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EPL Gameweek 27, Super Sunday: As it happened...

New Delhi: Welcome to the live coverage of the first of the Super Sunday game week 27 match between Liverpool and Manchester City to be held at Anfield. The second match is between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates stadium.

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ARSENAL 2-0 EVERTON

​Venue: Emirates Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner

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FULL TIME!

95'- Ozil finds Cazorla from the left side of the box but the Spaniard's shot is cleared by Everton's defenders.

92'- Bellarin finds Giroud with a cross from the right and the Frenchman heads wide, but just!

90'- 7 minutes to be added on.

89'- GOAL!!! (Rosicky) Arsenal bury the game it seems. Rosicky finds some space after being fed and he shoots quickly, but the ball gets a deflection of Jagielka and goes in.

88'- Coquelin goes for a headed challenge and the ball hits his nose. He is down once again and will be replaced soon. Bellarin to come for him.

87'- Welbeck is on for Sanchez. 

85'- Gibson finds Garbutt on the left side and he fires in a cross and Lukaku goes for the touch, Ospina reches first and clears.

82'- Rosicky replaces Chamberlain! Gibson comes on for Barry as Everton make their 3rd substitution.

80'- Oxlade running in the centre finds Ozil whose shot towards goal is intercepted by Barry. Corner!

78'- Koscielny gets a yellow card after playing a foul on Garbutt. 

77'- Naismith comes on for Besic. Everton get a corner and Garbutt's cross is shot high and wide by Barkley.

75'- Arsenal get a corner and Ozil takes it and Gabriel heads wide.

73'- Lennon tries to find Barkley and Gabriel slides in with a good challenge to prevent the opponent making any run. Arsenal then get a goal kick.

72'- Barkley finds Lennon from the right and the latter's low poke shot is saved by Ospina. 

67'- Coquelin and Giroud go for the same ball and they collide. Coquelin's nose is badly bleeding as the physio team arrives. He gets up finally after the treatment!

65'- Lukaku's superb shot is saved by Ospina. That ball was going in as the Belgian latched on to Barkley's pass and took a shot. What a save!

64'- Cazorla feeds in Giroud after some noce crisp passes by Arsenal but the Frenchman's volley goes safely to the hands of Howard.

62'- Aaron Lennon comes in for Kevin Mirallas. 

61'- An hour gone and Bellerin tries to run in inwards but is heavy touch takes Garbutt and Howards collects.

59'- Lukaku gets better off Gibbs near the end line but Coquelin comes for help and Gibbs clears away.

56'- Mirallas, spots Coleman in front of him and plays a nice through ball. Coleman tries to cross but Arsenal clear the danger.

53'- Oxlade-Chamberlain comes down the right and goes past Gabrutt to eventually get a cross in to the feet of Giroud who brushes off Jagielka quite powerfully. He gets down to block his attempt on goal with his arm but there is no sign of intent.

Meanwhile, we have another match coming after this and its the League Cup final at Wembley. Chelsea vs Tottenham!

Team sheets: 

50'- Besic's corner is cleared and Arsenal get a free kick.

49'- Garbutt delivery from a free kick is turned for a corner and he takes it too and Barkley forces another corner. 

48'- Ospina turns the ball for another corner. Garbutt then crosses from the left and Barry acrobatically fires over the post. Positive start from Everton.

47'- Giroud is booked for a foul on Coleman and Everton get a free kick.

46'- We are underway for the second half. Everton kick off and the ball is sent backwards.

It remains 1-0 at half time. Giroud with the goal. 

45'- Two minutes of added time. 

44'- Cazorla has a shot from 25 yards which Howards fends off over the bar. Besic then makes a nervy clearence but Howard is there.

43'- Sanchez puts another cross in towards Giroud but Jagielka defends well. 

40'- So a sense of satisfaction for the hosts there. Arsenal will look to build on this now.

39'- GOAL!!! (Olivier Giroud) Ozil's cross is taken well by the Frenchman who steers it past Howard with his weaker foot. Relief!

38'- Cazorla's cross is cleared by Barry and Arsenal get another corner, to kabe by Ozil.

34'- Bellerin has a shot blocked by Jagielka and Everton defence are trying hard to make it difficult for the hosts.

32'- Jagielka passes the ball superbly to Coleman and he can't control it and it goes out for a throw.

31'- Gabrutt crosses but the ball goes straight to Ospina.

30'- Oxlade fires in another cross after Barkley loses possession and Gibbs head off target,

27'- Barkley plays the ball to Mirallas who attempts to find Lukaku with a neat pass but Arsenal collect the ball and attack. Sánchez crosses from the left and Giroud sneaks puts his diving header narrowly wide. 

24'- Mirallas plays a foul on Sanchez and Arsenal get a free kick. Oxlade gets a cross from the right after a channel of play there from Bellerin and his cross is wide. Referee whistles for a goal kick with some pushing on the Everton defence during the cross.

22'- Everton have the ball need to work on the passes more quickly side to side. 

20'- 20 minutes have gone by and it is still goalless. Everton have had much possession and Arsenal's dodgy defence have been exposed twice so far. Sanchez runs down the left flank but Everton players run well and the ball eventually goes out for a goal kick.

17'- Bellerin gets the better of Besic and sends a cross in from the right which finds Sanchez. He tries to find Ozil but Everton clear and then break quickly. Lukaku looks to be through after Gabriel hesitates but Ospina is quick off his line, disrupts Lukaku's run and makes a double save. Good goalkeeping!

16'- Lukaku cuts in on the right, after easing past Gibbs and has a shot blocked. Besic drives the rebound high and wide. 

15'- Arsenal are trying with Sanchez and he isn't finding much gaps.

12'- Arsenal play some neat passes. Gibbs and Sanchez rotate it back and forth before the latter cuts in, attempts to find Olivier Giroud but the Frenchman’s touch is heavy. 

11'- Everton have more ball possession and nothing really is happening with it.

10'- Oxlade Chamberlain earns a corner for Arsenal down the right hand flank. Cazorla takes it and Everton clear before Sanchez tries to twist and get a shot that goes over the post.

8'- Everton are happy keeping the ball with them at the moment. No real threat from either side here.

6'- John Stones is down injured and he gets up on his feet after some treatment.

4'- Everton win a free kick on the right the cross is cleared by Coquelin.

2'- Everton have a busy midfield looking area and Arsenal are playing with a 4-1-4-1 formation. A lot will rely on Sanchez and Cazorla. Not to forget, Ozil.

1'- We are underway here and Giroud plays a foul and Everton play it around their opponent's back line.

Arsenal can overtake United for third place today if they beat Everton at the Emirates. We are expecting another fascinating match after the just concluded game between Liverpool and City.

So we are ready for another kick off here as Arsenal take on Everton. Second of the Super Sunday clash here.

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LIVERPOOL 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

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Chelsea will be the happiest team as they have a match in hand and can take the lead up to 8 points atop. They take on Spurs today in the League Cup final at Wembley.

FULL TIME here. Liverpool win and they move above Southampton to fifth and are two points behind third placed Man United. 

90+3'- Aguero misses a timid shot wide of Mignolet's right side of the post.

90'- Yaya finds Silva after getting past some defenders and the latter's shot is wide. Chance missed for the equaliser.

87'- Sturridge misses a golden chance and fails to give Liverpool the complete edge. Yaya Toure loses the ball once again and Henderson finds a pass to Sturridge whose shot goes wide off the far post.

86'- Sergio Aguero tries to get something going at the other end, but Raheem Sterling tackles David Silva. Wilfried Bony is then booked for a leading arm on Adam Lallana. 

85'- Yaya loses the ball after a slack approach and Coutinho's attempted shot takes Kompany's deflection and goes for a corner. Hart collects the corner.

84'- Adam Lallana gets a yellow card for bringing down Milner.

83'- Kolo Toure is getting ready and he replaces Alberto Moreno. He will face his brother Yaya for the first time in his professional career. Lampard too comes on for Nasri.

79'- Chance missed by Aguero. Silva lofts a ball into the area, looking for Bony. And Skrtel’s header falls to Aguero, who takes it down on the right and then shoots from a close angle from the right. The ball whiskers past the far post. 

78'- Emre Can gives away a free-kick after handling the ball. Wilfried Bony meanwhile replaces Fernandinho. James Milner's free kick is cleared and Liverpool try on the counter but Sturridge's pass is intercepted.

75'- GOAL!!! (Coutinho) What a goal here from the No. 10. He collects the ball from Sterling on the left and makes inroad in the middle to shoot in the right top corner past Hart off his right foot. Brilliant!

73'- Markovic makes a good run from the right and fires a decent cross but Lallana slips after trying an acrobatic shot and City clear danger.

71'- Nasri superbly gets into space down the City right, but his delayed cross is cleared. Daniel Sturridge isn't yet on and continues to warm up.

68'- Aguero hasn't seen much of the ball off late. Also Liverpool have mastered the midfield area so far and City are unable to break them. The game is poised nicely though!

66'- Sturridge is getting ready and will be on shortly.

65'- Henderson sends a pass over the top, intended for the superb Sterling. Zabaleta misses the flight of it, but Hart saves his day with a commanding catch.

63'- Liverpool having more of the ball here and are enjoying a bit of possession. But not much is happening from these passes. Same from City they too are breaking the tempo.

61'- Kolarov crosses from the left channel and its a poor one.

60'- An hour gone and its still 1-1 at the moment. Liverpool will be more happy than their rivals if it stays like this.

58'- Nasri gets booked with a yellow card for a foul on Coutinho, and Man City make their first substitution as goalscorer Edin Dzeko makes way for James Milner. Milner will play from the left.

55'- Kompany given another warning by the referee after fouling Sterling.

54'- Philippe Coutinho tries a through ball, but Martin Skrtel is caught offside.

53'- Sterling has a beautiful chance to put Liverpool ahead after a superb cross from Adam Lallana, but the youngster is under pressure from Pablo Zabaleta and can only direct a shot wide. Liverpool were quick there.

51'- Lallana drives at the City defence, but Vincent Kompany gets in a fine tackle to prevent him from shooting on the edge of the City box. 

50'- Lovren gets caught again and concedes the ball to Yaya Toure. The City maestro finds Silva who seeks Dzeko out but Mignolet intervenes.

The team line-ups are out for the game between Arsenal and Everton. 

47'- Fernandinho tries a through ball and Nasri is caught off side.

46'- Nasri finds Dzeko who back heels the ball to Silva. The Spaniard finds Zabaleta on the right who crosses and Aguero shoots over the bar.

Second half about to start in a few moments time.

GARY LINEKER'S THOUGHTS ON FORWARDS!

Half time here at Anfield and its tied at 1 a piece.

45'+1: Lallana causes more problems as he finds Sterling in City's defensive area and the latter tries to go for a shot but it crawls to Hart.

45'- Raheem Sterling drifts down the Liverpool left channel once again and he wins a corner off Pablo Zabaleta. Joe Allen's corner delivery is poor and Zabaleta heads it away from danger.

43'- Coutinho fires a shot from 30 yards but shoots it straight to Hart.

40'- Offside for Sterling who looked to purchase something from a good Liverpool play.

37'- Kolarov then looks for Aguero from the left with a cross but Mignolet collects it quickly.

35'- Liverpool get swifter as Markovic scoops a ball over the City defence to Lallana, who drags a first-time volley wide. 

32'- Edin Dzeko blasts one from 25 yards. Liverpool, need to stick together here and find a solution for magician David Silva who is finding more and more space in central positions.

TWEET REACTION SO FAR!

30'- Half and hour gone and City is getting some momentum here. Liverpool need to be alert!

27'- Liverpool get a corner on the right and nothing comes out of it before Allen commits a foul to stop City's counter and he isn't booked.

25'- GOAL!!! (Edin Dzeko) Magnificent from City. Liverpool's back three don't support each other and there is nobody to keep it tight at the back. Toure gets the ball to Silva who starts the move but Aguero finds space and gives the ball to Dzeko who is perfectly placed to shoot smoothly past Mignolet. The finish was stylish.

22'- Coutinho curves a lovely pass down the left, to look for Sterling. He goes past Mangala and his low ball goes across the six-yard box and away from goal. The ball reaches Markovic, but his cross sails over for a goal-kick.

20'- Man City's skipper Kompany makes another mistake, and he looks awful so far. Meanwhile, Alberto Moreno cuts inside from the Liverpool left and shoots wide. Attempt missed.

18'- Both defenses will need to stake their authority as either teams look quiet vulnerable behind.

16'- Kompany looks edgy at the moment. City need to step up here.

14'- Cotinho attempts a long range shot and misses the target. Better from Liverpool and the atmosphere is electirc.

Raheem Sterling assisted Henderson and all of the latter's goal this term has been assisted by the former. Partnership!

13'- Sergio Aguero tries to force in a reply for the visitors and he ends up hitting the post. He got on to a long ball over the top and with Mignolet hesitating, unsure where to move, he dabs an early shot past the Liverpool goalkeeper from the left. 

11'- GOAL!! (Henderson) Vincent Kompany is robbed just inside his own half and Liverpool move it quickly forward through Coutinho and Sterling. The ball then reaches to Jordan Henderson who from 25 yards out, cuts inside and hits a sensational right-foot shot that enters the top corner. Brilliant!

9'- Chance for Liverpool once again as Lallana hammers a stunning shot into the net from an angle on the left, but he is correctly adjudged offisde.

8'- Zabaleta's cross goes awry and a nice run from Liverpool through Coutinho and Lallana who plays a through ball to the latter and he shoots it straight to Hart. 

7'- Kolarov attempts a low cross from the left and Liverpool clear before the ball falls on Toure's feet whose ambitious shot goes nowhere. 

6'- City keeping hold off the ball well and Liverpool so far remain in a shadow of their rivals. They need to up the tempo.

5'- City get a throw in their defensive half. Lallana puts pressure on Kolarov and fouls him. City have the ball again.

2'- The whistle blows and the teams get the game going. City get the early momentum as Dejan Lovren sends the ball out of the line rather sheepishly. City get the throw and a lovely move by Dzeko to give the ball to Aguero who is offisde.

The Anfield crowd roar is being heard out and loud. 

The players are ready and they come out of the tunnel. Liverpool in their usual red and City in their light blue kit.

MANAGER REACTION

Who can forget the five-goal thriller between Liverpool and Man City last season at Anfield. Relive the moment!

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet states a lot are at stake when both these teams take on each other.

Liverpool start without Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert which means all three strikers are on the bench.

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TEAMS FROM: 

LIVERPOOL!

MANCHESTER CITY!

TEAM BUILD UP:

Philippe Coutinho will be expected to be in the playing XI after being rested against Besiktas in mid-week action in the Europa League.

Worry lies in the form of Jordan Henderson, whose ankle problem will be reassessed. Meanwhile, Lazar Markovic is also available after suspension.

For City, Yaya Toure is the key player returning after missing the midweek Champions League defeat against Barcelona through suspension.

January transfer window signing Wilfried Bony could be in line for his first start after making his City debut in the CL off the bench last weekend.

PREVIEW:

Both teams want to bounce back from the mid-week losses in European competitions.

Liverpool are quite in a run of games in the domestic campaign and will look to cause problems for City who look vulnerable at the back. The duo of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge will be something to watch out for the Citizens.

City meanwhile, have a great chance of cutting the lead of Chelsea to just two points. The selection will be interesting from Manuel Pellegrini as to who starts. A 4-4-2 selection in formation could be likely.

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