Footy In A Week


Liverpool FC – FA Cup Champions 2005/2006
May 14, 2006, 12:13 am
Filed under: Premier League, Video

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Jose Reina was Liverpool's penalty hero as the Reds won the most thrilling FA Cup final of recent times 3-1 on penalties after the it finished 3-3 after extra time against a brave West Ham side. There were scenes reminiscent of Istanbul as Rafael Benitez's side showed remarkable powers of recovery against Alan Pardew's fearless side, who this time last year were getting ready for the Championship play-offs as Liverpool prepared for the European Cup final against AC Milan.

An own goal from Jamie Carragher and Dean Ashton's toe-poke saw the Hammers take advantage of a slipshod first-half display from goalkeeper Reina, although Djibril Cisse's fine volley brought Liverpool back into the game before half-time.

Steven Gerrard then crashed in the equaliser for 2-2 before Paul Konchesky's cross caught Reina cold to put the London side back in front. However, West Ham saw their dreams fade and die when, moments after the fourth official had signalled four minutes of injury-time would be played, the England midfielder smashed the ball in another equaliser from 30 yards to send the game into extra-time. Reina made a fabulous save from Nigel Reo-Coker at the end of extra-time to send the final into a penalty shoot-out and he saved spot-kicks from Zamora, Konchesky and Ferdinand.

Reina made the winning save.

Captain Steven Gerrard lifts the trophy.

Hero of the match.

Like all cup celebrations, there's alot of wasted booze.

Meanwhile..

Goals

FA Cup presentation

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