Liverpool v Aston Villa, 22 March 2009

Score5-0 to Liverpool
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance44,131
Kick-off: 4.00pm

5 Liverpool

Manager: Rafa Benítez

0 Aston Villa

Manager: Martin O'Neill

Goals:

Dirk Kuyt 8 G
Albert Riera 33 G
Steven Gerrard penalty 39 P
Steven Gerrard 50 G
Steven Gerrard penalty 65 P

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Defender Álvaro Arbeloa
Defender/Centre back Martin Škrtel
Defender/Midfielder Fabio Aurelio
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Carragher
Midfielder Steven Gerrard
Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Midfielder Albert Riera
Midfielder Xabi Alonso
Midfielder/Forward Dirk Kuyt
Forward Fernando Torres

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel
Defender Carlos Cuellar
Defender Luke Young
Defender/Centre back Curtis Davies
Defender/Midfielder Gareth Barry
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Stilian Petrov
Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker
Forward John Carew
Forward Emile Heskey

Substitutions:

Lucas Leiva for Xabi Alonso 66
Daniel Agger for Álvaro Arbeloa 76
David N'Gog for Steven Gerrard 80

Substitutions:

Gabby Agbonlahor for Emile Heskey 58
Brad Guzan for Nigel Reo-Coker 64
Craig Gardner for John Carew 88

Cards:

Steven Gerrard 23 Y

Cards:

Gareth Barry 41 Y
Luke Young 41 Y
Craig Gardner 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri
Defender Andrea Dossena
Defender/Centre back Daniel Agger
Defender/Centre back Sami Hyypia
Defender/Midfielder Lucas Leiva
Forward Nabil El Zhar
Forward David N'Gog

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Defender/Centre back Zat Knight
Defender/Midfielder Craig Gardner
Defender/Left back Nicky Shorey

Comments:

League position: 2nd

Comments:

League position: 5th Keeper Brad Friedal was sent-off after 64 minutes for the denial of an obvious goalscoring opportunity. However, his subsequent cliam for wrongful dismissal was upheld and the red card withdrawn.