Liverpool have this evening bowed out of the FA Cup after losing 1-0 to Merseyside rivals Everton. On what was a dramatic night at Goodison Park, it was an Everton youngster who bagged the winner with just minutes remaining.
After 90 minutes without a goal, the game went to extra-time with Liverpool down to ten men after Lucas was sent off for two bookable offences. Once the visitors were reduced to ten men, Everton took control of the game.
It wasn't until the 118 minute of proceedings that we saw the first and only goal of the game. Substitute Danny Gosling finished neatly from all of eight-yards with nearly four Liverpool players surrounding him. Liverpool tried in vain to force the game into penalties, however David Moyes' men held strong and it is the Toffees who now go on to face Aston Villa in the next round.
It's not the end of the world for Liverpool, however this result will see more people questioning Rafa Benitez' decision making. The Spaniard came into the game with a lot of pressure on his shoulders after he sold Robbie Keane back to Tottenham on Monday without having a replacement lined up. It will be intriguing to see how Liverpool react to this result when they travel to Fratton Park to face Portsmouth on Saturday.
Elsewhere in the FA Cup 4th round replays it finished : Aston Villa 3-1 Doncaster, Blackburn 2-1 Sunderland, Nottingham Forrest 2-3 Derby County.