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LIVE SCORE: Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool (Full Time)
Week 22 of the Barclays Premier League returns to action as Liverpool travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa.
Both the clubs are heading into this match on the back of a contrasting run of form, Liverpool with three wins in their last four games have moved into 8th, only five points outside top four.
Villa on the other hand have slipped to 13th in the table, three points above the drop zone.
We bring you important incidents, goals and highlights from the match – but first the team news.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Baker, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Delph, Cleverley, Agbonlahor, Benteke.
Subs: Given, Bacuna, Weimann, Richardson, Gil, N’Zogbia, Lowton.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Markovic, Moreno, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Borini
Subs: Ward, Enrique, Lambert, Manquillo, Lallana, Ibe, Williams
17th minute – Alberto Moreno scores after he was sent through on goal, but is correctly ruled offside.
24th minute – 1-0 to Liverpool! Outstanding cross from Henderson, turned in by Fabio Borini.
VINE: Borini’s goal, assisted by Henderson. https://t.co/j5s58L5ezE
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32nd minute – Lovely pick out from Markovic, Coutinho heads straight at Guzan.
33rd minute – Great chance for Benteke, but Sakho intercepts before the Belgian can take a shot.
37th minute – Big chance for Sterling, lobs it straight into Guzan’ arms.
42nd minute – Lovely play from Villa, Cleverley tries to dink it over Mignolet and skies it.
Half time – Good half of football that. Both sides pressing well. Liverpool have been the better side comfortably.
50th minute – Lovely header from Skrtel, fingertip save from Guzan, who deflects it on to the post.
60th minute – Unbelievable save from Mignolet. Benteke must have thought he has scored.
63rd minute – Chance for Liverpool! Lovely cut back from Moreno, Borini skies it.
67th minute – Mignolet comes off the line, Baker almost heads it in from the corner.
68th minute – Villa all over Liverpool. Benteke’s attempt blocked by Skrtel.
69th minute – Best chance of the game for Villa. Baker misses the shot from a few yards out.
71st minute – Double change from Liverpool. Lambert & Enrique on for Borini and Moreno.
73 minutes – Another free header for Benteke. Heads wide from the corner.
79th minute – 2-0 to Liverpool! Rickie Lambert with a brilliant finish.
Full time: Massive three points from Liverpool. Aston Villa impressive in the second half, but visitors sharp in front of goal and deserved the victory.
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