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Liverpool vs Everton

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

  • FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2 EVERTON 1
    Key news: Jelavic scores the opening goal on 23 min as Everton led at half-time. 62 min Suarez levels following a defensive error by Distin. 87 min Carroll redeems himself with the winning goal.
    4/13/2012 4:54:30 PM
  • 45 min: Second-half kicks-off. No changes from either side at the break.
    4/14/2012 12:38:15 PM
  • 46 min: Incredible miss from Carroll after Downing seemingly sets him up for the equaliser. How did he miss that?
    4/14/2012 12:38:21 PM
  • 48 min: Suarez almost reaches a through-ball but Howard is out quickly to deny him.
    4/14/2012 12:40:34 PM
  • 49 min: Poor corner by Gueye almost leads to a chance for Suarez after Liverpool counter. Gerrard's appeal for a free-kick is denied by the referee.
    4/14/2012 12:41:58 PM
  • 52 min: Liverpool can relax now as they win a free-kick after some chaos in their box. Jones first flaps at a cross to give away a corner then fails to clear the corner with a weak punch. Free kick awarded for a foul by Osman on Henderson. Jones finally clears.
    4/14/2012 12:45:42 PM
  • 54 min: Jelavic dangerous once again, this time his effort from outside the box goes wide.
    4/14/2012 12:46:34 PM
  • 55 min: Osman also has a shot, comfortably saved by Jones. Spearing had been fouled by Fellaini just before.
    4/14/2012 12:47:16 PM
  • 57 min: Webb intervenes after a confrontation between Jelavic and Skrtel. Both are booked.
    4/14/2012 12:49:57 PM
  • 59 min: Everton fans are furious as Liverpool win a free-kick in the box. Penalty claims by Cahill turned down by Webb. Cahill gives away a free-kick instead, for a challenge on Spearing.
    4/14/2012 12:51:03 PM
  • 62 min: Goal for Liverpool as Suarez takes advantage of a shocking back-pass by Distin. Great finish by Suarez to level.
    4/14/2012 12:53:00 PM
  • 64 min: Liverpool back in the game and in control now as Suarez is fouled by Neville.
    4/14/2012 12:55:23 PM
  • 65 min: The Liverpool fans serenade Suarez as the Everton fans remain seated and muted. Johnson has a drilled shot saved by Howard in the Everton goal.
    4/14/2012 12:56:38 PM
  • 67 min: Substitution for Everton as Gueye is replaced by Coleman.
    4/14/2012 12:59:07 PM
  • 70 min: Cahill is penalised for a handball. Carroll fouls Heitinga, who receives treatment on the pitch. Everton seem to have recovered following the the goal by Suarez.
    4/14/2012 1:02:42 PM
  • 72 min: 87,231 here at Wembley, witnessing this fascinating derby. Meanwhile Henderson is booked.
    4/14/2012 1:04:39 PM
  • 74 min: Henderson replaced by the goalscoring hero from the Blackburn game, Maxi Rodriguez.
    4/14/2012 1:06:10 PM
  • 75 min: Everton corner is cleared but Osman has a shot saved following a nice move by the Toffees.
    4/14/2012 1:08:10 PM
  • 77 min: Carroll is set-up by substitute Maxi Rodriguez but shoots just wide. Coleman is then booked for a handball in the build-up.
    4/14/2012 1:09:11 PM
  • 79 min: Spearing gives the ball away but Everton fail to take advantage.
    4/14/2012 1:10:51 PM
  • 80 min: Carroll has another shot but it is a poor effort which goes well wide.
    4/14/2012 1:11:42 PM
  • 81 min: The Everton fans thought Jelavic had scored again but he hits his shot just wide. Carroll fouled Cahill after.
    4/14/2012 1:12:46 PM
  • 83 min: Carroll again has a chance but his right-footed effort is weak and goes out for a goal-kick.
    4/14/2012 1:14:37 PM
  • 83 min: The popular Bellamy , amongst Liverpool fans anyway, replaces Downing.
    4/14/2012 1:15:40 PM
  • 85 min: Bellamy immediately wins a corner-kick.
    4/14/2012 1:16:17 PM
  • 85 min: Coleman misjudges his tackle and fouls Gerrard outside the box. A good position for Liverpool to send a dangerous cross in.
    4/14/2012 1:17:05 PM
  • 87 min: Goal for Liverpool as Carroll finally scores following a cross by Bellamy. Carroll lost his marker Fellaini during that set-piece.
    4/14/2012 1:20:33 PM
  • 88 min: Maxi Rodriguez hits the post! Suarez with the assist as Liverpool almost score again.
    4/14/2012 1:21:01 PM
  • 89 min: Suarez almost scores but Howard saves well.
    4/14/2012 1:22:38 PM
  • 90 min: Four minutes of injury-time for Liverpool to hold on.
    4/14/2012 1:23:16 PM
  • 90 min: Suarez is voted man of the match. Fellaini is penalised for a handball.
    4/14/2012 1:24:26 PM
  • 94 min: It's all over! Liverpool beat their rivals for the fourth time in a row in a cup semi-final.
    4/14/2012 1:25:28 PM
  • Full-time: Liverpool reach the FA Cup final! An impressive second-half display from Suarez and his teammates ends David Moyes' hopes for a trophy to mark his 10th year as Everton boss. Redemption for Carroll who was a danger throughout even if some of his efforts were off target. Carroll has now scored winning goals for the Reds in his last two starts. Have we seen the turning point in his Liverpool career today?
    4/14/2012 1:30:29 PM
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