Liverpool are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge sealed victory at Bournemouth.

Moses found the net with a low shot from the edge of the area after 26 minutes while Sturridge fired past the advancing Lee Camp when superbly played in by Luis Suarez on the hour.

Bournemouth matched Liverpool for long periods but were restricted to half chances, with Andrew Surman, Harry Arter and Tommy Elphick all going close before Lewis Grabban forced a late save from Brad Jones.

Third time unlucky for Cherries

Liverpool have never lost to Bournemouth in the FA Cup after being drawn against them three times.

In both 1927 and 1968, however, the Reds needed a replay at Anfield after being held in Dorset

At the other end, Sturridge lobbed an effort onto the crossbar, while Suarez forced a fine reaction save from goalkeeper Camp.

With the FA Cup representing his side's best chance of silverware this season, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers named a strong line-up, with Suarez, Sturridge and Steven Gerrard all starting in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

But it was Bournemouth, 16th in the Championship, who made the better start with Surman heading Marc Pugh's cross over the bar.

Arter's foul on the edge of the box gave Liverpool their first attempt on Camp's goal, but Gerrard curled his free-kick just wide of the angle.

The Reds were not to be denied for long, though.

After Suarez played the ball in from the right, Chelsea loanee Moses fired a low shot into the net through a crowd of players from the edge of the area.

The goal was harsh on the hosts, who immediately tried to respond.

Arter flashed a shot just wide of Jones's post from the edge of the area before Surman's shot was deflected over by Kolo Toure's last-ditch tackle.

From the resulting corner Elphick headed over from close range.

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge (left) scored Liverpool's second

After the Cherries were guilty of overplaying in their own area, Jordan Henderson inexplicably fired over from eight yards after neat footwork from Suarez.

Arter later curled a shot from 25 yards straight at Jones under pressure from Gerrard as Bournemouth continued to press for an equaliser before the break.

The home side could have had a penalty after the restart when Martin Kelly pulled Simon Francis's jersey, but referee Lee Probert denied their claims.

Liverpool took full advantage soon afterwards when Suarez put Sturridge through. The England forward outpaced the Bournemouth defence and made no mistake as he fired low past Camp.

Suarez should have added to Liverpool's tally but lobbed over the bar when one-on-one with Camp while Sturridge fired straight at Bournemouth's keeper with the outside of his boot from a tight angle.

As the match headed into injury time, Grabban saw a toe poke from the edge of the area tipped over the bar by Jones, while Camp pulled off a fine reaction save from Suarez in what was the last action of an entertaining game at a sold-out Goldsands Stadium.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers:

"The second half was more comfortable than the first. Bournemouth are a very good side so credit to them.

"The character was good from my team. A year ago there were games like this we may have lost, the mentality to up the tempo in the second half was excellent.

"Victor Moses was much better today. He has been working hard in training and he took his goal really well. He's quite laid back, he takes it all in his stride."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 42 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels
  • 08 Arter (Pitman - 78' )
  • 05 Elphick
  • 22 Ward
  • 30 Ritchie (Fraser - 73' )
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 09 Grabban
  • 04 Surman
  • 07 Pugh (Rantie - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Allsop
  • 03 Cook
  • 10 Pitman
  • 14 Harte
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 20 Fraser
  • 28 Rantie

Liverpool

  • 01 Jones
  • 34 Kelly (Flanagan - 73' )
  • 20 Cissokho
  • 14 Henderson
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 04 Kolo Touré
  • 15 Sturridge
  • 08 Gerrard Booked
  • 07 Suárez
  • 10 Coutinho (Luis Alberto - 84' )
  • 12 Moses (Sterling - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Luis Alberto
  • 09 Iago Aspas
  • 22 Mignolet
  • 31 Sterling
  • 33 Ibe
  • 38 Flanagan
  • 45 Sama
Ref: Lee Probert
Att: 11,475

Match Stats

Shots

19 15

On target

3 4

Corners

12 4

Fouls

6 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 2.

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 2.

90:00 +3:43

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge.

90:00 +1:56

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Martin Skrtel.

90:00 +0:46

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

89:24

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

89:21

Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

88:25

Offside, Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge tries a through ball, but Raheem Sterling is caught offside.

83:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Luis Alberto replaces Philippe Coutinho.

83:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Raheem Sterling replaces Victor Moses.

80:42

Attempt missed. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Victor Moses following a corner.

80:19

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Simon Francis.

79:08

Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Victor Moses.

78:53

Attempt blocked. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

77:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Harry Arter.

76:41

Foul by Jon Flanagan (Liverpool).

76:41

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:51

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge with a through ball.

75:14

Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

73:59

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Gerrard.

72:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Jon Flanagan replaces Martin Kelly.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Marc Pugh.

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.

71:35

Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

70:09

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

67:30

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

65:09

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Arter following a set piece situation.

64:22

Foul by Aly Cissokho (Liverpool).

64:22

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:36

Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Francis.

59:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 2. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez with a through ball.

59:18

Luis Suárez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:18

Foul by Elliott Ward (Bournemouth).

57:38

Offside, Bournemouth. Simon Francis tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

56:39 Booking

Booking Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.

56:11

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Steven Gerrard.

55:02

Attempt missed. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) header from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Harry Arter with a cross following a corner.

54:43

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Steven Gerrard.

54:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51:50

Delay in match Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

51:49

Delay in match Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) because of an injury.

51:35

Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:35

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

45:59

Victor Moses (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:59

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

45:00

Second Half begins Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 1.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 1.

45:00 +1:02

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

45:00 +0:24

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Martin Skrtel.

45:00 +0:23

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Pugh with a headed pass.

43:09

Offside, Liverpool. Steven Gerrard tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

41:19

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Harry Arter.

40:41

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

40:08

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

39:51

Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliott Ward with a headed pass.

38:53

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

37:16

Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

37:06

Attempt blocked. Martin Kelly (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

35:44

Attempt missed. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andrew Surman with a cross following a corner.

35:02

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Kolo Touré.

35:00

Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross.

33:55

Offside, Liverpool. Luis Suárez tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

33:42

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

32:38

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

30:43

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

28:52

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jordan Henderson.

28:50

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

28:07

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:23

Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Arter.

25:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 1. Victor Moses (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

24:37

Attempt missed. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

23:42

Luis Suárez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:42

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

23:04

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:04

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

21:45

Attempt blocked. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Gerrard.

20:55

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a set piece situation.

20:15

Foul by Victor Moses (Liverpool).

20:15

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:34

Offside, Liverpool. Steven Gerrard tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

15:38

Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:38

Foul by Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth).

12:40

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

12:07

Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool).

12:07

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:05

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Martin Skrtel.

9:59

Offside, Liverpool. Steven Gerrard tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

6:41

Hand ball by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

4:54

Foul by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

4:54

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:17

Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool).

3:17

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:29

Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross.

1:35

Offside, Bournemouth. Charlie Daniels tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

1:03

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jordan Henderson.

0:36

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Kolo Touré.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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