Liverpool didn’t beat ten-man Arsenal as they had been held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield within the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final.
Granit Xhaka was despatched off within the twenty fourth minute after a last-man foul on Diogo Jota however the Gunners held on to safe a reputable draw.
The Gunners had a sluggish begin to the sport however received the chance to check Alisson and had been caught on the counter. Diogo Jota was noticed making the run in direction of Arsenal’s hazard zone and Xhaka lunged in, catching him with a excessive boot. The centre referee Michael Oliver had no possibility however to brandish a crimson card.
Regardless of the guests having ten males, they stood agency, defending effectively as a unit, and the primary half resulted in a goalless draw.
Within the 67th minute, Arsenal opened up for the primary time within the second half. Jones’ intelligent flick across the nook launched Robertson into house down the left. He performed Minamino by means of on the overlap the place he shoot from a good angle, flashing a shot throughout the face of the Arsenal aim.
There have been penalty shouts for handball from the Arsenal followers however crucially not from the gamers as referee Michael Oliver waved play on.
The Gunners will host Liverpool subsequent week on the Emirates Stadium for the second leg with the winner taking up Chelsea within the finals of the Carabao Cup.
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