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Aston Villa v Liverpool live!

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  • Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1. Sturridge's striker is the difference at the interval. The Reds have controlled proceedings. Villa are capable of much better.

  • 45+2

    Liverpool looking to run the clock down to half-time. Benteke won't let them and ends up drawing a foul from Johnson - who is cautioned. Westwood's set-piece is long towards Vlaar, who glances well wide.

  • 45+1

    Gerrard delivers. Not his best and Okore can volley to safety. Lucas looks to send the ball back to the right wing for Gerrard, but the Liverpool skipper goes too soon and is flagged offside. Tight call, but the right one.

  • Two minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  • 45

    Westwood's delivery is easily cleared. The ball ends up back with Guzan. Lambert still pointing and shouting. Rodgers a lot more relaxed. On the field, Henderson does really well to win a corner.

  • 44

    Benteke finds Agbonlahor. He bundles forward, but can't get a toe on the ball. It breaks to Weimann and he sees a deflected effort flash narrowly over the crossbar for a corner.

  • 43

    Bacuna drifts over halfway, and is fortunate to see a sloppy pass deflected back to him. He then decides to go back to Vlaar. Liverpool again drop everyone back and plug all gaps.

  • 42

    Mignolet comes for the resulting corner, and touches behind for another. Westwood delivers long, looking for Okore. He can't get anything on it and Sturridge wins a throw.

  • 41

    Lowton into Acuna, who is racing forward. He cuts inside Agger, but Toure comes sliding across to block his path. Villa win the first corner of the match. Benteke ends up gathering, spinning just inside the box and forcing Mignolet into a smart stop.

  • 40

    Frustration boils over for Delph as he comes clattering through the back of Sturridge. No surprise to see the Villa man go into the book. Delph does have a habit of picking up yellow cards. Expect this to be the first of many.

  • 39

    Lucas on the ball for Liverpool, and is allowed to ping passes into the feet of those in front of him. Villa not getting tight enough.

  • 38

    Benteke feels he is blocked by Agger as the ball breaks into the Liverpool box. Nothing given after Bacuna had tried to bundle his way through. Better possession from Villa, until Delph runs into Enrique.

  • 37

    Another wasted opportunity for Villa as Lowton and Weimann fail to make the most of a throw deep in Liverpool territory. Enrique is able to hammer long down field.

  • 36

    Weimann and Westwood trying to get something going, but Liverpool are holding their defensive shape well. Agbonlahor comes looking for the ball and ends up on the right wing.

  • 35

    Lowton plays an attempted one-two with Bacuna, but the return pass is far too heavy and Liverpool win a throw deep in their own half. Not happening for the hosts at the moment. They are soon back on the ball, but Liverpool have 10 men behind it.

  • 34

    Coutinho skipping past challenges once again. He always looks forward, but this time can't pick out Sturridge. He's an exciting player but maybe needs to realise that he doesn't have to provide a killer pass every time.

  • This syndicated post originally appeared at SkySports | Liverpool on 24 August 2013

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