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Crouch hat-trick sees off poor Arsenal
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Peter Crouch notched up a 'perfect hat-trick' on Saturday as Liverpool finally got revenge over Arsenal with a 4-1 win over a lack-lustre Gunners side at Anfield in the Premiership.

Alvaro Arbeloa crossed for Crouch to open the scoring after just four minutes, before he headed in Fabio Aurelio's ball on 34. Daniel Agger then made it 3-0 from a Aurelio cross on 60.

William Gallas gave Arsenal slim hope when he bundled home from close in, but it was Crouch's day and he completed the scoring with a left-foot shot with ten minutes remaining.

Crouch was back in the Liverpool line up after surgery on a broken nose and after just four minutes he had sniffed out the opener finishing off a sweet Reds move with a faultless right-foot finish.

Emmanuel Adebayor head inches over at the other end when he should have done better and his miss was matched soon after by Júlio Baptista - but in truth Liverpool were the better side and soon extended their lead.

On 34 Xabi Alonso fed Aurélio and his superbly flighted ball was nodded home by Crouch.

In the second period Adebayor hit the post before Agger made it 3-0 to Liverpool.

Pepe Reina then produced a magnificent save to push an Adebayor header onto the post before he was finally beaten by Gallas on 72 minutes after a Tomáš Rosický corner.

But Crouch was literally alight and completed a perfect hat-trick on 81with a neat turn and finish.

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Liverpool 4-1 Arsenal. L: Crouch '4, '35, '81, Agger '60. A: Gallas '73.
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