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Liverpool 3 Aston Villa 0

The Reds brushed Villa aside with a good hard working performance coupled with good finishing when needed.

Villa - led by former Reds manager Gerard Houllier had a good bit of possession on the night but simply never troubled us very much.

It took the Reds just twelve minutes to score the first. Raul Meireles floated over a corner to the back of the box where Skrtel headed goalwards and Ngog put the finish on it with a further header from four yards.

Just a couple of minutes later and Ryan Babel was put through by Lucas and after holding off Warnock hit a superb shot past Brad Friedel.

That's how it stayed until half time as the Reds looked more than comfortable passing the ball around - it wasn't vintage stuff but you can certainly see the players understanding the play far more.

Villa as you would expect came out fired up for the second half and took the game to the Reds which meant the next goal was crucial.

Despite Villa playing better the Reds scored the third ten minutes in to the half and it was a great counter attack. Reina cut out a cross and bowled it straight to Maxi in midfield. He turned, pushed the ball left for Ngog and raced to the area. David Ngog got to the area and found Maxi again who swept the ball past Friedel.

It was now easy street and although we continued to work hard 3-0 was what we settled for.

The Villa fans decided to have their own game and just pretended that Villa scored a number of goals which at least gave some entertainment for them.

As the game got towards the end the fans afforded Gerard Houllier his time on the night with chants for him and Gary Mac wasn't forgotten either.

One other stat from the game as well and a big shout to Pepe Reina who kept his 100th league clean sheet for the Reds in the match - quicker than any other Reds keeper.

MotM : David Ngog - worked really hard all night and led the line superbly.

Liverpool 25 Reina, 2 Johnson, 16 Kyrgiakos (34 Kelly 83), 37 Skrtel, 3 Konchesky, 18 Kuyt (10 Cole 90), 4 Meireles, 21 Lucas, 17 Maxi (6 Aurelio 76), 19 Babel, 24 Ngog
Unused Subs 1 Jones, 14 Jovanovic, 28 Poulsen, 33 Shelvey
Goal(s) Ngog (14), Babel (16), Maxi (55)
Red Cards
Shirt Worn Home-Red
Manager Roy Hodgson

Aston Villa
1 Friedel, 2 Young, 5 Dunne (c), 29 Collins, 3 Warnock, 12 Albrighton (8 Pires 65), 21 Clark (14 Delfouneso 45), 28 Hogg, 6 Downing, 9 Ireland, 11 Agbonlahor (10 Carew 66)
Unused Subs 22 Guzan, 24 Cuellar, 30 Lichaj, 31 Herd
Booking Clark (38)
Shirt Worn Black
Manager Gerard Houllier

Referee Phil Dowd    Staffordshire
Att 39079
Venue Anfield
Kick Off Monday - 20:00:00
Date 2010-12-06 
HT/FT WW   (2-0)/3-0
Goal Sequence (Liverpool first) 1-0, 2-0, 3-0
Match shown Live on SKY Sports
Competition Premiership  

Match Stats

Liverpool   Aston Villa
49% Possession 51%
6 Shots On Target 3
5 Shots Off Target 3
0 Blocked Shots 0
4 Corners 3
13 Fouls 13
3 Offsides 0
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0

Team Stats


Average Age of Starting Line-up - 27.2

Position at Start of match day - 12 / Opposition Position at Start of match day - 16

League Stats at end of match day

PWDLFAGDPtsPts to topPos
166 462019122108

Match Programme

Programme Price 3

Match number 26 of the season

Domestic Match number 17 of the season

Premiership Match number 16 of the season

Premiership Match number 712 of all time

League Match number 4236 of all time (excludes war time and Lancashire League)

Top Flight League Match number 3808 of all time (includes original Division 1 and Premiership)

Match number 5230 of all time (excludes war time matches and Friendly/Testimonials)

Match number 179 against Aston Villa

Home Match number 89 against Aston Villa

League Match number 171 against Aston Villa

League Home Match number 86 against Aston Villa

Premiership Match number 37 against Aston Villa

Premiership Home Match number 19 against Aston Villa