The Score uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 16 °C Monday 1 September, 2014

Ireland’s Eunan O’Kane named Man of the Match as Moses, Sturridge send Liverpool through

The Reds comfortably won 2-0.

Updated at 14.57

LIVERPOOL AVOIDED A potential FA Cup banana skin on Saturday when they won 2-0 at second-tier Bournemouth to book their place in the fifth round, in a game in which Derry-born Eunan O’Kane was named Man of the Match.

Beneath bright winter sunshine on the English south coast, Liverpool withstood an enterprising start from their Championship hosts before taking the lead in the 26th minute.

Luis Suarez’s crossfield pass from the right flank found Victor Moses, who shifted the ball onto his right foot before drilling a low shot inside the left-hand post from the edge of the penalty area.

Daniel Sturridge made it 2-0 with half an hour remaining, running onto Suarez’s dinked pass and tucking the ball past goalkeeper Lee Camp in front of watching England manager Roy Hodgson.

It was Sturridge’s third goal in three games since he returned from a seven-week lay-off with an ankle injury, and the England striker almost added another with a deft lob that hit the top of the crossbar.

Manchester City host second-tier Watford later on Saturday, in one of eight ties featuring Premier League clubs.

The most evocative fixture sees non-league Kidderminster Harriers visit Sunderland, who stunned Manchester United in a penalty shootout on Wednesday to book their place in the League Cup final.


YouTube credit: mkza

© AFP, 2014

Additional reporting by Paul Fennessy

VIDEO: Here’s why Man United are paying £37m for Juan Mata>

Gary O’Neill on recovering from cancer, meeting Roy Keane and his goalscoring return>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next:

Comments (11 Comments)

Add New Comment