Sunday April 25, 2010 Day 36 Finished Turf Moor

Burnley 0 - 4 Liverpool

  • Gerrard 52’, 59’
  • Rodríguez 74’
  • Babel 90’

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  1. Liverpool send Burnley down

    Liverpool send Burnley down

    Burnley were relegated from the Premier League after Steven Gerrard netted a brace at Turf Moor to inspire Liverpool to an emphatic 4-0 win. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Burnley
    • Liverpool
    • 90+5' The full-time whistle goes at Turf Moor, and Burnley are relegated from the Premier League as Liverpool win 4-0! A brace from Steven Gerrard and goals from Ryan Babel and Maxi Rodriguez seal the Clarets' fate! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+4' GOAL!!!!! BABEL MAKES IT FOUR! The Dutchman races through on goal, narrowly beating the offside trap, and the winger finishes with Jensen getting a hand on the ball but not enough to keep it out!
    • 90+3' Lucas and Maxi combine in midfield as Liverpool clear the danger, and the pair keep possession well.
    • 90+1' Fox gets down the left, and the defender whips over a testing delivery from the byline, but no one can get on the end of it as Ayala clears!
    • 90' Four minutes will be added at the end of this second half, and Liverpool have Burnley just where they want them - pushed back in their half.
    • 89' Johnson gets down the right for Liverpool, but Fox holds him up well at the back.
    • 88' Thompson has a speculative shot from the edge of the Liverpool box, and you have to admire his ambition!
    • 87' Thompson takes the ball down the right for the hosts, and Lucas makes a strong challenge to concede a throw-in deep inside the Liverpool half.
    • 86' Blake does superbly to hold the ball in the Liverpool half, but he lacks support in the final third.
    • 85' Burnley look to force their way back into the match, but Liverpool are playing with real confidence now.
    • 84' Liverpool keep possession superbly in midfield, and the lack of a striker does not seem to be troubling the visitors.
    • 83' Burnley are full of resilience and fight as they scrap away in midfield, refusing to give up just yet.
    • 81' Daniel Pacheco comes on to replace Gerrard, and the Liverpool skipper has inspired his side to their win today!
    • 79' Duff is booked for a reckless challenge on Aquilani, and that was very mistimed!
    • 77' Daniel Agger is replaced by Lucas, and Benitez knows his side are comfortable now.
    • 76' David Nugent is replaced by Steven Thompson, and the forward has been very quiet today.
    • 75' Liverpool stroke the ball around with real confidence following the third goal, and Burnley know their fate now.
    • 74' GOAL!!!!! MAXI NETS LIVERPOOL'S THIRD! Aquilani slides a precise through ball into the path of Maxi, and the Argentine slams his shot beyond Jensen into the far corner of the net!
    • 73' Liverpool continue to press forward in search of further goals, and Burnley are not sure whether to attack or defend.
    • 71' Fletcher hits the post! The forward takes the ball down on the left of the penalty area after beating Carragher to the ball, and fires a low volley past Reina and against the far post!
    • 70' Chris Eagles comes on for Paterson, and Laws injects more fresh legs to his side.
    • 69' Gerrard is buoyed by his two strikes and dictating the play for the Reds from deep, and it doesn't seem to matter the lack of a forward!
    • 67' Babel chases a long ball from Aquilani, but the Dutchman cannot get on the end of the pass.
    • 66' Blake is full of energy and ebullience as he hustles and harries in the Liverpool half, but Burnley are really struggling to hold possession now.
    • 64' Graham Alexander is replaced by Robbie Blake as Laws makes an attacking change.
    • 63' Burnley break once more in the Liverpool half, and the hosts are showing good resolve.
    • 62' Nugent, who has been very quiet so far in this match, gets through on goal and fires a first-time shot, but Reina is quickly down to save!
    • 60' Fox gets forward superbly for the hosts and attempts a long-range strike, but Reina is equal to it.
    • 59' GOAL!!!! GERRARD GRABS HIS SECOND - IT'S A SCREAMER! The Liverpool skipper may have been fortunate to net the first, but this is a stunner as he fires a rasping shot into the bottom corner of Jensen's net from 25 yards out!
    • 57' Brian Jensen clears upfield for Burnley as the hosts build once more, and the keeper shows good urgency.
    • 56' Babel gets down the left for Liverpool, but Duff stands his ground and makes a stern challenge.
    • 55' Alexander whips over a testing delivery from out on the left, but Reina is out smartly to claim.
    • 54' Elliott wins a corner off Carragher, and the midfielder will take it himself...
    • 53' After that very unfortunate goal, Burnley press forward undeterred, and you have to feel for Brian Laws after the was his side have played so far!
    • 52' GOAL!!!! GERRARD PUTS LIVERPOOL IN FRONT! It is a very fortunate strike for Liverpool as Gerrard plays a neat one-two with Aquilani then drives a speculative shot which takes a vicious deflection off Leon Cort and wrong-foots Brian Jensen!
    • 51' Aquilani and Gerrard combine in midfield as Liverpool look to build once more after the break.
    • 49' Yossi Benayoun comes on to replace Kuyt, and the forward could not continue - who is going to play up front for Liverpool then?
    • 48' Kuyt looks to be really struggling as the Dutchman goes down injured on halfway clutching his knee.
    • 47' Agger makes a very robust challenge on Alexander, and the veteran midfielder is stopped in his tracks.
    • 46' The second half is underway at Turf Moor, and Liverpool kick us off with neither manager opting to make any changes.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Turf Moor, and Burnley have had by far the best of the match so far, with Liverpool fortunate to be on level terms. Cork and Fletcher have both wasted clear-cut chances, but it remains goalless.
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half, and Liverpool remain on the back foot.
    • 44' Gerrard is rightly booked for a very poor challenge on Elliott in midfield, and that was a definite yellow card!
    • 43' What a chance for Burnley again! Cork ghosts into the Liverpool penalty area unmarked, but heads straight at Reina from Elliott's cross - the hosts should be in front!
    • 42' Aquilani misplaces another simple pass to Gerrard, and the midfielder is not playing at all well.
    • 41' Johnson gets down the right to take a throw in for Liverpool, but Burnley defend superbly once more as Fox intervenes.
    • 40' Liverpool continue to struggle as Burnley dictate the play in the visitors' half, and Benitez looks very concerned indeed.
    • 39' Gerrard drives across a fierce delivery from the right, but Jensen does superbly to dive down low at the feet of Kuyt and claim the ball.
    • 37' The corner is whipped in by Fox, and Liverpool eventually clear despite looking very unconvincing in the process.
    • 36' Burnley win a corner as Paterson hurtles down the left once more, and Liverpool look shakey.
    • 35' Burnley appeal vehemently for a penalty as Danny Fox whips over a devilish delivery from outwide on the left, but replays show Johnson did not handle the ball!
    • 34' Paterson forces his way into the Liverpool box, but some desperate defending from Carragher and Agger sees Liverpool clear.
    • 33' Elliott surges forward for the hosts, before Fletcher is bundled off the ball by Ayala.
    • 32' Aquilani takes a tumble on halfway for Liverpool, and the midfielder is not matching Burnley's physicality in there.
    • 31' Gerrard does superbly once more as he plays a one-two with Aquilani, forces his way into the Burnley box, but shoots tamely straight at Jensen! Replays show an inadvertent handball from Mears, but barely anyone noticed!
    • 30' Gerrard volleys from the edge of the Burnley box, but Cork makes a stunning block to deny the Liverpool skipper!
    • 29' Jack Cork is booked for a reckless lunge on Agger as the defender brings the ball forward, but it was really just mistimed!
    • 28' Burnley sit deep once more, and the hosts are keeping the ball with impressive composure in their half.
    • 27' What a chance for Burnley! Paterson whips over a stunning delivery, but Fletcher heads over the bar after outmuscling Carragher in the box - what a glorious opportunity!
    • 26' Fox whips over a testing delivery from out on the right, but Fletcher is offside as he attempts a very ambitious overhead kick!
    • 25' Kuyt cannot make headway down the left as the forward runs the flanks, and there is no one in the centre-forward role for the Reds!
    • 24' Mears gets down the right again for Burnley, but the full-back cannot make ground as Agger pegs him back once more.
    • 23' Gerrard pulls the strings from deep for Liverpool, but Kuyt is a very isolated figure in attack.
    • 22' Fletcher takes the free-kick, but blazes his effort over the bar - maybe Fox should have stepped up instead?!
    • 21' Ayala makes another very poor challenge as Elliott wins a free-kick on the edge of the Liverpool box, and the defender is not with the pace of the game at all!
    • 20' The rain continues to pour at Turf Moor as Fletcher drops deep to link the play with Paterson.
    • 19' Ayala commits a clumsy foul on Fletcher, but Burnley cannot make much of the free-kick as Liverpool clear.
    • 17' Mears gets down the right at pace, but Agger is a powerful presence at left-back and stands his ground.
    • 16' Alexander and Elliott combine to good effect in midfield, and the hosts are building well.
    • 15' Babel chases everything in the Burnley half, but his first touch is poor as he wins the ball back from Duff.
    • 14' The rain is teeming it down at Turf Moor as Ayala launches a long ball up to Kuyt which misses its target.
    • 13' Agger barges into Mears pretty late, and the defender is lucky not to receive a yellow card for that challenge.
    • 12' Burnley enjoy a neat spell of possession as the hosts build from deep, but Johnson defends well to clear.
    • 11' Benayoun is a very despondent figure on the Liverpool substitutes' bench, and another misplaced pass from Aquilani no doubt compounds his frustration.
    • 10' Jensen lumps a long ball upfield to Paterson, but Fletcher is offside as the ball comes over to him.
    • 9' Aquilani gets down the right and whips over a decent delivery, but there is just Kuyt at the near post in the box, and it beats him.
    • 8' Gerrard trots over to take a corner out on the right, and he takes it short with Johnson before Burnley clear through Alexander and Fox.
    • 7' Aquilani goes down clutching his head on halfway, but that was a fair challenge from Cork in midfield.
    • 6' Agger gets down the left and finds Kuyt, and the Dutchman wins a corner with Mears again on hand to clear.
    • 5' Elliott attempts a through ball to Nugent, but the forward fails to get on the end of it as Reina is sharply off his line.
    • 4' Benitez makes notes frantically in the away dugout as his side chase the ball in the Burnley half.
    • 3' Mears makes a superb challenge on Babel to concede a corner, and that was make or break for the defender with the Dutchman haring into the penalty area!
    • 2' Liverpool break from deep through Kuyt, but the move peters out as Maxi fails to get on the end of the through ball.
    • 1' The first half is underway at Turf Moor, and Burnley kick us off as the home fans make their voices heard.
    • - The teams are in at Turf Moor! The referee for this afternoon's clash is Phil Dowd.
    • - Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Duff, Cort, Fox, Cork, Alexander, Elliott, Paterson, Steven Fletcher, Nugent. Subs: Weaver, Caldwell, Rodriguez, Blake, Bikey, Thompson, Eagles
    • - Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Ayala, Agger, Maxi, Aquilani, Mascherano, Babel, Gerrard, Kuyt. Subs: Cavalieri, Benayoun, Kyrgiakos, Lucas, Degen, El Zhar, Pacheco
    • - Let's rattle through some pre-match facts and figures ahead of this afternoon's clash...
    • - Liverpool have only won back to back Premier League games once in 2010. The Reds have only won one of their nine league games in 2010 where they have not been leading at half time.
    • - Liverpool have kept three consecutive clean sheets in the league against Burnley. The Reds have scored just four goals in their last 10 Premier League away matches.
    • - Burnley have won just one of their last seven Premier League home matches. The Clarets have only failed to score in one of their 17 Premier League home games.
    • - Burnley have won one and lost nine of their last 11 Premier League matches. It is 24 games since they last kept a clean sheet in the top flight.
    • - Burnley have lost just one of the last nine meetings with Liverpool at Turf Moor in all competitions. The Clarets have kept just three clean sheets this season, fewer than any other team in the top division.
    • - Let's take a look at some pre-match team news...
    • - Brian Laws will probably be without Clarke Carlisle for the match against Liverpool at Turf Moor after the defender went over on his ankle during training this week.
    • - Carlisle is unlikely to feature in the match, but striker David Nugent is expected to play despite missing Friday training with a tight hamstring.
    • - Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua has a thigh problem that could keep him out of action throughout the run-in.
    • - But there is better news for Rafa Benitez as Martin Skrtel should be set to start after recovering from an ankle injury.
    • - Liverpool, meanwhile, lie in seventh spot with four points separating themselves and Manchester City in sixth place. Both sides have played 35 games, while the Reds have a five-point gap between themselves and rivals Everton in eighth.
    • - The Clarets are seven points behind West Ham in 19th spot, and a defeat would secure their relegation, while a draw would all but spell the end with the side having a vastly inferior goal-difference to the Hammers.
    • - Burnley host Liverpool in their Premier League clash at Turf Moor with Brian Laws's side facing relegation if they lose to the Reds.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Jensen
      • T. Mears
      • M. Duff Yellow Card
      • L. Cort
      • D. Fox
      • G. Alexander Substitution Out (63′)
      • J. Cork Yellow Card
      • W. Elliott
      • M. Paterson Substitution Out (71′)
      • D. Nugent Substitution Out (77′)
      • S. Fletcher


      • R. Blake Substitution In63′
      • N. Weaver
      • S. Thompson Substitution In77′
      • A. Bikey
      • J. Rodriguez
      • S. Caldwell
      • C. Eagles Substitution In71′
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • G. Johnson
      • J. Carragher
      • D. Ayala
      • D. Agger Substitution Out (78′)
      • J. Mascherano
      • A. Aquilani
      • M. Rodríguez Goal
      • S. Gerrard Goals×2 Yellow Card Substitution Out (82′)
      • R. Babel Goal
      • D. Kuyt Substitution Out (48′)


      • Y. Benayoun Substitution In48′
      • P. Degen
      • D. Cavalieri
      • S. Kyrgiakos
      • N. El Zhar
      • Lucas Substitution In78′
      • D. Pacheco Substitution In82′
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