James Pearce’s verdict from Liberty Stadium as ‘freak goal’ earns three points
Manchester United are back in view as the Liverpool bandwagon rolls on, courtesy of a huge slice of good fortune on what could prove to be a critical night in their quest for a place in the top four. Jordan Henderson knew little about the goal that settled this contest but that will matter little to a Liverpool side who racked up a fifth successive Premier League victory to close the gap to United to two points before Sunday’s pivotal meeting at Anfield.Steven Gerrard had been thrown into the fray four minutes earlier as he made his comeback from injury from the bench, but it was the man who has taken over the captaincy from him who struck the critical blow. Jordi Amat got to the ball first as Henderson burst through the middle in the 68th minute but the Spaniard, making his first start in the league since September, inadvertently knocked the ball off the England international and Lukasz Fabianski was left stranded as it sailed over his head. Continue reading…
Jordan Henderson scored for the third consecutive Barclays Premier League game to hand Liverpool an important 1-0 victory over Swansea City on Monday night.
STEVEN GERRARD is back in contention for Liverpool’s Premier League trip to Swansea on Monday .
Adam Lallana scored twice, the second a sublime solo goal, as Liverpool thrashed Swansea 4-1 at Anfield. The result took Brendan Rodgers' side above the Swans on goals scored into eighth in the Premier League table. Report »
ESPN FC's Best of the Rest. Some facts get quoted so often they become footballing cliches. Seamus Coleman cost 60,000 pounds. Rickie Lambert used to work in a beetroot factory. And now there is the newest: Wilfried Bony has scored more Premier League goals than anyone else in 2014. There are circumstances to explain what, at first, seemed a strange statistic. Luis Suarez, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez spent only part of the calendar year in England. Daniel Sturridge and Sergio Aguero missed significant parts of it because…
Crystal Palace are facing the prospect of losing boss Tony Pulis less than 48 hours before the start of the Premier League season, following a fall-out over the club’s transfer policy.
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So it looks almost certain that at some point in the next few days Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur will strike a deal that sees Ben Davies and Michel Vorm head to North London and Gylfi Sigurdsson head back to Swansea.
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