FA Cup update: Liverpool downs woeful Everton

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Liverpool players celebrating victory over Everton at Anfield in FA Cup.

Curtis Jones’ thunderbolt inflicted one of Everton’s most humiliating derby defeats as a youthful Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup, with a 1-0 victory at Anfield.

Eighteen-year-old Jones settled the third-round tie in Liverpool’s favour on 71 minutes with a sensational strike that cannoned in off the underside of the Everton crossbar.

Everton had looked set to capitalise on Jurgen Klopp’s nine pre-match changes as they peppered the Liverpool goal in the first half, and forced three quality saves from goalkeeper Adrian.

But Jones’ stunning first goal in senior football saw Everton pay the price for missing a host of chances as the Toffees’ wait for a first Anfield win since 1999 continued.

Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham’s poor form continued as they were held 1-1 at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round. Lucas Moura kept Tottenham in the FA Cup as he prevented a third-round shock at the hands of Sky Bet Championship Middlesbrough.

Tottenham Hotspur Coach Jose Mourinho shows frustration after stalemate with Middlesbrough in FA Cup

Middlesbrough, managed by Jonathan Woodgate — who headed Spurs to victory in the 2008 League Cup final – took a 50th-minute lead through Ashley Fletcher’s sixth goal in 11 games.

But Jose Mourinho’s men hit back within 11 minutes when Brazilian Moura headed firmly past Tomas Mejias to secure a 1-1 draw, and a place in Monday evening’s fourth-round draw.

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Callum Hudson-Odoi fired a confidence-boosting first Chelsea goal in four months as the Blues saw off Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrating goal against Nottingham Forest

The 19-year-old England forward drilled home the opener then had a hand in Ross Barkley’s facile finish as Frank Lampard’s side coasted into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Forest had a penalty chalked off after a Video Assistant Referee review, and Ryan Yates’ header ruled out for offside.

Hudson-Odoi will hope his first Blues goal since the 7-1 Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby on September 25 can propel him back to top form.

Other FA Cup third round results

Crystal Palace 0-1 Derby County

Sheffield United 2-1 AFC Fylde

Queens Park Rangers 5-1 Swansea City

Charlton 0-1 West Brom

Bristol Rovers 2-2 Coventry City

Burton Albion 2-4 Northampton Town

Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Barnsley

 

Chidi Nwoke.