Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Liverpool 4 – Chelsea 1 (Premier League, May 8, 2012) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) Liverpool unlocked the Chelsea backline in the 19th minute when Luis Suarez picked ball up down right, the forwarded evaded three challenges as he made his way into the box, and his final cut-back was turned into own net by Michael Essien. The Scousers doubled their advantage in the 25th after a John Terry slip allowed Jordan Henderson free passage on goal and the youngster curled a low shot past Turnbull. Chelsea’s woeful start was compounded in the 28th as Daniel Agger nodded home Carroll’s knock-down from a corner. After Fernando Torres came close hitting the Reds’ bar, Liverpool should have been four up at the break when Carroll (why was he holding his face?) won a penalty in a challenge with Ivanovic, but luckless Stewart Downing slammed his effort against the post. Chelsea got on the scoresheet early in the second half when a Malouda free-kick bounced off Ramires and dribbled past Reina into the net. It was 4-1 on the hour as Turnbull’s awful attempted clearance was punished from 30-yards by Jonjo Shelvey.