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Argyle victorious while Liverpool were held to seventh home draw!

Plymouth Argyle take a 2 – 1 victory over Burton Albion on Pilgrims stalwart Paul Wotton’s return to Home Park! Simon Walton scored both goals for Plymouth to lift the league strugglers off the bottom of the Football League with the winner coming from the penalty spot in the 89th minute!

Plymouth took the lead 1 1/2 minutes after the half time break, Walton firing home from outside the penalty area from Luke Young’s pass. Calvin Zola brought Burton level with 17 minutes remaining on the clock with a headed goal from close range. The game looked like it was heading for a 1 – 1 draw and two points lost for Argyle until the 89th minute when Ashley Hemmings was fouled by Andres Gurrieri inside the 18 yard box. Walton dispatched the spot kick with ease to put the Pilgrims back into the lead and claim three very valuable points towards league survival!

Paul Wotton may not be the best player in the football league but he is an inspirational player, the whole team seem to play better when he is on the field, Wotton is the embodiment of Argyle’s never say die attitude, which was sadly lacking during the first few months of the 2011/12 season. Which was understandable given the situation, no money, administration process in disarray and morale at rock bottom with very few experienced players. Things are definitely looking much better now, experience in the squad and league survival is now a real possibility. *fingers crossed*

Plymouth moved ahead of Northampton Town on goal difference with this win and level on points with Dagenham & Redbridge in 22nd place, although four points behind 21st placed Hereford United. Next up, Argyle host Crawley Town at Home Park before going upto Port Vale then back to Home Park to host former Argyle manager Paul Sturrock’s Southend United! If Argyle can claim five points from nine, that’ll provide a good launchpad for Plymouth to climb the League Two table!

Liverpool were disappointing at Anfield against Stoke this afternoon, being held to a scoreless draw, their seventh home draw this season. There really isn’t much to say, the visitors limited Liverpool to long range efforts all game long, obviously Tony Pulis’ team came to Anfield looking for a point and fair play to them given the gulf is skill and financial clout between the two teams. For some reason, Kenny Dalglish has been playing 4-5-1 a lot recently, the lone striker system does not work for Liverpool and the results prove that fact. Yes, Liverpool have the best defensive record in the Premier League but that tight defence has been made null and void because of the lack of goals at the other end, especially at Anfield, a more attacking setup is needed for home games!

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