Premier League

Liverpool and Tottenham advance to the next round of the FA Cup

Both clubs defeated their rivals in the third round of the FA Cup.

Premier League sides defeated their League Ones rivals
Premier League sides defeated their League Ones rivals

Liverpool faced Shrewsbury Town while Tottenham played against Morecambe, both League One rivals, which is the third division in England. Klopp and Conte, Liverpool and Tottenham managers, rotated their teams to give a chance to players who hardly get any playing time and also to rest those who usually play.

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town

Liverpool, full of substitutes, beat third-tier Shrewsbury 4-1 to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp's team, which fielded an unrecognizable line-up made up of young and unusual players, pulled through a cup tie that they did not see clearly until late in the first half, when they completed the comeback against Steve Cotteril's side.

Shrewsbury took the lead in the 27th minute when Nathaniel Ogbeta's fine cross was headed into the net by Daniel Udoh beating Caoimhin Kelleher, who was in goal for the home side.

Klopp's team reacted firmly and turned the situation around in nine minutes. First with Kaide Gordeon's equalizer and then, in the 44th minute, when a handball in the box by Ethan Ebanks-Landell was punished with a penalty that Fabinho converted.

It was in the final quarter of an hour that the Reds rounded off the victory and sealed their qualification to the Round of 16 with goals from Roberto Firmino, who replaced Elijah Dixon Bonner minutes earlier, and Fabinho, who scored again in added time.

Tottenham vs Morecambe

Tottenham managed to come from behind late in the game against third-tier Morecambe (3-1) to advance to the last 32 of the FA Cup. Players such as Joe Rodon, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil were given valuable pitch time.

Antonio Conte had to call on his best players in the second half to avoid an upset against an opponent that perfectly protected the lead acquired on the half-hour mark with Anthony O'Connor's goal from a corner kick by Alfie McCalmont.

Morecambe defended solidly and kept Stephen Robinson's goal intact. Conte had to resort to the bench. With twenty minutes remaining, he brought on Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.

The move was providential. Five minutes later, the changes began to take effect. A free kick by Harry Winks established the equalizer and in the final spurt Spurs sealed the comeback.

In the 86th minute Lucas Moura, who took the place of Spaniard Bryan Gil, made it 2-1 and two minutes later Kane sealed the victory and qualification for Conte's team.

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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