Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Liverpool Downs Chelsea, 2-0

Fernando Torres sent in two late goals at Anfield to sink Chelsea and ensure Liverpool kept up the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United. The game looked as if it was destined for the draw that would have suited only the Red Devils until Torres made his dramatic intervention to close the gap on United to two points, although Liverpool have played one game ahead.

Chelsea saw Frank Lampard sent off on the 60th minute for a foul on Xabi Alonso, a decision they contested bitterly as they claimed he took the ball first before making contact with the Liverpool midfield man.

But they can have no serious complaints about the result after Liverpool dominated throughout, taking the game to Chelsea in a game played out in freezing conditions.

Torres broke the deadlock a minute from time when he headed home a near-post cross from Fabio Aurelio, then set the seal on the win in stoppage time with a simple finish after substitute Yossi Benayoun stole the ball from Ashley Cole.

Pictures of Fernando Torres below (courtesy of bbc.co.uk)

1-0 Fernando Torres 89"


2-0 Fernando Torres 90"


Fernando Torres celebrates after the second goal for Liverpool

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