Register Login Scores

International

Gerrard Brace Sinks West Ham

A brace from Steven Gerrard handed Liverpool a 2-1 win over West Ham United in an English Premier League match at Upton Park on Sunday.

The result sees Liverpool back to the top of the league table with 74 points from 33 games, one ahead of second placed Chelsea.

The opening half was dominated by Liverpool as they controlled the possession stakes and dictated the flow of play from midfield with Luis Suarez in particular a thorn in the side of West Ham.

In the fourth minute Suarez had the Reds’ first shot on goal, but he saw his 25-yard thunderbolt sail inches over the crossbar.

In the 18th minute Suarez produced a fantastic strike, but saw his effort come off the crossbar.

Two minutes later Suarez turned provider as he slipped Raheem Sterling through on goal, but the Liverpool striker failed to beat the keeper in a one-on-one.

West Ham’s best effort of the half came on the half hour mark when Mark Noble fired a shot from the edge of the box narrowly wide of the target.

Five minutes before the break Liverpool were afforded the chance to go in front when Suarez forced James Tomkins to handle the ball inside the box and the referee pointed the penalty spot.

Steven Gerrard stepped up and made no mistake to give them the lead, 1-0.

The talking point of the half arrived in injury time when West Ham drew level in controversial circumstances.

Simon Mignolet                attempted to collect a corner-kick, but appeared to be fouled by Andy Carroll which resulted in the goalkeeper dropping the ball and Guy Demel poking the it home, 1-1.

Initially, the linesman flagged for a foul, but the referee overruled him and let the goal stand.

The second half continued to see Liverpool dominate, but it was West Ham who had the first real chance of the half when Carroll hit the crossbar with an effort in the 61st minute.

Six minutes later, however, and Liverpool were awarded their second penalty after Jon Flanagan             was brought down inside the box by Adrian.

Gerrard stepped up for the second time and doubled his side’s lead from the spot, 2-1.

West Ham could not find a second goal as Liverpool picked up all three points.

158 comments

Top 5

Pirates Captain Opens Up Ahead Of Crunch Clash…

19 Aug 11, 2020 08:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

25 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Chiefs Also Without Key Player For Wits Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 01:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

12 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Downs' Season End Record Better Than Chiefs'

10 Aug 11, 2020 11:17 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

29 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: Real Madrid Confirm Another Exit

3 Aug 10, 2020 05:15 PM in Real Madrid

Report: Zidane Transfer-Lists 9 Players

4 Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Real Madrid

Downs’ Role In Highlands Park Mooted Sale…

16 Aug 07, 2020 05:31 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Pirates Defender Ruled Out For Downs Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 11:33 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Watch: Tau Announces Himself With Cheeky Anderlecht Goal

7 Aug 11, 2020 12:36 PM in Players Abroad

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch