5 Feb 2015

Liverpool sneak through in FA Cup

11:38 am on 5 February 2015

Late goals by Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool a 2-1 replay victory at second-tier Bolton Wanderers to send the Premier League side through to the FA Cup fifth round.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling comes off second-best to Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling comes off second-best to Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan Photo: Photosport

The hosts took the lead on the hour mark when former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen coolly slotted home a penalty after the Reds defender Martin Skrtel was judged to have clipped Bolton's young striker Zach Clough in the Liverpool box.

But a first-touch Sterling volley through the legs of the Bolton goalkeeper with four minutes left was followed by a long-range Coutinho strike in stoppage time to win the fourth-round replay for the Premier League club.

The two sides drew 0-0 in their first fourth round match at Anfield.

Liverpool face an away tie against Crystal Palace in their fifth round clash on February the 14th, Valentines Day.

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