FA Cup: Arsenal rallies past Liverpool

Arsenal has set up an FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Everton after overcoming Liverpool 2-1 in a feisty and gripping fifth-round match at the Emirates Stadium.

Per Mertesacker and Steven Gerrard both challenge for the ball as Martin Skrtel looks on the Gunners won the game 2-1

Per Mertesacker and Steven Gerrard both challenge for the ball as Martin Skrtel looks on.  The Gunners won the game 2-1

Liverpool had trounced Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield in the Premier League last weekend, but the London club took revenge through goals in each half by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski.

Steven Gerrard cut Arsenal’s lead in half with a 59th-minute penalty after Podolski was adjudged to have tripped Luis Suarez.

The visitors felt they should have been awarded a second spot-kick moments later after Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to foul Suarez, but their appeals were dismissed by referee Howard Webb.

Victory in a game marred  with yellow cards means that Arsenal will host Everton who advanced to the elete eight with a win over 3-1 win over Swansea City. Next up for the Gunners is a big showdown on Wednesday as they Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.

 

Sunday 16 February 2014
Kick Off No. Home Away
13:30 8 Everton 3 – 1 Swansea City +
15:00 2 Sheffield United 3 – 1 Nottingham Forest +
16:00 3 Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool +
Saturday 15 February 2014
Kick Off No. Home Away
12:45 7 Sunderland AFC 1 – 0 Southampton +
15:00 5 Cardiff City 1 – 2 Wigan Athletic +
15:00 6 Sheffield Wednesday - Charlton Athletic +
17:15 1 Manchester City 2 – 0 Chelsea

 

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