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MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 1 Shrewsbury Town 0

4 February 2020

Shrewsbury Town lose out 1-0 to Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup.

Liverpool: Caoimhun Kheller, Adam Lewis, Curtis Jones, Liam Millar (Joe Hardy, 82), Ki-Jan Hoever, Harvey Elliot, Pedro Chirivella, Sepp Van Den Berg, Neco Williams, Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson.

Subs: Vitezslav Jaros, Joe Hardy, Tony Gallagher, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Morgan Boyes, Jack Bearne, Jamea Norris.

Town: Max O’Leary, Aaron Pierre, Scott Golbourne, David Edwards, Ro-Shaun Williams, Shaun Whalley (Brad Walker, 82), Callum Lang (Daniel Udoh. 57), Donald Love, Sean Goss (Jason Cummings, 73), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Josh Laurent.

Subs: Joe Murphy, Omar Beckles, Ryan Sears, Brad Walker, Daniel Udoh, Jason Cummings, Sam Hart.

Referee: A. Madley

Assistants: A. Holmes and N. Greenhalgh

Fourth official: T. Harrington

Town were unable to progress past Liverpool in the fourth-round replay fixture at Anfield after narrowly losing out 1-0.

Ro-Shaun Williams unfortunately put the home side in the lead when he scored an own goal.

First Half:

In the roaring atmosphere of Anfield, Shrewsbury Town started their fourth-round FA Cup replay mission brightly. Town utilised the wings well and looked dangerous on the break. Liverpool’s youngsters’ class was also there to see, with their slick passing and intelligent movement off the ball.

The Reds were awarded a free-kick near the edge of Town’s box in the 25th minute. Curtis Jones stood over the ball but struck his shot straight into the arms of Max O’Leary.

O’Leary was called into action in the 30th minute due to a great phase of attacking play from the home side. Liam Millar fired in a dangerous cross but Town’s keeper jumped well to punch the ball away.

Scott Golbourne was the first player to be booked during the game. Town’s left-back went for the ball but the referee deemed his boot to high.

Neco Williams came inches away from putting his team in the lead with 35 minutes on the clock. Town allowed Williams space on the edge of the box and his shot narrowly missed the target.

Williams was booked just four minutes later for a foul on Aaron Pierre inside Town’s box.

The half came to an end with the two teams all square after limited opportunities.

Second Half:

O’Leary’s quick reaction were needed once again shortly after the half had resumed. Jones received the ball inside the box and let off a powerful shot. O’Leary got down well to save the shot with his feet to keep the game level.

Town managed to find the back of the net in the early stages of the game through Shaun Whalley. However, the goal was ruled as offside via VAR.

Donald Love was shown a yellow card in the 66th minute for a foul on Adam Lewis.

As the half ticked on, the home side began to posses more of the ball. The pace and energy from the young Liverpool side was clear to see and did cause Town some problems.

The home side managed to take the lead in the 75th minute. A lofted ball came towards Ro-Shaun Williams and the defender unfortunately headed into his own net.

The game came to an end with Town losing out 1-0.


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