Liverpool finally won on the opening day of the Premier League season, after going five years without winning, by nudging out Stoke in an edgy affair. Although Liverpool were dominant throughout the game the team looked very nervous as the game got closer to the 90 minute mark. Stoke began to attack and Asmir Begovic made ten excellent saves to keep Stoke in the game.
With a few minutes to go Daniel Agger handled the ball in the box and Stoke were awarded a penalty. Liverpool fans at this point were resigned to their fate as new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had looked nervous throughout his debut. He turned all of that around with a match winning penalty save that ensured Liverpool broke their ugly record of not winning their season opener in the last five years.
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