Liverpool’s bid to win the FA this season took a giant leap on Saturday when they successfully overcame and defeated their rivals Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Anfield.The results completed the Manchester double as Kenny Dalglish’s side after overseeing United noisy neighbors City int he semi-finals of the Carling in mid week.
The FA cup fixture was also marked with Luiz Suarez’s eight-match ban over racially abusing United’s defender Evra when the two teams met at Anfield in the league earlier this season. Suarez sitting in the executive box at Anfield was more than delighted to see this teammates battle out United challenge and knock them out of the Cup this season.
Dirt Kuyt was the hero at Anfield as he marked his 50th goal with his winner in 88th minute which set Anfield buzzing. Having seen Agger’s headed in 20th minute been cancelled out by Park’s goal for United in 39th minute, the tie was heading to a repay to Old Trafford with only two minutes remaining in the game. But a header assist from Andy Carroll setup Kuyt to volley it pass the United’s goalkeeper to send Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA cup.
With the Reds drawn with Brighton in the fifth round, they would be setting their sight on the quarterfinals already ready. Guy Poyet’s side would be on the high after defeating Newcastle in the fourth round but Liverpool FC at Anfield would be a whole new ball game. Liverpool should be focused on the league now with trips to United on the road before making a trip to Wembley to play the Carling up finals.
Thats all from me, Prathamesh for now. Until next time, goodbye.