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Liverpool v Udinese

Anfield
4 Oct 2012, KO: 20:05

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94 FULL-TIME
92 Downing drives one...saved by the 'keeper
90 Four minutes of added time to be played
90 Sterling curls one...just over. That was close
87 @DominicKing_DM: Antonio Di Natale applauded off by @LFC crowd & rightly so. He has been absolutely outstanding all night. The difference between the teams.
86 Johnson squares for Sterling...he shoots...deflected over
85 Substitution: Mathias Ranegie for Antonio Di Natale:
85 Magnificent from Suarez who nutmegs a defender before drilling goalwards. Brkic turns it behind
81 Downing's delivery is gathered by Brkic
80 Gerrard shoots on the edge of the box...blocked. Liverpool corner...
80 @davidrandles: Never a dull moment... #lfc
79 Substitution: Raheem Sterling for Fabio Borini:
78 Sterling looks like he could be coming on for LFC...
77 Almost 3-3 as Downing's cross finds Suarez, whose header is clawed away by Brkic. The ball breaks free but Suarez can't turn it over the line
75 GOAL: Suarez - Liverpool put themselves right back in the game with a quite simply stunning Suarez free-kick. It's not over, yet...
72 GOAL: Pasquale - Udinese extend their lead as Di Natale tees up Pasquale, who drills into the bottom corner from 20 yards
70 GOAL; Coates OG - Liverpool fall behind as Coates inadvertently heads a free-kick into his own net
70 Substitution: Willians for Sampiero Pinzi:
69 Incredible let off for Udinese. A Downing free-kick is cleared only to Suarez, who beats the goalkeeper with a low volley...but the ball cannons against the legs of Shelvey, who can't re-adjust his feet quickly enough and the ball bounces to safety
68 First Booking: Sampiero Pinzi:
67 Gerrard fires a free-kick into the box but it bounces into the arms of Brkic
66 First Booking: Mehdi Benatia:
64 Substitution: Steven Gerrard for Jordan Henderson:
64 Substitution: Luis Suarez for Oussama Assaidi:
64 ...and Stevie G
64 Looks like Luis Suarez will soon be introduced into the action...
61 Johnson powers his way into the area and pulls the ball back for Henderson, whose side-footer is blocked
60 Downing and Borini work it brilliantly inside the box but the former just can't get his shot away and Udinese survive a scare
56 Fine block from Coates on Di Natale on the edge of the Reds box
53 Udinese threaten again but Liverpool scramble it away via Robinson
48 Equaliser harsh on Liverpool. Udinese have hardly been in this game
46 GOAL: Di Natale - Udinese draw level within seconds of the re-start as Di Natale diverts the ball beyond Reina from a low cross
45 SECOND HALF
45 Substitution: Andrea Lazzari for Pablo Armero:
45 HALF-TIME
45 One minute of added time to be played at the end of the first half
42 The winger takes it himself but it hits the wall and goes behind. Udinese clear the resulting corner
41 Downing wins a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside the box
40 The Kop applaud Luis Suarez, who comes out to warm up
39 Udinese clear Downing's delivery
38 Shelvey shoots...deflected wide for a corner
37 Johnson lofts in a cross for Henderson but his header is tame and Brkic takes
36 Liverpool's keep-ball play is winning the acclaim of the Kop. Udinese are struggling to get it off us
31 Downing dances into the box but his strike at goal is blocked by an Udinese defender
29 Di Natale creeps into space in the box but drills over
24 @neiljonesecho: Goal to Liverpool. Jonjo Shelvey heads in a nicely flighted cross from Downing. Great desire to get on the end of it, and nicely put away.
23 GOAL: Shelvey - Liverpool have the lead. Shelvey plays the ball out wide to Downing, who crosses for the midfielder to plant a downward header into the bottom corner. A great goal
22 Tonight's attendance is 40,092
21 He's back on now
19 Faraoni looks in some pain for Udinese here. He's off the pitch with the physios at the moment...
18 @themichaelowen: That's as good a save as you will see. #Reina
17 Good footwork from Borini, who makes room for a shot before dragging wide of the far post with his left foot
14 Sensational save from Reina to get down low to his right and turn Benatia's header around the post from Di Natale's free-kick
13 Good defending from Carra to block Faraoni's attempted cut-back from the byline
11 Johnson surges into space down the right but his attempted pass for Borini can't find the No.29
9 ...nothing comes of it for the visitors
8 Downing's corner is met with a powerful downward header by Coates. Brkic somehow keeps it out at the second attempt. Udinese break and Carragher gives away a corner...
7 Shelvey hits one from the edge of the box but Danilo deflects it behind
6 Lovely passing move results in Assaidi picking up play on the left. A quick shimmy and he darts beyond two defenders before shooting wide
4 A short-corner routine picks out Pinzi...his cross is headed away by Coates
4 Faraoni's cross is deflected behind off Robinson. Udinese corner...
3 Shelvey's deep cross from the right can't pick anyone in the middle out. Goal kick
2 @LucasLeiva87: Come on boys !!!
1 We're underway...Liverpool will attack the Anfield Road end in the first half
0 KICK OFF
Pre @Scotty2Smithy: Good to see #EuropaLeague at Anfield, the return of European football to this ground. Night games so special.
Pre The players are out onto the pitch and the Kop is in full voice...
Pre @TonyBarrettTimes: Jimmy Tarbuck's just turned up in the Anfield press box. I'll let everyone else do the punchlines.
Pre @neiljonesecho: Incidentally, in the other Group A fixture played today, Anzhi Makhachkala beat Young Boys 2-0. Samuel Eto'o scored twice.
Pre The team in full is: Reina, Johnson, Coates, Carragher, Robinson, Assaidi, Henderson, Allen, Shelvey, Downing, Borini. Subs: Jones, Suarez, Gerrard, Sahin, Sterling, Skrtel, Wisdom
Pre Joe Allen, Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson all feature in a strong line-up for the Reds' clash with Udinese tonight