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  • Birmingham City 1-1 Liverpool: Gerrard, Ridgewell score

    Steven Gerrard's goal early in the second half successfully identified by Liam Ridgewell. Liverpool and Birmingham were many equally powerful figures 1-1, on Sunday,04/04/2010.

    Liverpool featured a number of major players, like Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt, it appears less bite. The same is true for Birmingham, although they also have some golden opportunities.

    Finally, this game finished with a score draw after Gerrard's goal in minute 55 equated by Ridgewell on 65 minutes. Second position in the team standings were unchanged. Liverpool remain in the order of six with a collection of 55 value, while Birmingham are in ninth position with a value of 46.

    For Liverpool, this result makes them step to enter the four major zones heavier.



    The road game

    In the action held in St Andrews Stadium, Sunday (4/4/2010) , Liverpool was more dominant in possession ball. The Reds ahead with a percentage ratio of 59:42 in the first round. However, they find it difficult to create a golden opportunity.

    Carrying only one golden opportunity gained Rafael Benitez araha forces, namely through Maxi Rodriguez kick in minute 35. Maxi kick off hard after receiving the pass from Dirk Kuyt, but kick the ball then hit the crossbar.

    Moments later, Birmingham get the chance through Cameron Jerome. Puncture from the right side that made the players numbered 10 concludes with a right leg kick. The result? The ball can still be pushed over Jose Reina.

    There's no goal that is created. The first half ended 0-0.

    Gerrard finally be breaking the deadlock on 46 minutes. Starting from a football executed corner by his own destiny, the ball then successfully removed by the Birmingham defense.

    The ball fell at the foot of Glen Johnson, who immediately gave the ball back to Gerrard. After processing the ball for a moment, Stevie G release of a right leg kick and the ball was lodged in the pole away.

    Bad luck for Liverpool, negligence defense that failed to keep the mast away to make them pierced. A feed from the right wing of Birmingham immediately received by Liam Ridgewell on the left side. With one touch, even manage Reina conceded Ridgewell.

    Liverpool right back on 68 minutes. Johnson bait from the right side was met with a header by David Ngog. Shit for Ngog, header with just the direction the pole near the still widening.

    A minute later Liverpool's defense's turn to be tested. Ridgewell, who ran on the left side to release the bait to the defense of 'The Red', where Lee Bowyer stood terkawal. However, Bowyer flick too weak and the ball is even wider on the side of the goal.

    Seven minutes before the game ended, Maxi was again awarded a golden opportunity. Argentine midfielder was released volley from inside the penalty box, but because it is too hard the ball bounced over the goal.

    No more goals that are created after, the score became 1-1 final result.

    The composition Players

    Birmingham City: Joe Hart, Scott Dann, Roger Johnson, Liam Ridgewell, Stephen Carr, Lee Bowyer, Barry Ferguson, Cameron Jerome, James McFadden (Kevin Phillips 78), Keith Fahey, Craig Gardner.

    Liverpool: Jose Reina, Jamie Carragher, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Emiliano Insua, Glen Johnson, Lucas, Steven Gerrard, Yossi Benayoun (Ryan Babel 71), Maxi Rodriguez, Fernando Torres (David Ngog 65), Dirk Kuyt (Alberto Aquilani 81).

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