Live Commentary: Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool - as it happened

Relive Sports Mole's minute-by-minute coverage of Liverpool's 2-0 win at Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round.

Liverpool reached the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday thanks to a 2-0 win at Championship side Bournemouth.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play on 26 minutes when Victor Moses found the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area.

The Merseysiders then sealed their progress on the hour as Daniel Sturridge finished calmly following Luis Suarez's threaded pass.

Read Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report below to find out how all of the action unfolded at Dean Court.

11.46amHello there and welcome to Sports Mole's live text coverage of this afternoon's FA Cup fourth-round tie as Championship side Bournemouth welcome Premier League big-hitters Liverpool to Dean Court. Team news should be through shortly...

11.48amLIVERPOOL: Jones; Kelly, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho; Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Moses; Sturridge, Suarez

11.49amLIVERPOOL SUBS: Mignolet, Alberto, Aspas, Sterling, Ibe, Flanagan, Sama

11.51amLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is clearly taking this match seriously as he names as strong starting XI. The Irishman makes three changes in total, with Brad Jones Martin Kelly and Victor Moses all given the nod. Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are all included. Raheem Sterling makes the bench.

11.55amWe're just waiting on team news from Bournemouth now. Manager Eddie Howe could well be surprised with the side that the visitors have named. The Merseysiders are clearly not messing around today.

11.58amBOURNEMOUTH: Camp; Francis, Ward, Elphick, Daniels; Arter, O'Kane, Surman, Ritchie, Grabban; Pugh

11.59amBOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Allsop, Cook, Harte, MacDonald, Fraser, Pitman, Rantie

12.01pmEddie Howe has named the same team that earned a 1-1 draw at home to Watford in the Championship last weekend. Lee Camp stays in goal, while Marc Pugh and Lewis Grabban will be expected to provide the attacking threat for the Cherries.


12.08pmNeedless to say, there's a huge contrast between these two teams and we don't just mean in terms of the leagues that they compete in. When it comes to the FA Cup, Liverpool have won this tournament seven times, while Bournemouth have never got further than the quarter-finals.

12.11pmBournemouth were beaten in the third round of last year's competition as they went down 1-0 at home to eventual winners Wigan Athletic. However, Liverpool didn't fare much better as they were knocked out in the next round by by lowly Oldham Athletic. Could that provide Bournemouth with some inspiration this afternoon?

12.15pmHEAD TO HEAD: These two teams have met twice in the FA Cup, with Liverpool winning both times courtesy of a replay. The first time was in 1927 before they met again in 1968.




12.24pmWhen it comes to the league form of these sides, hosts Bournemouth have been giving a good account of themselves in the Championship after gaining promotion last season. The Cherries are currently in 16th place in the table, seven points above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League following last weekend's 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.

12.27pmJust over 20 minutes until kickoff and Dean Court is filling up nicely. There's a real buzz about the place as you would expect with the might of Liverpool in town.

12.30pmFunnily enough, it's almost 30 years ago to the day that Bournemouth caused one of the bigger shocks in FA Cup history with a 2-0 win at home to holders Manchester United in the third round. The Cherries, who were managed by Harry Redknapp, were languishing in the old Third Division when they stunned the Red Devils.


12.36pmREFEREE WATCH: The official for today's match at Dean Court is Lee Probert.

12.39pmPREDICTION TIME: Liverpool are sure to expect a tough match today considering that Bournemouth are at home, but we here at Sports Mole believe that the visitors will prove too good and come away with a 3-1 win. However, the FA Cup has made fools of us before...

12.43pmThe players are out on the pitch, with kickoff just around the corner. There's a terrific atmosphere inside the stadium as fans of both sides are making plenty of noise. Not long to go now.

1 minKICKOFF! Right, the pre-match niceties have been completed and it will be Liverpool to get us underway. Can Bournemouth cause an upset? We're about to find out.

3 minThis is a good start from Bournemouth as they look to hit Liverpool early. The hosts win a couple of corners, but can't make anything of them. Surman then heads over following a cross from the left. For those interested in the conditions, it's a bright, crisp day on the South Coast.

6 minThe home side are still showing plenty of fight and enthusiasm during the early stages. One or two players have already slipped over on the turf. It looks like it could be quite an unpredictable surface.

9 minLiverpool aren't being allowed to find their rhythm at the moment. The visitors have enjoyed some of the ball, but Bournemouth are closing them down quickly and forcing them into mistakes. Eddie Howe is sure to be pleased with the way his players have started the game.

12 minAnother couple of corners for Bournemouth, but again they fail to create something meaningful. The hosts really are providing their fans with lots to sing about right now.

15 minLiverpool pose a threat for the first time as Moses makes a darting run into the box, though the winger sees his poked cross cut out by the Bournemouth defence. The visitors are struggling to assert themselves on this match at the minute.

17 minThat just about sums Liverpool up so far. The away side threaten on the break, but Henderson's attempted pass to Moses out on the left wing is overhit and goes out of play. It's just not clicking for the Merseysiders.

20 min

22 minOne are where Bournemouth will be keen to exploit is Brad Jones in the Liverpool goal. The Australian has not looked too convincing so far. Eddie Howe is sure to be telling his players to get balls into the box and see what happens.


25 minThey've offered next to nothing in this match, but Liverpool lead thanks to Victor Moses! The winger received the ball out on the left side before hitting a low drive that beat Lee Camp at his near post.

28 minCredit to Bournemouth, they've not let their heads drop too much since going behind. The hosts continue to show plenty of attacking intent as they look to get back into this tie. However, a second goal for Liverpool could be fatal.

30 min

31 minCHANCE! That's better from Bournemouth. Arter gets the ball around 25 yards from goal before hitting a swerving left-footed drive that flashes narrowly wide of the post. That had Jones worried.

33 minSomething of a half-chance for Bournemouth as Grabban and Arter combine before the former sees his shot blocked by Henderson. You just get the feeling that the hosts need to make this pressure count with half time approaching. Just under 10 minutes to go until the break.

35 minCHANCE! Nearly an equaliser for the home side! Surman meets a Daniels cross inside the box, but his effort is deflected over by the lunging Toure. Surman then takes the resulting corner that Elphick heads over.

37 minCHANCE! That could, and probably should, have been 2-0 to Liverpool. Suarez twists and turns inside the area before offloading for Henderson around the penalty spot. However, the midfielder can only blaze his shot high over the crossbar. Cue sarcastic cheers from the Bournemouth supporters.

40 minGood defending from Bournemouth there as Suarez dribbles inside the box before having his shot blocked. The Uruguayan could easily have gone down there had he been touched by an opposition defender.

43 minJust a couple of minutes of normal time left at the end of this first half and Liverpool are in the ascendancy. It's been an under-par opening half for the visitors, but they lead nonetheless. Still, it would be no surprise if Brendan Rodgers gave them a wake-up call during the break.

45 minThere will be one added minute...


1.34pmLee Probert blows the half-time whistle and it's Liverpool who lead 1-0 at the break thanks to Victor Moses's goal on 26 minutes. The hosts gave a very good account of themselves during that opening 45 minutes, but the visitors have been that bit more clinical in the final third.

1.38pmDespite his side being behind, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is likely to be telling his players to keep on at Liverpool with the same kind of energy that they showed in the first half. The Cherries did plenty of hustling, while the away side struggled to find their rhythm.

1.42pmA little on Moses's goal. The winger did well to get his shot away from the edge of the box, but it looked like Bournemouth goalkeeper Lee Camp didn't get a great view of it as it snuck in at the near post. Still, the hosts responded brilliantly to going behind.

1.45pmIf you're keen on taking a look at out half-time report of today's game, you can find it right here.

46 minSECOND HALF UNDERWAY! The players are back out and it will be Bournemouth to kick us off for the second half. Can they get back into this match? Here we go!

49 minIt's Liverpool who have been brighter at the start of this second half, pressing Bournemouth high up the pitch. There's a bit more urgency about the Merseysiders at the moment.

52 minNow it's the hosts who are asking the questions. Grabban is trying to give the Liverpool defence plenty to think about, but they're just about managing to deal with the threat. One player who has stood out for Bournemouth today is Daniels out on the left flank. He's provided some great crosses this afternoon.

55 minBournemouth win a corner that Arter whips in, but it's just out of reach for Elphick. Meanwhile, Skrtel is receiving treatment for a head injury following an earlier clash. The Slovakian looks like he'll be okay.

56 minYELLOW CARD: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is the first name to go into the book this afternoon for dissent. The midfielder wasn't happy with the linesman awarding Bournemouth with a corner. Not the best example from the skipper.


60 minGame over? Quite possibly. Liverpool make it 2-0 thanks to Daniel Sturridge. The striker was played through on by Suarez before sliding a low finish into the bottom corner past Camp. Like their first goal, it's all very clinical from the Merseysiders.

63 minLiverpool are firmly in control now as they spread the ball around with confidence. A goal in the next 10 or 15 minutes could give the home side a chance, but it's the visitors who look more likely to score at the minute.

65 minIt'll be interesting to see if Brendan Rodgers makes any changes soon. Liverpool return to action on Tuesday when they host Everton in the Premier League, and they won't want to come away from Dean Court with any unnecessary injuries.

67 minCHANCE! Bournemouth come close to reducing the deficit as Grabban is slipped in by Ritchie, but the forward can only shoot wide at the near post. Time is running out for the Cherries as we approach the final 20 minutes at Dean Court.

71 minSUBSTITUTIONS: Changes for both teams here. Tokelo Rantie and Ryan Fraser replace Marc Pugh and Matt Ritchie for Bournemouth while Jon Flanagan replaces Martin Kelly for Liverpool.

75 minGreat work from Sturridge there as he dances his way into the box, but his finish is a poor one as he slices his effort high and wide. This is starting to become a bit routine for Liverpool.

76 minMISS! You would expect Suarez to do better there. The Uruguayan was played through by Sturridge before lifting his effort over the crossbar with Camp rushing off his line. He just needed to keep it a yard or two lower.

77 minSUBSTITUTION: A final change for Bournemouth sees Brett Pitman enter the action in place of Harry Arter. The midfielder has arguably been the home side's best player today.

80 minTen minutes left to play at Dean Court. Do Bournemouth have enough in their tank to make it an interesting finale in this match? They should be commended for their efforts today because they've made Liverpool look average at times.

83 minSUBSTITUTIONS: Two final changes for Liverpool now as Raheem Sterling and Luis Alberto replace Philippe Coutinho and Victor Moses.

86 minThe Bournemouth fans continue to sing their hearts out as the final whistle creeps ever closer. They've been a credit to their club today.

90 minThe fourth official indicates that there will be four minutes of added time...

90+1 minPitman creates a little bit of space for himself on the edge of the box, but the substitute can only smash his shot high into the stand.


2.40pmThe full-time whistle goes and it's Liverpool who reach the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. Victor Moses opened the scoring for the visitors on 26 minutes before Daniel Sturridge sealed the victory on the hour. Credit to the home side, though - they gave it a real go.

2.42pmThat's all from me for now but don't forget that you can keep up to date with today's other action in the FA Cup right here on Sports Mole. Thanks for your company and we hope to see you soon. Goodbye!

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouh at The Amex Stadium on January 01, 2014
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