MOTD- Liverpool 5-0 Swansea City

This English Premier League match was a great one, with Liverpool beating a side in the top ten of the table for the first time this season.  They started the match very munch on top, and their first big chance came when a Steven Gerrard free-kick hit the Swansea wall in the seventeenth minute and the ball rebounded to Luis Suarez, who’s shot went just over the top crossbar.  Liverpool kept on dominating the match, and again almost scored when Daniel Sturridge penetrated into the Swansea box from the right-hand side, and was brilliantly tackled by Swansea centre-back Garry Monk.  But Monk could not control the ball, and it fell to Suarez, who’s shot past an oncoming Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm went just wide of the post.  Liverpool finally did get in front though, and when Suarez was clipped by Swansea’s Kemy Agustien inside the Swnansea penalty area, referee Howard Webb awarded a penalty, and Steven Gerrard slotted it past Vorm into the back of the net in the thirty-fourth minute.  Liverpool were still very dominant, but the first half ended 1-0.  Liverpool started the second half magnificently, and scored only forty seconds into the half, when Suarez put Philippe Coutinho in on goal.  Coutinho took the ball into the Swansea box, and his shot wrong-footed Vorm and flew into the back of the net. Liverpool almost made it 3-0 just one minute later though, and when Countinho met a Suarez cross, his half-volley went just wide of the far post.  But then in the forty-ninth minute Liverpool did make it 3-0, and when Jose Enrique back-heeled the ball to Sturridge and made an overlapping run into the middle of the Swansea penalty area, Sturridge gave played it to him, and he poked it past Vorm into the back of the net.  Liverpool did not stop there though, and when Suarez received the ball twenty yards out from the Swansea goal, he took it to the edge of the Swansea box, and curled it around Vorm into the bottom right corner of the net in the fifty-sixth minute.  Liverpool were amazingly still hungry for goals, and they made it 5-0 in the seventy-first minute when Wayne Routledge was unable to keep his arm down when performing a chest trap in his own box, and Howard Webb rightfully awarded Liverpool a second penalty, this time for handball.  Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s usual penalty taker, allowed Daniel Sturridge to take the kick, and Sturridge coolly slotted it past Vorm to become Liverpool’s fifth different goalscorer on the night.  Towards the end of the match Swansea started to find a little bit of their rhythm, but Liverpool were still pretty dominant, and the game ended 5-0 to Liverpool, marking their first win verses a side in the top ten of the EPL this season.
Man of the Match: Luis Suarez


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