Liverpool vs Notts County

Liverpool 4 V Notts County 2

  • FT 120' +1
  • HT 2-0

Capital One Cup Date: Tuesday, 27th August Kick off: 19:45 Venue: Anfield

Key events

  • Liverpool Goal Sterling 4'
  • Liverpool Goal Sturridge 29'
  • Notts County Goal Arquin 62'
  • Notts County Goal Coombes 84'
  • Liverpool Goal Sturridge 109'
  • Liverpool Goal Henderson 110'

Match details Top

27 August 2013 Updated 23:32

Liverpool were taken to extra-time before finally beating League One side Notts County in the Capital One Cup.

The Reds looked to be coasting into the third round when Raheem Sterling beat two defenders to clip in an opener and Daniel Sturridge rifled in a second.

Yoann Arquin headed a goal back for the Magpies and they were level when Adam Coombes tapped in from Arquin's cross.

But Sturridge added his second from a tight angle before Jordan Henderson beat a defender to score from 18 yards.

Liverpool finished the game with 10 men when, with all three substitutes already on the pitch, Kolo Toure was taken off on a stretcher in extra-time.

Defender Aly Cissokho, who joined from Valencia on loan earlier in the month, lasted just nine minutes of his first start for the club when he hobbled off following a challenge from County's Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

By then, Liverpool were already ahead. Sterling, who was named in Roy Hodgson's England squad earlier in the day, cut past two County challenges, before firing beyond keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Defender Daniel Agger headed against the post before Sturridge rounded off an incisive passing move with a sharp finish from 12 yards to score in his third successive game of the season.

Captain Steven Gerrard and Toure both hit the woodwork as Liverpool looked likely to progress without too much exertion ahead of Sunday's Premier League derby with rivals Manchester United.

But they were forced to play an extra 30 minutes when the visitors pulled off an unlikely turnaround.

County grabbed a goal back early in the second half when Arquin smashed in a powerful header off the underside of the crossbar, while the Reds lost midfielder Joe Allen, who limped off the pitch.

And the comeback was complete six minutes from the end of normal time when the Martinique international ran past the Liverpool defence before pulling the ball back for Coombes to equalise at the far post.

Early in extra time Toure went down injured but the 10 men restored their lead in the 105th minute when Sturridge's low shot crept under Bialkowski and over the line.

Substitute Henderson wrapped up victory with a clever individual strike late on when he nutmegged County defender Enda Stevens before curling a low effort into the bottom corner.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

"I congratulate my men for showing that character and commitment and also Notts County.

"At 2-0 down, it was a great fightback and that will bode well for their season. We have seen before that 2-0 is a dangerous scoreline, but we are glad to get through.

"It was obviously disappointing with Cissokho getting injured so early on - he was distraught coming off as you can imagine.

"Joe Allen we just need to check - he has maybe tweaked his hamstring.

"And Kolo Toure has overstretched his groin, so we need to assess that, which doesn't look so good to be honest."

Lineups Top

Liverpool starting eleven

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 2 Johnson
  • 20 Cissokho (substituted for Agger at 10 minutes')
  • 24 Allen (substituted for Henderson at 65 minutes')
  • 4 Kolo Touré
  • 47 Wisdom booked at 98 minutes
  • 33 Ibe
  • 8 Gerrard
  • 15 Sturridge
  • 6 Luis Alberto (substituted for Coutinho at 72 minutes')
  • 31 Sterling booked at 106 minutes

Notts County starting eleven

  • 1 Bialkowski
  • 2 Dumbuya
  • 24 Stevens
  • 16 Labadie
  • 5 Smith
  • 4 Liddle
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce booked at 52 minutes (substituted for Thompson at 71 minutes')
  • 22 Fotheringham (substituted for Boucaud at 77 minutes')
  • 15 Arquin booked at 77 minutes
  • 8 McGregor
  • 11 Bell (substituted for Coombes at 82 minutes')

Liverpool Substitutes

  • 1 Jones
  • 5 Agger
  • 9 Iago Aspas
  • 10 Coutinho
  • 14 Henderson
  • 21 Lucas
  • 29 Borini

Notts County Substitutes

  • 14 Coombes
  • 19 Murray
  • 21 Thompson
  • 23 Speiss
  • 25 Tempest
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 31 Nangle
Referee
Stuart Attwell
Attendance
42,231

Match stats Top

Possession
Liverpool 63%
Notts County 37%
Shots
Liverpool 28
Notts County 10
Shots on target
Liverpool 9
Notts County 5
Corners
Liverpool 8
Notts County 3
Fouls
Liverpool 10
Notts County 18

Liverpool Notts County

Live text commentary Top

  1. Match Finished
    Match ends, Liverpool 4, Notts County 2.
  2. 120'+1'
    End of Half
    Second Half Extra Time ends, Liverpool 4, Notts County 2.
  3. 115'
    Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yoann Arquin.
  4. 113'
    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Simon Mignolet.
  5. 110'
    Goal!
    Goal! Liverpool 4, Notts County 2. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordon Ibe.
  6. 110'
    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  7. 110'
    Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).
  8. 109'
    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  9. 109'
    Foul by Adam Coombes (Notts County).
  10. 107'
    Attempt missed. Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Glen Johnson.
  11. Half begins
    Second Half Extra Time begins Liverpool 3, Notts County 2.
  12. 105'+5'
    End of Half
    First Half Extra Time ends, Liverpool 3, Notts County 2.
  13. 105'+4'
    Goal!
    Goal! Liverpool 3, Notts County 2. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho following a fast break.
  14. 105'+4'
    Attempt blocked. Curtis Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  15. 105'+1'
    Booking
    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  16. 105'+1'
    Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).
  17. 105'+1'
    Callum McGregor (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  18. 105'+1'
    Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Agger.
  19. 105'
    Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  20. 105'
    Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).
  21. 102'
    Kolo Touré went off injured after Liverpool had used all subs.
  22. 102'
    Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  23. 99'
    Delay in match Kolo Touré (Liverpool) because of an injury.
  24. 98'
    Booking
    Andre Wisdom (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  25. 98'
    Foul by Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).
  26. 98'
    Adam Coombes (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  27. 96'
    Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge.
  28. 95'
    Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool).
  29. 95'
    Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  30. 93'
    Offside, Liverpool. Glen Johnson tries a through ball, but Philippe Coutinho is caught offside.
  31. 92'
    Attempt missed. Glen Johnson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge.
  32. 91'
    Glen Johnson (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  33. 91'
    Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).
  34. Half begins
    First Half Extra Time begins Liverpool 2, Notts County 2.
  35. 90'+5'
    Full Time
    Second Half ends, Liverpool 2, Notts County 2.
  36. 90'+3'
    Attempt missed. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge.
  37. 90'+3'
    Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Glen Johnson.
  38. 90'+2'
    Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.
  39. 88'
    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  40. 88'
    Foul by Enda Stevens (Notts County).
  41. 87'
    Attempt missed. Daniel Agger (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho with a cross following a corner.
  42. 87'
    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Manny Smith.

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