Aston Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool

Match info: Premier League at Villa Park

Date: 31/03/2013 KO: 13:30 Ref: L Mason Att: 42,037

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

A Villa

Christian Benteke 31



Jordan Henderson 47
Steven Gerrard 60 (pen)

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • All over! Liverpool claim the points after a superb second half fightback. Villa stay in the bottom three

  • Off-side! Benteke wheels away in celebration after sweeping home but the linesman's flag cuts celebrations short. He was well off-side

  • Westwood goes in the book after a horrible challenge on Henderson. He went over the ball and was lucky not to see red

  • The fourth official indicates three minutes of added time

  • Liverpool having no trouble whatsoever playing down the clock. Villa have not been in the Reds' area for quite some time

  • Suarez continues to threaten but runs out of pitch and dribbles out of play. Villa have five minutes to find a late leveller

  • It's just not been Suarez's day in front of goal. He's done everything but score today. He rounds Guzan but Villa get enough men back behind the ball and his attempted chip is caught by the Villa keeper, who gets back on his feet quickly

  • Liverpool have slowed the tempo of this game down very well. Villa are struggling to make an impression as the clock ticks down

  • Huge cheer from the Villa fans as old boy Downing sends his free-kick into Row Z!

  • Rodgers responds with Sterling replacing the impressive Coutinho

  • A final change for Villa as Sylla makes way for El Ahmadi

  • Liverpool still playing keep-ball and making Villa chase leather. The home crowd starting to get agitated but this is clever from the Reds

  • Liverpool in control of possession as the game is played out in midfield

  • Save! Lowton's mishit cross forces Reina to back-peddle and tip behind

  • A brief stoppage in play as Bennett receives treatment. Looks like the Villa man will be OK to continue

  • Delph immediately involved. His left-footed volley is deflected behind for a corner... Off the line! Benteke meets the resulting corner but Gerrard is on the line to head away. Reina immediately gives the Liverpool skipper a hug

  • Double change for Villa as Weimann and Bannan are replaced by Delph and N'Zogbia.

  • Almost! Sylla crosses for Weimann but he can't keep his shot down and it sails over. Great chance from eight yards out

  • That's Gerrard's 11th goal against Villa - more than he has scored against any other team. Can Villa respond?


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