FA Cup Liverpool defeat Arsenal away to advance to fourth round

Liverpool advanced to the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 away win at Arsenal on Sunday.

In the 80th minute of a tight encounter that had seen the woodwork struck three times, a Jakub Kiwior own goal – as he tried to defend Trent Alexander-Arnold’s curled free-kick – put the Reds in front.

And Luis Diaz’s emphatic conversion sealed the result deep into stoppage time at Emirates Stadium, sending Jürgen Klopp’s team into the next round, to be played later this month.

Arsenal enjoyed the early chances on a cold day at Emirates Stadium, with Reiss Nelson finding only the side-netting after carrying Aaron Ramsdale’s long pass into the area and partially around Alisson Becker.Kai Havertz saw a curler from the edge of the area dealt with by Alisson, before a big reprieve for the visitors in minute 11.

Bukayo Saka stole possession from Joe Gomez high up the pitch and Havertz rolled a pass into the middle, where Ibrahima Konate intervened with a sliding challenge. Martin Odegaard lashed the loose ball against the crossbar, and the Reds cleared.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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