*** Between Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton there was no final result and a tiebreaker will be played to find out who will advance to the next round
Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton equalized 2×2 at Anfield for the FA Cup and they are going to have a playoff game. In the rules of the oldest tournament in the world there is no overtime in the first game, in case of equality in the 90′.
The goals were from Darwin Núñez and Mohamed Salah for Liverpool. In the Wolves they scored Goncalo Ramos and Hee-Chan Hwang to end the tie.
We still have to wait for the official announcement of the date of the second leg. The FA and the teams must accommodate the calendar for another commitment. At the moment, the agendas of both clubs are quite tight.
First time full round trip
From the first minute there was vertigo in both areas. Liverpool was the one who had control of the ball and owned the first scoring chances. The Wolves were a team that from the first moment came out to wait and counterattack.
At 4′ the Liverpool reds warned from the edge of the area with a still ball. They missed Mohamed Salah and he himself was in charge of executing the free kick. The Egyptian’s shot went over the crossbar sarkic.
Then the game began to take a slow pace. Both teams established themselves on the field and the long balls in search of space were present. The goalkeepers began to play with the ball at their feet to find a clear way out.
In one of those attempts to come out with the ball dominated from the bottom, the formula did not work out for Liverpool. The ball was dominated by Alisson in the area and in the attempt to get out, he gave the ball to Goncalo Guedes. The Portuguese defined only in front of the goal after the Brazilian’s mistake for the 0-1 at 25′.
Those of Klopp tried to dominate the Wolvesbut with the passing of the minutes they did not find control of the game. Wolverhampton with Neves and Hodge were fine in the cuts.
Liverpool equalized on a clearance play. A series of rebounds at half court gave the ball to Alexander-Arnold. The Englishman sent the ball into the area and Darwin Núñez defined first for the 1×1 at 45′.
With the tie on the scoreboard and Liverpool with a different face, the main referee Andy Madley finished the first part.
Close second half
The second part began as the first half ended. Liverpool was more from the beginning of the second 45 ‘and took advantage of the momentum to score the 2 × 1.
The score came through Mohamed Salah at 52′. It all started in the middle of the field for Gakpowho downloaded with Salah and made his typical run to the finish line. Crossed, the ball hit Gomeshe returned to keep the ball and defined over Sartik for the 2×1.
The locals relaxed in the game with that short advantage. They began to play with the passing of the minutes.
At 66′, the Wolves got the tie that would be final. The annotation was Hee Chan Hwang. The Korean received on the edge of the area and played on the wall with Cunha. The Brazilian’s pass left him alone in front of Alisson to define below the goalkeeper.
There were no more shocks in both game areas, until 82′. Joe Gomes scored the go-ahead and game-winning goal to advance to the round, but it was disallowed due to the defender’s offside position.
Everything was equalized and he will have to define himself in another commitment, this time at the Wolverhampton stadium. Andy Madley indicated that the match ended tied at two goals per side.
What else happened in this match?
- There was only one cautioned. jonny He saw the yellow in the Wolves.
- VAR intervened in Liverpool’s disallowed goal in the second half.
- Trent Alexander-Arnold he was the best man of the match.
- Cody Gakpo debuted with Liverpool.
- The match for the tiebreaker will have to adjust in the coming days to the tight schedule that both clubs have.
Liverpool will face Brighton in the Premier League on January 14 at the American Express Community Stadium at 12:00 noon Chilean time. The match will be broadcast Star+ESPN’s streaming platform.
Wolverhampton has to visit Nottingham Forest for the Carabao Cup on January 11. The commitment will be at 4:45 pm, Chilean time, with the transmission of Star+ESPN’s streaming platform.