Liverpool is through to the FA Cup quarter-final after a 2-1 win over Norwich City. Minamino’s first-half brace was enough for the hosts; he lifted the first one over Krul from close range before rifling in a brilliant second goal.
Jones hit the post for the Reds early on as well. Norwich was brighter in the second half, though.
They came close through Sargent before Rupp set up a nervy last 15 minutes when he pulled one back for the Canaries, but Liverpool could see it out.
LIVERPOOL STARTING XI (4-3-3): Alisson;
James Milner, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas;
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones;
Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi, Diogo Jota.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Caoimhin Kelleher, Luis Diaz, Conor Bradley,
Harvey Elliott, Andy Robertson, Tyler Morton, Adrian, Sadio Mane, Joel Matip.
NORWICH CITY STARTING XI (4-3-3): Tim Krul;
Sam Byram, Christoph Zimmermann, Ben Gibson, Dimitrios Giannoulis;
Lukas Rupp, Mathias Normann, Pierre Lees-Melou;
Przemyslaw Placheta, Teemu Pukki, Milot Rashica.
NORWICH CITY SUBS: Joshua Sargent, Billy Gilmour, Jonathan Tomkinson,
Jacob Lungi Sorensen, Kieran Dowell, Angus Gunn, Christos Tzolis, Jon Rowe, Kenny McLean.
It’s a good cross into the box from Tsimikas to pick out Origi, but he has his back to goal, so he knocks it onto Minamino. He takes a touch to open up a yard of space at the far post before lifting it over Krul, who was rushing off his line and into the back of the net. 1-0 Liverpool.
Everyone is crowded on the edge of the six-yard box for the corner, apart from Minamino. Gibson’s glancing header falls straight to him, and he lets it bounce before rifling it over Krul and into the far top corner of the net. 2-0 Liverpool.
Liverpool is cut open after Sargent’s run, and he lays it off to Rupp. He takes it to the edge of the box, and Gomez commits himself in an attempt to block it. However, Rupp fires it straight down the middle, and Alisson can’t get to it. 2-1 Norwich.
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