Mar 10, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Anfield
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Gerrard (82' pen.), Downing (66'), Suárez (21')
Carragher (83')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Vertonghen (45', 53')
Vertonghen (57')

Half-Time Report: Honours even at Anfield

Jan Vertonghen scores late in the half to send Tottenham Hotspur into the break against Liverpool level at 1-1.

Jan Vertonghen scored on the stroke of half time to send Tottenham Hotspur into the break of their trip to Liverpool this afternoon level at one goal apiece.

The first chance of the match fell to Gareth Bale, who attempted to keep up his positive recent goalscoring record with a free kick from 25 yards out. The swerve on the ball almost caught out Brad Jones in the Liverpool goal, but he managed to push it clear.

Luis Suarez is congratulated by team mate Lucas after scoring the opener against Spurs on March 10, 2013© PA Photos

From then on Liverpool dominated proceedings and they eventually broke the deadlock with 21 minutes on the clock.

Jose Enrique threaded a pass through to Suarez and despite being presented with a narrow angle, the Uruguayan international managed to poke the ball beyond Hugo Lloris and inside the near post.

Another opportunity fell to Suarez three minutes later, but his drilled effort from the right of the penalty area was palmed to safety.

However, despite the fact that they had controlled the half, deep into first-half stoppage time Liverpool conceded. Bale sent over a cross that was met by Vertonghen, who nodded the ball into the net from close range.

Luis Suarez celebrates scoring a hat-trick for Liverpool in their match against Wigan on March 2, 2013
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