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Anfield (ATT 44,822) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 12:45 Ref: M Atkinson

Liverpool Liverpool vs Stoke City Stoke

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  1. 90+3

    That's it, the whistle blows and Liverpool get the first three points of the Premier League season, thanks to Daniel Sturridge's first-half strike and Simon Mignolet's late penalty save from Walters. A cracking game to open up the Premier League season, Liverpool win it 1-0. Thanks for joining us.

  2. 90+3

    Kenwyne Jones flicks on towards Walters but Mignolet smothers it.

  3. 90+2

    Gerrard takes the sting out of the game by shielding the ball and winning another corner.

  4. 90+1

    Coutinho's long-range effort is deflected just wide for a corner.

  5. 90

    Handbags, handbags. Nzonzi and Coutinho tangle as tempers fray.

  6. 89

    Mignolet saved the rebound from Jones with his hip. Vital double save from the new stopper. Relief for Agger who handled clearly.

  7. 89

    MIGNOLET SAVES! Walters' penalty is stopped by Mignolet who makes a magnificent save.

  8. 88

    PENALTY TO STOKE! Agger handles, spot-kick Stoke.

  9. 88

    Free-kick to Stoke in another dangerous area. Sterling the culprit after a high foot.

  10. 87

    Henderson pokes a shot across the Stoke area but nobody in a red shirt is there to take advantage.

  11. 86

    Sterling breaks and has loads of space in the Stoke area. He picks out Coutinho who dinks a shot against the Stoke defence who clear.

  12. 85

    Gerrard's corner goes behind, for another corner. Agger wants a penalty but he's no chance there.

  13. 84

    Sturridge breaks and tries to play in Henderson who wins a corner for the home team.

  14. 83

    Liverpool clear the corner, if only for a Stoke throw deep in their own half. No long throw from Stoke today. Is it extinct now Pulis has gone?

  15. 82

    Charlie Adam tries a spectacular effort from the halfway line and Mignolet has to scurry back and palm it over. Corner.

  16. 81

    Kenwyne Jones comes on for Peter Crouch, who gets a good reception from both sets of fans.

  17. 81

    Sterling tries to play in Enrique who eventually gets the bal, but he blasts it well wide.

  18. 80

    Coutinho's corner is headed goalwards by Agger but Pieters blocks it. Toure can't poke in the rebound.

  19. 79

    Good effort from Gerrard from the free-kick and Begovic has to stretch to stop it from curling in the top corner.

  20. 79

    Huth fouls Sturridge and Liverpool have a free-kick 30-yards from goal.

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Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 19 46
2 Manchester City 19 43
3 Manchester United 19 36
4 Southampton 19 33
5 Arsenal 19 33
6 West Ham United 19 31
7 Tottenham Hotspur 19 31
8 Swansea City 18 28
9 Newcastle United 19 26
10 Liverpool 18 25
11 Stoke City 19 25
12 Everton 19 21
13 Aston Villa 19 21
14 Sunderland 19 20
15 Queens Park Rangers 19 18
16 West Bromwich Albion 19 17
17 Hull City 19 16
18 Crystal Palace 19 16
19 Burnley 19 16
20 Leicester City 19 13