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January 05, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Steven Gerrard began his Liverpool farewell tour by scoring twice to give his club a surprisingly hard-fought 2-1 win over fourth-tier Wimbledon on Monday.

Playing in his first game since announcing he will leave the club at the end of the season, Liverpool's longtime captain curled in a trademark free kick in the 62nd minute to secure the win against a tenacious and ambitious Wimbledon side.

Gerrard had put his team ahead with a header in the 12th minute:

But Adebayo Akinfenwa gave the hosts a deserved equalizer in the 36th by tapping in after goalkeeper Simon Mignolet failed to clear a corner.

In Monday's other game, Burnley held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw to force a replay between the Premier League sides.

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