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English Capital One Cup

Wednesday, 17 December 2014,

Bournemouth
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Liverpool
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Goldsands Stadium
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Goldsands Stadium
  • Attendance: 11,347
  • 57' Dan Gosling
  • 20' Raheem Sterling
  • 27' Lazar Markovic
  • 51' Raheem Sterling

AFC Bournemouth

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Francis looking to upset Reds

Bournemouth defender Simon Francis believes the contrasting fortunes of the Cherries and visitors Liverpool adds an extra element to their Capital One Cup quarter-final.

An unbeaten run of 12 matches, with 32 goals scored in the process, has lifted the south coast side to the top of the Championship.

They grabbed the nation's attention with their 8-0 win at Birmingham in the fourth game of that run but they have also seen off Premier League West Brom and, most recently, fellow promotion hopefuls Cardiff 5-3 on Saturday.

And with Liverpool fresh from a 3-0 humbling at Old Trafford and a Champions League exit, right-back Francis can see just why Bournemouth's first ever last-eight clash is attracting so much attention.

"People will be looking more into it with Liverpool's run of form and with ours at the moment with us being top of the league, it makes it that bit more interesting and it adds a little bit of spice to it," he told BBC South Today.

"They might not be firing on all cylinders in the league but they are still a great team and it'll be an excellent game.

"They are under a little bit of pressure and aren't on the best form at the moment and we'll look at that and hope to exploit it on Wednesday, create some chances and hopefully win the game.

"Their form can't go on like this forever, they'll be seeing this as a game they are hoping to win, a 'must win' if you like for them.

"But we've been on a great run and we don't want that to end just because it is a cup game and because its Liverpool."

Wednesday night's clash offers the Cherries a second bite at causing a cup upset at home to Liverpool having been seen off 2-0 in last season's FA Cup, despite putting in an eye-catching display.

While this Liverpool side is undoubtedly a shadow of last season's title challengers they will tackle a Bournemouth outfit that, in stark contrast, has come on leaps and bounds.

Bournemouth have lost just nine times in 45 games since Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge goals put them to the sword, a record which saw them almost steal a play-off spot and then fly to the top of the division this season.

And boss Eddie Howe says his squad have the chance to show just how far they have come in front of a sell-out crowd and a televised audience.

"It's one game and the first time we have been in the quarter-final, so it's hopefully a game where we can relax and attack rather than think too much of the consequences of defeat or victory," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"I think it is a showcase for the club and a showcase for the team. If we can perform as we have done in the league and give a really good account of ourselves and hopefully everyone can see our philosophy, then we will take that.

"I would love the players to do themselves justice and show everybody, if people need confirmation, we are a good side."

Howe could hand Callum Wilson his first Capital One Cup start for the club after he scored for the first time since October on Saturday. Tokelo Rantie (shoulder) misses out but Ian Harte could be involved if he shakes off a calf injury in time.

Brendan Rodgers could not have envisaged the significance of such a game when the season began with him looking for a top-four place and playing in the Champions League.

"We wanted to have a right go at all of the cup competitions this year and the game on Wednesday will be an opportunity for us to get into the semi-final," he added,

"It would obviously give us confidence to get through and then go into a two-legged semi-final.

"We're in competitions to win trophies, so if we can get the victory against Bournemouth and get through, the aim for us would be to hopefully go on and win the competition.

"This is the first cup competition that you can win, so it was always a priority for me.

"Of course, we've got a big game at the weekend (against Arsenal) on top of that but the idea is to go into the game on Wednesday to win and I'll pick the team that I think can win the game."

Goalkeeper Brad Jones will keep his place after Simon Mignolet was dropped for the weekend defeat by Manchester United.

Striker Mario Balotelli will be assessed having returned from a month out with a groin problem at Old Trafford but defender Glen Johnson misses out with a similar injury.

91'+1

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Defending)

91'

Brad Jones makes the save (Catch)

91'

Matt Ritchie hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

91'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Defending)

91'

End of the game

91'

The referee has signaled the end of the second half

90'

Kolo Touré clears the ball from danger.

90'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

90'

Artur Boruc takes a long goal kick

90'

Liverpool makes a sub: Fabio Borini enters for Steven Gerrard. Reason: Tactical

89'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

89'

Brad Jones makes the save (Catch)

89'

Baily Cargill hits a good header. Outcome: save

89'

Ryan Fraser crosses the ball.

89'

Matt Ritchie crosses the ball.

89'

Matt Ritchie (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 89'

88'

Emre Can commits a foul on Adam Smith resulting on a free kick for AFC Bournemouth

88'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

88'

Jordan Henderson clears the ball from danger.

88'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

87'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

87'

Kolo Touré (Liverpool) Free Kick at 87'

87'

Harry Arter commits a foul on Raheem Sterling resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

87'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

86'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Defending)

86'

Brad Jones (Liverpool) Free Kick at 86'

85'

Matt Ritchie commits a foul on Adam Lallana resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

85'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

84'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

84'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

83'

Harry Arter (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 83'

83'

Handball called on Steven Gerrard

81'

Baily Cargill clears the ball from danger.

81'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

81'

AFC Bournemouth makes a sub: Brett Pitman enters for Eunan O'Kane. Reason: Tactical

80'

Simon Francis curls an impressive right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

79'

Jordan Henderson crosses the ball.

78'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

77'

Harry Arter (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 77'

77'

Offside called on Jordan Henderson

76'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Defending)

75'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Defending)

74'

Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) Free Kick at 74'

74'

Liverpool makes a sub: Emre Can enters for Philippe Coutinho. Reason: Tactical

74'

Eunan O'Kane commits a foul on Steven Gerrard resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

73'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

73'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

73'

Mamadou Sakho clears the ball from danger.

73'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

72'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

72'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

72'

Adam Smith clears the ball from danger.

72'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

71'

Harry Arter curls a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

70'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

70'

Matt Ritchie hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

69'

Dan Gosling curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: hit post

69'

Ryan Fraser (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 69'

69'

Jordan Henderson commits a foul on Ryan Fraser resulting on a free kick for AFC Bournemouth

68'

Simon Francis clears the ball from danger.

67'

Artur Boruc takes a long goal kick

67'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

67'

Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) Free Kick at 67'

66'

Harry Arter commits a foul on Adam Lallana resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

66'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

65'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

65'

Baily Cargill clears the ball from danger.

65'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

65'

Ryan Fraser hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

65'

Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball.

64'

Brad Jones takes a short goal kick

63'

Lazar Markovic crosses the ball.

62'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

62'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

62'

Kolo Touré (Liverpool) Free Kick at 62'

61'

Eunan O'Kane commits a foul on Lucas resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

61'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

61'

Kolo Touré clears the ball from danger.

61'

Brad Jones takes a short goal kick

60'

Artur Boruc takes a short goal kick

59'

Baily Cargill clears the ball from danger.

59'

Eunan O'Kane clears the ball from danger.

59'

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball.

59'

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Free Kick at 59'

59'

Adam Smith commits a foul on Philippe Coutinho resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

58'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Defending)

57'

1 - 3

Goal!! Dan Gosling hits a left footed shot to the lower left corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! AFC Bournemouth now trails 1 - 3

57'

Dan Gosling hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

57'

That last goal was assisted by Matt Ritchie

56'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Defending)

56'

Artur Boruc takes a long goal kick

56'

Philippe Coutinho hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

55'

Eunan O'Kane clears the ball from danger.

54'

Tommy Elphick clears the ball from danger.

54'

Artur Boruc takes a short goal kick

54'

AFC Bournemouth makes a sub: Ryan Fraser enters for Junior Stanislas. Reason: Tactical

53'

AFC Bournemouth makes a sub: Harry Arter enters for Yann Kermorgant. Reason: Tactical

53'

Lazar Markovic hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

52'

Throw-in: Mamadou Sakho takes it (Defending)

51'

0 - 3

Goal!! Raheem Sterling hits a right footed shot to the lower left corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Liverpool now leads 3 - 0

51'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

51'

That last goal was assisted by Adam Lallana

50'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

50'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

50'

Baily Cargill (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 50'

50'

Adam Lallana commits a foul on Tommy Elphick resulting on a free kick for AFC Bournemouth

49'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Defending)

49'

Artur Boruc takes a long goal kick

48'

Tommy Elphick blocks the shot

48'

Philippe Coutinho hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

47'

Junior Stanislas (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 47'

47'

Jordan Henderson commits a foul on Junior Stanislas resulting on a free kick for AFC Bournemouth

47'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

46'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

46'

Liverpool makes a sub: Mamadou Sakho enters for Dejan Lovren. Reason: Injury

46'

The second half is under way

46'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

46'

Junior Stanislas crosses the ball.

46'

Junior Stanislas (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 46'

46'

The referee has signaled the end of the first half

45'

Adam Lallana commits a foul on Adam Smith resulting on a free kick for AFC Bournemouth

45'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Defending)

44'

Lucas clears the ball from danger.

43'

Junior Stanislas crosses the ball.

43'

Throw-in: Kolo Touré takes it (Defending)

42'

Simon Francis crosses the ball.

42'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

42'

Lazar Markovic clears the ball from danger.

42'

Kolo Touré clears the ball from danger.

41'

Throw-in: Junior Stanislas takes it (Attacking)

41'

Kolo Touré clears the ball from danger.

40'

Callum Wilson crosses the ball.

40'

Throw-in: Matt Ritchie takes it (Attacking)

40'

Dejan Lovren clears the ball from danger.

40'

Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball.

40'

Adam Lallana clears the ball from danger.

40'

Steven Gerrard blocks the shot

40'

Dan Gosling hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

40'

Junior Stanislas crosses the ball.

40'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

38'

Dejan Lovren clears the ball from danger.

35'

Matt Ritchie (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 35'

35'

Lucas commits a foul on Dan Gosling resulting on a free kick for AFC Bournemouth

34'

Throw-in: Baily Cargill takes it (Defending)

34'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

34'

Junior Stanislas crosses the ball.

33'

Artur Boruc (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 33'

33'

Offside called on Raheem Sterling

31'

Artur Boruc takes a short goal kick

29'

Brad Jones takes a short goal kick

28'

Yann Kermorgant hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

27'

0 - 2

Goal!! Lazar Markovic hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Liverpool now leads 2 - 0

27'

Lazar Markovic hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

27'

Artur Boruc makes the save (Feet)

27'

Philippe Coutinho hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

24'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Defending)

24'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Defending)

20'

0 - 1

Goal!! Raheem Sterling hits a header to the lower left corner from the centre 6 yard and scores!! Liverpool now leads 1 - 0

20'

Raheem Sterling hits a good header. Outcome: goal

20'

That last goal was assisted by Jordan Henderson

15'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

15'

Junior Stanislas clears the ball from danger.

15'

Jordan Henderson crosses the ball.

15'

Philippe Coutinho crosses the ball.

14'

Tommy Elphick clears the ball from danger.

14'

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball.

14'

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Adam Smith commits a foul on Philippe Coutinho resulting on a free kick for Liverpool

14'

Throw-in: Dejan Lovren takes it (Defending)

13'

Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) Free Kick at 13'

13'

Handball called on Callum Wilson

13'

Artur Boruc takes a short goal kick

12'

Adam Lallana hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

12'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

11'

Dan Gosling blocks the shot

11'

Lucas hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

11'

Tommy Elphick blocks the shot

11'

Philippe Coutinho hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

11'

Eunan O'Kane blocks the shot

11'

Raheem Sterling hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

11'

Throw-in: Jordan Henderson takes it (Attacking)

10'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Attacking)

10'

Baily Cargill blocks the shot

10'

Raheem Sterling hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

9'

Kolo Touré clears the ball from danger.

9'

Simon Francis crosses the ball.

8'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Defending)

6'

Baily Cargill clears the ball from danger.

6'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Defending)

6'

Simon Francis blocks the shot

6'

Steven Gerrard hits an impressive right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

5'

Artur Boruc makes the save (Parry)

5'

Adam Lallana curls a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

5'

Artur Boruc (AFC Bournemouth) Free Kick at 5'

5'

Offside called on Raheem Sterling

4'

Throw-in: Adam Smith takes it (Attacking)

4'

Brad Jones takes a long goal kick

4'

Callum Wilson hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

3'

Throw-in: Dejan Lovren takes it (Defending)

3'

Martin Skrtel blocks the shot

3'

Adam Smith hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

2'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

2'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Attacking)

1'

Throw-in: Lazar Markovic takes it (Defending)

1'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

1'

Throw-in: Simon Francis takes it (Attacking)

1'

Martin Skrtel clears the ball from danger.

1'

Game on!

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Possession

44%
56%
  • AFC Bournemouth
  • Liverpool

Shots

13
20

Shots on target

4
8

Fouls

7
6

Corners

0
0

Yellow Cards

0
0

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Bournemouth1 - 3Liverpool
Bournemouth0 - 2Liverpool

Bournemouth

  • 31Artur Boruc
  • 15Adam Smith
  • 2Simon Francis
  • 5Tommy Elphick
  • 38Baily Cargill
  • 30Matt Ritchie
  • 19Junior Stanislas
  • -> Ryan Fraser
  • 4Dan Gosling
  • 32Eunan O'Kane
  • -> Brett Pitman
  • 18Yann Kermorgant
  • -> Harry Arter
  • 13Callum Wilson
  • Subs
  • 3Steve Cook
  • 16Shaun MacDonald
  • 11Charlie Daniels
  • 1Lee Camp

Liverpool

  • 1Brad Jones
  • 37Martin Skrtel
  • 4Kolo Touré
  • 6Dejan Lovren
  • -> Mamadou Sakho
  • 8Steven Gerrard
  • -> Fabio Borini
  • 14Jordan Henderson
  • 50Lazar Markovic
  • 21Lucas
  • 31Raheem Sterling
  • 20Adam Lallana
  • 10Philippe Coutinho
  • -> Emre Can
  • Subs
  • 9Rickie Lambert
  • 18Alberto Moreno
  • 19Javi Manquillo
  • 22Simon Mignolet

Raheem Sterling nets brace to help Reds through over Bournemouth

Raheem Sterling's first goals since mid-September helped Liverpool end a miserable seven days with a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals at the expense of Bournemouth.

The England winger had endured a 22-game goal drought for club and country until he set Liverpool on their way to a 3-1 away win with a close-range header.

Lazar Markovic, fresh from his controversial red card as the Reds exited Europe, grabbed the second before a trademark Sterling run ended with his fifth of the season to put the smiles back on the faces of supporters after their Old Trafford defeat.

Dan Gosling, who memorably netted a cup winner to beat Liverpool in his Everton days, pulled a goal back and then rattled a post as the Championship leaders relinquished their 12-game unbeaten run.

The majority of the sold-out crowd arrived with expectations that their table-toppers could pile more misery on Brendan Rodgers and they almost took an early lead against a strong Liverpool line-up.

Left-back Adam Smith, one of six Bournemouth changes, saw an effort blocked by Martin Skrtel before Callum Wilson side-footed wide having done all the hard work to create an opening.

After those escapes Liverpool began to kick into gear, with Adam Lallana forcing his former Southampton team-mate Artur Boruc into a fine save from 20 yards.

Baily Cargill is yet to make a Championship start but Cherries boss Eddie Howe kept faith with the youngster, a regular during this competition, and he caught the eye with a fine block to deny Sterling after he had scampered through the hosts' half.

The visitors were beginning to pin Bournemouth in their own half and that sustained pressure eventually told in the 20th minute when Jordan Henderson headed Markovic's delivery across goal for Sterling to nod in.

It was no surprise when Liverpool doubled their lead seven minutes later. Philippe Coutinho's low near-post shot was kept out by Boruc but the ball fell straight to Markovic, who calmly chalked up his first Liverpool goal.

Free-scoring Bournemouth carved out a huge chance to cut the deficit with the game's next move - only for Yann Kermorgont to fire his effort over the crossbar.

Having struggled with Cardiff's aerial presence in Saturday's 5-3 victory, Bournemouth's defence were facing a completely different threat with Rodgers' nippy playmakers swarming around behind Sterling.

And Rodgers' false nine showed his electric pace to create a chance for himself just before the break, only for the diving figure of Boruc to deny Sterling.

The England player would, however, only have to wait until the 51st minute to double his tally. Picking up a pass from Lallana he twisted and turned past Cherries captain Tommy Elphick and found the bottom corner.

Reds goalkeeper Brad Jones had enjoyed a quiet evening on his second successive start in place of the dropped Simon Mignolet until the 57th minute, when the goalkeeper failed to cover himself in glory as the Cherries pulled a goal back. Gosling cleverly stepping through two challenges before squeezing a shot past the Australian.

Sterling missed a gilt-edged chance to claim a hat-trick when he dragged a 67th-minute effort wide from Lallana's back-heeled pass but that was a rare respite from a spell of Bournemouth domination.

Substitute Ryan Fraser watched his looping header fall wide, Gosling crashed an effort off Jones' other post and then Ritchie drilled a low effort across goal.

Despite controlling possession Bournemouth could only muster a wayward effort from Simon Francis and a header from Cargill in the final 10 minutes but they bowed out with their heads held high.




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