Jordon Ibe scores a beauty as LFC beat Blackpool in Youth Cup

Jordon Ibe scored a superb solo goal as Liverpool beat Blackpool in the FA Youth Cup at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday night.

BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 18, 2013: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe celebrates scoring the first goal against Blackpool during the FA Youth Cup 3rd Round match at Bloomfield Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The match, which started in treacherous conditions, was an entertaining one that ended 3-3 after extra time, with Liverpool progressing 4-3 on penalties.

Ibe opened the scoring early on, weaving past the Seasiders defence before finishing well. Blackpool twice cancelled out Ibe with two superb strikes of their own and took the lead in extra time – only for substitute Seyi Ojo to score a screamer from 30 yards with his first touch!

Lloyd Jones, Harry Wilson and Ojo scored their spot-kicks, but Jerome Sinclair missed his and Pedro Chirivella blazed over to miss the chance to win.

Joe Maguire then scored in sudden death, before Ryan Crump made a superb save – his second in the shootout – to send Liverpool through.

Ibe’s Goal

Liverpool: Crump; Randall, Jones, Williams, Maguire; Rossiter, Chirivella, Brannagan; Ibe, Kent; Sinclair.

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  • jtlfc

    Sterling has only woke up and realised its now or never and began starting to show what he is capable of.
    But I agree Ibles looks a real exciting prospect and should be gradually introduced into the team. Ideally against Oldham in the Cup. Lets hope he is twice as good, that would be nice.

  • Zhenya

    I really like this guy. I think he’s a lot more focused on football than Sterling. Sterling disappeared after signing a professional contract and seems to be too caught up in non-footballing matters… i.e. his court case, weird hairstyles, tattoos, etc. Ibe on the other hand seems to realize that football comes first in his life, and most other things second.