Match details

West Bromwich Albion 3 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 18 August 2012 at 15:00 Stadium: The Hawthorns
Competition: Premier League Attendance: 26,039
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Dowd P
Manager: Brendan Rodgers Opposition manager: Steve Clarke
   

Opposition lineup

Ben Foster, Steven Reid, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell, James Morrison, Claudio Yacob, Youssuf Mulumbu, Peter Odemwingie, Shane Long, Zoltán Gera

Opposition goals

Zoltán Gera 43'
Peter Odemwingie 64' pen
Romelu Lukaku 77'

Opposition substitutions

Shane Long out for Romelu Lukaku 68'
Zoltán Gera out for Marc-Antoine Fortuné 68'
James Morrison out for Chris Brunt 82'

Notes

- Joe Allen makes his LFC debut
- Pepe Reina saved a penalty from Shane Long on 60'
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.45
- Average age of the West Bromwich Albion starting lineup: 28.9
- Liverpool league position after match: 18
- West Bromwich Albion league position after match: 3
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Brendan Rodgers' first Premier League game as Liverpool boss. Despite the 3-0 scoreline, it is not the worst League debut for a man in the hotseat at Anfield. That belongs to none other than Bill Shankly who lost 4-0 to Cardiff in 1959!
- Liverpool's heaviest opening day defeat in the top-flight since 1937.
- Steven Gerrard's 250th game as skipper of Liverpool

Related files

Various newspaper reports compiled by Graeme Riley
Match programme

Other games during this season

Premier League

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Fulham 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2 Swansea City 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 3
3 West Bromwich Albion 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
4 Newcastle United 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
5 West Ham United 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
6 Reading 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Stoke City 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
8 Arsenal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Sunderland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
10 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Wigan Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Tottenham Hotspur 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
17 Aston Villa 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
18 Liverpool 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
19 Norwich City 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
20 Queens Park Rangers 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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