Liverpool, Manchester United and Aston Villa reached the league cup quarter-finals yesternight. It is Liverpool’s match though that stole the show ending in a 5-5 draw against arsenal before the reds secured victory through post-match penalties.
Liverpool and arsenal made 11 changes for the fourth round tie, the new introductions living up to standards by producing an entertaining show as gunners squandered multiple leads in a match played at the Anfield stadium.
Liverpool went ahead just six minutes into the game when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had his low cross go past arsenal’s goalkeeper and arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi sliding it into his own net
Arsenal drew level in the 19th minute with Lucas Torreira slotting home after Bakayo Saka’s shot was saved.
Unai Emery’s side took the lead in the 26th minute through Gabriel Martinelli who struck again 10 minutes later to secure his 7th goal in 10 matches this season.
James Milner pulled a goal back in the 43rd minute, to ensure the match went to the break in a scoreline of 3-2.
In the second half, arsenal extended their lead with Maitland-Niles before Liverpool equalized through Oxlade Chamberlain and Divock Origi to force the match into post-match penalties in which Dani Ceballo’s kick was saved, gifting Liverpool a quarterfinals spot
At the Stamford Bridge stadium, united secured a 2-1 win courtesy of a Marcus Rashford brace to reign supreme over Chelsea and qualify for the quarters.
Aston Villa moved into the last eight with a 2-1 win over local rivals Wolves.