Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Following on from yesterday's blog about late goals, what another cracking finish we had tonight in the Liverpool-Reading FA Cup Third Round replay.

From the viewpoint of a fan of a smaller club (and a Liverpool hater!), thankfully this time the late late show was from the underdogs.

Reading showed tremendous spirit to fightback at Anfield and tie the game up three minutes into stoppage time. It was what their second half performance deserved and it was great to see the Championship side cause the shock with their winner in extra time.

It was a joyous example of the late goal we were talking about yesterday and Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty was sheer class and so calm under the pressure keg circumstances. Not bad for a 20 year old!

Out of the Champions League, struggling in the Premiership and now out of the FA Cup at the earliest stage for over fifty years, Rafael Benitez's coat now must be on the shoogliest of shoogly hooks.

That aside, well done to Reading. Chalk another one up for the little guys.

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