5 Jan 2009

Gerrard leads Liverpool to third round FA Cup win

5:17 am on 5 January 2009

The England footballer Steven Gerrard has put his testing week behind him by leading Liverpool to a 2-0 FA Cup third round victory away to fellow north-west side Preston North End.

Goals from Spanish duo Albert Riera and Fernando Torres secured a victory for the English Premier League leaders against the second-tier team, which was only sealed in stoppage-time.

Gerrard, charged with assault over an alleged incident that took place in nearby Southport last week, is due to appear at a magistrates' court later this month.