Duration:

Vs

Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool

Premier League

26th December 2001

ALL THE ACTION

Smicer (72)

A goal made in the Czech Republic for Liverpool. Patrik Berger plays Vladimir Smicer through with a glorious forward pass, and the Czech international makes no mistake with a cool finish beyond Schmeichel's reach.

26th Dec 2001

1:16 mins

Hendrie (18)

Angel's shot is palmed out by Dudek but only into the path of Lee Hendrie who makes no mistake with an emphatic finish from close range. 1-1.

26th Dec 2001

1:08 mins

Litmanen (8)

Villa keeper Peter Schmeichel's throw out strikes referee Andy D'Urso on the back and rolls into Jari Litmanen's path. The Finnish striker has the simplest of tasks to roll the ball into the empty net.

26th Dec 2001

0:59 mins

Highlights

Jari had given the Reds an early lead, but this was quickly cancelled out by Hendrie's reply. Anelka made his Liverpool debut on 67 minutes, but it was Smicer who scored the vital winner.

26th Dec 2001

11:39 mins

INTERVIEWS & ANALYSIS

Pre-Match Press

Pre-match press conference at the Melwood training ground.

26th Dec 2001

5:46 mins

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