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Late Shelvey double gives Liverpool victory

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.24CET
BSC Young Boys 3-5 Liverpool FC
Trailing 3-2 with 23 minutes remaining, Liverpool recovered to make a winning start in Group A thanks to two goals from substitute Jonjo Shelvey.
by Martyn Hindley
from Stade de Suisse

Match statistics

Young BoysLiverpool

Goals scored3
 
5
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners4
 
6
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 22/10/2012 03:17 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.24CET

Late Shelvey double gives Liverpool victory

BSC Young Boys 3-5 Liverpool FC
Trailing 3-2 with 23 minutes remaining, Liverpool recovered to make a winning start in Group A thanks to two goals from substitute Jonjo Shelvey.

Jonjo Shelvey came off the bench to score twice for Liverpool FC and kill off the challenge of BSC Young Boys in their opening game in UEFA Europa League Group A.

The midfielder put the visitors 4-3 ahead nine minutes after entering the fray, finishing from Jordan Henderson's intelligent ball. A surging run from the centre circle in the 88th minute culminated in a left-footed drive past Marco Wölfli, settling a thrilling match in which the English team trailed until the midway point of the second half. 

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers fielded three debutants in his starting lineup, yet any early nerves were settled when they took the lead in the fourth minute. Stewart Downing's cross from the right was met with a purposeful header from Young Boys defender Christoph Spycher, but the clearance cannoned off team-mate Juhani Ojala for an own goal.

Raúl Bobadilla's attempt at an immediate riposte hit the side netting, but Martin Rueda's team were rewarded for their patience seven minutes before the interval, Raphael Nuzzolo the first to respond to a loose ball in the Liverpool penalty area.

Liverpool hit back two minutes later, Andre Wisdom planting a corner from Nuri Şahin beyond Wölfli to give the visitors a half-time advantage. That was by no means the end of the drama, though, as the lead twice changed hands during a frantic second period.

First, Bobadilla's accurate turn and cross allowed Ojala to make amends for his own goal by heading in at the right end. Ten minutes later, Bobadilla was the provider again with a through ball which Gonzalo Zárate stylishly chipped over Brad Jones.

Three-time UEFA Cup winners, Liverpool were stirred into action, Sebastián Coates meeting a corner from Downing to restore equilibrium. Shelvey's late double sealed three points for the Reds.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.33CET

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Lineups

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Young Boys

liverpool

Liverpool

1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
1
JonesBrad Jones (GK)
3
OjalaJuhani Ojala
Goal4
Goal53
3
EnriqueJosé Enrique
8
FarnerudAlexander Farnerud
4
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
9
BobadillaRaúl Bobadilla
Yellow Card85
11
AssaidiOussama Assaidi
Substitution67
13
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
Substitution81
12
PachecoDaniel Pacheco
Substitution62
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
Yellow Card17
14
HendersonJordan Henderson
17
SpycherChristoph Spycher
16
CoatesSebastián Coates
Goal67
19
ZárateGonzalo Zárate
Goal63
Substitution65
19
DowningStewart Downing
Substitution77
22
VeškovacDušan Veškovac
Yellow Card80
23
CarragherJamie Carragher (C)
23
SutterScott Sutter
30
SusoSuso
29
NuzzoloRaphaël Nuzzolo
Goal38
Yellow Card39
Substitution68
47
WisdomAndre Wisdom
Goal40

Substitutes

27
BenitoIvan Benito (GK)
42
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
2
González                      Alexander González
Substitution65
22
WilsonDanny Wilson
7
VitkieviezMatías Vitkieviez
29
BoriniFabio Borini
Substitution62
Yellow Card82
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
31
SterlingRaheem Sterling
Substitution77
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution68
33
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
Substitution67
Goal76
Goal88
20
FreyMichael Frey
Substitution81
36
YesilSamed Yesil
33
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
49
RobinsonJack Robinson

Coach

Martin Rueda (SUI) Brendan Rodgers (NIR)

Referee

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE), Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Alexeas (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Stavros Tritsonis (GRE), Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

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