Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Carling Cup Quarter Final Action LIVE:


Tonight's Action:

Chelsea vs Liverpool: LIVE
Teams:
Chelsea: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Luiz , Alex, Bertrand, Lampard, Romeu, McEachran, Malouda, Torres, Lukaku. Subs: Hilario, Ivanovic, Ramires, Mata, Ferreira, Kalou, Anelka.

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Enrique, Henderson, Lucas, Spearing, Bellamy, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Suarez, Kuyt, Downing, Adam, Skrtel, Flanagan.
Interesting teams there.... Liverpool look the stronger team and my money's on Liverpool....

Arsenal vs Manchester City: LIVE
Teams:

Arsenal: Fabianski, Miguel, Djourou, Squillaci, Kosicelny, Chamberlain, Benayoun, Coquelin, Park, Frimpong, Chamakh. Subs: Mannone, Eastmond, Arshavin, Vermaelen, Gervinho, Yennaris, Ozyakup.

A young Arsenal team......

Manchester City:
Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Toure, Onuoha, Savic, Hargeaves, De Jong, Johnson, Nasri, Kolarov, Dzeko. Subs: Taylor, Richards, Bridge, Aguero, Suarez, Rekik, Razak. 

And a pretty strong 1st/2nd City team with Hargeaves, Dzeko and Johnson.... not to mention former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.... Great..... :(

LATEST: Cardiff 1 Blackburn Rovers 0
Scotland international Kenny Miller scored for the home side in the 19th minute against an underfire EPL team.... could they be in the semis....????

Chelsea vs Liverpool: LIVE
21: Cross by Liverpool's Jose Enrique into the box.... header by Andy Carroll from 12 yards out..... blocked by Alex..... it looks like it hit his hand.... HANDBALL! PENALTY!
Andy Carroll steps up to take the penalty.... he shoots... SAVE!!! by Ross Turnbull..... Missed a golden chance to put Liverpool infront....
26: Shot from Chelsea's Frank Lampard from 25 yards out.... MISS!! He tried it....
41: Shot by Liverpool defender Jose Enrique from 18 yards out.... GOOD SAVE!! by Ross Turnbull.. Liverpool are pressing for the first goal here....
42: INJURY:
Midfielder Josh McEachran is injuried....... Chelsea need to make a sub here...
CHELSEA SUB:
Ramires ON
Josh McEachran OFF
43: Foul by Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand on Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson. Bertrand booked for a late challenge. Free-kick taken by Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher in own half.
45+1: Header by Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the box.... MISS!! That will be the last chance of the first half.
45+2: Goal-kick taken by Pepe Reina.
45+2: The referee blows the whistle for half-time at Stamford Bridge. It is currently 0-0 with Liverpool putting pressure on the hosts... They were very close to breaking the deadlock in the first half and Andy Carroll will feel upset that he did not score the penalty in the 23rd minute. Chelsea will hope that they can start of brightly in the second half and see off Liverpool but it will not be easy.

HALF TIME:
Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0
Cardiff City 1 Blackburn Rovers 0
Kenny Miller has scored the only goal of the match so far. 1-0 to the hosts and a shock may be on the cards for the Championship side.
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 0
It is currently goaless at the Emirates where Arsenal are holding off current EPL leaders Manchester City. The only big news so far is that Sergio Aguero has come on for City... meaning that they are unleashing the Argentinan against a young Arsenal side.
Cardiff City vs Blackburn Rovers: LIVE
45: The second half has begun here.
50: GOAL!!!! Antony Gerrard has made it 2-0 to Cardiff!!!

LATEST:
Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1
Maxi Rodriguez with the goal for Liverpool in the 59th minute to open the scoring!!!!

Chelsea vs Liverpool:
61: Foul by Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku on Liverpool defender Jose Enrique. Free-kick taken by Pepe Reina in own half.
62: Foul by Chelsea midfielder Ramires on Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy. Free-kick taken long by Craig Bellamy into the box from the left wing.... a header from Martin Kelly past Ross Turnbull...... GOAL!!!!!! Liverpool are 2-0 up at Stamford Bridge now!!!
64: Chelsea SUB:
Juan Mata ON
Nicolas Anelka ON
Florent Malouda OFF
Romelu Lukaku OFF
Andre Villas Boas is going for broke here.... 2-0 down with 25 minutes to go....
66: Foul by Chelsea midfielder Ramires on Liverpool midfielder Leiva Lucas. Ramires booked for a bad tackle. Free-kick taken by Craig Bellamy from 40 yards out..... SAVED (comfortably) by Ross Turnbull.
67: Liverpool fans are chanting: 'you're getting sacked in the morning' towards Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas.... very awkward....
70: INJURY:
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is coming off for Charlie Adam....

72: Header by Chelsea striker Fernando Torres from 6 yards out.... SAVE!!!! by Jose Reina.
75: Chelsea corner, taken by Frank Lamapard..... crossed into the box.... Frenando Torres moves into the box.... heads the box.... SAVE!!! by Pepe Reina.
79: LIVERPOOL SUB:
Dirk Kuyt ON
Craig Bellamy OFF
83: Foul by Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique on Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka. Free-kick taken by Anelka.
89: LIVERPOOL SUB:
Martin Skrtel ON
Maxi Rodriguez OFF
Wasting time.... he may not even touch the ball in this match...
90+3: The referee blows the whistle for full-time here at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will feel upset that they did not progress to the last 4 but Liverpool played better, had a stronger squad and had more chances.

Liverpool celebrating Maxi Rodriguez's opener in the 59th minute against Chelsea.
FACT: Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez has now scored 10 goals in his last 9 starts for Liverpool in all competitons.
FACT: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is undefeated in 13 matches against Chelsea.
FACT: Chelsea have only won 3 of their last 7 matches in all competitions.

Arsenal vs Manchester City:
79: Manchester City SUB:
Abdul Rasak ON
Owen Hargreaves OFF
Just to confirm, no injury worries for the injury prone Mr. Hargreaves.
80: Arsenal SUB:
Thomas Vermaelen ON
Miguel OFF
83: Adam Johnson with the ball for City, he plays the ball into the box for Sergio Aguero who shoots the ball from 12 yards out... it goes past Fabianski..... GOAL! City have broken the deadlock....
86: Arsenal forward Gervinho with the ball.... he shoots from 12 yards out.... MISS!!! Close by the Ivory Coast international..... Still 1-0.
87: Arsenal SUB:
Andrey Arshavin ON
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain OFF
90+3: Shot from 30 yards out by Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin.... SAVE!!! by Costel Pantilimon.
90+4: The referee blows the whistle for full-time at The Emirates. Arsenal hung on for 83 minutes with a young and relatively inexperienced team but Manchester City scored a late winner. Arsenal will feel upset as they were the better side but conceded late on and City will count themselves lucky with Aguero saving them from a Quarter final replay.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scoring a late winner against Arsenal in the 83rd minute.


FULL TIME:
Cardiff City 2 Blackburn Rovers 0
FACT: Cardiff have reached the Semi Finals of the Carling Cup for the 1st time since 1965/66.
Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 1
Sergio Aguero scored a late winner for City to beat Arsenal's young guns in the 83rd minute by 1-0.

Last 4:
Cardiff City, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United or Crystal Palace.

Tomorrow:
Carling Cup:
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: LIVE from 19:45pm

UEFA Europa League:
Stoke City vs Dynamo Kiev: LIVE from 20:05pm
Tottenham Hotspur vs PAOK Salonki: LIVE from 20:05pm
Braga vs Birmingham City: LIVE from 18:00pm
Atletico Madrid vs Celtic: LIVE from 18:00pm