Liverpool, Hull City advance in English League Cup


November 30, 2016
Liverpool's Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game, during the English League Cup, quarter final soccer match between Liverpool and Leeds United, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday Nov. 29, 2016. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic saves Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey's shot in the penalty shootout, during the English League Cup quarterfinal soccer match against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium, Hull. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
Leeds United's Kemar Roofe (left), vies for the ball with Liverpool's Emre Can. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP) between

Teenager Ben Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest-ever scorer as his team beat second-tier club Leeds 2-0 yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the English League Cup.

At 17 years and 45 days, the academy graduate beat Michael Owen's record by 98 days with an 81st-minute finish at Anfield in front of the Kop.

Divock Origi scored five minutes earlier as Liverpool reached the semis of English soccer's second-tier cup competition for the fourth time in the last six years.

The Reds lost the final to Manchester City last season and won the trophy in 2012.

In the other semi-final played yesterday, Premier League strugglers Hull City beat Championship leaders Newcastle United 3-1 on penalties.

Both teams were tied 1-1 after full and extra time.

Both goals did not come until the first period of extra time.


Mohammed Diame scored for Newcastle in the 98th minute, but Hull found an equaliser just a minute later with Robert Snodgrass finding the net.

Snodgrass would later convert his penalty, along with defender Michael Dawson and midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Only Christian Atsu successfully converted for Newcastle as Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic saved from both Jonjo Shelvey and Yoan Gouffran.

Dwight Gayle's spot kick came back off the post.

Today's League Cup action will see four Premier League teams battling for the other two semi-final spots.

Arsenal hosts Southampton while Manchester United hosts West Ham United, in a repeat of a Premier League clash between the two on Sunday.

That game ended 1-1.

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