23 September 2008

Liverpool 2-1 Crewe

Degen Agger Hyypia Insua
Pennant Lucas Plessis El Zhar
Ngog Babel

Torres for Ngog 66’
Carragher for Degen 73’
Keane for El Zhar 87’

Agger 15’
O’Conner 25’
Lucas 58’

Update: No dice. Missed the LFC.tv effort, no full-match torrents I can find so far. Very infrequently, the internet disappoints. Here's a link to the RAWK thread with goals and highlights, as some sort of substitute.

This is a placeholder; for the first time in recent memory, there weren’t even any streams, just radio commentary. And it was BBC Radio Stoke, so they weren't quite focusing on Liverpool.

Hopefully I’ll see it later; LFCTV is showing it at midnight UK time. Chances are, there'll be streams for that, at the least.

So I can’t comment on much. Agger (welcome back!) scored on a free kick through the wall, Crewe replied within 10 minutes after what sounded like questionable defense on a corner. Lucas finally broke the tie with a header from Pennant’s cross.

I’m glad Torres saw 20 or so minutes for match fitness, and he forced Crewe’s keeper to make two key saves in the last ten minutes. Carra came on because of an injury to Degen; if not for the injury, Keane would have come on 15 minutes sooner.

The commentators went mad in the 87th minute, but Pope was off target. Sounded like way too much late pressure after Torres’ two chances.

I'm interested to see El Zhar on the left, Babel up top (neither Babel nor Ngog were mentioned much in the first half), and Insua (naturally).

People will probably see a close result and Arsenal’s six-goal romp, and find complaints. Not seeing a lick of action, a win’s a win for me, but I’ll assuredly have more to say when I actually see the game.


Mike Georger said...

goals are up on 101 greatgoals now

aggers was a fucking bolt. note to riise, you can have a good shot and actually defend too!

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