Liverpool survive a surprise and advance in FA Cup

LONDON: Liverpool arrived on Sunday in comeback with a surprise goal and beat third division Shrewsbury Town 4-1 in the FA Cup third round, while Tottenham Hotspur beat Morecambe 3-1 after a strong second-half performance. Liverpool midfielder Fabinho scored two goals, one of them from a penalty, in the first half, and the host scored the goal with Kaydi Gordon and Roberto Firmino. Daniel Udo brought Shrewsbury in The lead in the 27th minute after a cross from Nathaniel Ogbeta from close range, but seven minutes later Gordon, the young Liverpool player, equalized with a calm finish from close range. Brazilian Fabinho scored a penalty before half-time, then Firmino scored a wonderfully heel goal in the 78th minute, before Fabinho rounded out the quartet with a close range shot with manager Jurgen Klopp returning in bench after recovery from Covid-19. “When you get your first goal, a lot of things can happen, but I liked how we dealt with it,” said Klopp. Elsewhere, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura scored towards the end as Antonio Conte’s side recovered after being booed by fans after a poor first-half performance. Morecambe, who is struggling against relegation in third division, advanced with Antonio O’Connor’s goal in the 33rd minute from the team’s first corner. After a series of chances, Harry Winks equalized for Tottenham in the 74th minute, then Moura added a goal before Kane secured the win on Giovanni Lo Celso’s pass. “Of course we suffered a lot in the first half and we suffered a free kick,” said Conte. We deserved to win because in matches like this you have to show your strength ”. He added: “The opponent defended with eleven players, and this is normal in these games, but it is important to find the right solution. “West Ham United beat Leeds United 2-0 with goals from Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen, while Wolverhampton won 3-0 over Sheffield United thanks to two goals from Daniel Bodensi. Norwich City beat Charlton Athletic 1-0, Stoke City beat Leyton Orient 2-0, Luton Town beat Harrogate Town 4-0 and Cardiff City beat Preston North End 2-1 later extra time. (Reuters)