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Liverpool vs Everton

Live and direct from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute updates from this FA Cup semi-final.

  • Fantastic atmosphere here at Wembley Stadium. Everton fans are to my right with Liverpool to the left.
    4/14/2012 11:17:06 AM
  • This is the 218th meeting between the Merseyside rivals. Liverpool lead by 86 wins to 66, with 65 draws. Liverpool are looking to deny Everton a place in the final for the fourth time in a row.
    4/14/2012 11:17:33 AM
  • Liverpool have already done the double over their Merseyside neighbours in the Premier League this season.
    4/14/2012 11:18:19 AM
  • Steven Gerrard has scored nine goals in his last 13 FA Cup starts. Whilst seven different players have scored in Everton's FA Cup run this season.
    4/14/2012 11:18:38 AM
  • Liverpool manager manager Kenny Dalglish has chosen Andy Carroll to partner Luis Suarez upfront. Carroll is rewarded for scoring the winning goal against Blackburn on Tuesday night.
    4/14/2012 11:20:44 AM
  • Stewart Downing and Steven Gerrard are back in the starting line-up with Brad Jones set to make his first start for Liverpool since December 2010.
    4/14/2012 11:21:00 AM
  • Everton manager David Moyes recalls Nikica Jelavic, Leighton Baines and Tim Cahill following the 4-0 win over Sunderland on Monday. Steven Pienaar is cup-tied. Phil Jagielka is on the bench.
    4/14/2012 11:21:17 AM
  • Here are the teams...

    Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Gerrard, Spearing, Henderson, Downing, Carroll, Suarez.

    Everton: Howard, Neville, Distin, Heitinga, Baines, Gueye, Gibson, Osman, Fellaini, Cahill, Jelavic.
    4/14/2012 11:21:40 AM
  • A minute's silence at Wembley to remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989, is impeccably observed.
    4/14/2012 11:34:11 AM
  • 1 min: The action is underway. The assistant referee flags for the first offside off the tie against Suarez..
    4/14/2012 11:34:33 AM
  • 2 min: Spearing with the first chance of the game, shoots over after a lay-off by Carroll. Free-kick was awarded against Gibson on Gerrard just before.
    4/14/2012 11:36:48 AM
  • 4 min: Foul by Fellaini on Downing.
    4/14/2012 11:38:07 AM
  • 5 min: Foul by Agger on Jelavic gives Baines a chance to test Jones with a free-kick just outside the area. Baines shoots over. Gerrard may have given away the free-kick with an unfair challenge on Jelavic before Agger's foul.
    4/14/2012 11:39:50 AM
  • 7 min: Nervous start by both sides.
    4/14/2012 11:41:58 AM
  • 8 min: Downing wastes a chance to test Howard.
    4/14/2012 11:42:37 AM
  • 9 min: Henderson fouls Gibson.
    4/14/2012 11:43:07 AM
  • 10 min: Neither side in control yet.
    4/14/2012 11:45:02 AM
  • 12 min: Suarez wins a free-kick in a dangerous position after Distin trips him.
    4/14/2012 11:47:11 AM
  • 14 min: Free-kick from Agger is blocked by the wall. Gerrard sends a cross back in which eventually leads to Carroll playing in Skrtel, who fires over.
    4/14/2012 11:48:28 AM
  • 15 min: Osman has a shot blocked, then wins a corner off Spearing.
    4/14/2012 11:49:30 AM
  • 16 min: Free-kick given against Distin on Agger following the corner by Gueye.
    4/14/2012 11:50:13 AM
  • 17 min: Liverpool win their first corner which leads to a counter-attack by Everton. Gerrard intercepts the through ball though.
    4/14/2012 11:51:59 AM
  • 20 min: Jelavic with an overhead kick on target after good work by Osman then Neville.
    4/14/2012 11:54:07 AM
  • 21 min: Gueye adjudged to have fouled Spearing.
    4/14/2012 11:55:40 AM
  • 22 min: Offside given against Suarez. Popular decision amongst Everton fans.
    4/14/2012 11:56:44 AM
  • 23 min: Goal for Everton. Jelavic scores after some confusion amongst the Liverpool defence.
    4/14/2012 11:57:20 AM
  • 23 min: Carragher failed to clear the danger, eventually hitting his clearance against Cahill. The ball broke to Jelavic, who finished well.
    4/14/2012 12:01:10 PM
  • 29 min: Liverpool look for a way back into the game, but Everton remain solid at the back. Downing's cross was cleared by Fellaini. A cross by Suarez is also cleared, this time by Neville.
    4/14/2012 12:03:21 PM
  • 30 min: Game remains scrappy.
    4/14/2012 12:05:51 PM
  • 32 min: Everton fans in full voice still, clearly delighted to be leading against their rivals here at Wembley.
    4/14/2012 12:07:31 PM
  • 33 min: Offside given against Jelavic.
    4/14/2012 12:08:03 PM
  • 34 min: Liverpool corner is cleared away. Howard then claims a cross back into box by Downing.
    4/14/2012 12:08:58 PM
  • 35 min: Suarez looks for a free-kick but Webb plays advantage. Liverpool move breaks down though.
    4/14/2012 12:10:17 PM
  • 36 min: Gerrard shoots over the bar. Distin is booked for an off-the-ball foul on Suarez.
    4/14/2012 12:10:45 PM
  • 38 min: A cross by Johnson goes out of play. Liverpool need Suarez to influence the game and create chances.
    4/14/2012 12:13:46 PM
  • 39 min: Liverpool have taken control in the last few minutes.
    4/14/2012 12:14:34 PM
  • 41 min: A Downing cross following a Liverpool corner is headed over the crossbar by Carroll.
    4/14/2012 12:15:28 PM
  • 42 min: Skrtel gives away a free-kick on Jelavic in a dangerous position. Maybe a good chance for Baines to test Jones in the Liverpool goal.
    4/14/2012 12:16:27 PM
  • 43 min: Jelavic surprisingly takes the free-kick but shoots just wide.
    4/14/2012 12:17:26 PM
  • 44 min: Suarez is very unpopular amongst Everton fans after once again appealing for a free-kick.
    4/14/2012 12:18:57 PM
  • 45 min: 1 minute of injury time to go. Another offside against Jelavic.
    4/14/2012 12:19:33 PM
  • 46 min: End of the first-half. Everton lead and deserve it too.
    4/14/2012 12:21:12 PM
  • Half-time: Liverpool 0 Everton 1: The Toffees lead at the break. They have been solid in defence and dangerous in attack. Everton, just like their fans, will be very pleased with that first-half display. Liverpool need Gerrard and Suarez to receive more of the ball and for Carroll to follow the example of Everton's impressive striker Jelavic.
    4/14/2012 12:27:44 PM
  • Half-time thoughts from The Independent’s Northern Football Correspondent Ian Herbert...
    4/14/2012 12:30:11 PM
  • Liverpool have edged a poor first-half ,Carroll needs support and more supply from the wingers, says The Independent’s Ian Herbert..
    4/14/2012 12:33:17 PM
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