Liverpool prodigy Ben Woodburn enhanced his burgeoning reputation by becoming
the club's youngest ever goalscorer in the 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final win over
vapor v red The academy graduate, at 17 years and 45 days, beat
Michael Owen's record by 98 days to write his name into Anfield history books
with an emphatic 81st-minute finish.
superfly cr7 blue Divock Origi scored five minutes before having
previously laboured against an industrious Leeds side who took the game to their
superfly black With playmaker Philippe Coutinho ruled out for at
least five weeks with ankle ligament damage and striker Daniel Sturridge missing
again with a calf injury, Woodburn – and Origi with a second goal in as many
matches – offered a welcome positive after a difficult few days for the
white It put Liverpool into a record 17th League Cup semi-final and
their fourth in the last six years, having lost the final to Manchester City
last season and won the trophy in 2012.
v red Eldin Jakupovic was 10-man Hull's hero as they beat Newcastle
3-1 on penalties after their KCOM Stadium clash had finished 1-1 at the end of
Tigers goalkeeper Jakupovic kept out Jonjo Shelvey's spot-kick and also saved
from Yoan Gouffran, while Dwight Gayle's effort hit the crossbar.
Hull trio Robert Snodgrass, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone all converted
their penalties to secure Mike Phelan's side an unlikely passage into the last
four of the competition for the first time in the club's history.
Newcastle looked to have earned themselves a deserved win in extra time when
Mo Diame scored against his former club, but Snodgrass levelled within a minute
for the Tigers, who had Dieumerci Mbokani sent off in the 89th minute.