Liverpool’s Road to Wembley: FA Cup Final 2012


Liverpool vs Chelsea
FA Cup Final; Saturday 5th May 2012 (5:15pm)

The FA Cup Final against Chelsea is the third time Kenny Dalglish‘s side have visited Wembley this season, here’s how the Reds made it to this stage…

Third Round – vs Oldham – Won 5-1

Goals from Craig Bellamy, Steven Gerrard (pen), Jonjo Shelvey, Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing gave Kenny Dalglish‘s side a rather flattering result in a match that was sadly overshadowed by the Tom Adeyemi incident.

LFC: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Aurelio (Flanagan 70), Gerrard, Spearing, Shelvey, Maxi, Kuyt (Carroll 87), Bellamy (Downing 74).

Fourth Round – vs Man United – Won 2-1

Dirk Kuyt came off the bench to score a dramatic winner for Liverpool and send the Reds through to the fifth round in a match played in the aftermath of the Suarez – Evra racism case.

LFC: Reina, Kelly, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Downing, Carragher (Kuyt 63), Gerrard (Bellamy 72), Maxi (Adam 63), Henderson, Carroll.

Fifth Round – vs Brighton – Won 6-1

The Reds were given a bit of a helping hand on the way with three own goals by Brighton defenders, as well as goals from Martin Skrtel, Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

LFC: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Henderson (Kuyt 76), Gerrard (Shelvey 76), Adam, Downing (Maxi 76), Suarez, Carroll.

Quarter Final – vs Stoke City – Won 2-1

Goals from Luis Suarez and Stewart Downing saw Liverpool safely past Stoke City and into the FA Cup Semi Final.

LFC: Reina, Kelly (Coates 89), Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Downing, Gerrard, Spearing, Maxi (Kuyt 61), Suarez (Henderson 89), Carroll.

Semi Final – vs Everton – Won 2-1

Andy Carroll‘s winner four minutes from time sealed a glorious victory for Liverpool over their local rivals Everton at Wembley, to seal a place in the FA Cup Final.

Trailing 1-0 at half-time, Liverpool produced a fantastic second half performance to turn the game around and sink the Toffees thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Carroll.

LFC: Jones, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson (Maxi 74), Downing (Bellamy 84), Spearing, Suarez, Carroll.

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