Wolves stuns Liverpool in FA Cup

Second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured Liverpool's season went from bad to worse as it knocked the seven-times winners out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scores the second goal

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scores the second goal.   -  Reuters

Second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured Liverpool's season went from bad to worse as it knocked the seven-time winner out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday. Defeat meant Liverpool, 10 points behind Premier League leader Chelsea, had been knocked out of two cup competitions in a matter of four days following its 2-0 aggregate loss to Southampton in the semifinals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Wolves's Richard Stearman stunned the home crowd by putting the visitor 1-0 up inside the first minute when he headed in a free-kick. And four minutes before half-time, Wolves doubled its lead when Andreas Weimann finished off an excellent counter-attack move. But, having rarely threatened, Liverpool pulled a goal back when Divock Origi scored from close range with four minutes left following a corner.

Nevertheless, Wolves — which beat another Premier League side in Stoke in the third round — hung on to secure victory as Liverpool suffered a third home defeat in eight days. More than 8,000 away fans celebrated at Anfield.

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