May 23, 2022

SportsOnly

For all the latest football news, transfer news, football facts and other sports.

Jota double fires Liverpool into League Cup final

3 min read

Liverpool booked their place in the Carabao Cup final with a 2-0 win over Arsenal in the second-leg at the Emirates.

After a 0-0 draw at Anfield last week it was all to play for, but the visitors took control with Jota’s first-half strike.

The Liverpool forward was on target again late in the match as he put the tie beyond doubt, before Thomas Partey was shown two yellow cards in a matter of minutes and sent-off, as Jurgen Klopp’s side set up a Wembley final against Chelsea in late February.

After the north London derby was postponed last Sunday due to Arsenal being without so many players, Mikel Arteta would have been relieved to have a strong starting lineup available. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Martin Odegaard returned to the team, while Thomas Partey was named on the bench despite returning from Cameroon just hours earlier.

Five minutes into the match, Bukayo Saka was brought down on the edge of the box. Alexandre Lacazette stepped up and clipped a lovely effort over the wall, but Caoimhin Kelleher got a brilliant touch to tip it onto the bar.

Liverpool gradually grew into it, and Joel Matip thought he’d got the opener. The centre-back turned in Fabinho’s initial header from close range, but the offside flag went up.

The visitors got their goal after 19 minutes. Roberto Firmino flicked it wonderfully to Trent Alexander-Arnold on the halfway line and Liverpool were away. It came out to Jota, who nutmegged Tomiyasu as he cut inside and although his shot from the edge of the box was a scuffed one, that worked in his favour as it wrong-footed Aaron Ramsdale and rolled into the net.

There wasn’t much action for the rest of the half, as Liverpool dominated possession and Arsenal struggled to find the intensity they had in the opening stages that had rushed their opponents.

Just a few minutes after the break, Albert Sambi Lokonga lifted the ball over the top to Lacazette who brought it down and only had Kelleher to beat, but he poked it over the bar.

Liverpool had a huge chance of their own shortly after, as Jota skipped past Ben White before cutting it back Kaide Gordon. The 17-year-old fluffed his lines from six-yards as he too blazed over.

Ibrahima Konate, introduced at half-time, got up well at a corner and sent a towering header at goal but he was denied by the post, as Arsenal battled to stay in the tie.

With just under 15 minutes, Jota ran onto a ball over the top and lobbed Ramsdale with a lovely finish. The offside flag went up as he wheeled away in celebration, but after a VAR review the goal was eventually given and the Portuguese forward had his and Liverpool’s second.

There was to be one more blow for Arsenal, as Partey was shown a yellow card and less than three minutes later lunged into a tackle on Fabinho. He was late, and just over nine hours after returning to England from the Africa Cup of Nations, the midfielder was sent-off.

The defeat means Arsenal will end the season without silverware, while Liverpool are still competing on several fronts as they target another memorable campaign under Klopp.

135 thoughts on “Jota double fires Liverpool into League Cup final

  1. I am glad for writing to make you know of the fabulous encounter our girl went through going through your blog. She discovered a wide variety of things, which included how it is like to have a great giving mood to have other individuals effortlessly have an understanding of a number of specialized matters. You truly did more than people’s desires. Thanks for delivering those informative, trusted, informative not to mention easy thoughts on that topic to Jane.

  2. Thank you for sharing superb information. Your web site is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you’ve on this website. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for more articles.

  3. Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  4. Hey exceptional website! Does running a blog such
    as this take a lot of work? I have virtually no expertise in programming however I had
    been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyway, should you have any recommendations or tips
    for new blog owners please share. I understand this is
    off subject but I just wanted to ask. Appreciate it!

  5. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that
    it is really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.
    I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited
    from your writing. Cheers!

  6. I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for
    my mission.

  7. My brother suggested I might like this website. He was totally right.
    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info!
    Thanks!

  8. Valuable info. Lucky me I found your web site unintentionally, and I am stunned why
    this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier! I bookmarked
    it.

  9. whoah this blog is fantastic i like reading your articles.

    Keep up the great work! You know, a lot of persons are looking around for this
    info, you can help them greatly.

  10. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the
    same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  11. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or tips.
    Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read even more things about it!

  12. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for.

    Do you offer guest writers to write content for you? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write regarding here.
    Again, awesome web log!

  13. Hello everyone, it’s my first go to see at this site, and piece of writing is
    really fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these articles
    or reviews.

  14. I think that is one of the most vital information for me.

    And i am happy studying your article. But want to commentary on some
    common things, The web site style is great, the articles
    is actually great : D. Excellent job, cheers

  15. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped
    me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  16. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  17. Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried
    it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  18. Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads
    up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser
    compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Kudos

  19. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought I
    should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time.

  20. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am going
    through issues with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I can’t
    subscribe to it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems?

    Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond?
    Thanx!!

  21. hi!,I like your writing very so much! proportion we communicate more about your post on AOL?
    I need an expert on this space to solve my problem. May be that’s you!
    Having a look ahead to see you.

  22. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured
    I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site covers a lot of the same subjects as yours and
    I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you’re interested feel free to send me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the way!

  23. Right here is the perfect webpage for anybody who wants to find out
    about this topic. You understand a whole lot its
    almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a new spin on a subject which has been discussed for years.
    Excellent stuff, just great!

  24. Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up
    very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get
    your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up
    as fast as yours lol

  25. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely return.

  26. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email.
    I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop
    over time.

  27. Hey there! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does managing a well-established blog such as yours take a massive amount
    work? I’m completely new to operating a blog however I do
    write in my journal everyday. I’d like to start a blog so
    I can share my experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips
    for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

  28. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so
    people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful
    lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space
    it out better?

  29. After I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails
    with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method
    you are able to remove me from that service?
    Thanks!

  30. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the superb work!

  31. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for
    the post. I’ll certainly return.

  32. Hello there I am so delighted I found your blog page,
    I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Aol for something else, Regardless
    I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a fantastic post
    and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all
    at the minute but I have book-marked it and
    also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be
    back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the excellent b.

  33. Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Spending some time and actual
    effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I hesitate
    a whole lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  34. Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed!
    Extremely useful information specifically the ultimate section :
    ) I handle such information a lot. I was looking for this particular info for
    a very long time. Thanks and best of luck.

  35. Great blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m
    completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Bless you!

  36. I will immediately clutch your rss feed as I can’t to find your e-mail
    subscription link or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please allow me recognise in order that
    I could subscribe. Thanks.

  37. Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger, and I
    was curious about your situation; many of us have
    developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange strategies with other
    folks, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  38. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I
    really enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
    Thank you!

  39. Admiring the persistence you put into your site and
    in depth information you offer. It’s great to come across
    a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material.
    Excellent read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including
    your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  40. I appreciate, lead to I discovered exactly what I was having
    a look for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.
    Bye

  41. Pretty great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and
    wished to say that I’ve really loved browsing your weblog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing for your
    rss feed and I’m hoping you write once more very soon!

  42. Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get
    a lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it,
    any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so
    much lately it’s driving me insane so any assistance is
    very much appreciated.

  43. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to
    put this informative article together. I once again find
    myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments.

    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  44. I have read some good stuff here. Definitely price
    bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much attempt you set to
    create such a wonderful informative web site.

  45. You actually make it appear really easy with your
    presentation however I find this topic to be really something which I feel I’d by no means understand.
    It kind of feels too complicated and very vast for me. I’m having a look forward to
    your next post, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!

  46. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it
    helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

  47. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.

    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on numerous
    websites for about a year and am nervous about switching
    to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net.

    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  48. Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your blog posts.

    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the
    same subjects? Thank you so much!

  49. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  50. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering
    if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping
    maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything.

    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your
    new updates.

  51. Heya! I know this is sort of off-topic but I had to ask.
    Does building a well-established blog like yours require a large amount of
    work? I am completely new to writing a blog however I do write
    in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and
    feelings online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring
    bloggers. Appreciate it!

  52. With havin so much content do you ever run into any
    problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a
    lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up
    all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know
    any techniques to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  53. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going
    to return once again since i have book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  54. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have consider your stuff prior to and you’re just too excellent.
    I actually like what you have bought right here, certainly like what you are stating and the best way by which
    you assert it. You’re making it enjoyable and you still take care of to
    keep it wise. I can’t wait to learn far more from you.
    This is really a terrific website.

  55. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?

    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time choosing
    between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs
    and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to
    ask!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.