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Liverpool 0 Argyle 0 - Minute-by-Minute

Posted: Mon 09 Jan 2017
Author: Rick Cowdery

HOW Argyle became only the second side this season to prevent Liverpool scoring at Anfield (after Manchester United) and earned an Emirates FA cup third-round replay.

FIRST HALF
2 First Liverpool corner ends with Ejaria shooting wide
3 First chorus of the Graham Carey Song
4 Lucas nearly plays Ojo in
6 Great cheers as GC10 executes a bicycle-kick clearance
7 Green Army inquires whether the Kop would like them to sing a song on their behalf
11 Green Army suggest Anfield is similar to a place where you can borrow books
12 Stewart fires a low shot wide, SuperLuke super unconcerned 
13 Ozzie tracks back to block Origi for a corner
14 GC10 concedes a free-kick for high foot on Stewart, although he is not that sort of player
15 Wall blocks Can’s free-kick and Ojo fluffs the rebound
17 Woodburn sells a dummy to Yann, but SuperLuke stays big to block the shot 
21 Origi has the ball in the net, but he was all over Gary Miller and the whistle had gone long before he fired home 
26 Shot from Stewart, blocked by Yann - it's attack v defence but Argyle are playing shape well
34 Ojo sells Slewy a dummy, but Argyle see off the shot for a corner...and win another one when Gaz Miller heads wide 
35 Ozzie goes in late on Ojo, and it's another threatening Liverpool free-kick 
36 Can fires straight into the wall 
38 Little spell on the ball for Argyle...and out come the self-deprecating oles
40 Referee speaks to Can and Sonny - TV replays clearly show Sonny giving the German a little tickle
45 Slewy wins a free-kick by the corner-flag. Huge, huge cheers

Half-time 0-0; not pretty but, man alive, it is effective 

SECOND HALF
48 Arnie goes on a run, checked by Stewart 
49 GC’s free-kick too close to Karius
51 Slew lets one fly on the spin, but it's a bit of a slice and goes wide
52 Green Army - 'We're just too good for you...' 
54 Woodburn crosses to Ojo, but the header goes wide 
55 Slewy fouled, free-kick in GC10 range; it's on target and over the wall, but easy for Karius 
58 Long shot from Lucas, but SuperLuke ’as no problem making his first save in front of the Kop
61 Arnie limps to the sidelines after receiving treatment 
63 Sturridge on for Can, Tanns warming up for Argyle
64 Sturridge shoots wide, low scudder - SuperLuke had it covered 
65 Arnie off, Tanns on
69 Little dink from Sturridge plays in Ojo, but the ball skips into SuperLuke's hands 
72 Stretcher is called for - Gaz Miller has done some serious damage; Smudge comes on
75 A couple of Liverpool’s promising youngsters, Firmino and Lallana, come on for Ejaria and Woodburn. 
76 Miller goes off to standing ovation
81 Firmino crosses, Sturridge heads, ball goes over 
83 Lallana crosses, Origi cannot get enough on it 
84 Sturridge dances, quick feet, shoots into side netting 
85 Jake seizes on a Lallana mistake, strides forward and shoots wide across the face of goal 
87 Free-kick to Argyle, Lallana on Carey, cometh the hour, cometh...? Nope 
90 Six(!) minutes added time begin - we are now in official potential heartbreak territory 
92 Free-kick to Liverpool, Slew on Ojo...dangerous  - and breathe
94 Free-kick goes all the way to far post where the ball hits Smith’s backside and goes towards goal - SuperLuke grabs 
95 Lucas shoots over 
96 The very blessed sound of the final whistle – never in doubt