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Arsenal get their revenge on Liverpool

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Podolski celebrates the Gunners' second goal (©GettyImages)
Podolski celebrates the Gunners' second goal (©GettyImages).

Arsenal proceeded to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Premier League rivals Liverpool.

English winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the opener in the 16th minute after Yaya Sanogo's effort on goal rebounded off Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard which was met by The Ox who finished the ball neatly past Brad Jones.

The second goal came in the 47th minute when Oxlade-Chamberlain broke free off Daniel Agger down the right hand side and found German striker Lukas Podolski unmarked inside the 18 yard box who buried the ball into the net to make it 2-0 to the Gunners.

Liverpool got a goal back 12 minutes later after goal scorer Lukas Podolski brought down Luis Suarez in the penalty box. Steven Gerrard sent Lukasz Fabianski the wrong way but the goal wasn't enough to give Liverpool the win the desperately wanted.

Liverpool came close on multiple occasions to taking the lead throughout the game. The legs of Fabianski denied Daniel Sturridge after the England international was picked out by Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho with a deft and perfectly measured through-ball.

The Polish goalkeeper was rapidly emerging as Arsenal's hero and denied Liverpool again when he held Coutinho's angled drive. However, he almost cost his side when he made his first mistake in the final five minutes. He tried to punch clear Gerrard's deep free kick, but was beaten to the ball by Agger, who headed wide.

Arsenal next face Everton in the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium. 


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