Dedicate to all LIVERPOOL FAN CLUB...

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Peter Crouch's 19th minute header proved the only goal of the game as Liverpool knocked Man United out of the FA Cup for the first time in 85 years. It was a truely deserved win for the Merseysiders, who dominated the first half and held on for the win in the second half.
Crouch expertly crouched (excuse the pun) to head in a superb right wing cross from Steve Finnan after he played a short corner with Gerrard. That corner came about from a Van Der Saar save from a Harry Kewell header which was glancing into the bottom corner.
The home crowd were in full voice with a rousing rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone and an intimidating - if predictable - reception for Gary Neville. Kewell set the tone by sending Neville off the side of the pitch early on.
Riise and Kewell doubled up down the left well to give United all kinds of problems and in the middle Hamann and Sissoko were dominating with their strength and sensible passing. Gerrard was, as ever, playing chief creator and up front Morientes and Crouch won the high balls and troubled the United back four.
Luis Garcia replaced Morientes with 20 minutes remaining and later Kromkamp came on for Kewell as the Reds shut up shop.
A late injury to Alan Smith meant 7 minutes of added time but Liverpool held on for a magnificent win.
Smith, who isn't exactly the most liked person on Merseyside, was given a good reception as he was stretchered off with a broken leg which reminded Liverpool fans of the horrific break Djibril Cisse suffered 18 months ago. Ferguson said afterwards it was the worst injury he has seen and that Smith will be out for a "long time".
United now have the Worthington Cup final to look forward to next Sunday - their final chance of silverware this season. Whereas Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all have big European ties midweek.

CROUNCH my man...

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