Liverpool 2-2 Leicester (01.01.2015) Live Commentary

90+5′
It was a very watchable match. Great goals and there was plenty of action at both ends of the pitch. No regrets about following this game. There wasn’t any significant dominance on either side in this game. The tactic of both sides was slow build-up play.
90+5′
 
There will be no more action today because the referee signals for the end of the match.
90+4′
 
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
90+4′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) comes up with a dangerous chip pass into the box and attempts to set up an ideal shooting position for his teammates, but the effort is intercepted by one of the defenders. Liverpool get a corner.
90+2′
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) gives away foul for his fierce tackle against the opponent.
90+1′
The resulting free kick from 22 metres out, which was taken by Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester), was blocked by the wall of defenders. The goalkeeper perfectly positioned the defensive wall.
90+1′
 
Mike Jones shows the yellow card to Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) for a heavy challenge. Leicester win a free kick. A promising situation for a direct shot.
90′
 
We will have 4 min. of added time.
89′
 
Matthew James (Leicester) sees a yellow card from Mike Jones after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
88′
Great ball in from Raheem Sterling (Liverpool). Lazar Marković (Liverpool) should really do better with a close-range header, but he heads it by a whisker wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
86′
 
The corner from Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) is intercepted by the defence.
86′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot towards the middle of the net, but Ben Hamer (Leicester) is alert and denies his effort. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Liverpool will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
86′
 
Matthew James (Leicester) swings in the corner, but the goalkeeper does a brilliant job to intercept the effort.
86′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The ball is out-of-play. Leicester have been awarded a corner kick.
85′
 
Substitution. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) leaves the pitch to be replaced by Rickie Lambert (Liverpool).
85′
 
Corner kick. Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) is ready to send the ball in.
84′
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) is first to the rebound and sends a header goalwards but it’s blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
84′
 
The ball is out-of-play and Leicester manage to earn a corner. Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) launches a cross from the corner, but Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) is alert to thwart the effort.
82′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) gets a shot from about 23 metres after his amazing solo run. It goes to the middle of the goal, but Ben Hamer (Leicester) doesn’t get beaten so easily and pulls off an exquisite save to keep the ball out.
81′
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) committed an attacking foul.
79′
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) goes on a mazy run, skips past two defenders and pulls the trigger in front of the keeper. Ben Hamer (Leicester) makes a great save to deny his effort directed to the middle of the goal.
79′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
78′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) sends a cross into the box, but Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) comes off his line to gather the ball.
77′
The ball is cleared after David Nugent (Leicester) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
76′
An unfair challenge by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) for holding his opponent.
75′
 
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Jamie Vardy (Leicester) departs the field of play to be replaced by Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester).
74′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) slides a brilliant pass to Fabio Borini (Liverpool), who takes a shot from inside the box but it goes by a whisker over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
74′
 
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) sends a poor cross from the corner and Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) has no trouble to gather it.
73′
David Nugent (Leicester) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the box and has a shot blocked. Leicester forced their opponent to concede a corner.
72′
 
We are about to witness a substitution. Lazar Marković (Liverpool) is replacing Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).
71′
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit cross to the back post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
70′
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
68′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) attempts to endanger the goal with the free kick from about 23 metres. The keeper can stay calm because he misses completely. The ball went well wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
67′
 
Dean Hammond (Leicester) comes off the pitch to be replaced by Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester).
66′
Emre Can (Liverpool) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Mike Jones, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour. Leicester are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
66′
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) takes the ball on and fires a low shot from 22 metres. Ben Hamer (Leicester) stops the effort which is headed to the middle of the target.
65′
The Liverpool players are exchanging some short passes to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
64′
 
The attendance is 44720.
62′
Mike Jones blows the whistle, Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) is penalised for a foul.
60′
 
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) takes a great first touch to control a killer pass on the edge of the box and drills a shot into the bottom right corner in trademark fashion.
58′
 
Goal! David Nugent (Leicester) collects a pass and fires an unstoppable shot without any hesitation which goes into the bottom left corner of the net.
58′
David Nugent (Leicester) outjumps his marker inside the box and heads the resulting corner way wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
57′
 
Corner kick. Matthew James (Leicester) steps up and is ready to swing it into the box.
57′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety. The main referee points to the corner flag, Leicester will take a corner.
55′
 
Brendan Rodgers is forced to make a change. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Fabio Borini (Liverpool).
54′
 
Looks like Adam Lallana (Liverpool) is struggling after picking up a knock. We will see if he can run that off.
54′
Dean Hammond (Leicester) aims a cross from the side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails, and the situation doesn’t bear fruit. The ball goes out-of-play and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
53′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
52′
The assistant referee’s flag is up because Jamie Vardy (Leicester) didn’t find the way to beat the offside trap.
52′
Long cross from aside is directed to well-positioned Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), but the defence gets it clear.
51′
Nice passing game presented by Leicester. They are increasing the possession with a series of long passes and waiting for the right moment to create an attacking opportunity.
50′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
49′
The free kick from long range. Matthew James (Leicester) sends over a cross but the defence is alert.
49′
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) jumps into tackle, but Mike Jones blows his whistle for a foul. Leicester are awarded the free kick.
48′
Matthew James (Leicester) unleashes a shot from 20 metres out but is unable to find the target, it goes high over the crossbar. The ball goes out-of-play and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
48′
Leicester possess the ball and make numerous short passes, but here comes an error and they lose possession. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Liverpool.
47′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) is caught offside!
46′
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and has an effort on goal. Unfortunately for him, his strike flies inches high over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
46′
 
The game restarts for the second half.
45+4′
Both squads performances could be described as average. There have been only a few exciting situations, and the fans will be expecting more of the second half. During the first half of the game, we have witnessed the ascendency of the hosting team which have been more precise and effective. The home side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible. The away team’s main weapon are fast counter-attacks.
45+4′
 
That’s all for the first half. The referee blows his whistle, and players are heading into their locker rooms.
45+3′
Attempted cross from Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) is cleared.
45+2′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) latches on to a fine cross from the resulting corner and attempts to finish from the edge of the box. His shot, however, misses the target narrowly wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
45+2′
 
The referee points towards the corner flag. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) steps up to take it.
45+2′
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The assistant referee makes a right call and Liverpool will have a corner.
45′
 
Fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
45′
Dean Hammond (Leicester) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Mike Jones blows his whistle for a foul.
45′
 
This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).
45′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. The referee blows his whistle, Liverpool are awarded a corner kick.
44′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) produces a long ball across the pitch to find his teammate, but he fails. The ball has crossed the sideline. Leicester are taking a throw-in.
42′
The Leicester players are exchanging fine passes and wait for an opportunity to start an attack. Now, a mistake came which caused the loss of possession.
40′
 
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) gives no chance to the keeper and converts the penalty with a sharp low drive into the left side of the net.
39′
 
Danny Simpson (Leicester) handled the ball inside the box. PENALTY to Liverpool! Great chance to score from.
37′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) jinks his way past two defending players and from the edge of the box has an effort which goes just wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Leicester will have a goal kick.
37′
 
Here’s the change. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) left the pitch, and David Nugent (Leicester) came on as a substitute.
36′
 
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Mike Jones won’t hear any protests.
35′
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
34′
The Liverpool players are exchanging some short passes.
33′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) brings his opponent down. Mike Jones has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul.
31′
Good team movement sets up Adam Lallana (Liverpool) on the edge of the box, but he slices the ball narrowly wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Leicester will have a goal kick.
30′
Liverpool hold possession of the ball and display neat passing move from player to player. They are waiting for the right moment to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
28′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
25′
Neat passing move from Liverpool in order to create new attacking opportunities.
22′
 
Matthew James (Leicester) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
22′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) unleashed a powerful shot from a mid-range free kick, but he only hit the defensive wall. The ball is out of bounds. Leicester win a corner kick.
21′
 
Mike Jones pulls out a yellow card to show it to Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) for a tough tackle.
20′
Excellent touch by Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester)! He latches on to a precious pass on the edge of the box but produces a miskick that goes high above the bar. Poor effort. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
17′
 
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) fires the penalty into the right side of the net!
17′
 
Wes Morgan (Leicester) touches the ball with his hand. Liverpool are awarded a penalty!
15′
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) unleashes a shot, but it misses the target well wide of the left-hand post. The ball goes out-of-play and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
14′
Emre Can (Liverpool) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Mike Jones signals.
12′
What a huge chance for Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester). He collects a precise pass inside the box and slices a shot that goes by a whisker of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Liverpool.
11′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out-of-play. The ball goes out-of-play and Leicester will have a goal kick.
10′
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) didn’t hesitate to knock his opponent down with a harsh sliding tackle. Mike Jones could probably show him a yellow, but he only goes with blowing the whistle for a foul.
10′
Ben Hamer (Leicester) displays his ability to read the game and clears the danger after Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) was about to latch on a through ball.
8′
The assistant referee raises his flag, and an attacking effort is stopped by the main referee’s whistle. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) is the one, who got caught in the offside position.
8′
The Liverpool players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in defence to open up.
7′
A lofted cross from Danny Simpson (Leicester) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
6′
Kolo Toure (Liverpool) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
5′
 
Kolo Toure (Liverpool) is having a really harsh time now. We are about to find out how serious his injury is.
4′
Matthew James (Leicester) blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by the defender.
2′
Philippe Coutinho (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.
2′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) released a promising strike from long distance, but his attempt rattles the right post. What a bad luck, he was really close to get on the scoresheet.
1′
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) makes a harsh challenge and Mike Jones calls for a foul. Leicester have a free kick.
1′
The players are on the pitch and Leicester will have the kick-off.
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