Liverpool 1 - 1 Chelsea
Sunday 19 August 2007 16:00 , Barclays Premier League
Liverpool ver Chelsea : Blur Referee
Essien 2 Yellow Cards and Terry Yellow
REDS HELD BY HARSH PENALTY
(Quoted from liverpoolfc.com)
A wrongly awarded second half penalty, scored by Frank Lampard, has cancelled out Fernando Torres' first competitive Liverpool goal and denied the Reds all three points after Chelsea held them to a 1-1 in Sunday's Premiership clash at Anfield.
The Reds had taken a deserved first half lead when Torres beat Cech with a superbly placed shot, but they were rocked when referee Rob Styles adjudged that Finnan had fouled Malouda in the box and Frank Lampard scored from the penalty spot to equalize.
Liverpool did create chances to retake the lead and it took a fine save from Cech to deny Kuyt's header, but Rafa's men will be disappointed not have to taken all three points after television replays proved Chelsea's lifeline was an extremely harsh decision.
Liverpool couldn't have been given a harder assignment for their first home game of the campaign than last season's deposed Champions Chelsea, but they came into the game full of confidence, brought by two wins in a week against Aston Villa and Toulouse.
Rafa Benitez's summer transfers has given the Reds plenty of strength in depth for this year and he again made the most of his large squad, recalling Xabi Alonso to partner Steven Gerrard in midfield; and also reuniting Dirk Kuyt and Fernando Torres in attack after they made an impressive start together at Villa Park.
When we got under way, it was Liverpool who threatened first when Pennant's cross found Riise well placed only for him to mis-control. And but for a Drogba shot that went well wide, the early stages belonged to Rafa's men and they confirmed their superiority when Fernando Torres gave them the lead with a fine goal.
Reds skipper Steven Gerrard was playing through the pain barrier today after suffering a hairline fracture of his toe against Toulouse, but you wouldn't have known it when he sprang to life and played a brilliant pass into the channel for Torres. Anfield waited as Torres went one on one with Ben-Haim and the young Spaniard didn't disappoint as he swept passed the Chelsea defender and placed the ball beyond Cech and into the net. It was a brilliant goal from Torres on his Anfield debut.
Chelsea almost hit back straight away when a dangerous Didier Drogba free-kick from 20 yards was deflected only narrowly wide; and they came more into the game as the first half wore on. The visitors almost getting themselves level when Terry just failed to connect with the ball at the far post, but Liverpool will feel they'd done enough to warrant their lead at the break.
The second half started with Chelsea initially in the ascendancy with Mikel and Pizarro both wasting good headed chances. But Liverpool were soon back on top and they produced an excellent chance for Alonso that he dragged wide.
Liverpool were building a head of steam and you felt sure a second would come, but they were rocked when referee Rob Styles gave Chelsea a route back into the game in the 62nd minute when he adjudged that Steve Finnan had fouled Florent Malouda in the penalty area. The injustice of the decision was proven by television replays, but Chelsea accepted their gift when Lampard beat Reina from the spot to make it 1-1.
To their credit, Liverpool picked themselves straight back up and they again went in search of a second goal, only this time it was to take the lead. They came close just after the hour when Riise fizzed a volley just wide of the angle, but Chelsea shut up shop and chances were hard to come by, a Kuyt header that brought a good save from Cech was the closest Liverpool came to restoring their advantage that had wrongly taken away from them.
可是 Malouda 自己撞過去南哥哥那兒 =_____= 二人球也還沒碰到耶
要罰的話也應該是罰 Malouda 啦，他撞人！！！
（早就慣了他們的執法水準 =_____= 去荷甲學野啦！！）
可是！！！愛心和 JT 那塊黃牌才叫我冏
無故輸了二分俾個白癡低能智障冇腦 low B 球證……
感覺就像一個殺人犯被判罪接受了懲罰，但受害人卻永遠再沒法復生那樣……（我好像有點誇張了 XD" ）
爛 car 算你好彩死唔去…（咬牙）←對不起某些朋友了 |||OTL
我說啊……小托你認了 Xabi 做乾哥哥，那包包也是你
↓以下內容雖然健康，絕不含粗話或辱罵之語句，但為安全起見（？），也請支持 Chelsea 的朋友們避避為佳，謝謝合作 m(_ _)m （拜）↓
摩連奴：「我擁有一支天真無邪的球隊，他們既純潔又清白。己隊沒有球員『插水』，也沒有『茅躉王』。馬隆達 (Malouda) 當時張開雙腿欲讓皮球溜給杜奧巴，結果遭人從後踢倒，我認為這應是12碼。」
看到第一句我…我起雞皮了，你試想想獸巴 or 卡 X 奴他們的樣子再聯想句中某些詞語真係幾難頂 XDDDDDDDDrz
摩摩你盲架係條馬 X 達自己成隻蟹咁打橫撞過去南哥哥度架！！點睇都係佢撞人先要罰都罰佢先啦下化 =_____=
看到「小紅帽」三字我笑了 XDDDDDDDDDDrz （噗）貝帥你還真的很不客氣！！ XDDDDD
球證真是一行吃力不討好的工作，將來生兒子叫他當甚麼也好千萬不要當球證，做母親的一定被問候到飛起 XDDDDDDDDDDDDrz （喂）