Date: 30th November 2016 at 10:45am
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Liverpool and Hull City reached the semi-finals of the League Cup last night following wins over Leeds United and Newcastle United respectively.

Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to his Reds team at Anfield last night, and they somewhat struggled to get past their Championship opponents, yet goals from Divock Origi and 17-year-old Ben Woodburn booked their place in the last four.

Mike Phelan’s Hull and Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes at the KCOM Stadium, yet Mo Diame gave the visitors the lead eight minutes into extra-time as the Championship leaders sensed an upset.

However, their joy was short lived, as Robert Snodgrass equalised within a minute of Diame’s opener when he responded quickest to goalkeeper Matz Sels’ weak parry.

It finished 1-1 after 120 minutes, and it was the Tigers that got the better of the penalty shoot-out with shot-stopper Eldin Jakupovic saving from Jonjo Shelvey and Yoan Gouffran to secure a memorable victory for Hull, who had never before reached the last four of the League Cup.

On what was an exciting night of League Cup action, many supporters up and down the country took to Twitter to express their views, with many Liverpool fans delighted to reach the last four, especially as they were pushed all the way by a decent Leeds side…

But it was teenager Woodburn who took the limelight, as his goal for the Reds last night means that he is now their youngest ever goal-scorer (17 years 45 days), beating the record previously held by Michael Owen by 98 days…

 
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