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Liverpool overcome Bournemouth to progress in FA Cup

Strong Liverpool Side see off Battling Bournemouth (©GettyImages)
Strong Liverpool Side see off Battling Bournemouth (©GettyImages).

Liverpool overcame Bournemouth in today's early kick-off, with a comfortable 2-0 victory on the south coast securing their passage into round five of the FA Cup. 

Goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge, one in each half sealed the victory as the visitors navigated a tricky tie to progress into the draw for the next round. 

Before the match Brendan Rodgers admitted that the F.A Cup was a competition they wanted to do well in, something which was reflected in his starting line-up that featured Sturridge, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel.

Despite the attacking line-up it was Bournemouth who started the better team dominating the chances and the possession; much to the delight of a packed Goldsands Stadium. 

However, it was the away team that broke the deadlock, Victor Moses put the visitors ahead with a low drive at Lee Camp's near post after 26 minutes, very much against the run of play.

The Cherries' heads never dropped and they continued to press high up the field creating many chances and taking the game to Liverpool. The lack of communication along the Red's back four almost cost them on many occasions but Bournemouth fail to capitalise.

The half-time whistle went and the jubilant home fans cheered their team off the pitch, applauding what was a fantastic display against a team 32 league places above them. 

Once again it was Bournemouth that came sprinting out after the break as Liverpool struggled to get a foot-hold in the game. After 58 minutes fringe player Martin Kelly quite blatantly pulled the shirt of Simon Francis but nothing was given.

And just two minutes later Daniel Sturridge doubled the lead with a one-touch right-footed finish from a Luis Suarez pass, to score his 25th Liverpool goal in just 31 appearances.

Both sides continued to entertain the fans at either end of the pitch but with no end product, before the final whistle blew sending Liverpool through to the fifth round.

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FA Cup
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