Wolves 0-1 Liverpool: Harvey Elliott decides FA Cup third-round replay as Jurgen Klopp’s side set up Brighton tie

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Wolves 0-1 Liverpool Harvey Elliott decides FA Cup third-round replay as Jurgen Klopp’s side set up Brighton tie (2)

Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round replay with Wolves will be a seventh-round tie against Premier League side Brighton at Anfield.

Liverpool, who won the first leg 1-0, booked their place in the next round by beating Nuno Espirito Santo’s side 1-0 at Molineux on Thursday evening.

Harvey Elliott, the youngest player in history to play in the FA Cup and win a professional contract, was the hero for Liverpool when he scored the only goal of the game in their 1-0 victory at Molineux. The 18-year-old midfielder netted from close range on 19 minutes to break Wolves’ resistance and send Jurgen Klopp’s side in to the last 16 of the competition.

The Reds have now reached their fifth consecutive FA Cup semi-final after earlier victories over Port Vale (2014), Bournemouth (2015), West Ham United (2016) and Plymouth Argyle (2017). They will face Brighton & Hove Albion in February 2020 if they beat Newport County or Wycombe Wanderers this weekend.

Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round replay with Wolves will be a seventh-round tie against Premier League side Brighton at Anfield.

Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round replay with Wolves will be a seventh-round tie against Premier League side Brighton at Anfield.

The Reds beat the Championship leaders 1-0 to eliminate them from the competition in Tuesday night’s clash at Molineux and seal their place in next month’s draw for round four.

Liverpool will now face Chris Hughton’s men on Saturday, February 23rd at 7:55pm.

Harvey Elliot, the youngest player in history to play in the FA Cup and win a professional contract, was the hero for Liverpool when he scored the only goal of the game in their 1-0 victory at Molineux.

  • Harvey Elliot, the youngest player in history to play in the FA Cup and win a professional contract, was the hero for Liverpool when he scored the only goal of the game in their 1-0 victory at Molineux.
  • The 16-year-old became only the third teenager since World War II to score an FA Cup goal after John Stones and Michael Owen when he netted with a neat finish just before half time.
  • Elliot’s performance will have done his prospects no harm at all as he bids to follow in their footsteps by becoming another starlet from Manchester City’s academy system who can make it at Anfield.

The 18-year-old midfielder netted from close range on 19 minutes to break Wolves’ resistance and send Jurgen Klopp’s side in to the last 16 of the competition.

Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round replay with Wolves will be a seventh-round tie against Premier League side Brighton at Anfield.

The Reds went into the game without Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk, who were both rested after playing in the 5-0 win over Napoli on Thursday night.

They made their dominance count when Emre Can fed Adam Lallana down the left for him to cross for Harvey Elliott who tapped home from close range on 19 minutes – his first ever goal for Liverpool at any level.

The Reds have now reached their fifth consecutive FA Cup semi-final.

Liverpool have reached their fifth consecutive FA Cup semi-final, following a 1-0 win over Wolves in an FA Cup third-round replay at Anfield.

The Reds will face Brighton at Anfield on Saturday, March 30.

The last time Liverpool reached this stage of the competition was 2012 when they lost 2-1 to Chelsea after extra time. They have only won one trophy since then – the League Cup in 2012 with a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium.

Harvey Elliott won’t forget his first goal for Liverpool just yet

Liverpool striker Harvey Elliott may not be a household name, but his first goal for the Reds will be one he won’t forget any time soon.

The 17-year-old became the youngest player to score for Liverpool since Michael Owen in 1998 when he netted during his side’s FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves on Tuesday night.

It was an emotional moment for the teenager – and it was clear from his reaction that he did not expect to score so soon after joining the club.

Conclusion

Liverpool will now face Brighton in the next round of the FA Cup. The Seagulls are currently fourth in the Premier League and will be hoping that they can cause an upset against Klopp’s side. However, it will be a tough task for them as Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine matches at Anfield.

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