Leicester 1-3 Liverpool (02.12.2014) Live Commentary

90+7′
We have been witnesses to an ordinary game without many stirring situations. There is a space for improvement in other games. The away team was superior today. The home side were defending patiently to win the ball off the opponent and to launch the counter. However, the away side let the ball move and they were waiting to find a gap in their defence.
90+7′
 
The referee blows his whistle for the final time to end this match.
90+6′
A decent save by Simon Mignolet. Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) finds some space near the penalty spot to meet a cross and heads it down to the middle of the goal. The effort is denied by the goalkeeper.
90+5′
 
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) works the corner short instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
90+5′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) produces a killer pass onto Jordan Henderson, who loses the ball to one of the defenders. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Liverpool are going to take it.
90+5′
 
Substitution. Raheem Sterling is making his way off the pitch with Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) coming on as his replacement.
90+2′
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
90+2′
 
The resulting corner from Marc Albrighton (Leicester) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
90+1′
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) creates himself some space and attempts to put it into the box. However, the defender gets an important foot in to clear. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Leicester.
90+1′
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
90′
 
Fourth official shows 6 min. of added time.
89′
 
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
88′
Matthew James (Leicester) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
88′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
87′
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) delivers a long cross in an attempt to surprise the opponent’s sleepy defence.
83′
 
Goal! Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) scores after an assist by Raheem Sterling that allowed him to tap in the ball into an empty net. The score is 1:3.
83′
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by the defender.
83′
 
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
82′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) delivers a low pass into the box which is intercepted. Liverpool will take a corner kick.
82′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent’s defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
81′
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) sends a cross into the box, but Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) comes off his line to gather the ball.
80′
 
Today’s match ends for Paul Konchesky who will be replaced by Marc Albrighton (Leicester).
79′
 
Matthew James (Leicester) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
79′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders. Leicester earn a corner.
79′
Matthew James (Leicester) sends a lofted pass into the penalty area from a free kick, but the opposition’s defence manages to control all the attacking players and to thwart the threat.
78′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) commits a rough challenge, and Lee Mason blows the whistle for infringement. A free kick to Leicester.
78′
Matthew James (Leicester) whips in the resulting set piece which has been cleared.
77′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) brings down his opponent with a very late tackle, but he gets away without a yellow card from the referee. Leicester have a free kick.
77′
 
The attendance for today’s match is 32000.
75′
 
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Lee Mason won’t hear any protests.
75′
What a chance! The ball rebounds out to Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) and his strike from the edge of the box goes narrowly wide of the right post.
74′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) had a good chance to change the score. He ran towards the goal and unleashed a shot from just outside the penalty area which went towards the right side of the goal, but the goalkeeper was ready and made an amazing save.
74′
A lofted cross from Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
72′
Liverpool hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player.
70′
 
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Adam Lallana will leave the pitch so that Joe Allen (Liverpool) can replace him.
69′
Matthew James (Leicester) fails to deliver a decent cross from a long-range free kick. The opposition’s defence intercepts the effort.
68′
Referee Lee Mason sees tripping by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) and doesn’t hesitate to blow the whistle. A free kick for Leicester. They most likely won’t attempt to directly endanger the goal with this one.
66′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) produces the direct free kick from far out, but his shot goes somewhere into the stands.
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Today’s referee Lee Mason rightly decides to book Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) for his harsh tackle. A free kick from the side is awarded to Leicester. We can almost surely expect a cross into the box.
63′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.
63′
 
Lee Mason shows a red card with no hesitation. Wes Morgan (Leicester) can have an early bath and think about his challenge. There is a free kick near the sideline to Liverpool.
63′
The keeper doesn’t have to worry about this one. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) sacrificed accuracy for power, and thus his attempt went well over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and Leicester will have a goal kick.
61′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) carelessly plunged himself under the feet of his opponent and couldn’t expect to avoid punishment. This time, Lee Mason keeps the cards in his pocket, but he blows for the foul.
59′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) smashes the ball towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but his effort flies just a few inches wide of the right post.
59′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) floats the free kick into the box, but the delivery is easily cleared by the first man.
58′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) commits a foul after bringing down his opponent with a slide tackle. Liverpool are awarded a free kick.
56′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way over the bar.
54′
 
Goal! Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) got the ball off a rebound inside the box and fired home, into the bottom right corner.
54′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Lee Mason, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour.
52′
Rickie Lambert (Liverpool) is adjudged offside.
51′
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) tries his luck with and strikes the ball towards goal from long-range, but it is blocked by one of the defenders.
51′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) attempts to create a scoring opportunity with a wonderful long ball, but his pass is blocked.
50′
Decent spell from Leicester here and they’re keeping the pressure on, until one of the defending players comes in.
47′
 
Matthew James (Leicester) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
47′
Matthew James (Leicester) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. Now Leicester with a corner.
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Matthew James (Leicester) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
46′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. The ball is out-of-play. Leicester will have a chance to score from a corner.
46′
 
Brendan Rodgers makes a half-time substitution. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) comes on in place of Javier Manquillo.
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The second half has just started.
45+3′
There has not been much to choose between the sides after an absorbing 45 minutes, let’s hope they will do better in the second period. It has been a tight contest so far. Long balls and crosses are the strongest weapons of both teams.
45+3′
 
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half, so the players are now heading to their dressing rooms.
45+2′
Matthew James (Leicester) gets a shot away from distance, but wasn’t really set to take it and fires high and wide.
45+2′
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) is caught offside!
45′
 
We will have 2 min. of added time.
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Adam Lallana (Liverpool) is able to continue to play.
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Adam Lallana (Liverpool) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
41′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) sends a quick through ball into space for his teammate, who is lurking on the offside border, but one of the defenders intercepts and clears the danger.
39′
The resulting set piece, sent into the penalty area by Matthew James (Leicester), was easily averted by one of the defenders.
38′
 
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) can’t expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Lee Mason doesn’t think twice to pull it out of his pocket.
37′
Lee Mason blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) is said to have used excessive force while attacking.
36′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) has a sight of goal, fires from distance to the underside of the crossbar and forces a good save out of Simon Mignolet.
33′
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) gets himself onto the end of the corner, but his header is blocked.
33′
 
Liverpool force a corner. They send men into the box.
33′
Attempted cross from Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) is cleared.
30′
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) outjumps his marker and heads the resulting corner high over the bar.
30′
 
The ball is out-of-play. Leicester have been awarded a corner kick.
30′
A pass into the penalty area from Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) is intercepted by the defence.
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Goal! Adam Lallana (Liverpool) unleashes a first-time shot from inside the box, and he beats the goalkeeper as the ball ends up in the bottom right corner. 1:1.
26′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) puts a cross into the box from the free kick, but the defender gets there first.
26′
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) brings an opponent down and Lee Mason interrupts the game. Liverpool are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
25′
Glen Johnson (Liverpool) attempts to surprise the keeper with a shot from distance, but it lacks more accuracy and it goes high over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
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The resulting corner from Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) is cleared by the defence.
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Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man. The assistant referee makes a right call and Liverpool will have a corner.
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What a bad luck! Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) sends the ball into his own net.
22′
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) spurned a good chance! He gets a shot away from inside the penalty box, but it goes inches wide of the right post.
20′
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) attempts to surprise the keeper with a nice shot, but the ball goes narrowly wide of the left post.
19′
The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Rickie Lambert (Liverpool) headed on.
18′
 
Matthew James (Leicester) floats the ball in from the corner which is intercepted.
18′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. Leicester get a corner.
17′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) commits a foul after making a slide tackle on his opponent, but he escapes without punishment from the referee.
16′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) sprays a pass out to Raheem Sterling, but he can’t beat his man inside the box.
14′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) passed the ball and slowed down the tempo. His team can continue with combination play.
11′
Lee Mason interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester).
11′
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
10′
Liverpool seeing far more of the ball now.
9′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) fires the ball on goal, but his attempt goes well wide of the left post.
9′
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
8′
Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) creates himself some space in front of the goal and connects with the resulting free kick. His completely inaccurate header ends behind the goal line, far of the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and Leicester will have a goal kick.
7′
Lee Mason blows the whistle for a foul. Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) hacks down one of his opponents. A free kick has been awarded to Liverpool.
6′
The assistant referee signals offside, and the main referee confirms his decision. Rickie Lambert (Liverpool) is the one who was caught offside.
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Matthew James (Leicester) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.
4′
Paul Konchesky (Leicester) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance. The main referee points to the corner flag, Leicester will take a corner.
2′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
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The match has just begun.
The players are out at last! Liverpool will take the kick-off.
Lee Mason will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
 
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