Soccer, and in England Liverpool moved one step nearer the League Cup by defeating Ipswich two-nil on Saturday (24 March).
GV Liverpool attack and goalkeeper saves shot
GV Ipswich attack and Paul Mariner kicks shot high over the bar
GV Liverpool attack and Dalglish scores but goal is disallowed for offside
SV & GV Liverpool attack and ball is cleared from goal-mouth after scramble
GV Liverpool attack and score
SV Liverpool attack and 'keeper pushes ball away for a corner
GV Liverpool attack again and score second goal
COMMENTATOR: "Liverpool, playing from right to left, have always had the great strength of something being below their best and yet still winning. And so it was today. It took Ipswich, thought Paul Mariner, fifteen minutes to manage a shot even vaguely in the direction of goal. After half an hour, though, came a glimpse of the real Liverpool. Dalglish's effort was, in fact, disallowed for offside, but it was a sign of what was to come. Crosses from the Liverpool right were beginning to cause all sorts of chaos in the Ipswich defence.
"And, sure enough, the almost inevitable happened moments later. A move, beginning with Jimmy Case in the Ipswich half, sweeping down the right wing to Terry McDermott, and a goal on its way. Dalglish's fiftieth goal in a Liverpool shirt, his sixteenth in the league this season.
"The second half, too, began with Dalglish again at the heart of the action and showing world class skills.
"And Liverpool piled on the pressure towards the end. They waited their chance and the Ipswich defence was almost bound to make a mistake again, scored by David Johnson and Liverpool's match on the championship continues. Liverpool two, Ipswich nil."
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Background: Soccer, and in England Liverpool moved one step nearer the League Cup by defeating Ipswich two-nil on Saturday (24 March). For all their achievements at home and in Europe in recent years one plum has still to fall their way...the league and F.A. (Football Association) Cups in the same season. This could be the season they become only the third team this century to accomplish the feat and so emulate Spurs (Tottenham Hotspur) (1961) and Arsenal (1971). They meet Manchester United in the semi finals of the F.A. Cup next Saturday (31 March) and this Ipswich defeat extended their league lead to a comfortable five points.