N'Gog contraversy adds to Reds' Blues
By Mark Allaway
Tuesday 10 Nov 2009 00:08:00
Browse all Match Reports articles
 

Liverpool salvaged a 2-2 draw at home to Birmingham City this evening thanks to a suspect challenge on David N'Gog from Lee Carsley that allowed Steven Gerrard to score from the spot.

The Frenchman started the game brightly and opened the scoring by volleying in on twleve minutes.


Advertisement

 


But the visitors hit back and Christian Benitez and Cameron Jerome put Alex McLeish's side in front before half-time.

But it was N'Gog who purposefully ran into the area and appeared to jump over the outstretched leg of Carsley and referee Peter Walton awarded the spot kick.

The opener came after N'Gog had been busy in Birmingham's half, shooting at Joe Hart once already before testing the young Englishman from Glen Johnson's pull-back.

Hart parried the effort and got to Dirk Kuyt's rebound but when Albert Reira crossed to the far post the Manchester City loanee was helpless to prevent the opener.

But the Reds' season was summed up at the other end less than 15 minutes later when both Scott Dann and Roger Johnson flicked on James McFadden's cross and Benitez headed home to give his namesake on the touchline concern.

Javier Mascherano and Lucas both went close for the home side but they were stunned when Jerome hammered home from 30 yards.

Gerrard, who'd replaced Reira- adding to Rafa Benitez's injury table- clipped the post with a header before converting the penalty, with N'Gog going close also.

However, Liverpool were left frustrated and facing serious questions of their title ambitions now being 11 points behind leaders Chelsea.

 

 

Support England on FansOnline
England FansOnline logo


To rate this article select the number of stars you think perfectly rates this article.
Current overall rating after 0 votes: 0.00
12345678910
Are You A Potential FansOnline Site Manager?
If you would like to run a site for a team not already featured on FansOnline, please get in touch and we will be happy to create the site for you.

Click here to contact us if you have what it takes to become a fansonline site manager

Advertise On Fansonline.net
Showcase your products and services to our members at some of the best rates in the industry.

With various advertising opportunities and placements why not get in touch to discuss your requirements today?

Click here to contact us to discuss your advertising needs.


Fansonline Home | About Fansonline | Contact Fansonline | Privacy Policy | TOS

Copyright © 2008 to 2020 Fansonline.net Ltd
FansOnline.net Ltd
UNIT 7
Brentnall Center
Gilkes Street
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS1 5AP