Narrow win for Reds in China

Liverpool opened their pre-season campaign with a narrow 4-3 victory over Guangdong Sunray Cave in China on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 13/07/11 at 16:00 Post Comment

Ngog: Among goals against Guangdong

Ngog: Among goals against Guangdong

World Cup Promotions

Daily World Cup Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Two goals in quick succession from Christian Poulsen and David Ngog midway through the first half put Kenny Dalglish's side in control and youngster Conor Coady grabbed a third in the second half after Guangdong had pulled one back.

When Andy Carroll netted five minutes from time, that looked to be that, but there was still time for the hosts to make it a tight finish with two well-taken goals.

The visitors dominated the early stages, with Ngog seeing his shot blocked by keeper Yu Yongzhe, and they took the lead in the 19th minute when Joe Cole's deep cross was tucked away by an unmarked Poulsen.

Less than three minutes later Liverpool doubled their lead through Ngog, who seized on Jonjo Shelvey's pass before sliding his shot under the keeper.

Dani Pacheco should have made it three but shot past the post from 10 yards out, and Guangdong slowly began to come into the match.

Peter Gulacsi just managed to prevent Mahama Awal's shot going through his legs and into the net, but the Reds keeper was beaten in first half injury time by a powerful header from Ricardo Steer.

Dalglish changed his entire team at half-time, sending on former Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam plus the likes of Carroll, Dirk Kuyt and Alberto Aquilani.

Adam showed off his range of passing but Liverpool found themselves on the back foot for much of the second half and it was against the run of play when 18-year-old Coady drilled in their third in the 72nd minute.

Carroll had set up his young team-mate, and he then got on the scoresheet himself with a deflected finish from Maxi Rodriguez's pass.

Guangdong kept battling and got their reward with Lu Lin's lovely curling finish in the 90th minute, which was swiftly followed by another stylish effort from Yin Hongbo, who comprehensively beat Daniel Agger before firing into the corner, but Liverpool held on.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 13 July 2014
16:00
Dundee 2-0 Man City  
Saturday, 12 July 2014
15:00
Shelbourne 0-4 Ipswich  
Friday, 11 July 2014
19:45
Cheltenham 1-3 Wolves  
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Weston-S-Mare 2-1 Bristol C  
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
18:45
Cork City 0-3 Birmingham  
Saturday, 21 June 2014
16:00
St Patricks 2-2 Aberdeen  

Footer 365

World Cup final: Mario Gotze scores in extra-time as Germany beat Argentina 1-0

Germany won the World Cup final for a fourth time after Mario Gotze's extra-time volley sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina.

Premier League: Manchester City suffer shock pre-season defeat to Dundee

A Dundee trialist scored as Premier League champions Manchester City suffered a shock pre-season defeat in Scotland.

World Cup final: Manuel Neuer hails Germany team spirit after win over Argentina

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hailed his side's remarkable team spirit after their 1-0 win over Argentina in Rio.

Mail Box

Alexis Sanchez: Really Not THAT Good

The backlash has begun: Why are Barca letting him go if he's any good? We have mails on Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez, the World Cup and the wonder of F365...

Stop Your Sobbing And Man Up...

Oh and honey, put the kettle on. We have more World Cup mails but it's mostly an orgasmic explosion at the signing of Alexis Sanchez. Could this be Arsenal's year?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property