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Lucas Chance
Torres Chance

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Reina, Aurelio, Hyypia, Carragher, Finnan, Kewell, Gerrard (captain), Alonso, Benayoun, Torres, Kuyt.
Subs - Crouch, Leiva, Babel, Itandje, Skrtel

Green, McCartney, Ferdinand, Upson, Neill (captain), Ljungberg, Mullins, Noble, Bowyer, Cole, Boa Morte.
Subs - Ashton, Solano, Wright, Etherington, Spector

Referee : Alan Wiley

Conditions : Cold

Attendance : Unknown

19:48 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : West Ham kick off the match attacking the goal to the left of the dugouts.
2 mins : Torres has the first chance of the match as he fires a 25 yard shot just wide after a delightful turn.
3 mins : The travelling Kop are in good voice. 'Rafa, Rafael' is echoing around Upton Park.
5 mins : Liverpool are in their white and black away strip tonight as they go in search of that elusive first league win of 2008.
5 mins : Finnan has won a free-kick deep in West Ham territory. Gerrard takes but the Hammers eventaully clear their lines.
7 mins : A poor clearance from Robert Green concedes possession to Kuyt, who finds Benayoun but the Israeli clips his shot from a tight angle just over.
8 mins : West Ham threaten for the first time but Cole's throughball is superly cut out by Carra.
9 mins : A good situation comes to nothing as Kuyt overhits a pass towards Torres.
10 mins : It's been a bright opening from Liverpool.
11 mins : Yossi is being booed by the fans that once adored him. Let's hope he answers them with another goal to follow up his hat-trick against Havant.
14 mins : The last few moments have been rather scrappy with the hosts enjoying possession without really doing anything with it.
16 mins : Hyypia's hopeful ball into the box nearly finds the late run of Benayoun but Green is out quicky to thwart him.
17 mins : A moment of danger for the Reds as Ljungberg's low ball into the box evades both Hyypia and Carragher. Luckily for the Reds no-one was following in at the far post.
18 mins : Torres' clever run sees him beat the offside trap but once again Green is alert to pump the ball clear.
20 mins : There's an intriguing battle on the left side as Harry Kewell goes up against fellow Aussie Lucas Neill. It's even steven so far.
22 mins : A long throw from McCartney causes chaos in the Reds defence but Boa Morte fires over from six yards out to let Liverpool off the hook.
24 mins : Nearly a quarter of the way through the match and still no sign of a goal that could go some way to ending a sequence of four straight league draws for Rafa and co.
26 mins : After a nervy start the home side are beginning to ask more and more questions of the Liverpool rearguard.
27 mins : A Noble free-kick from the left deflects off a Liverpool head and smashes against the crossbar. Another let off.
29 mins : We've not seen enough of the Reds as an attacking force in the past 15 minutes or so. Torres had looked dangerous but the service to him appears to have dried up.
31 mins : A lovely one-two between Kewell and Torres puts the Aussie in on goal but Ferdinand recovers to make a great last-ditch challenge.
35 mins : Both sides are probing for an opening but for all their effort neither keeper has been called into much action.
37 mins : Some alert defending from Benayoun deprives Bowyer of a free header at the far post.
38 mins : First Booking: Fabio Aurelio:
39 mins : Another dangerous ball into the box causes problems in the Reds defence. Set pieces have become a real cause for concern.
40 mins : Noble delivers a great ball into the area but Sami leaps highest to clear for a corner.
41 mins : A poor delivery gives the defence a breather and a sustained period of West Ham pressure comes to an end.
44 mins : The Hammers have had the better chances in what has been a first-half of limited opportunities.
45 mins : There will be a minimum of one minute added time.
20:34 GMT : Half Time Reached
20:51 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Liverpool restart the second period defending the Bobby Moore stand.
47 mins : A good start for Liverpool. Finnan's cross from the right finds Benayoun and Kuyt but the Dutchman takes too long to get his shot away and the home side clear under pressure.
49 mins : A great chance for Liverpool goes begging as Kewell fails to connect with a delicious ball on from Dirk Kuyt after the forward skipped beyond McCartney with ease.
51 mins : A long ball into the Reds defence causes further problems with Hyypia heading straight to Boa Morte but Finnan is there to snuff out the danger.
54 mins : West Ham are getting the ball into the Liverpool area at every chance they get and Aurelio is fortunate not to be punished by Ljungberg after he missed his jump defending Noble's ball in.
55 mins : It's all hands to the pump in defence as Cole's delivery is cleared by Harry Kewell.
60 mins : An hour gone and it looks like West Ham are going to reinforce their attack with Dean Ashton.
62 mins : Another foul by Aurelio gives West Ham a free-kick in a dangerous area. The Brazilian will have to be careful as he's already been booked.
63 mins : Noble's cross causes more chaos and Boa Morte drags his shot wide at the far post.
64 mins : Substitution: Dean Ashton for Lee Bowyer:
64 mins : Substitution: Matthew Etherington for Luis Boa Morte:
65 mins : A double sub for the Hammers signals their intent for the remainder of this match.
66 mins : Substitution: Lucas Leiva for Harry Kewell:
66 mins : Substitute Lucas nearly inspires the breakthrough as he gets on the end of Torres' cross but sees his effort deflect just wide.
68 mins : Both sides are pressing for the opening goal and after yet another West Ham cross creates trouble in the Liverpool area, Lucas goes close with a shot from the edge of the box after a surging run from Stevie G.
69 mins : The first period was devoid of many clear-cut chances but it's very open as we enter the latter stages.
70 mins : It looks like Ryan Babel will be coming on for LFC.
71 mins : First Booking: Fernando Torres:
72 mins : Ironic cheers from the away fans as Liverpool are awarded a rare free-kick.
73 mins : Substitution: Ryan Babel for Yossi Benayoun:
74 mins : Babel is close to making an instant impact as his low cut back finds Kuyt but some alert defending denies him of a confidence boosting goal.
75 mins : Noble's corner picks out Cole but his header is way wide of Pepe Reina's goal
76 mins : Some sily skills form Ljungberg takes him into the LFC area but Aurelio gets back to block his low strike at goal
77 mins : And from the resulting corner it should be 1-0 as Lucas Neill hammers a shot just wide of Reina's near post.
78 mins : A superb turn from Kuyt enables him to take aim from 25 yards but his effort is deflected for a corner.
78 mins : From the corner there are big shouts for handball but the ref is having none of it.
81 mins : Substitution: Jonathan Spector for Carlton Cole:
83 mins : Peter Crouch continues to warm up for Liverpool but as of yet Rafa has not given him the call.
84 mins : A slight delay in proceedings as Etherington is given some treatment.
85 mins : We are back underway now and LFC are attacking.
86 mins : Less than five minutes to go and still no goals. One positive out of a 0-0 would see Reina pick up his 50th league clean sheet for the Reds.
87 mins : Fingers crossed Pepe achieves it in record time tonight and someone pops up with a winner - but at the moment it's not looking likely.
88 mins : First Booking: Xabi Alonso:
90 mins : A late chance for the Reds. A free-kick on the left edge of the area. Let's have some magic!
90 mins : Not quite as Xabi's shot is deflected wide and the corner comes to nothing.
90 mins : There will be a minimum of three minutes added time.
90 mins : Penalty to West Ham as Ljungberg is brought down by Carra.
90 mins : GOAL! Mark Noble: Penalty
21:42 GMT : Match Over



The Reds head to Upton Park still searching for their first league win of 2008.
A run of four consecutive draws has seen us fall out of the top four and left our hopes of a maintaining a sustained title challenge in major doubt.

But Liverpool's away record has been a major plus so far this season and we will need to reproduce the type of form that has seen us win at Villa Park and Goodison Park if we are to leave London with all three points.

Alan Curbishley's men have already shown that they can mix it with the best at Upton Park, as Manchester United found out to their cost in December.

So it promises to be a tough test for Rafa and his team and a repeat of last season's 2-1 victory would be the pefect respite for a year that has so begun in frustration in the Premier League.




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2 - 2 : Yossi Benayoun (44') Soon...
3 - 2 : Yossi Benayoun (56')
4 - 2 : Yossi Benayoun (59')
5 - 2 : Peter Crouch (90')


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Itandje, Riise, Hyypia (captain), Skrtel, Finnan, Benayoun, Mascherano, Leiva, Pennant, Crouch, Babel.
Subs - Gerrard, Torres, Kuyt, Carragher, Martin

Scriven, Warner, Jordan, Wilkinson, Smith, Sharp, Collins (captain), Harkin, Potter, Baptiste, Pacquette.
Subs - Taylor, Gregory, Slabber, Taggart, Oatway

Referee : Unknown

Conditions : Mild

Attendance : 42,566

15:00 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Liverpool kick off attacking the Anfield Road end.
2 mins : The Havant fans gave their team a rapturous reception prior to kick-off - what a dream day for them.
3 mins : Unsurprisingly Liverpool have started the match dominating the ball.
4 mins : Liverpool should be ahead. Pennant drove down the right and clipped the ball across for Benayoun but the Israeli headed wide with the goal gaping.
5 mins : Martin Skrtel has made his first contribution to LFC with a timely interception to block Alfie Potter. Havant were unlucky not to go ahead!
8 mins : The Havant corner should have resulted in the Reds taking the lead. Itandje caught the ball and delivered it to Babel but the Dutchman failed to pick out Mascherano who had the freedom of the Hawks' half to run into.
9 mins : GOAL! Richard Pacquette: The forward heads home after the Reds fail to defend a left wing corner
11 mins : Anfield is stunned!
12 mins : The visitors couldn't have hoped for a better start. They now have something to hold onto and have so far defended impeccably.
13 mins : The away fans are singing "Que sera, sera, What ever will be, will be, We're going to Wembley."
15 mins : It's all Liverpool at the moment but they have yet to seriously trouble Kevin Scriven in the visitors' goal. A Riise cross lacked someone to finish it at the far post and Babel's hooked volley fell tamely into the keeper's arms.
16 mins : Another Reds attack sees Riise's floated chip drop just over the crossbar...and still Havant lead.
18 mins : Tom Jordan shows the type of attitude Havant need with a superb block to stop Riise's goalbound volley.
20 mins : Shaun Gale must be pinching himself on the touchline. His side have defended stubbornly and shown glimpses of quality on the break too. How long before we need to start worrying?
22 mins : Pennant brings down Potter just outside the Liverpool area. A chance for Havant to put another ball across.
25 mins : Chaos in the Reds defence. Itandje fails to claim twice, Crouch's header isn't commanding enough and the Reds survive only because Neil Sharp volleys over with the goal at his mercy.
26 mins : After a strong start the Reds have faded as an attacking force. A short corner goes very wrong and the away side break again.
27 mins : GOAL! Lucas Leiva: Lucas curls home a beauty to net his first for Liverpool.
29 mins : Normal service resumed? Try telling Havant that. They have another corner.
30 mins : Itandje punches clear and Liverpool survive.
31 mins : GOAL! Alfie Potter:
32 mins : First Booking: Shaun Wilkinson:
34 mins : Havant they read the script? The goal took a big deflection off Skrtel but who can take that strike off Alfie Potter?
36 mins : The away fans are in great voice again. It's silent in the Kop end - quite literally stunned into silence.
38 mins : Phil Warner is down for Havant. He seems to have pulled something after he cleared the ball into touch.
39 mins : He's back on now - albeit gingerly.
40 mins : H'es clearly not right. He's gone down again and is about to go off.
41 mins : Substitution: Tony Taggart for Phil Warner:
42 mins : In fairness Scriven has hardly been tested. But there's a chance now as the Reds have a free-kick on the edge of the area.
43 mins : Riise's free-kick is deflected into the path of Crouch who completely miscues and the ball sails away to safety.
44 mins : GOAL! Yossi Benayoun:
45 mins : There will be a minimum of two minutes added time
15:48 GMT : Half Time Reached
16:05 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Havant restart the match attacking the Anfield Road end.
47 mins : The non-league side were greeted by a deserved standing ovation form all corners of the ground as they took to the field for the second period.
47 mins : Today's attendance is 42,566.
48 mins : Babel seems to have moved to the left with Benayoun playing just behind Crouchie.
50 mins : A short corner involving Benayoun and Pennant finally found its way to Mascherano but his low effort was blocked by a defiant rearguard.
51 mins : Another shot from distance by the Masch is comfortably gathered by Scriven. He must fancy a goal today!
52 mins : It's been all LFC in the second period and Crouchie had two great chances to score but his first effort was blocked and his second completely miscued from the ensuing corner.
54 mins : A great block from Jamie Collins prevents Lucas from doubling his personal Reds tally as his venemous effort is deflected away to safety.
56 mins : GOAL! Yossi Benayoun:
58 mins : Substitution: Jamie Slabber for Richard Pacquette:
59 mins : GOAL! Yossi Benayoun: Hat-trick man
61 mins : Yossi's second hat-trick of the season has finally put us in the driving seat.
63 mins : It's all Liverpool now and the away side must want it to end so they don't concede more goals.
65 mins : Shaun Gale looks a frustrated man as Havant's best chance of teh half ends with a shot into the stands.
68 mins : I don't think Javier Mascherano has ever had so many shots in one match. Pennant cut the ball back to him but unfortunately he could only fire his 20-yard effort over the bar.
69 mins : Lucas tries his luck from distance again but sees his shot deflect over for a corner with Skrtel heading the resulting set piece into the Kop.
72 mins : Substitution: Dirk Kuyt for Yossi Benayoun: A standing ovation for Yossi
74 mins : Substitution: Charlie Oatway for Shaun Wilkinson:
77 mins : A chant of "Stand up if you hate Man U" from the away fans has been well received inside Anfield!
82 mins : Dirk Kuyt still can't buy a goal. Pennant's cross found him at the far post but despite a good downward header from the forward the ball bounced up and onto the crossbar.
83 mins : And that seems to be the case for Crouchie too as he guides the rebound wide after Kuyt's effort stung the hands of Scriven.
84 mins : Substitution: Jamie Carragher for Sami Hyypia:
87 mins : Substitution: Steven Gerrard for Javier Mascherano:
88 mins : Danger in the Liverpool area as Itandje makes a point blank save to deny Havant a third.
90 mins : GOAL! Peter Crouch:
90 mins : There will be a minimum of three minutes added time.
16:53 GMT : Match Over



Liverpool v Havant and Waterlooville...
It's a tie that sums up the magic of the FA Cup.

A non-league side, who have come through the Qualifying rounds, drawn against one of the Premier League's heavyweights.

A team comprising a courier, a student, a plasterer and a plumber will travel to Anfield to go head-to-head with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Jamie Carragher.

It would be fair to say that 99 times out of 100 Liverpool will win comfortably.

But, as history has shown, in a one off cup tie anything can happen - that's the FA Cup.

And that's why Havant and Waterlooville are this year's fairytale story.

The Hawks reached the fourth round courtesy of a 4-2 win in a replay against League One side Swansea, after they had upset the odds with a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

It sets up another potential banana skin for Rafael Benitez's men, who had to overcome another side hoping for an upset -Luton Town - to reach this stage.

While the Reds have suffered a number of shocks over the years they will be confident of progress and if they produce a professional performance they should have too much for the Hampshire minnows.




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1 - 2 : Fabio Aurelio [OG] (71')
2 - 2 : Peter Crouch (88')

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Highlights Video : EPL LIVERPOOL 2 - 2 ASTON VILLA
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Reina, Aurelio, Hyypia, Carragher, Arbeloa, Kewell, Gerrard (captain), Mascherano, Benayoun, Torres, Kuyt.
Subs - Crouch, Babel, Alonso, Itandje, Skrtel

Taylor, Mellberg, Laursen, Davies, Bouma, Young, Petrov, Reo-Coker (captain), Gardner, Agbonlahor, Carew.
Subs - Cahill, Knight, Harewood, Osbourne, Sorensen

Referee : Mark Clattenburg

Conditions : Fine

Attendance : 42590

20:01 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Villa kick off attacking the Kop End
1 min : There's a good atmosphere at Anfield despite it being a bitterly cold night
2 mins : An early opening for the Reds as Kuyt's cross finds Benayoun, but his shot is well over
6 mins : A foul on Kuyt brings a free kick for Liverpool in a good position
7 mins : Gerrard's shot from 30 yards is ambitious and it goes high and wide into the Anfield Road End
8 mins : Martin Laursen said Torres isn't superman, but he struggled to stop his run there
9 mins : Mascherano is the latest to try his luck from 30 yards and his shot suffers the same fate as Gerrard's
12 mins : Danger for Reds as Gardner robs the ball from Aurelio and strides goalwards, but his shot is pulled wide
14 mins : Kewell's pass finds Benayoun well positioned, but he can't find Kuyt with his flicked pass
15 mins : Torres wins the ball in the area and chips towards the far post, but Taylor is able to catch
17 mins : It's clear Liverpool will have to be patient to unlock this well drilled Villa defence
18 mins : The ball bounces into Kewell's path, but two Villa defenders are quick to close down his shot
19 mins : GOAL! Yossi Benayoun: Kuyt plays in Benayoun and he slots it home
22 mins : Kewell's pass looks like it will reach Torres on the right edge of the area, but Melberg rises high to clear
25 mins : Carragher screams for the Reds defence to come out as one and it works because Carew is caught offside
28 mins : Hyypia is having another good game and he's just stepped forward to win Liverpool a free kick
30 mins : Kuyt drills a dangerous cross across the face of the Villa goal, but no one can get a touch
31 mins : Great play from the Reds as Kuyt lays the ball off for the incoming Aurelio and he shoots wide
37 mins : Benayoun will need treatment after clashing heads with Bouma
38 mins : Benayoun is ok to continue and the game is back on
40 mins : Carragher and Hyypia are reading the game brilliantly and snuffing out any danger
42 mins : Davies can't afford to miss Kuyt's cross with Torres lurking behind him and he puts the ball in row z
44 mins : Carew's flick almots gets Agbonlahor in, but Hyypia is there again to clear
45 mins : There will be a minimum of 1 minute added time
20:47 GMT : Half Time Reached
21:03 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Liverpool get us restarted and they're attacking the Kop End in the second half
47 mins : Davies slices his clearance and Liverpool have an early corner
48 mins : Villa get the ball away and Arbeloa goes all the way back to Reina
50 mins : A lightening Liverpool break and a goal looks on as Gerrard finds Kuyt in space, but his first touch his loose and his shot is wayward
53 mins : Hyypia does superbly again, denying Carew as trouble loomed
53 mins : At the other end Torres skips past Davies, but Taylor is out to deny him
54 mins : Taylor is in action again, this time saving Kewell's long range strike
55 mins : Liverpool are turning the screw, Torres' shot is only inches over Taylor's crossbar
57 mins : Villa are lucky to survive again as only a desperate tackle stops Torres' surge into the area and then Arbeloa shoots over
60 mins : Tonight's attendance is 42590
63 mins : Benayoun tries to find Torres, but Davies blocks.
65 mins : Reo-Coker is furious when the referee gives a foul against him on Torres
66 mins : Aurelio's free kick is clearly blocked by a Villa arm, but the referee says no
66 mins : Substitution: Marlon Harewood for Craig Gardner:
67 mins : Harewood is involved straight away when his cross gives Carew a shooting chance that is saved by Reina
68 mins : First Booking: Alvaro Arbeloa: For a foul on Petrov
69 mins : Substitution: Martin Skrtel for Alvaro Arbeloa:
71 mins : First Booking: Javier Mascherano:
71 mins : GOAL! Olaf Mellberg: Melberg unbelievably makes it 2-1 as his shot comes off Aurelio and loops over Reina
74 mins : First Booking: Martin Laursen:
74 mins : Substitution: Ryan Babel for Harry Kewell:
75 mins : Babel shoots wide, how are Liverpool losing this?
79 mins : Crouch is getting ready to come on
79 mins : Skrtel shows what he's all about as he squares upto Harewood
80 mins : Substitution: Peter Crouch for Yossi Benayoun:
86 mins : Gerrard's shot is blocked by Petrov as the clock ticks down
68 mins : GOAL! Marlon Harewood: Harewood sends an overhead kick into the back of the net to level the scores
90 mins : There will be 3 minutes added time
90 mins : Gerrard shoots wide
90 mins : Substitution: Zat Knight for John Carew:
90 mins : Taylor smothers Gerrard's cross and Liverpool's last chance looks gone
21:51 GMT : Match Over



Liverpool entertain Martin O'Neill's in-form Aston Villa determined to shrug off their tag as this season's draw specialists.

The Reds have drawn more matches than any other club in the league, with nine in total, and their inability to turn one point into three has been the key factor in their struggle to keep pace with the league leaders.

Rafael Benitez's men have not won a league match since beating Derby County on Boxing Day, and their run of three straight draws is in great contrast to Villa's form.

The Villains have won their last three and boast an away record of four wins, five draws and one defeat - one that mirrors Liverpool's at Anfield.

In Gabrial Agbonlahor and Ashley Young the West Midlands outfit have two of the brightest young talents in the country and they have been a major threat on the road, most notably impressing in the 4-4 draw at Chelsea and the 4-0 win at Blackburn.

A victory over O'Neill's side would go a long way to improving the mood on Merseyside and a repeat of one of the best performances of last season, when the Reds thumped Villa 3-1, would be the perfect way to bring their sequence of draws to an end.




Goals Clip : FA Cup LIVERPOOL 5 - 0 LUTON TOWN
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1 - 0 : Ryan Babel (45')
2 - 0 : Steven Gerrard (52')
3 - 0 : Sami Hyypia (58')
4 - 0 : Steven Gerrard (64')
5 - 0 : Steven Gerrard (71')

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Crouch Header (5')
Babel Shoot Hits the Post (8')
Carragher's turn on (21')

Highlights Video : FA Cup LIVERPOOL 5 - 0 LUTON TOWN
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Match Stats : FA Cup LIVERPOOL 5 - 0 LUTON TOWN
Itandje, Riise, Hyypia, Carragher (captain), Arbeloa, Babel, Gerrard, Alonso, Pennant, Crouch, Torres.
Subs - Kewell, Leiva, Martin, Kuyt, Aurelio

Brill, Goodall, Robinson, Jackson, Keane, Currie, Hutchison, Spring (captain), Bell, Talbot, Andrew.
Subs - O'Leary, Furlong, McVeigh, Emanuel, Parkin

Referee : P Walton

Conditions : Wet

Attendance : 41,446

20:02 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Luton get the game underway attacking the Kop end
1 min : Congratulations to Jamie C on his 500th appearance for the Reds
2 mins : Liverpool have begun brightly and are already stretching the Luton defence
3 mins : Alonso fires the first effort of the match over the bar after Stevie G threatened to go all the way. Great tackle by Reds old boy Don Hutchison though
5 mins : A superb hanging cross from the right from Pennant finds Crouch at the far post, but the big man steers his header inches wide
6 mins : Carra stops Talbot in his tracks with a typically well timed challenge. Some things never change
8 mins : A lightning break results in Stevie G picking out Babel, but his curling effort from 20 yards crashes back off the post
10 mins : Another cross from Pennant finds Crouch on the edge of the dee but his volley is fired straight at Brill
11 mins : Another half chance falls Crouchie's way but his volley is defelcted over the bar - although the referee decides it's a goal-kick
13 mins : The Luton faithful are cheering every defensive clearance. They nearly choked on their chants there though, as Torres fires over after ghosting in from the right hand side of the box
15 mins : Rafa's been out the dugout offering some advice to JAR
16 mins : Pennant's crosses are causing chaos in the Luton defence and Liverpool would have taken the lead then but Babel's goalbound effort is deflected wide
18 mins : Another attempt for Liverpool. This time Stevie G finds Crouch on the edge of the area but he volleys into the turf under pressure
19 mins : A rare attack for Luton sees Currie fire well wide of Itandje's goal
21 mins : Crouch heads down for Tores but some courageous Luton defending keeps El Nino at bay
22 mins : Hutchison slices a clearance out for a corner - it could have gone anywhere. An own goal on his Anfield return! What a nightmare that would have been
24 mins : It's been one way traffic so far tonight. How long before the Reds get the goal they deserve?
27 mins : Babel brings down Talbot as the Hatters forward breaks from the halfway line. The young Dutchman was lucky to escape a caution there
27 mins : Talbot's still down receiving treatment
28 mins : Play has been halted. But he's up now and Luton will get play underway again
29 mins : Gerrard nearly feeds Babel in the inside left channel but Goodall just about keeps him at bay with a last-ditch tackle
30 mins : Luton boss Kevin Blackwell must be delighted that it is still 0-0 after 30 minutes. They've had to ride their luck at times though
33 mins : Arbeloa raids down the right but his low ball in is mis-kicked by Crouch straight into the grateful Brill's arms
36 mins : A great block by Hutchison stops a 25-yard Ryan Babel rocket from testing Brill
37 mins : It's a comedy of errors in the box as Riise's low ball is fired over the bar following an error by a Luton defender
38 mins : Well Rafa won't be the only person inside Anfield scratching his head in surprise if this remains goalless at the interval
41 mins : A series of JAR long throws cause panic in the away side's box but once again Liverpool fail to capitalise on mis-hit clearances
43 mins : Torres holds off one challenge to get a shot in but once again a Luton shirt is in the way and the visitors clear
45 mins : There will be a minimum of one minute added time.
45 mins : GOAL! Ryan Babel:
20:49 GMT : Half Time Reached
21:05 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Liverpool restart the second period attacking the Kop end
46 mins : And Xabi Alonso tries an audacious effort from it but Brill just about gathers the ball at the second attempt. A fine try from our Spanish playmaker
47 mins : The Reds have made a fast start to the half and look keen to wrap up the tie as soon as possible
48 mins : Pennant's crossing has been quite superb tonight and another whipped ball in from the right touchline finds Crouch but he fails to get a clean header away under pressure from Hutchison
50 mins : Luton must have felt it was job done on 44 minutes but at this level you can't switch off for a minute. Liverpool deserve the lead and could easily be out of sight by now
52 mins : GOAL! Steven Gerrard:
54 mins : Crouch has been down after colliding with the post. Thankfully he's back on now after a minute or two of treatment
57 mins : GOAL! Sami Hyypia:
59 mins : It's all over for Luton. The Reds are rampant and we've even gone close to a rare Carra goal following a Torres flick on from a corner. That would cap the night!
62 mins : Hatters skipper Matthew Spring drills a shot way over the bar as the away fans celebrate a rare sight of goal
64 mins : GOAL! Steven Gerrard:
65 mins : Substitution: Dirk Kuyt for Peter Crouch:
67 mins : It's nice to see the goals flowing once again.We nearly had the roar of the match then as Carra advanced towards the area, but the one-two with Babel didn't come off.
68 mins : Substitution: Steven O'Leary for Steve Robinson:
68 mins : Substitution: Paul Furlong for Calvin Andrew:
70 mins : First Booking: Sami Hyypia:
72 mins : GOAL! Steven Gerrard: Hat-trick man
73 mins : Substitution: Lucas Leiva for Steven Gerrard:
73 mins : Substitution: Paul McVeigh for David Bell:
73 mins : Substitution: Fabio Aurelio for Fernando Torres:
75 mins : Not a bad night for Stevie G. Hammers in his hat-trick before leaving the field to a great ovation
77 mins : The Hatters are well and truly beaten now. Their fans are singing 'we want one.' They know it's all over.
80 mins : It looks like Stevie is setting up his own personal duel with Torres. That's 15 for the season for our skipper now - and he gets the match ball
81 mins : The attendance tonight is 41,446
82 mins : They've all been treated to a second-half goal fest
83 mins : So who will it be in round four? Swansea or Havant and Waterlooville. We find out tomorrow
83 mins : It should be six. Kuyt has just headed inches wide after another great ball in from Pennant
86 mins : Well it doesn't look like Carra is going to get that goal to cap the night - but he'd probably be happier with the clean sheet anyway
88 mins : Well we can finally celebrate our first win of 2008. Let's hope we can go on from here
90 mins : There will be a minimum of two minutes added time
21:52 GMT : Match Over


Preview FA Cup 15/01/08 : LIVERPOOL VS LUTON TOWN

So you thought the romance of the FA Cup was dead?

Well you should have known better.

This year's third round action has so far turned up a whole host of surprises, including the exit of local rivals Everton who slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to League One outfit Oldham.

But before we bask in the joy of teasing our Bluenose counterparts, it's worth remembering how close cash-strapped Luton Town came to causing a double case of Mersey misery when they held the Reds to a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road.

Peter Crouch's second-half strike could not paper over the cracks of a below-par display from Rafael Benitez's side and when John Arne Riise put through his own net to level the score just three minutes later, it was no more than the Hatters deserved.

And so to a replay where Liverpool will be strong favourites to make amends for their display in Luton.

The Reds are no strangers to the occasional shock result over the years, but with Rafa and his players keen to maintain a challenge for silverware on three fronts, they are unlikely to make the same mistake twice.

A trip to Anfield is a dream come true for Kevin Blackwell's men and although they are bound to raise their game against Premier League opponents, Liverpool will be confident they can clinch a victory and book their passage into round four where they will face either Swansea City or Havant and Waterloovile.

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1 - 0 : George Boateng (26')
1 - 1 : Fernando Torres (71')

Gerrard Shoot (10')
Benayoun Chance (36')
Aliadière took out the linesman
Reina Mistake (52')
Babel Amazing Shoot (58')

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Reina, Arbeloa, Hyypia, Carragher, Finnan, Riise, Gerrard (captain), Mascherano, Benayoun, Voronin, Torres.
Subs - Alonso, Babel, Kuyt, Agger, Itandje

Schwarzer, Grounds, Wheater, Huth, Young, Downing, Boateng (captain), Rochemback, O'Neil, Aliadiere, Sanli.
Subs - Lee, Hutchinson, Riggott, Turnbull, Johnson

Referee : A Marriner

Conditions : Dry

Attendance : 33,035

15:01 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Middlesbrough get the game underway
1 min : Liverpool win the first free kick of the game on the left hand side
4 mins : Middlesbrough win the game's first corner after a poor back pass
5 mins : Young whips in a cross from the right which is too strong and Benayoun clears
10 mins : Reina is guilty of a few poor clearances but fortunately we haven't been made to pay
11 mins : Liverpool enjoy a lucky break of the ball to win a corner off Wheater
12 mins : The first save of the game is made by Scwarzer as he dives to his left to keep out a drive from Gerrard
14 mins : Downing's free kick strikes Mascherano leaving the Liverpool midfielder needing treatment on the field
19 mins : Wheater's header is well turned over by Reina but the linesman's flag is up anyway for offside
26 mins : GOAL! George Boateng: Boateng opens the scoring from close range after Liverpool fail to deal with a high ball into the box
31 mins : The Reds work a free kick into the path of Finnan who sees his shot deflected into the arms of the keeper
37 mins : Benayoun sees a close range volley saved before the flag goes up for offside
42 mins : Riise tries an ambitious effort from distance which flies well wide
15:48 GMT : Half Time Reached
16:03 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Substitution: Ryan Babel for Alvaro Arbeloa:
46 mins : Liverpool get the second period underway
47 mins : Torres clips a ball into the box which Schwarzer gathers under pressure
49 mins : First Booking: Robert Huth:
51 mins : Downing whips in a ball from the left which is cleared and is then caught offside seconds later
53 mins : Aliadiere beats Reina to the ball down the left but there's no-one on the box to capitalise on the cross. Escape for Liverpool
57 mins : Liverpool win a corner after a good run from Gerrard. Babel blasts the ball wide from the resulting chance
59 mins : Substitution: Xabi Alonso for Yossi Benayoun:
65 mins : Babel has space down the left but his cross is poor and the chance is gone
66 mins : Downing almost doubles the lead as he drives a shot against the far post
72 mins : GOAL! Fernando Torres: Torres levels the scores with a stunning long range shot into the top corner
74 mins : Substitution: Ben Hutchinson for Jeremie Aliadiere:
75 mins : Substitution: Dirk Kuyt for Andriy Voronin:
76 mins : Babel charges down the middle and blasts a low shot which just misses the far post. Great effort and so close
79 mins : First Booking: Xabi Alonso:
87 mins : Gerrard tests the keeper with a long range drive which is turned over for a corner. Chance of a winner?
88 mins : No. The corner is poor and Middlesbrough can clear
90 mins : Hyypia's header from Gerrard's corner is well saved
16:52 GMT : Match Over




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0 - 1 : Peter Crouch (73')
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1 - 1 : John Arne Riise [O.G.] (76')
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Itandje, Riise, Hyypia, Carragher (captain), Finnan, Babel, Alonso, Leiva, Benayoun, Crouch, Kuyt.
Subs - Hobbs, Mascherano, El Zhar, Voronin, Martin

Brill, Goodall, Coyne (captain), Perry, Keane, Currie, Edwards, Spring, Bell, Talbot, Andrew.
Subs - Robinson, Furlong, O'Leary, Jackson, Hutchison

Referee : Howard Webb

Conditions : fine

Attendance : Unknown

16:02 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Luton get the Cup tie underway
1 min : Almost a dream start as Babel cuts in from the left and drives a low shot towards the bottom corner which Brill does well to save
4 mins : Finnan's back pass is overhit and the ball goes behind for the first corner of the match
5 mins : Great chance for Luton as Edwards goes through on goal but Itandje makes a smart save
11 mins : Kuyt is next to have a chance but he blazes the ball high and wide
17 mins : Great run from Babel down the right and his cross finds Kuyt but the chance goes begging as Luton clear
23 mins : Talbot skins Hyypia down the left but is thwarted by Itandje as he drives a cross into the centre
30 mins : Both sides enjoying possession in what is a lively and open contest so far
36 mins : Crouch's drive from long range is well held by Brill
38 mins : Talbot blasts a drive well wide when well placed on the left side of the box
43 mins : First Booking: Xabi Alonso:
16:48 GMT : Half Time Reached
17:06 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Liverpool get the second period underway with the scores still goalless
48 mins : Andrew almost sets up a chance for Talbot but Itandje is out to smother the danger
49 mins : Kuyt has space on the right and his cross shot is missed by Benayoun at the far post. Good chance
50 mins : Riise's drive takes a deflection and forces Brill into a great save. The Luton keeper also stops the follow up from Lucas
54 mins : Luton miss a brilliant chance when Talbot heads over from close range with only Itandje to beat
58 mins : Andrew tries an ambitious effort from distance but skies the ball well over
67 mins : First Booking: John Arne Riise
70 mins : Substitution: Ryan Babel off, Andriy Voronin on
73 mins : Goal: Peter Crouch. Crouch slots into an empty net after Brill saves from Voronin
73 mins : Substitution: Xabi Alonso off, Javier Mascherano on
76 mins : Own Goal: John Arne Riise. Riise diverts the ball into his own goal under pressure from Edwards
82 mins : First Booking: Sami Hyypia:




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1 - 0 : Fernando Torres (50')
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Reina, Aurelio, Carragher, Arbeloa, Finnan, Kewell, Alonso, Mascherano, Pennant, Gerrard (captain), Torres.
Subs - Riise, Itandje, Kuyt, Benayoun, Crouch

Kirkland, Kilbane, Bramble, Melchiot (captain), Taylor, Scharner, Valencia, Brown, Landzaat, Heskey, Bent.
Subs - Boyce, Olembe, Koumas, Sibierski, Pollitt

Referee : Steve Bennett

Conditions : Freezing and windy

Attendance : 42,308

20:02 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Liverpool kick-off attacking the Anfield Road end
2 mins : A nice ovation for former Reds Chris Kirkland and Emile Heskey prior to kick-off
3 mins : Nice to see Pennant back in action and he almost made an immediate impact but his delightful volleyed throughball was cut out just as Gerrard looked set to break clear
5 mins : It's rather cold at Anfield tonight - just the type of weather Fabio Aurelio was looking forward to when he joined us!
6 mins : First real moment of goal action and it was Wigan who threatened but Reina was out well to cut out the danger with Marcus Bent lurking
7 mins : Not much happening at the moment so it's a good time to wish you all a belated Happy New Year
9 mins : Liverpool have enjoyed some nice touches without creating anything of note as of yet
11 mins : Torres powers into the box and it takes three to stop him. Corner to Liverpool
13 mins : A period of home pressure ends with a late flag robbing Torres of the opening goal
14 mins : Prior to kick-off we were 13 points behind Arsenal so we need to start the New Year with a win
16 mins : Torres races clear after a mistake by Bramble but he is harshly penalised for a foul on Scharner
17 mins : Heskey earns Wigan their first corner and it nearly results in a goal with Michael Brown firing a superb volley inches wide of Reina's right-hand post
20 mins : A nice move down the left involving Alonso, Kewell and Aurelio ends with the Aussie winger having a shot well blocked in the penalty area
21 mins : A one-two involving Torres and Mascherano results in our first effort on target but Kirkland is out to block what would have been Javier's first goal for the Reds
24 mins : Former Tranmere man Ryan Taylor flashes a swerving free-kick just past Reina's far post as Wigan enjoy another good moment in front of the Kop
26 mins : A clever ball from Torres finds Gerrard in the box but the skipper fires his shot straight at Kirkland
27 mins : Michael Brown is down for Wigan
28 mins : He appeared to fall awkwardly after jumping for a header with Alonso. He's back up now and looks okay
29 mins : The Reds are defending against a fierce wind in the first-half and the visitors are trying to use it as much as possible with a number of high balls towards Heskey and Bent
31 mins : There have been one or two careless passes for Liverpool and the crowd are beginning to get frustrated
32 mins : Another good opportunity is wasted as Aurelio delivers a free-kick straight into the grateful arms of Kirkland
35 mins : A good run and cross from Pennant ends with Kirkland rising well to claim the ball
36 mins : We could really do with a goal to warm us up
38 mins : An enterprising run from Valencia ends with the wide man hammering his shot into the Kop
40 mins : To their credit Wigan have defended well so far and have contributed to an end-to-end first-half
41 mins : Ryan Taylor is lucky to escape a booking after a foul on Finnan
42 mins : From the free-kick Torres guides a header just over the bar
44 mins : Steve Bruce led Birmingham to a 0-0 draw here earlier in the season and he'll no doubt be very pleased with his new side's display tonight
45 mins : Gerrard fires a low effort just wide as half-time approaches
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45 mins : There will be a minimum of two minutes added time
20:49 GMT : Half Time Reached
21:06 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Wigan kick-off defending the Kop end
48 mins : Aurelio's corner from the right is met by Gerrard at the near post but the insiprational number eight's flick does not come off on this occasion
50 mins : GOAL! Fernando Torres:
52 mins : That's warmed us all up!
53 mins : Aurelio fires an effort wide from the right hand edge of the area after a short corner was cleared back into his path
56 mins : A Wigan free-kick only leads to a lightning break from Liverpool but Kewell cannot make the most of it and is muscled out of it just outside the penalty area
57 mins : The attendance here is 42,308
59 mins : First Booking: Paul Scharner:
60 mins : Torres is dragged to the floor by Brown. Free-kick to LFC
61 mins : Could be a chance here
62 mins : Steive G lets rip and Bramble is on hand to clear from under the crossbar after Kirkland could only parry it back into the dangerzone
64 mins : Wigan are attempting to push forward but it is just leaving space for Liverpool to break into to. Hopefully it will lead to more goals...
65 mins : A last-ditch challenge by Scharner denies Torres of what would have surely been his second
66 mins : And seconds later Kirkland has to be at his best to keep out Gerrard after he arrived late in the area to slide a low effort goalwards
69 mins : It's all Liverpool now as Kewell flashes an effort wide from a tight angle
69 mins : Wigan enjoy a brief moment of respite but Taylor's left foot strike fails to trouble Reina from 18 yards
73 mins : It's gone a bit scrappy all of a sudden and Rafa must have noticed because Benayoun is getting stripped for action
74 mins : Substitution: Yossi Benayoun for Harry Kewell:
76 mins : Ryan Taylor is given a stern talking to by Steve Bennett after a crunching tackle on Pennant
79 mins : First Booking: Javier Mascherano:
79 mins : Substitution: Jason Koumas for Ryan Taylor:
80 mins : GOAL! Titus Bramble:
82 mins : Was that Wigan's first real effort of the half? The crowd is stunned
84 mins : Substitution: Peter Crouch for Javier Mascherano:
84 mins : Substitution: Antoine Sibierski for Emile Heskey:
87 mins : Substitution: Dirk Kuyt for Jermaine Pennant:
87 mins : Chants of 'Attack, Attack' can be heard from the Kop
88 mins : Wigan supporters respond with 'We are staying up'
88 mins : Rafa is out of the dugout and one word sums up his expression...frustration
90 mins : Come on Reds one last push
90 mins : There will be a minimum of three minutes added time.
90 mins : A great ball in from Kuyt from the right but no-one was there to attack it at the far post
90 mins : First Booking: Fernando Torres:
21:54 GMT : Match Over