Liverpool beat Leeds United to reach semifinals of EFL Cup

Liverpool beat Leeds United to reach semifinals of EFL Cup

Liverpool beat Leeds United; Hull City edge past Newcastle.

Liverpool and Leeds United have paid tribute to the Brazilian plane crash victims involving Chapecoense players by holding a minute of silence.

Promising Liverpool youngster Benjamin Woodburn scored on his EFL Cup debut as the Reds eased into the semi-finals, beating Leeds United 2-0 on Tuesday night at Anfield.

The 17-year-old thus became the youngest goalscorer in the English club’s history, beating Kop Legend Michael Owen’s previous record.

Liverpool did leave it late though, as their opener came via Divock Origi in the 76th minute.

The young forward continued his recent goalscoring form, guiding home an excellent cross by teenaged midfielder Trent Arnold to get the vital breakthrough.

?And Woodburn applied gloss to the scoreline in the 81st minute, finishing a smooth team-move emphatically into the roof of net right infront of the famous Kop end.

A side mostly made up of youth prospects and fringe players dominated the Championship side, but it were the visitors who could have had a shock lead, but for an excellent one-on-one Simon Mignolet save.

The Belgian shot-stopper has not got any playing time in the Premier League after Loris Karius’ summer transfer to Merseyside, but justified his selection here, bravely denying Leeds winger Hadi Sacko.

In the other match on the night, Hull City beat Championship side Newcastle 3-1 on penalties after the tie had ended in a 1-1 draw.