Write-up by Peri Witny
As Manchester United wait for Sunday evening for their match versus West Ham UInited to begin, Liverpool have a chance to reclaim the lead and be at the leading of the English Premier League even if it is only for a night time. Liverpool surrendered the 1st target of the match when David Nugent scored at the 61st moment to draw 1st blood for Portsmouth. However, his aspect failed to verify the Reds’ talismanic striker Fernando Torres as he scored the winning goal in Liverpool’s three-2 win at Fratton Park.
Reds manager Rafael Benitez fielded in a radical facet. With Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard out with a hamstring damage and Lucas Leiva suspended for one sport, Benitez tweaked his facet to cope with the challenge. He gave youthful Frenchman striker David Ngog his initial total start, left his starters Albert Riera, Dirk Kuyt and Xabi Alonso on the bench and employed three center backs in Jaime Carragher, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger. Fabio Aurelio and Alvaro Arbeloa have been in midfield whilst Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun played behind Ngog. Torres started on the bench for Liverpool as his recent hamstring injuries has concerned Benitez no end.
Aurelio scored the equalizer as he scored a wicked totally free kick that came about when James had to handle ex Liverpool striker Peter Crouch’s suicidal again pass with Kuyt lurking to intercept and score. Hermann Hreidarsson then restored Portsmouth lead with a header at the 77th moment. Benitez then replaced Ngog with Kuyt, Andreas Dossena with Alonso and Babel with Torres. The trio then pushed ahead with Torres laying the ball for Kuyt to unleash a shot in the direction of the top rated of the internet at the 88th minute. Torres then made a glancing header for the successful objective in stoppage time.
The win pushed Liverpool at the leading of the standings but United even now have two games in hand. They are to confront the Hammers on Sunday night. In the other important football sport, Chelsea had to bounce again from its loss to Liverpool and revive its title aspirations by searching for a win in opposition to a determined Hull aspect. They did create a great deal of chances but failed to convert any of them as the Blues have been held to a – draw by the Tigers.
The Blues had been without goalkeeper Peter Cech who sustained a back again harm during Chelsea’s match against the Reds. Defender Ricardo Carvalho did not start as he nonetheless has to shake off a hamstring strain. Michael Essien and Joe Cole are equally with knee injuries and sidelined for the relaxation of the season even though new mortgage signing from Inter, Ricardo Quaresma produced his debut.
The draw jointly with Aston Villa’s 2- win above Blackburn relegated the Blues to fourth spot with 49 factors. Villa jumped to 51 factors. Arsenal, whos game is also this Sunday night is on fifth spot with 43 points but might shut the gap on Chelsea if they win their match in opposition to Tottenham Hotspurs. So annoyed with their team’s sinking title hopes were the fans at Stamford Bridge that they booed their aspect right after the game ended with some angry enthusiasts hurled abusive remarks towards Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari right after current scores.
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