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1 - 0 : Fernando Torres (50')
1 - 1 : Titus Bramble (80')

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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
45 mins : There will be a minimum of two minutes added time
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


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