FA Cup: Liverpool and Wolves settles for a draw

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An exciting match between Liverpool and Wolves ended in a tie at Anfield, forcing the two teams to agree to a replay in the third round of the FA Cup.

Goncalo Guedes scored for Wolves after Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson horribly gave the ball away.

Prior to Mohamed Salah‘s sidefooted goal, Darwin Nunez’s superb left-footed volley had brought Liverpool even.

When Hwang Hee-chan came off the bench, the ball ricocheted off his side and won Wolves a replay.

When Toti flicked the ball home, Wolves believed they had won the match. However, the linesman had earlier flagged the play as offside.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has already expressed his objection to a rematch and is expected to become enraged by it.

Both parties enjoyed the draw.

Klopp will be unhappy that despite Liverpool’s strong start to the game, his team fell behind for the third straight game.

This was a personal mistake, not a tactical one like in the prior games.

Alisson passed the ball to Thiago, who attempted to evade his defender 25 yards from his own goal but failed. Alisson received the ball back and attempted to send it to Trent Alexander-Arnold, but Guedes intercepted and scored.

Raul Jimenez came within millimeters of converting a dragging Adama Traore shot as Wolves were energized and pressed for a moment after Guedes’ shot was deflected.

Wolves will find the leveller and its timing annoying. Nathan Collins made a hasty clearing that led to Alexander-Arnold, whose clipped pass found Nunez, who side-footed into the far corner just before halftime.

Salah’s objective was precise. He pounced on Toti’s mishandled headed clearance and slid into the corner.

Rayan Ait-break Nouri’s through the defense brought up Liverpool’s defensive woes once more, but Alisson’s extended leg blocked his shot.

When Matheus Cunha‘s sliding cross struck Ibrahima Konate and then Hwang’s side before going in, Wolves earned a well-deserved equalizer.

Tito’s goal was incorrectly disallowed, and Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui was furious with the decision.

After receiving the clearance, the linesman raised his flag for offside against the person who took the initial corner. The VAR was then without a camera angle or any supporting evidence to overturn the judgment.

Even yet, Lopetegui will be pleased with the performance because Wolves deserved a draw and gave Liverpool a lot of trouble throughout the contest.

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