Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool (04.04.2015) Live Commentary

90+5′
We have seen an attractive offensive game and the fans have no reason to be upset. The hosts were controlling the game most of the time. Both teams attempted to play possession play.
90+5′
 
There will be no more action today because the referee signals for the end of the match.
90+4′
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) is adjudged offside.
90+3′
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) misses a big opportunity to score after striking the ball wide of the right post.
90+1′
 
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) latches on to a superb pass and breaks through the defence before producing a mid-range shot that goes past the goalkeeper inside the left post.
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We will have 4 min. of added time.
90′
What a chance that is! Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) wastes a huge opportunity as he receives a beautiful pass on the edge of the box and fires towards the net, but unfortunately for him, he hits the left post!
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10:2 – this is the current statistic of shots on target.
88′
 
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
88′
The ball is cleared after Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. Arsenal have been awarded a corner kick.
87′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to David Ospina (Arsenal), who smothers the ball.
85′
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) crosses the ball from the free kick, but it goes out-of-play.
84′
 
Emre Can (Liverpool) makes a bad challenge and is given a second yellow card and that means off.
83′
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) is caught offside!
82′
Emre Can (Liverpool) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
81′
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) bursts inside the box, beating two defenders and produces a strike from the penalty spot. The shot has power, but lacks more precision and the goalkeeper stops it easily, so the score doesn’t change this time.
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The attendance is 60081.
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Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) sends a cross into the box, but David Ospina (Arsenal) comes off his line to gather the ball.
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Anthony Taylor couldn’t ignore the harsh tackle of Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) and blew the whistle.
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Goal! Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) slams home the penalty with his precise low shot, into the bottom left corner.
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Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Anthony Taylor blow the whistle. PENALTY to Liverpool! Let’s see, who will take the responsibility.
75′
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) latches on to the corner kick on the edge of the box and releases a quick strike. The result differs significantly from his intention as the ball flies way wide of the right post.
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Joe Allen (Liverpool) is about to take a corner kick.
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Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared. The ball is out-of-play. Liverpool will have a chance to score from a corner.
73′
 
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) comes off the pitch to be replaced by Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
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Emre Can (Liverpool) collects a pass and strikes from about 22 metres out. It’s a poor attempt which flies well wide of the right post.
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Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) takes the corner with a short pass.
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Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Liverpool are going to take it.
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A yellow card for a tackle by Hector Bellerin (Arsenal). Anthony Taylor doesn’t hesitate at all to make this decision.
70′
The referee was in the right place at the right time and blows for a foul against Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) who was holding his opponent.
70′
Dangerous play by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool). Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for a foul.
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Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) with a through ball which would have led to a great opportunity, if it hadn’t been stopped by the defence.
66′
 
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and to avert the threat.
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Emre Can (Liverpool) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety. The ball goes out-of-play. Liverpool are awarded a corner kick.
65′
Liverpool’s players are exchanging short passes from one to another, waiting for the right moment to beat the opposition’s defence.
63′
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) slams the ball goalwards from 20 metres out, but his decent effort flies by a whisker wide of the left post.
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The ball has crossed the sideline. Liverpool are taking a throw-in.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) has picked up an injury and is replaced by Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal).
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Decent spell from Liverpool here and they’re keeping the pressure on, until one of the defending players comes in.
57′
 
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
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Emre Can (Liverpool) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the right post. David Ospina (Arsenal) pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice piece of goalkeeping skill, indeed. Now Liverpool with a corner.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) outjumps the defence to meet the resulting corner and heads the ball low to the middle of the goal. The long-range header is not powerful enough, and the keeper comfortably makes a save.
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Corner kick. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) steps up and is ready to swing it into the box.
55′
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) rises above the opponent’s defence to head the precise cross towards the goal. His effort, directed to the middle of the goal, is blocked by Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) who pulls off a comfortable save! It will be a corner kick for Arsenal.
54′
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) attempts to find Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
54′
Half-chance! Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) plays a pass into the box, but David Ospina (Arsenal) reacts well to thwart the attack.
52′
Ambitious effort from Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) as he finds himself in a great position after collecting a precise pass inside the penalty area and goes for goal, but it never troubles the goalkeeper and flies well over the bar.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) finds his way to a rebound on the edge of the box, shoots low to the middle of the goal, but the keeper is ready and denies his effort.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) swings in a cross from the corner, but Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) reads it well and gathers the ball.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) delivers a fine ball into the box from a free kick. However, the opposition’s defence didn’t let any of his teammates to challenge the goalkeeper. Arsenal win a corner.
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Substitution. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) makes way for Gabriel (Arsenal).
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The game is interrupted because of a yellow card that is shown to Emre Can (Liverpool).
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Emre Can (Liverpool) gives away foul for his fierce tackle against the opponent.
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Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
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Fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
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Arsenal are ruled offside.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) attempted to send a defence-splitting pass into space where Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) was lurking. It could have put him one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but one of the defending players somehow manages to avert the threat.
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Brendan Rodgers has decided to make a substitution during the half-time break. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) comes on the pitch for Lazar Marković (Liverpool).
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Anthony Taylor blows his whistle and the second half starts.
45+2′
Both sides have been very active through the previous 45 minutes, providing the fans with an exciting show. The home team were controlling the game most of the first half. Both teams are attempting to play possession play.
45+2′
 
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
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Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) makes a harsh challenge and Anthony Taylor calls for a foul.
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1 additional min. will be played.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) passes to Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), who collects the ball and unleashes a terrific shot from the edge of the box. His effort goes into the top of the net. Fabulous goal! The score is 3:0.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) swings it in and Lazar Marković (Liverpool) gets on the end of a cross, but David Ospina (Arsenal) shows good awareness and comes off his line to thwart the move.
44′
Anthony Taylor interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal).
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The current number of shots on goal is 10:2.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) timed his run perfectly to connect with the resulting corner kick. His finish from around the penalty spot was rather poor as it went way wide of the left post.
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It’s going to be a corner kick. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) will try to put the ball on a teammate’s head.
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The Arsenal players are exchanging some short passes, and they control the game at the moment, but one of the defending players steps in and intercepts the effort. Arsenal get a chance to score from a corner kick.
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GOAL! Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) takes the resultant set piece from 20 metres out and he curls the ball inside the left hand post. What a hit that is!
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Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) will take the free kick.
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Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) trips an opposition player, and Anthony Taylor signals a foul. That’s a free kick to Arsenal.
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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) makes a great solo run and pulls the trigger from inside the box, beating Simon Mignolet with a strike into the bottom left corner. He makes it 1:0.
35′
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The ball goes out-of-play and Liverpool will have a goal kick.
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Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul.
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Anthony Taylor has a clear vision and sees a foul from Alberto Moreno (Liverpool). Arsenal are awarded the free kick.
30′
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) clips a neat ball into the box in the direction of Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), but he can’t get on the end of a pass.
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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
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Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) picked up an injury.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) commits a rough foul. Anthony Taylor stops the game and makes a call.
25′
Excellent touch by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)! He latches on to a precious pass on the edge of the box and produces a shot goalwards which goes way wide of the left post.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) collects a pass and strikes from about 20 metres out. It’s a poor attempt which flies well wide of the left post.
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Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target.
20′
Lazar Marković (Liverpool) breaks past challenges, but puts too much pace on his pass to Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).
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Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wriggles into space and fires the ball from the edge of the area, but one of the defenders is there to block the effort.
19′
The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Liverpool.
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Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) is disappointed with himself because he got into a good area, but he produces a poor cross.
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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) is on the ball and tries to beat his opponnent. He does it, but his run is stopped by referee Anthony Taylor who sees an offensive foul.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) attempts to scoop the ball into the box through the defence, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention.
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The assistant referee raises his flag. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) is adjudged offside.
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Wow, what an escape. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked.
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The game is interrupted as Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) is flagged for offside.
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Anthony Taylor calls for a foul. Lazar Marković (Liverpool) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball.
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Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) takes the corner which is cleared.
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Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. Liverpool will take a corner kick.
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The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) headed on.
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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) attempts to find one of his teammates with a sweet pass into the box, but one of the defending players reacts well and intercepts the effort.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) was offside, and the assistant referee saw it and raised his flag.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) is penalised for holding. Anthony Taylor signals for a set piece.
8′
Some neat passing and movement from Arsenal as they are producing short passes in order to create a new attacking opportunity.
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Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
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Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger. Arsenal forced their opponent to concede a corner.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
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What a wasted opportunity by Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)! He creates some space for himself inside the penalty box and unleashes a decent strike towards the bottom right corner, but Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) makes an astonishing save to thwart the effort. Corner kick. Arsenal will have an opportunity.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a low strike towards the middle of the goal. Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) guessed his intentions and denied the effort with a fine save.
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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
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Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and produces a poor effort, which sails miles wide of the left post.
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The players are out at last! Liverpool will take the kick-off.
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The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
Anthony Taylor will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
 
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