Liverpool Knocked Out Of FA Cup While Tottenham Face Replay
A 3-2 loss at Anfield means Jurgen Klopp's side were eliminated from the competition
In a match where VAR dictated much of the discussion afterwards, Liverpool lost 3-2 to West Brom, who had a goal ruled out via the new technology.
Jay Rodriguez scored two of the goals for the visitors.
Meanwhile Tottenham drew at Newport County with Harry Kane’s 82nd-minute gimme spare Spurs from potential FA Cup humiliation in their fourth-round tie at the League Two club, the resulting 1-1 draw also salvaged their best chance of winning silverware in a crucial campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s stylish side continue to be much admired but the lack of Spurs silverware – their last trophy was the 2008 League Cup – as they prepare to move into their gleaming new London home next season is increasingly glaring.
Being on the wrong end of a Cup sensation may only have cranked up the pressure on the Argentine, which is why he was once again indebted to his alpha striker for converting Son Heung-min’s brilliant flick with embarrassment looming.
Pochettino’s strong-looking selection had suffered such a dismal, lethargic off-day against a side 72 places below them on the league ladder that the manager was forced to admit he was “a little bit relieved…well, a lot” by Kane’s late saver.
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