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Liverpool's youngsters beat Shrewsbury in FA Cup replay

Wednesday, 2020-02-05 08:44:37
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Soccer Football - FA Cup Fourth Round Replay - Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - February 4, 2020 Liverpool's Neco Williams celebrates with team mates after Shrewsbury Town's Ro-Shaun Williams scored an own goal and the first for Liverpool. (Photo: Reuters)
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Liverpool's youngsters vindicated manager Juergen Klopp's decision to rest his entire first-team squad as they beat third-tier Shrewsbury Town 1-0 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Anfield on Tuesday.

* AFC Champions League football fixtures featuring Chinese clubs will be delayed to April and May, officials said Tuesday (Feb 4), after Australia imposed travel restrictions over the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

* Bayern Munich striker Ivan Perisic will be sidelined for several weeks after fracturing an ankle bone in Tuesday's (Feb 4) training, coach Hansi Flick said.

* French international striker Ousmane Dembele has suffered a badly torn hamstring, his club Barcelona announced on Tuesday (Feb 4).

* Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen stunned Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the German Cup on Tuesday to advance to the competition's quarter-finals.

* Mauro Icardi rediscovered his scoring touch to help Paris St Germain beat Nantes 2-1 away as the French champions continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title on Tuesday.

* Tottenham Hotspur's England striker Harry Kane could return to action for the club's final two games of the Premier League season in early May following an operation on a torn hamstring, manager Jose Mourinho told reporters on Tuesday.

* Roberto Soldado scored a stoppage time penalty to send Granada into the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 2-1 win over holders Valencia on Tuesday.

* Premier League chief executive Richard Masters admits his organisation must try to improve VAR after a season marred by controversy surrounding the review technology.

Reuters, CNA