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West Brom ride storm to stun Liverpool

Published: Monday 11 February 2013, 22.48CET
West Bromwich Albion FC were indebted to goalkeeper Ben Foster as they frustrated Liverpool FC, with Steven Gerrard denied from the spot, before claiming a 2-0 win at Anfield.
West Brom ride storm to stun Liverpool
Gareth McAuley (right) celebrates after putting West Brom 1-0 up at Anfield ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 11 February 2013, 22.48CET

West Brom ride storm to stun Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion FC were indebted to goalkeeper Ben Foster as they frustrated Liverpool FC, with Steven Gerrard denied from the spot, before claiming a 2-0 win at Anfield.

Second best for long periods, late goals from Gareth McAuley and Romelu Lukaku secured West Bromwich Albion FC a 2-0 victory at Liverpool FC. 

Without in-form striker Daniel Sturridge, talisman Luis Suárez was often the home side's source of enterprise in a performance fraught with frustration. Daniel Agger came closest to ending West Brom's first-half resistance, stinging the fingertips of visiting goalkeeper Ben Foster with a powerful header. Defender Steven Reid was fortunate not to put through his own net under pressure from Jonjo Shelvey. 

Brendan Rodgers' team continued to force the issue after the break, only to be denied by a string of fine saves from Foster. The former England international clung on to substitute Fabio Borini's venomous effort, before adjusting his feet to thwart Steven Gerrard. Just as it seemed Liverpool had conjured a breakthrough − after Suárez was upended in the area − Foster guessed right to keep out Gerrard's penalty. 

The sucker punch duly arrived nine minutes from time as McAuley eluded his marker to head in Chris Brunt's corner. The visitors then dared to rub more salt into their opponents wound and did so when Lukaku took receipt of Brunt's pass with one foot and swept past Pepe Reina with the other. 

Last updated: 11/02/13 23.44CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 15/02/2013 13:49 CET

11/02/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool0-2West BromWest Brom

McAuley 81, Lukaku 90+1

Venue: Liverpool

10/02/2013

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0EvertonEverton

Giggs 13, Van Persie 45+1

Venue: Manchester

10/02/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa2-1West HamWest Ham

Benteke 74 (P), N'Zogbia 78

Westwood 87 (o.g.)

Venue: Birmingham

09/02/2013

SouthamptonSouthampton3-1Man. CityMan. City

Puncheon 7, Davis 22, Barry 48 (o.g.)

Džeko 39

Venue: Southampton

09/02/2013

NorwichNorwich0-0FulhamFulham

Venue: Norwich

09/02/2013

StokeStoke2-1ReadingReading

Huth 67, Jerome 81

Mariappa 83

Venue: Stoke

09/02/2013

ChelseaChelsea4-1WiganWigan

Ramires 23, Hazard 56, Lampard 86, Marin 90+2

Maloney 58

Venue: London

09/02/2013

SunderlandSunderland0-1ArsenalArsenal

Santi Cazorla 35

Venue: Sunderland

09/02/2013

SwanseaSwansea4-1QPRQPR

Michu 8, 67, Rangel 18, Pablo Hernández 50

Zamora 48

Venue: Swansea

09/02/2013

TottenhamTottenham2-1NewcastleNewcastle

Bale 5, 78

Gouffran 24

Venue: London

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