Sunday, October 19, 2008

Liverpool 3-2 Wigan

Dirk Kuyt's scissor-kick sealed the wiin for Liverpool
Dirk Kuyt scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to beat Wigan

Dirk Kuyt's scissor-kick five minutes from time gave Liverpool all three points against 10-man Wigan in a pulsating game at Anfield.

Amr Zaki gave the visitors the lead after a mistake from Daniel Agger, but Kuyt fired Liverpool level.

On the stroke of half-time Zaki scored a spectacular overhead-kick to restore Wigan's lead, before Antonio Valencia was sent-off for two bookable offences.

The home side hit back through Albert Riera, before Kuyt's late winner.

The result is harsh on a Wigan side who, until Valencia's sending off, looked good value for at least a point.

Wigan played with great confidence and, with the inspirational Zaki up front, they always looked as though they would cause Liverpool problems.

Even without the injured Emile Heskey, missing with a back injury, Liverpool struggled to cope with Wigan's movement, pace and greater desire.

In contrast Liverpool, missing striker Fernando Torres, appeared disjointed and failed to put any meaningful attacks together.

Olivier Kapo, playing in a front three alongside Zaki and Daniel de Ridder, was the first to test Pepe Reina as his low left-foot shot was turned away by the Liverpool goalkeeper.

Robbie Keane curled wide as Liverpool started to feel their way into the game, but a minute later Zaki gave his side the lead after a horrendous error by Agger.

The Danish defender received the ball from Reina on the edge of his own area, but he was far too casual in possession and the Egyptian striker was on hand to rob the ball before coolly slotting it home.

However, Agger made amends 10 minutes later as he drove forward from defence, exchanged passes with Andrea Dossena and cut the ball back for Kuyt to fire home. Agger berjaya menebus dosanya. Nasib baik gak masuk.

Suddenly the confidence returned to Liverpool's play and Kuyt nearly grabbed a second as he unleashed a rasping shot from 20 yards that Kirkland somehow managed to tip onto the crossbar.

But they were stung on the stroke of half-time as Zaki met Antonio Valencia's cross with a brilliant scissor-kick that gave Reina no chance.

After the break Liverpool started to turn the screw and Lee Cattermole was on hand to clear Daniel Agger's header back across goal with Robbie Keane lurking at the far post.

Kuyt was then denied again by Kirkland from six yards as the home side struggled to break Wigan's resistance.

However, when Valencia was given his marching orders for two bookable offences, the game swung in Liverpool's favour.

The Ecuador international was shown a yellow card for failing to retreat 10 yards as Gerrard lined up a free-kick and just a minute later he was on his way down the tunnel for a reckless tackle on Alonso. Yang pasti ref FA sayangkan Alonso. Kah kah kah.

Liverpool immediately looked to make their man advantage count and Alonso saw his shot from 25 yards deflected wide by Titus Bramble, before Riera drew them level with a right-footed shot from 20 yards.

It was the Spaniard's first goal in a Liverpool shirt, but Liverpool were not done yet.

They sensed victory as Wigan began to tire and Kuyt sealed the win with his fourth goal in three games.

He met Jermaine Pennant's pin-point cross with a flying volley that hit the ground before flying over the despairing dive of Kirkland.


utopia said...

emm liverpool menang tipis
chelsea menang 5-0 emm kalau x 6tau nasib baik offside

Tie said...

Tie tak minat bola...saje nak kepoh2 datang sini.

.::WaNiE::. said...

errrrrr...tahniah yep sapa yg menang..haha

Beruang Madu said...

Bola yer bozzo?? not my area lah... soreeee

ita.itu said...

aku x minat bola la...sib baik..hehe

axim said...

congrats to CHELSEA,Liverpool dan Man U..HEHE