Liverpool 4-1 West Ham: Three own goals, a dismissal and the Reds are up to second

Liverpool 4 - 1 West Ham United

  • 42" Guy Demel (og)
  • 47" Mamadou Sakho
  • 66" Martin Skrtel (og)
  • 81" Luis Suárez
  • 84" Luis Suárez

Ref: Michael Oliver
Attendance: 44,781

Liverpool Anfield Road Paisley Gateway 2

Liverpool beat West Ham United 4-1 at Anfield this afternoon.

Liverpool climbed up to second in the Premier League following a 4-1 win at home to West Ham United earlier today.

In a match that saw three own goals and a red card for the visitors' Ian Nolan, Luis Suarez still managed to take at least a few of the headlines by continuing his fine recent scoring form.

The Reds took the lead three minutes before the interval, when Guy Demel deflected a Suarez shot past his own 'keeper.  

The advantage was doubled shortly after the break, when the returning Mamadou Sakho netted a second.  But an own goal from Martin Skrtel halved the deficit and gave the visitors hope.

That was until Suarez headed in a third and Nolan was dismissed for a poor challenge, leaving Sam Allardyce's men with a mountain to climb.

There was still time for another Suarez strike to deflect in off Joey O'Brien, leaving West Ham only outside the relegation zone on goal-difference while Brendan Rodgers' side remain hot on the heels of leaders Arsenal.

Statistics

Liverpool

West Ham United

Possession

63.9%
36.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Joe Allen
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Luis Suárez

Substitutes

  • Martin Kelly
  • Iago Aspas
  • Victor Moses
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Luis Alberto
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Bradley Jones

West Ham United

  • Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • James Collins
  • James Tomkins
  • George McCartney
  • Guy Demel
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Mark Noble
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Stewart Downing
  • Mohamed Diamé
  • Modibo Maiga

Substitutes

  • Joey O'Brien
  • Joe Cole
  • Adrián
  • Alou Diarra
  • Jack Collison
  • Carlton Cole
  • Matthew Taylor

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