Benayoun hat-trick ends Waterlooville's amazing cup run

A Yossi Benayoun hat-trick ended Havant & Waterlooville's hopes of progressing to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Liverpool ran out 5-2 winners but the non-leaguers put up an amazing fight, twice taking the lead. There was a huge 6,000 following for Havant that travelled up to Anfield and they certainly were given a lot to shout about.

The away side unbelievably took the lead after only nine minutes of the match when Richard Pacquette got on teh end of a Mo Harkin corner. Liverpool equalised soon after when Lucas Leiva struck a superb shot from outside the visitors box and many people felt the non-leaguers would just crumble, not the case.

Havant went 2-1 when Liverpool's new £6 million defender Martin Skrtel scored an og. Liverpool were level just before the break when Benayoun grabbed his first of the game after some neat play by Jermain Pennant and the same combination put the Reds 3-2 ahead.

Benayoun completed the hat-trick just three minutes later when he pounced on a loose ball after Ryan Babel had a shot saved by the Havant keeper. Peter Crouch finished the scoring after he was played in by captain Steven Gerrard.

All I can say is congratulations Havant. They put up a terrific fight against the Premier League side and were by no means disgraced.
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