News — December 9, 2012 18:45

Reds Comeback Secures Win Against West Ham

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Liverpool came back from 2-1 down to record a terrific win at West Ham. A thrilling match which could have gone either way had everything, own goals, penalties and some cracking goals. Glen Johnson opened the scoring the first half with a sublime shot that arrowed passed Jussi Jaaskelainen early in the first half. West Ham clawed their way back into the game after Joe Allen was ajudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area. Mark Noble dispatched the penalty past Pepe Reina to bring the scores level. There was more misfortune for Liverpool before half time as a West Ham cross was headed into goal by Steven Gerrard.

After the break, West Ham came out trying to capitalise on the momentum they clearly had before the break. The game was being played more in Liverpool’s half then West Ham. The home team were on top on the visitors for the first 15 minutes and were also  showing resolute defending. Liverpool held their own and Brendan Rodgers brought on Jordan Henderson for Lucas midway during the second half. Shortly afterwards, West Ham’s midfielder Mohamed Diame pulled up with what looked to be a hamstring injury.

Liverpool continued to press and ask questions of West Ham. Patient build up and clever play between Raheem Sterling and Joe Cole led to Cole cooly placing his shot across the face of the goal, from what seemed like a very tight angle. And three minutes later the Reds took the lead as Jonjo Shelvey made a run across the James Collins who  somehow managed to score past his own keeper. A well deserved away victory, the Reds move up to 10th in the Premier League Table and are now 4 points of fourth spot.

Back to back wins in the Premier League and safe passage into the next round of the Europa League, the Reds journey this season is taking shape.

 

 

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