moment of shock! After an aerial duel, Aden Flint lands at the feet of Luis Díaz. The Liverpool newcomer holds his face in pain and needs treatment. The encounter is suspended for the time being.
Tooor for Cardiff City, 3-1 by Rubin Colwill
Cardiff scores the goal! Isaak Davies drives a counterattack through the opposing half. On the edge of the penalty area, he plays the ball into Rubin Colwill’s run. Rubin Colwill takes the measure and puts the leather in the right corner of the goal.
Substitution at Liverpool FC: Thiago
Jordan Henderson comes off the bench at Liverpool FC
Tooor for Liverpool FC, 3-0 through Harvey Elliott
Liverpool follow suit! Andrew Robertson crosses perfectly into Harvey Elliott’s feet from the left. From the turn, he unleashes a hard left-footed shot that lands untenably in Dillon Phillips’ goal. A perfect comeback for Elliott, who has been out since September with a dislocated ankle.
Andrew Robertson comes on at Liverpool FC
Kostas Tsimikas comes off the bench at Liverpool FC
Rubin Colwill comes on as a substitute for Cardiff City
Cardiff City is making a substitution with Eli King
James Milner comes on at Liverpool FC
Takumi Minamino comes off the bench at Liverpool FC
Tommy Doyle comes on as a substitute for Cardiff City
Cardiff City is making a substitution with Will Vaulks
Tooor for Liverpool FC, 2-0 through Takumi Minamino
Inside is the thing! Perry Ng loses the ball to Luis Díaz in the left half of the penalty area on the baseline. He puts the ball in the backcourt so that Takumi Minamino can finish with a powerful shot from the penalty spot.
With the lead behind them, Liverpool remain in control of the game. The ball now runs much longer through their own ranks. Cardiff is trying to counteract the dominance.
For winter newcomer Luis Díaz it is the first competitive game for the new employer. The Colombian came from FC Porto for around 45 million.
James Collins is off the bench for Cardiff City
Jordan Hugill comes on as a substitute for Cardiff City
Isaak Davies comes on as a substitute for Cardiff City
Cardiff City is making a substitution with Mark Harris
Luis Díaz comes on as a substitute at Liverpool FC
Curtis Jones comes off the bench at Liverpool FC
Harvey Elliott comes on at Liverpool FC
Naby Keïta comes off the bench at Liverpool FC
Goal scorer Diogo Jota crosses into the penalty area from the left. Roberto Firmino climbs up but heads in Dillon Phillips’ arms from six yards out.
Tooor for Liverpool FC, 1-0 through Diogo Jota
The ball bounces in the net! Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold hits the free kick due from the right half field softly into the penalty area. There Diogo Jota escaped his guards and heads the ball from ten meters into the net.
Yellow card for Will Vaulks (Cardiff City)
In the right half of the field, Will Vaulks stops a Liverpool attack with a tactical foul and sees a yellow card.
The start of the second half is a bit heated. Kostas Tsimikas and Perry Ng clash on the touchline after a foul by the Cardiff player. Referee Andy Madley has to arbitrate.
Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool FC) is shown a yellow card.
The LFC keeper Caoimhin Kelleher comes far out of his own goal and fouls Mark Harris with a tackle, who also dives for the ball. The goalkeeper is lucky that Ibrahima Konaté is also still on the spot, otherwise it would have been an emergency brake.
Without personnel changes, the teams return to the lawn! Who moves on to the next round?
Kick-off 2nd half
After the first 45 minutes, Liverpool and Cardiff City are 0-0. This is a first major success, especially for the outsider, who is clearly inferior to the Premier League club. The hosts clearly dominate the game with more than 80 percent ball possession. In the end, however, the hosts lack clear scoring chances. In the last third of the game, there is a lack of precision with the decisive pass and the Klopp team rarely comes to an end. So the encounter remains open for the time being and the Cardiff fans who traveled with them can continue to dream of the big surprise.
Official stoppage time (minutes): 1
With a wonderful pass into the interface, Diogo Jota finds Kostas Tsimikas in the left half of the box. However, he found no buyers for his cross in front of the goal. Diogo Jota gets the ball in the right half of the penalty area, but completely misses his shot. The gaming device lands in the left side out.
Five minutes are still on the clock in the first round. Liverpool continue to put heavy pressure on Cardiff. What’s in it for the Reds before the break?
Takumi Minamino is brought down a few yards from the penalty area. Trent Alexander-Arnold again puts the ball in a central position 25 meters in front of the goal. At the end of the day, there is definitely more to this action: he shoots the leather a few meters over the box.
over! Takumi Minamino and Diogo Jota combine with a quick one-two into the penalty area from the left. Finally, the pill lands in the backcourt with Curtis Jones, who puts the ball over the crossbar from 14 meters.
After the first half hour it is still 0:0, which is above all a first interim success for the underdog. It will be a game of patience for Liverpool FC.
Trent Alexander-Arnold hammered a free kick from a central 30 meters into the wall with full force. James Collins has to collect himself after his header defense, but quickly gets up again.
There wasn’t much missing! Will Vaulks picks up a nice high break from Eli King on the left wing. He moves a few meters inwards and lets off a powerful shot that rushes just past the goal on the right.
From the right, Mark Harris brings the ball halfway up the sixteen. Three teammates are a step too late in the box and miss the chance for a dangerous finish.
Mark Harris moves half-right into the penalty area. In a duel with Ibrahima Konaté he falls. The Welshman demands a penalty – but it’s not enough. Referee Andy Madley sees it that way and lets the encounter continue.
A quarter of an hour is played and the hosts hold the reins firmly in their hands. Cardiff City frees itself a bit in these minutes and keeps Liverpool away from their own goal. Nevertheless, the pressure on the second division is still high.
More than 80 percent possession of the ball for Liverpool speaks for itself. The club from the Premier League dominates the encounter. City has not allowed too many big chances so far.
Takumi Minamino puts the ball in the goal. However, the goal doesn’t count because the assist Kostas Tsimikas is flagged for offside. The visiting team from Wales is lucky.
Cardiff City is in their own penalty area with the entire team. The hosts increase the tempo and keep running at the guests. Steve Morison’s team tries not to offer any gaps to the opponent.
Almost 1-0 for Liverpool! Diogo Jota picks up a pass at the penalty spot. He elegantly prevails against Oliver Denham with a quick movement. He immediately looks for a finish, but goalkeeper Dillon Phillips throws himself in the shot just in time and denies the goal.
The guests drive the ball forward for the first time on the right side. Perry Ng brings the leather into the box from the baseline. LFC keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is vigilant and fishes the playground equipment out of the air.
The ball rolls at Anfield Stadium! Can Cardiff City upset Liverpool?
Only in extra time did Cardiff City advance to the next round via Preston North End. Mark Harris scored the decisive goal in the 116th minute. Steve Morison’s team, who took over from Mick McCarthy on Matchday 15, have recently been on the up. After six games without a win, there were two wins in a row against Nottingham Forest (2-1) and Barnsley FC (1-0). Today, however, the coach is bringing up a completely different team. From last Wednesday’s winning eleven only Mark McGuinness, Perry Ng and Will Vaulks are left in today’s starting line-up. He rewards many young players with a starting XI who have recently been ousted by winter signings Jordan Hugill, Alfie Doughty and Tommy Doyle, among others. At the same time, he shows very clearly: The league is currently taking precedence.
In 2022, Liverpool FC has not lost a competitive game so far. In the league, there was a 2-2 draw against Chelsea FC at the start of the year and then two wins against FC Brentford (3-0) and Crystal City (3-1). In the 3rd round of the FA Cup, there was a sovereign 4-1 win over Shrewsbury Town and in the League Cup, Arsenal reached the final. There is also a game almost every three days, so Jürgen Klopp rotates in a few positions today. Compared to the weekend, the team has changed five positions. Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konaté, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keïta and Takumi Minamino will start for Alisson, Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The clear favorite in this game is of course Jürgen Klopp’s team. With a game in hand, they are second in the Premier League, nine points behind Manchester City. The visiting side from the Welsh capital have other concerns. Cardiff City is fighting for relegation in the English Championship. Just two places ahead of the relegation zone, but still nine points ahead, is Steve Morison’s team. A win against The Reds would truly be a sensation.
Hello and welcome to Round 4 of the FA Cup. Liverpool meets Cardiff City at Anfield. Have fun!