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banner Wednesday, 13 December, 2000, 19:48 GMT
Clockwatch: Liverpool 3-0 Fulham
Igor Biscan
Biscan in white makes his full debut for Liverpool
Liverpool are taken into extra-time by Fulham but goals from Michael Owen, Vladimir Smicer and Nick Barmby sees the Anfield side reach the semi-finals of the Worthington Cup.

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Full-time: Liverpool 3-0 Fulham (aet)

120 mins: Barmby weves through Fulham's defence before striking Liverpool's third goal.

119 mins: Stoljcers gets in a shot which Westerveld saves.

113 mins: Liverpool 2-0 Fulham Barmby tees up Smicer to score Liverpool's second as they catch Fulham out on the counter-attack.

111 mins: Coleman heads wide from a Fulham free-kick as the visitors press for an equaliser.

105 mins: Liverpool 1-0 Fulham. Smicer breaks down Liverpool's right and crosses for Owen whose header is blocked by Andy Melville on the Fulham goal-line.

But Owen gathers the ball again and calmly slots Liverpool into the lead from close range.

101 mins: Westerveld acts quickly to tip Stojlcers curling corner away from under his crossbar.

98 mins: Smicer is first to Coleman's header back to Taylor but is wide.

96 mins: Heskey is replaced by Nick Barmby.

92 mins: Owen tries a diagonal shot from outside the area and Taylor gets a touch to send the effort wide for a corner. Hyypia heads wide from the ball played in.

91 mins: Liverpool kick-off extra-time with Fulham making two changes.

Fabrice Fernandes and Barry Hayles are taken off and Luis Boa Morte and Andrejs Stolcers come on.

Full-time: Liverpool 0-0 Fulham (Extra-time to be played)

87 mins: Fernandes shotts high from a Fulham free-kick 25 yards out.

83 mins: Heskey wins a free-kick in a central position for Liverpool and Danny Murphy hits the bar with his curling effort from the dead-ball situation.

Murphy struck the bar for Liverpool
Murphy struck the bar for Liverpool

81 mins: Owen tries to take advantage of Taylor not gathering Smicer's low cross to the near post first time but the Fulham goalkeeper quickly recovers.

80 mins: Heskey's powerfully struck long range shot is narrowly high for Liverpool.

78 mins: Smicer rounds keeper Taylor but is forced wide and cannot get his shot on target.

77 mins: Danny Murphy's long range free-kick for Liverpool is easily saved by Taylor.

73 mins: Michael Owen comes on for Fowler.

71 mins: Fulham counter-attack and Stephane Henchoz produces a last-ditch sliding tackle to deflect Saha's shot from the edge of the area.

Brevett keeps close tabs on Biscan
Brevett keeps close tabs on Biscan

70 mins: Heskey slips a pass through to Fowler into the Fulham area but Brevett's attentions are enough to force the Liverpool striker to shoot wide.

68 mins: Heskey crosses for Steven Gerrard whose header is blocked by Rufus Brevett.

65 mins: Hayles back-heels to Saha as Fulham attack. A Liverpool defender manages to tackle Saha but the ball finds its way to Goldbaek.

His well-struck low shot is saved by Westerveld.

63 mins: Bjarne Goldbaek concedes a free-kick just outside the Fulham area which Liverpool's Markus Babbbel glances high.

62 mins: A Liverpool corner causes some anxious moments in the Fulham defence.

60 mins: Saha produces a burst of pace in his attempts to make some space for a shot. His strike is defelcted wide for a corner.

59 mins: Saha wins a free-kick 25 yards out and Davis takes it quickly but is wide with his effort.

56 mins: Fulham's Davis receives treatment after a challenge with Biscan.

52 mins: After a period of both side's failing to hold onto possession, Fowler has a tame 25-yard shot easily saved.

46 mins: There are no changes to either side as Fulham kick-off the second-half.

Half-time: Liverpool 0-0 Fulham

43 mins: Heskey is played through onto the Fulham goal but Taylor comes out quickly to get a vital touch to the striker's effort.

41 mins: Fulham striker Barry Hayles produces a powerful run on the home goal but good defending by Jamie Carragher allows Westerveld to gather.

40 mins: Fabrice Fernandes does not connect with a long range effort on the Liverpool goal as he drags his shot wide.

32 mins: Fulham striker Louis Saha goes down outside the Liverpool area but no free-kick is awarded.

The home side play the ball quickly forward to Heskey, who is brought down by Fulham defender Chris Coleman, before the two players exchange some angry words.

28 mins: Fowler's ambitious right-foot chip from just outside the area goes high.

Liverpool's Henchoz tries to stop Fulham's Fernandes
Liverpool's Henchoz tries to stop Fulham's Fernandes

23 mins: The Fulham defence importantly intercept Fowler's pass which would have given Biscan a clear sight of the visitors goal.

18 mins: Taylor is again called into action to stop a Heskey shot.

17 mins: Marcus Babbel cuts inside the the Fulham area before his tame shot is gathered by Taylor.

12 mins: Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia's back-pass puts Westerveld into trouble but the home goalkeeper narrowly beats Fulham's Lee Clark to the ball.

Westerveld's attempted clearance comes off Clark and goes out of play to Liverpool's relief.

10 mins: As Fulham begin to attack, Steve Finnan strikes a 20-yard shot straight at Sander Westerveld and the Liverpool goalkeeper gathers safely.

8 mins: Liverpool produce some sharp passing before Heskey lays the ball off for Biscan and his 25-yard shot is deflected wide by a Fulham defender.

3 mins: Vladimir Smicer gets in a cross from the by-line for Liverpool which the stretching Heskey heads without troubling Maik Taylor in the Fulham goal.

2 mins: Fulham keep possession in defence as Liverpool wait for their opponents to attack.

The Liverpool players huddle together before kicking-off against Fulham.

Team news

Liverpool start with Emile Heskey after he was relegated to the substitutes bench for their 1-0 Premiership defeat by Ipswich in their last outing.

He starts with Robbie Fowler in attack with Igor Biscan making his first start for the club.

Fulham comfortably lead Division One and face a test of their Premiership credentials.

They beat West Brom last time out when Sean Davis scored a brace.


Teams:

Liverpool: Westerveld, Henchoz, Babbel, Smicer, Heskey, Fowler, Hyypia, Murphy, Gerrard, Carragher, Biscan. Subs: Owen, Barmby, McAllister, Nielsen, Vignal.

Fulham: Taylor, Finnan, Brevett, Melville, Coleman, Clark, Hayles, Goldbaek, Saha, Davis, Fernandes. Subs: Symons, Trollope, Hahnemann, Boa Morte, Stolcers.

Referee: D Gallagher (Banbury)

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