Liverpool - Angelo Ogbonna headed home in stoppage time of extra time as West Ham
United stunned a youthful Liverpool team 2-1 in Tuesday's FA Cup
fourth-round replay at Upton Park.
Philippe Coutinho's clever
free-kick had cancelled out Michail Antonio's volleyed opener for West
Ham and the game was seconds from a penalty shootout when Dimitri Payet
curled a free-kick into the visitors' box from the right and Ogbonna
rose at the back post to head in the winner.
It was the Italian
centre-back's first goal since signing from Juventus last year and it
earned Slaven Bilic's side a trip to Blackburn Rovers in the fifth
"I can explain my feelings, and I can't at the same time," said Bilic.
is great, for me a really great game of football. It was a classic FA
Cup tie. It will go into the history of West Ham's greatest games.
"The goal came as the cherry on the pie of his (Ogbonna's) game. He was magnificent as a centre-half."
Ham had never previously beaten Liverpool in the FA Cup, but they have
now overcome them three times this season, having beaten them twice in
the league prior to the 0-0 draw in their first FA Cup encounter.
in the dug-out after having his appendix removed on Saturday, Liverpool
manager Jurgen Klopp watched his young charges push West Ham all the
way until falling at the very last hurdle.
"It's hard," Klopp told BT Sport. "We were the better team, created chances and played good football, but we didn't use them.
"It's not easy because we were only here to win. You don't have to show your best - you just have to go to the next round."
Klopp making 10 changes and entrusting the midfield to 18-year-old
Pedro Chirivella and the callow pair of Kevin Stewart and Joao Carlos
Teixeira, Liverpool made an assured start.
The first chance was
theirs, Christian Benteke's volley scrambled behind by Darren Randolph
from Coutinho's deep corner, but West Ham were quick to respond,
right-back Joey O'Brien almost crowning his first start since July by
slamming a shot against the post.
The pace was sedentary but the
game was open and the woodwork was rattled again at both ends --
Coutinho for Liverpool, Payet with a free-kick for West Ham - before
the hosts took the lead in first-half injury time.
wriggled his way to the byline on the left and dug out a cross to the
back post, where Antonio leapt to meet it with a crisp side-foot volley
that flashed past Simon Mignolet.
Klopp sent his side out early
for the second half and within four minutes they were level, Coutinho
deviously stroking a 20-yard free-kick beneath the wall and in after
Pedro Obiang was deemed to have fouled Benteke.
Klopp sent for
fit-again strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, while injuries to
Winston Reid and Cheikhou Kouyate obliged Bilic to bring on James
Collins and Andy Carroll, the former Liverpool striker.
appealed in vain for a penalty when Tiago Ilori appeared to tug him back
as he attempted to convert Antonio's low cross.
continued to exchange chances - Randolph parrying from Benteke and
Sturridge, Valencia heading over and Mark Noble testing Mignolet - but
they could not be separated in normal time.
Noble also worked Mignolet in extra time, but the best chances fell to Benteke.
within a minute he should have scored, first volleying wide with the
goal at his mercy and then shooting tamely at Randolph in a one-on-one,
and Ogbonna made him pay.