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Result: Liverpool Under-23s hammer Chelsea Under-23s to finish second in Premier League 2

Result: Liverpool U23s hammer Chelsea U23s
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Liverpool Under-23s finish as runners-up in the Premier League 2 thanks to a resounding 5-1 home win over Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Liverpool Under-23s have finished as runners-up in the Premier League 2 table thanks to a resounding 5-1 home win over Chelsea Under-23s at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Reds dominated from the off and took the lead on 21 minutes when Adam Lewis's probing delivery was headed home by defender George Johnston.

Although Chelsea began asking questions of their opponents, largely through highly-rated forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, Liverpool doubled their advantage shortly before half time.

Herbie Kane played in Bobby Adekanye, who successfully escaped the attention of the Blues defence before firing high into the Blues net beyond the reach of Marcin Bulka.

Neil Critchley's charges then added a third on 51 minutes, a handball in the box prompting the referee to award the hosts a penalty which Yan Dhanda blasted home from 12 yards out.

Chelsea managed to reduce the deficit just before the hour, Charlie Brown's low cross from the right being poked home by substitute Martell Taylor-Crossdale.

However, Liverpool restored their three-goal lead with another Johnston header from a Lewis delivery, before Dhanda wrapped up the scoring in injury time with a curling effort from the edge of the box.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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