EPL: Chelsea v Liverpool, 16:00GMT, Stamford Bridge, 20/11/11 (1-2)

A close-knit affair was won late-on by a quality solo goal from our right back.

Close though it was, it was to some extent, one of those “game of two halves” affairs, where we were the better side in the first half and Chelsea had the better of the second.

As we pressed and harried, Jon Obi Mikel was given the ball just after the half-hour mark, outside his own penalty box. Charlie Adam was onto him straight away and his tackle forced the ball away and it was taken on by Bellamy, who played an instant one-two with Suarez, but instead of shooting, played the ball to the left for Maxi to slot past Cech. It was reward for the hard work and diligence that had snuffed out Chelsea so well in the first half whilst creating some openings.

Chelsea came back at us in the second half and not long into it, a dangerous run bu Malouda into our box ended in a cross-shot which came to Sturridge at the far post who managed to slot the ball in for the equaliser. Reina then made a superb low save from a flicked header after a free-kick, when it could easily have slipped past and under him.

We had to go under the cosh for a while, but always looked dangerous.

Torres and Merieles were brought on as late subs at about the 85 minute mark, but almost immediately after that, we won the game. From the middle of the pitch, Charlie Adam played a long ball wide right into the path of Glen Johnson, who took the ball in his stride and came inside Ashley Cole and into the box and slid the ball inside the far post for a superb solo goal.

It was a close one, not a classic, but still a very good game, that we shaded.

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