FA Cup: West Ham’s Late Goal Sends Liverpool Out
West Ham United have dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup in an extra-time thriller at Upton Park.
After a drab goalless draw at Anfield a week and a half ago, both teams produced a more entertaining match.
Michail Antonio had given West Ham the lead on the stroke of half-time before Philippe Coutinho’s free-kick levelled it up just after the break.
The second half saw both teams miss a lot of chances with Christian Benteke guilty of a notable miss in the 56th minute.
West Ham also seemed to have had a valid penalty denied when Tiago Ilori pulled down Valencia in the box.
Daniel Sturridge’s well taken shot also missed the goal by inches in the 108th as the match seemed to be heading for penalties.
Liverpool, however, were left to rue their wasted chances as Angelo Ogbonna headed home Dimitri Payet’s free-kick in the 121st minute.
Klopp made 10 changes from the side that threw away a two-goal lead to draw with Sunderland on Saturday. Only goalkeeper Simon Mignolet kept his place.
Five members of their starting line-up had never previously started a Premier League game.