English Premier League

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to lift 2022 EFL trophy

by: Evolve


Liverpool have won the EFL Cup for a record ninth time on Sunday night, defeating Chelsea 11-10 on penalties.

The two English football heavyweights going at it was a lot of fun to watch.

Early on, both Chelsea and Liverpool had excellent scoring chances, and the game was evenly poised before halftime.

Chelsea came within a whisker of scoring in the first half thanks to Pulisic’s saved shot and Mount’s blunder, while Keita and Mane were both denied by Mendy.

Both sides sustained a comparable intensity in the second half, which resulted in more scoring opportunities.

Despite the reality that both teams scored, VAR ruled Matip’s shot out, while Werner’s header was an easy offside ruling.

When Lukaku ran into the area on Chalobah’s wonderful throughball and tapped past Kelleher in the 98th minute, he thought he had reached the back of the net, but VAR looked for a reason to strike the goal out.

After 120 minutes, both sides couldn’t be separated, forcing them to go to Penalties to determine who will emerge the EFL Cup winner.

Both sides were hungry to win and put on a great show, but owing to Alisson and Mendy’s saves, mistakes, and offside decisions, neither side was able to score.

In the penalty shootout, Chelsea’s gamble of bringing in Kepa failed when the substitute goalkeeper missed his penalty.

The Reds have now surpassed Manchester City’s eight-win record in this tournament. As the song You’ll Never Walk Alone reverberates throughout Wembley Stadium, Chelsea teammates try to soothe Kepa.




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