Apr 21, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Anfield
Liverpool
2-2
Chelsea
Suárez (90'), Sturridge (52')
Henderson (29'), Lucas (54'), Suárez (56'), Carragher (64'), Shelvey (82')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Oscar (26'), Hazard (57' pen.)
Torres (37'), Azpilicueta (53'), Cech (90')

Half-Time Report: Oscar heads Chelsea in front

Chelsea lead Liverpool 1-0 at half time in the sides' Premier League clash at Anfield courtesy of an Oscar header.

Oscar's first Premier League goal of 2013 has given Chelsea a narrow half-time advantage over Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool's Pepe Reina fails to stop Chelsea's Oscar from scoring the first goal in the Premier League clash on April 21, 2013© PA Photos

The Brazilian international planted a powerful near-post header beyond Pepe Reina on 26 minutes after breaking free of marker Jamie Carragher at a corner kick.

Liverpool had been in the ascendancy prior to the goal and the Reds squandered a great chance to break the deadlock in the opening five minutes of the game.

Glenn Johnson played a neat one-two with Luis Suarez, but the England full-back could only poke his effort just wide of Petr Cech's goal.

Chelsea grew in confidence after going ahead and almost doubled their lead on the half-hour mark, as Reina fumbled a David Luiz free kick that came very close to bobbling over the line.

Suarez has scored seven goals in his last eight appearances and the Uruguayan had a chance to continue that fine run late in the half.

However, Cech made a fine block to ensure that the Blues returned to the dressing rooms in front.

Goalscorer Oscar celebrates with his Chelsea teammates after giving his side the lead in the match against Liverpool on April 21, 2013
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