In a shocking turn of events, Liverpool strolled into the FA Cup quarter finals after a 6-1 win over Brighton at Anfield today. Well, Liverpool’s win was not as shocking as Brighton conceding half of the 6 goals through own goals.
Brighton’s Liam Bridcutt was on the Reds score sheet twice, scoring in the 44th minute and the 71st minute to cap off a horrible outing for the championship side. Lewis Carl Dunk was the other Brighton scorer on Liverpool’s score sheet.
Congolese international Kazenga Lualua’s 17th minute strike was the only consolation for Brighton. The win earned Kenny Dalglish’s side a last eight fixture against Stoke City who beat League Two side Crawley.
Other quarter final fixtures include: Sunderland v Everton, Tottenham/ Stevenage v Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea/Birmingham v Leicester. That said, it is expected that London sides Chelsea and Tottenham will progress through to the last eight which would make for an interesting climax to the tournament.
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed that this is his toughest season yet as a Chelsea striker.
“It is the hardest season I’ve known here,” Drogba admitted.
“The players and fans are used to being in the first two or three but this is different.”
Drogba further revealed that everyone in the club had to take responsibility for the current state of affairs.
“You know how it is when you come with a lot of ambition and it doesn’t go the way you want, it’s difficult. It’s not easy for him (Villas-Boas) but he’s not the only one who is responsible, we all are.”
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