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Carabao Cup: Liverpool win shootout to knock out Leicester City

Carabao Cup: Liverpool win shootout to knock out Leicester City

Diogo Jota fired home the decisive penalty as Liverpool came back from two goals down to reach their first Carabao Cup semi-final since 2017 thanks to a thrilling shootout victory against Leicester at Anfield.

Introduced as a half-time substitute with his side 3-1 down, Jota breathed life into the home side when he belted Takumi Minamino’s pass into the corner.

Minamino then took the contest to penalties when he controlled James Milner’s cross and fired it past Kasper Schmeichel, who had already denied Jota an equaliser with a brilliant reaction save.

The Japanese star, so often overlooked by manager Jurgen Klopp, had the chance to be the hero but fired his penalty over the bar after Caoimhin Kelleher had denied Luke Thomas.

But Ryan Bertrand’s miss immediately afterwards gave Jota the chance to win it in sudden death and the Portuguese kept his nerve to steer Liverpool into the last four and a meeting with Arsenal.

Source: BBC

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