West Ham 0 Liverpool 3
The first half provided some great examples of how to gift goals to the opposition. The big difference between the two teams was that Liverpool accepted their gifts and West Ham didn't.
Just 76 seconds into the game Torres played a through ball from just inside the West Ham half and the defence stood and watched as Gerrard ran clear and rounded Green before scoring.
West Ham's second gift came about 30 seconds after the ref didn't give a clear foul against Boa Morte just outside the Liverpool penalty area. Liverpool broke immediately and Boa Morte, still seeing red, pulled Torres down in the area. Green saved Gerrard's penalty but Gerrard pounced first on the rebound.
In the 43rd minute Carragher gifted a ball to Di Michele. Di Michele was played clear through by Carragher but instead of shooting the Italian decided to throw himself to the ground.
In the second half West Ham pushed forward a little more, whilst never really creating any chances and Liverpool looked the more dangerous of the two teams on the break. West Ham gave run outs to Collison (59), Sears (70) and Payne (80).
In the 84th minute Liverppol broke down the right. The ball was crossed to Babel unmarked six yards out. Green saved his initial header but Babel pounced on the rebound and scored from 4 yards.
West Ham should now be spared having to stretch their small squad for a European campaign next season.