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Klopp's kids knock Everton out of FA Cup

Monday, 2020-01-06 08:12:27
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Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Liverpool v Everton - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - January 5, 2020 Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates after the match. (Reuters)
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A stunning strike from 18-year-old Curtis Jones gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in their FA Cup, third round tie at Anfield on Sunday.

* Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described Takumi Minamino as "super and outstanding" after the Japanese international made his debut in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Everton on Jan 5. The 22-time international almost enjoyed a goal-scoring debut when he glanced a header wide of the mark before he was eventually replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after 70 minutes.

* Crystal Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic became the first player in an English match to be sent off as a result of a referee reviewing an incident on a pitch-side monitor during his side's 1-0 defeat by Derby County in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

* Tottenham Hotspur needed a Lucas Moura equaliser to avoid an FA Cup third-round defeat at second tier Middlesbrough as Jose Mourinho's stuttering side emerged with a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

* Arsenal began 2020 with a 2-0 win over Birmingham City while Australia international striker Sam Kerr got off to a winning start at Chelsea, who came from a goal down to beat Reading 3-1 as the FA Women's Super League resumed on Sunday.

* Torino captain Andrea Belotti scored at the end of each half to give his mid-table side a 2-0 win away to fourth-placed AS Roma as the hosts lost ground on the leading Serie A pack on Sunday (Jan 5).

* Two goals from Serie A's leading scorer Ciro Immobile, the second in stoppage time, gave third-placed Lazio a dramatic 2-1 win at 10-man Brescia on Sunday as they chalked up their ninth successive league victory.

* Paris Saint-Germain rested superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe before defeating sixth-tier Linas-Montlhery 6-0 in the French Cup on Sunday (Jan 5) as the amateur side were left to rue a missed penalty when trailing just 1-0.

* Real Sociedad's hopes of getting back into La Liga's top-four were hit as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Villarreal on Sunday, collapsing in the second half after dominating the first period.

* Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso made a solid Dakar Rally debut in Saudi Arabia on Sunday and was 11th after the first 752km coastal stage from the port city of Jeddah to Al Wajh.

* Britain's Dan Evans scored one of the biggest wins of his career on Sunday (Jan 5), upsetting world number 11 David Goffin 6-4 6-4 at the ATP Cup, but there were no slip ups for Bulgaria's resurgent Grigor Dimitrov.

* World number five Daniil Medvedev blunted big-serving John Isner in an almost flawless straight sets victory at the ATP Cup on Sunday (Jan 5). The US Open finalist hit 24 winners and made just two unforced errors in the 6-3, 6-1 rout in one hour to ensure Russia clinched the tie against the United States ahead of the doubles.

* Germany's French Open champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies won a thrilling doubles clash to give Germany a 2-1 win over Greece in their ATP Cup round two tie in Brisbane on Sunday (Jan 5).

* Belgium's Elise Mertens made a winning start to 2020 as she eased past Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 6-3 in the opening round of the Shenzhen Open on Sunday.

Reuters, CNA