FA Cup Saturday Wrap: Liverpool, West Ham out

FA Cup Saturday Wrap: Liverpool, West Ham out

Another cup game, another defeat for Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side, who suffered a 3-2 defeat in their fourth round FA Cup tie against West Brom. WBA came from behind to beat Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield, courtesy of a Jay Rodriguez brace.

Liverpool missed a penalty, while WBA had a goal canceled by the Video Assistant Referee, in what was a very exciting and dramatic game at Anfield.

Unbeaten in 19 games in all competition at Anfield, venue of the game, the Reds were on their way to making it 20 when Roberto Firmino gave them a 1-0 lead as early as the fifth minute.

However, two goals from Rodriguez in the space of four minutes turned the game in favour of the Baggies, before Joel Matip scored an own goal to put Alan Pardew’s side 3-1 up, and firmly in control heading into the break.

Mohamed Salah pulled one back for Liverpool in the second half, but the away side held on to book a place in the fifth round.

The result ends Liverpool’s unbeaten run at Anfield, and ensures they have now failed to beat their Midlands opponents in their last four FA Cup meetings.

Elsewhere, it rained goals at the ABAX stadium, where  Leicester City ran their hosts, St. Peterborough ragged.

Two goals each from Fousseni Diabate, and Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho, who has now scored nine goals in his last nine FA Cup games, set the Foxes on their way to an easy 5-1 win.

Wilfred Ndidi, who sat out the third round win against Fleetwood, scored the last goal late on to seal a deserved passage into the fifth round for Claude Puel’s side.

Meanwhile, Tottenham were forced to a replay by League two outfit, Newport County, after a 1-1 draw.

Harry Kane scored late on to save the blushes of Mauricio Pochettino and the entire Spurs team, after Padraig Amond’s first half strike nearly saw the home side pick up an unlikely win.

Two goals from Will Grigg ended the run of David Moyes and his West Ham United side, as the Latics booked a place in the next phase with a comprehensive 2-0 win at the DW stadium.

And at Saint Mary’s Southampton defeated Watford 1-0, while Swansea City were held to a 1-1 draw by Notts County.

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