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Back in a Big Way--Liveblog: Liverpool v. Fulham, 4 April 2009

Liverpool take all three points through a Yossi Benayoun strike at the death. 1-0 Liverpool.

FULL TIME What a win for Liverpool, Yossi Benayoun the hero on the day. Terrific strike and all three points to the good. Two clear at the top, but United have two in hand. Come on Villa tomorrow!

90'+4 Agger on for Gerrard. He's played well today, couldn't find one, but was pivotal in the first half dominance. Seconds now...

90'+2 What a goal for Liverpool! From the man who limped off injured last weekend and was rumored not to be in good graces.

GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL Yossi Benayoun!!!! Ball falls to him on the right side, strokes it past Schwarzer! Liverpool on top!!

90'+1 Schwarzer does his best time wasting. Come on Liverpool...

90' 4 minutes of added time...and Yossi hits the side netting. So close...

89' Skrtel clips Dempsey on the break, yellow for Skrtel. Not much in that, Dempsey sure did a good job flailing though.

88' Good run from Babel to win a corner...Skrtel controls and hits it into a Fulham defender...possession maintained but it's eventually cleared.

86' Reina is fouled by Zoltan Gera playing one forward to Torres, and it's called back. Good timing to ignore the advantage.

85' Foul called on Insua, who's been much better this half. Looks like they just got tangled. Babel is booked for dissent, flinging a wicked freestyle at the linesman. Brrrrrrrrat brat!

84' Alonso flicks one up and over, but Torres is offside.

83' Corner to Liverpool, been awhile since they scored from a corner...and it still is.

82' Gerrard fails to control Lucas' far post cross, goal kick to Fulham.

81' About 6 chances within 30 seconds for Liverpool, but no goal.

80'Ten to play...the second half has been a flashback, with not much attack and the bulk of possession.

78' Babel always looks like he's dragging a rock with one leg while he's dribbling at pace.

76' Benayoun for Kuyt, an interesting substitution considering Rafa was said to be pissed at him for playing for Israel and Kuyt has played about every minute this year.

75' Here's an interesting one, Yossi Benayoun about to come on for Liverpool...

73' Gerrard whips one in, Torres can't get a head to it and Schwarzer pushes it away from Kuyt and Babel. Cleared away, Fulham at the other end, Skrtel heads away an inviting cross.

72' Corner to Liverpool...not sure how that happened, ball comes to a completely stop and is cleared away.

71' Fantastic break off a Fulham corner, Babel with a nice little jink on the right, puts it towards goal, where Kuyt is a step behind and Pantsill clears it away.

70' Torres backs in after controlling from Babel, but his flick towards goal was never going to create anything.

67' Pantsill fouls Babel from kick for Liverpool...Xabi floats it far post, Schwartzer and Lucas collide, goal kick.

66' Arbeloa's pass can't find Babel or Torres...Babel was on Torres' heels to be fair to Arbeloa.

65' On the roof! On the roof! The gunman was on the roof! Oh, that was a reaction to a tackle by Carragher?

65' It's Dossena off, Babel on. Let's see how his pace impacts the space Liverpool have tried to create.

64' More great possession and skill by Liverpool, but no joy. Fulham really have done well in defense.

63' Not a bad left-footed cross by Gerrard, but nobody on the far post. Babel looks to be readying on the bench, probably for Insua/Dossena.

61' Good work by Skrtel to knock it away from Danny Murphy in the box.

60' I worry that this one won't end up 0-0 if Liverpool don't score.

59' The resulting free kick ends up with an act of anti-Americanism, Martin Sktrel knees Dempsey in the back after mistiming his jump.

58' Pantsill comes in studs up on Dossena and catches the inside of his foot with the shank attached to the bottom of his boot.

57' Appeals for a handball turned down...waiting for the replay to get pissed.

56' A weak left footed shot by Xabi Alonso after Masch is shown thinking about kittens and butterflies on the bench.

55' "Dossena misses all three." There it is.

54' Insua finds Torres in the middle, soft header on goal is caught comfortably by Schwarzer. Didn't look to have any momentum there to get anything on it.

53' Reina tries to find Torres from distance, nothing doing.

50' Starting fresh here, still looking for a goal.


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