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17-year-old Ben Woodburn helps Liverpool reach League Cup semis

Liverpool reached the League Cup semi-finals after 17-year-old Ben Woodburn loved a night to don't forget with the aid of turning into the membership’s youngest ever goalscorer when he wrapped up a 2-0 victory over Leeds United on Tuesday.

The teen volleyed powerfully into the internet from close range in the front of the Kop inside the 81st minute to double Liverpool’s lead and concurrently erase former England striker Michael Owen from the club’s record books.

At 17 years and 45 days, Woodburn changed into ninety-eight days more youthful than Owen, while he observed the internet for the primary time in 1997.

It were a trying out evening for Liverpool, who were frustrated by most people of the tie at Anfield and had been outplayed at times via their second-tier opponents, with Leeds pegging them lower back and putting the woodwork within the second half of.

However, the hosts’ Divock Origi slid domestic the opening intention after 76 minutes earlier than Woodburn struck 4 minutes later towards the Anfield aspect’s antique competitors.

“we all realize how young Woodburn is, however, it doesn’t appear to be this in education sessions,” Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp instructed Sky sports activities. “It’s a pleasant tale and all of the boys are actually happy for him. all and sundry is smiling within the dressing room.”

Liverpool may be joined inside the ultimate 4 by way of Hull city, who were given beyond Championship (2d-tier) leaders Newcastle United as the traffic missed three consequences in a three-1 shootout defeat after the match had finished 1-1 at the quiet of more time.


With a host of injuries to address and a congested festive fixture timetable looming, Liverpool educates Klopp range made 8 changes from the side that beat Sunderland within the most efficient League on Saturday and gave several kids an opportunity to shine.

there has been a makeshift experience to the manner Liverpool played in the first half as Leeds enjoyed the best probabilities with Hadi Sacko forcing an excellent early stop from Simon Mignolet and Kemar Roofe curling a beautiful attempt against the submit after the wreck.

It turned into not till later in the second period that the hosts commenced discovering a few rhythm, with Georginio Wijnaldum hanging the post minutes earlier than Origin slid in to poke a first rate cross from every other teenager, Trent Alexander-Arnold, in on the near publish.

Woodburn’s moment arrived 5 mins later with Origin's go to the far put up locating the younger striker unmarked. He smashed the ball high into the net and wheeled away in celebration in front of a jubilant Kop.

A colorless come across that finished 0-zero after 90 minutes at Hull sprang to lifestyles in greater time as Newcastle took the lead when Mohamed Diame prodded domestic within the 98th towards his former club.

The benefit lasted just a minute, but, with Robert Snodgrass equalizing for Hull, who performed with 10 guys in more time after striker Dieumerci Mbokani became sent off on the 89th.

Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic changed into the shootout hero, saving from Jonjo Shelvey and Yoan Gouffran, at the same time as their Newcastle teammate Dwight Gayle hit the crossbar.

Arsenal host Southampton and Manchester United welcome West Ham United within the  ultimate ties on Wednesday.



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