
52 Ibe won't want to see that again! A brilliant one-two with Aspas - with the Spaniard returning the ball with a flick between his legs - opens up the Rovers defence. Ibe leaves Murphy grounded but instead of rolling the ball into the empty net, he contrives to shoot over the bar. He then covers his face with his shirt
47 Borini marks his return with a goal, collecting Ibe's pass and coolly slotting across goal into the far corner
47 GOAL! Fabio Borini:
46 SECOND HALF: Shamrock Rovers re-start the game
46 Substitution: Sean O'Connor for Marty Waters:
46 Substitution: Robert Bayly for Stephen McPhail:
46 Substitution: Karl Sheppard for Shane Robinson:
46 Substitution: Joao Carlos Teixeira for Lucas Leiva:
46 Substitution: Cameron Brannagan for Joe Allen:
45 One minute of added time to be played at the end of the first half
45 Murphy does well to tip Smith's shot-on-the-run over the bar
43 Glancing header from Brennan hits the inside of Jones's right-hand post, rolls across the goal line and then to safety for Liverpool
42 A brilliant ball over the top sends Aspas through on goal after he takes it down on his chest. He goes one-on-one with Murphy, but side-foots tamely at the 'keeper
39 Allen slides one through for Borini, who turns and shoots but is off target
38 Jones does well again to reach the ball ahead of Kilduff's head and punch clear
33 First Booking: Shane Robinson:
32 Let off for Liverpool as a deep cross from the right finds the un-marked head of Brennan. He glances it goalwards, but Jones repels
29 Aspas tries to find the corner with a curler from 20 yards but it's gathered by Murphy
28 Borini hits a free-kick from 25 yards but it's over the crossbar
26 Ibe has a takes a nick and goes narrowly behind for a corner
25 Ibe spins and takes a deflection and Murphy punches it away
23 The Reds go close again. Aspas tees up Allen who delays his shot before setting up Coady. His strike is blocked by the challenge of McGuinness
21 Lucas has a go from range...deflected over
17 Aspas finds space on the edge of the area and tries a's well wide
15 Smart stop from Jones keeps LFC's lead intact after defensive errors resulted in Kilduff heading at goal from close range
14 Borini threatens to make it 2-0 as he latches onto Aspas's through ball and rounds Murphy; however, he touches it too far and can't convert from a tight angle
12 First shot in anger for Shamrock as Brennan has a go from the edge of the box. It strikes Kelly and bounces through for Jones
8 Liverpool take an early lead with a well-worked goal. Smith speeds down the left before releasing Ibe ahead of him. The winger shows great pace and strength to get away from a challenge before cutting the ball back for Aspas to convert
8 GOAL! Iago Aspas:
5 Liverpool dominating possession in the opening exchanges
2 Aspas charges the ball down on the edge of the box and wins it back. He crosses to the back post for Borini, but he can't get a proper connection on it to convert
1 Liverpool take the early initiative and Allen's ball sends Borini into space down the left. His attempted cross for Aspas is cleared by Byrne
Pre Liverpool will sport their new all-yellow away kit for 2014-15 in tonight's game after it was unveiled in Dublin today
Pre Daniel Agger, Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel have travelled with LFC to Dublin but are not named on Brendan Rodgers' teamsheet.
Pre Confirmed LFC substitutes: Ward, Dunn, Williams, Peterson, Lussey, Randall, Teixeira, Trickett-Smith, Brannagan.
Pre Brendan Rodgers has opted for a mixture of senior players and aspiring youngsters in his starting XI for tonight's game.
Pre Hello and welcome to's live text commentary coverage of the Reds' friendly against Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Pre The Reds’ team in full: Jones, McLaughlin, Kelly, Paez, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Coady, Ibe, Borini, Aspas.
Pre Meanwhile, Conor Coady, who was an FA Cup semi-finalist with Sheffield United this season, earns a place in the line-up, starting alongside Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield.
Pre Ryan McLaughlin is back from his time at Barnsley, and he joins a youthful back four, consisting of Martin Kelly alongside U21s stars Rafael Paez and Brad Smith.
Pre He will be joined by Iago Aspas and Jordon Ibe up top, the latter returning from his loan spell at Birmingham City, where he helped the Blues preserve their Championship status.
Pre Fabio Borini, who helped fire Sunderland to Barclays Premier League safety with 10 goals in 40 appearances this campaign, will make his first start for the Reds since Oldham Athletic in January 2013.
Pre Tonight will see the Reds return to the Irish capital – the scene of their pre-season friendly against Celtic in August 2013, a memorable day for all who were in attendance.
KICK OFF: Liverpool start the game in Dublin