English FA Cup

January 6, 2013


Mansfield Town

1 - 2


English FA Cup

16:00 +00:00, January 6, 2013

One Call Stadium

Referee: A Marriner


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    A proper cup tie that was sadly ruined by a poor decision not to disallow Suarez's goal. Mansfield did their best to get back into it but it ultimately proved one step to far for them. Valiant effort. Liverpool will play Oldham in the next round.

  • 94'

    And there goes the final whistle.

  • 94'

    Howell finds himself in space outside the area but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.

  • 94'

    Beevers lofts a ball into the Liverpool box but the away side get it clear.

  • 93'

    Suarez forces his way through a body of defenders but Marriott does well to come off his line and smother the ball.

  • 92'

    Geohaghon sends in a throw. The ball comes back to him but his shot-cum-cross is poor and straight at Jones.

  • 91'

    Green with a fantastic shot from outside the area but Jones denies him with a great save.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of injury time to be played. Plenty of time for a goal...

  • 90'

    Green again finds himself in space in the box but again it is because he is offside.

  • 90'

    Liverpool break down the other end through Downing but his touch lets him down and he soon loses it when through on goal.

  • 89'

    Murray sends it in but Liverpool are able to clear.

  • 89'

    Another free-kick for Mansfield...

  • 88'

    Meikle searches for the run of Green with a long ball over the top but Carragher does well to clear the danger.

  • 88'

    It is all Mansfield now...

  • 87'

    Geohaghon sends a long throw into the box but Carragher heads clear.

  • 86'

    Mansfield send another long ball into the box. It falls to Green who brings a good save out of Jones but play is stopped as the striker is offside.

  • 85'

    It is going to be a tense final few minutes for Liverpool...

  • 84'

    Geohaghon sends in a long throw. It takes a knock off a Liverpool defender and bounces across the face of the goal. A let-off for the away side.

  • 83'

    Murray sends it in but Jones comes flying out of his goal to punch clear.

  • 83'

    Mansfield win another free-kick....

  • 83'

    Suarez plays in Robinson who has got forward from left back but he sends his effort high and wide.

  • 82'

    Rhead comes on for Clements for Mansfield.

  • 81'

    What a final ten minutes we have in store. Is there time for Mansfield to find an equaliser?

  • 80'

    Daniel does brilliantly to whip a cross in from the left. The ball is knocked back to Green who smashes the ball home via a deflection.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    Clements floats in another free-kick but Liverpool clear.

  • 78'

    Liverpool bring on Flanagan for the injured Wisdom.

  • 78'

    Wisdom is down on the pitch with a little cramp it seems.

  • 76'

    Downing does well down the right and finds Shelvey but the midfielder is unable to land his strike on target.

  • 76'

    Clements sends another free-kick into the box but he overhits it and it goes out for the throw-in.

  • 75'

    That second goal has sucked the life out of Mansfield a little. Such a shame the handball was not spotted as the home side were looking like finding an equaliser.

  • 75'

    The answer is no as Clements free-kick fails to beat the first man.

  • 74'

    Mansfield win a free-kick in a dangerous position. Can they create anything here?

  • 72'

    Howell tries to bring the ball down in a dangerous position in the box but the whistle is blown for offside.

  • 71'

    Daniel takes aim but Jones is able to make a comfortable save.

  • 70'

    Jones with a risky clearance that strikes Allen on the back but the midfielder recovers well to see out the danger.

  • 68'

    Liverpool get it clear and counter down the other end through Downing. He plays it to Suarez who then knocks it to Shelvey but the midfielder can only send his effort wide of the post.

  • 67'

    Mansfield win another corner...

  • 66'

    Henderson finds some space down the right and lofts a ball into the box but Geohaghon does well to clear the danger.

  • 65'

    If you forget the handball, Suarez has made a great impact, scoring just three minutes after coming onto the pitch.

  • 64'

    Daniel comes on for Briscoe for Mansfield.

  • 62'

    Meikle spots Green with a great pass but the strike sends his effort over the bar from a tight angle.

  • 60'

    Mansfield look to be preparing a change...

  • 59'

    It may have ruined this cup tie. Let's hope Mansfield can pull one back quickly and make a game of it again.

  • 58'

    How did the officials not spot that handball?

  • 57'

    Downing cuts in from the right and tees up Suarez who has his shot saved by Marriott. The ball canons back off Suarez's arm before he finishes into an empty net.

  • 57'


  • 57'

    Geohaghon sends a long throw into the Liverpool box but Jones does well to punch clear.

  • 57'

    Nearly an instant impact from Suarez who turns a man before aiming for the bottom corner with his outside boot but it sails just wide.

  • 56'

    A fantastic attacking display from Mansfield in this second half but you do feel Liverpool could catch them on the counter attack.

  • 55'

    Henderson also comes on, swapping places with Suso.

  • 55'

    Liverpool make a change, bringing on Suarez for Sturridge.

  • 55'

    Liverpool break down the other end and Downing plays in Sturridge whose poor shot deflects well wide.

  • 54'

    More mayhem as the corner comes into the Liverpool box and they eventually scramble it away. It looks like Allen handballed on the line to block Green's shot.

  • 53'

    Robinson falls and gifts the ball to Briscoe who brings a great save out of Jones.

  • 53'

    Mansfield have had 77% possession since the restart.

  • 52'

    Meikle wins the flick on and plays it into the path of Green but Carragher gets a sliding tackle in. A small suspicion of handball from the Liverpool man too.

  • 51'

    Can Mansfield sustain that period of pressure?

  • 50'

    What a start to the second half from Mansfield. Jones' goal has been under siege.

  • 49'

    Jones in trouble again as he nearly drops a routine catch due to pressure on him from Green.

  • 48'

    Mansfield get another ball into the box and Jones is forced to punch away.

  • 48'

    Mansfield get the ball into the box and Green nearly gets a shot away but Carragher gets the block in.

  • 46'

    Sturridge goes into the book for a late challenge.

  • 46'

    Mansfield get the second half underway...


    So we very much still have a cup tie on our hands. Liverpool looked like walking the game after taking an early lead but Mansfield have forced their way back into this game and still have a great chance of finding an equaliser.

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle.

  • 45'

    One minute of injury time to be played.

  • 45'

    Coates gets on the end of Downing's corner but his volley goes well wide of the target.

  • 44'

    Sturridge picks the ball up on the right and cuts inside before aiming for the far corner. Marriott gets his fingertips to it. Top save.

  • 43'

    Both sides losing the ball a fair bit at the moment.

  • 42'

    Mansfield will be happy to go into the half-time break with the score as it is.

  • 40'

    Clements sends the corner into the box but play is stopped for a foul on a Liverpool player.

  • 40'

    The home side win a corner...

  • 39'

    Mansfield fire in another throw into the box but Jones does well to punch clear.

  • 38'

    Suso whips a free-kick into the box and Wisdom gets his head to it but he only succeeds in sending it way up into the skies.

  • 36'

    Green has looked a real threat all game for Mansfield. Liverpool are going to have to make sure they keep an eye on him.

  • 36'

    Green finds himself in space in the box for Mansfield but play is stopped as he is offside.

  • 35'

    Sturridge bursts into the box from the right and beats two men before pulling it back to Shelvey but Geohaghon is there to make a great interception.

  • 34'

    This game definitely feels like it has a fair few goals in it that is for sure.

  • 33'

    Green finds himself in space on the edge of the box and shoots at goal bringing out a good save from Jones who palms to safety.

  • 32'

    Liverpool certainly have not had it easy as they would have liked since scoring their goal. Mansfield have not collapsed at all.

  • 31'

    Geohaghon sends a long throw in Liverpool's penalty area but Coates heads away the danger.

  • 31'

    The free-kick comes into the box but Shelvey does well to get his head to it and clear the danger.

  • 30'

    Mansfield have another chance to send a ball into the box from a free-kick.

  • 30'

    The game is beginning to get a little stretched. It is starting to feel more and more like a proper cup tie.

  • 29'

    Liverpool break down the other end with Shelvey bearing down on goal but he struggles to get a proper shot away being under pressure from Geohaghon and Marriott makes the save.

  • 28'

    Green manages to latch onto the long ball and appears to be fouled in the box by Coates but no penalty given.

  • 27'

    Robinson gets forward well down the left for Liverpool only to be upended by Murray.

  • 25'

    Downing bursts into the box and beats one man before firing an effort at goal but Clements does very well to get a sliding challenge in and block the shot.

  • 25'

    Sturridge beats the offside trap but Marriott does well to rush off his line and smother the ball.

  • 24'

    Mansfield are enjoying a little bit of pressure on Liverpool at the moment. They are getting a few long balls into the box.

  • 23'

    Carragher does well to get his head to the free-kick and clear the danger.

  • 22'

    Lucas gives away a free-kick for a foul on Murray.

  • 21'

    Mansfield send in a free-kick into the box but it misses everyone and goes out for the goal kick.

  • 20'

    Shelvey plays in Wisdom who is bearing down on goal but Meikle puts in a superb last-ditch challenge.

  • 19'

    Downing looks for the run of Robinson but he overhits it and it goes out for the goal kick.

  • 18'

    Mansfield are hoping that Liverpool may pour one body to many forward before hitting them on the break.

  • 18'

    Liverpool are really pegging back the home side at the moment.

  • 17'

    Shelvey tries to pick out Wisdom in the box but Mansfield do well defend it and clear the danger.

  • 16'

    Suso's free-kick goes straight into the wall before Shelvey's follow-up goes well wide.

  • 16'

    Liverpool win a free-kick in a dangerous position...

  • 15'

    Sturridge is played through on goal again by Shelvey but this time he fails to beat Marriott who stands up strong and makes a good save.

  • 14'

    Mansfield break down the other end through Howell. He has Green running with him but he gets the pass wrong. A let off there for Liverpool as they were exposed at the back.

  • 13'

    Mansfield clear the corner but only as far as Allen on the edge of the box who shoots at goal but Marriott is able to get down to make the save.

  • 13'

    Downing forces his way down the right before trying to fire a cross in but it deflects off for the corner.

  • 12'

    Clements free-kick goes straight into the wall.

  • 11'

    Mansfield probe Liverpool's defence until they eventually win a free-kick right outside the opposition's penalty area. Well played.

  • 10'

    It looked like Sturridge pulled out of the challenge there a little bit.

  • 9'

    Dempster is caught in possession by Sturridge but Marriott does well to race off his line and smother.

  • 8'

    A great start for Liverpool. Mansfield are going to find it tough now.

  • 7'

    Shelvey picks out the run of Sturridge with a fine ball and the new signing hits it first time past the keeper. What a start to his Liverpool career.

  • 7'


  • 7'

    Mansfield counter and attack through Green but Coates stands his ground and puts the tackle in.

  • 6'

    Liverpool with 90% of the possession...

  • 5'

    Murray tries to play in Green with a ball over the top for Mansfield but Jones does well to come off his line and claim it.

  • 5'

    Suso is next to have a pop at goal from distance but he gets it all wrong and it sails well over the bar.

  • 4'

    Mansfield do well to head clear the corner.

  • 4'

    Shelvey finds Downing on the edge of the box who decides to have a go but it deflects off Geohaghon for a corner.

  • 3'

    The pitch does not seem great. The ball is bobbling about all over the place. Could that play into the home side's hands?

  • 2'

    Liverpool knocking it around nicely at the moment.

  • 1'

    And Liverpool get the game underway...


    Remember, the winner of this tie faces a trip to Oldham in the next round.


    The players are coming out of the tunnel. We are just moments from kick-off...


    Liverpool subs: Gulacsi, Suarez, Henderson, Sterling, Coady, Skrtel, Flanagan.


    Mansfield subs: Speight, Rhead, Hutchinson, Stevenson, Sutton, Wright, Daniel.


    Liverpool: Jones, Wisdom, Robinson, Carragher, Coates, Lucas, Allen, Shelvey, Suso, Downing, Sturridge.


    Mansfield: Marriott, Thompson, Geohaghon, Dempster, Beevers, Clements, Murray, Howell, Briscoe, Green, Meikle.