26 Jan 2014

Liverpool ease past Bournemouth to avoid Cup shock

6:50 pm on 26 January 2014

Goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge guided English football club Liverpool through a tricky FA Cup fourth round tie at Championship side Bournemouth as the Reds had to work hard for the 2-0 victory.

Moses settled some Liverpool jitters at a packed Dean Court, scene of Bournemouth's famous FA Cup defeat of Manchester United in 1984, with a low finish after 25 minutes.

Sturridge then combined with Luis Suarez to finish off the hosts after an hour.

However, the visitors were matched by Bournemouth throughout the match and survived a few scares before half-time.

The result was tough on Bournemouth who kept plugging away and were still very much alive in the early stages of the second half when they were denied a penalty after Liverpool defender Martin Kelly blatantly grabbed the shirt of Simon Francis.

Their sense of injustice was heightened almost immediately when Suarez slipped a perfectly weighted pass through the Bournemouth rearguard and Sturridge ran on to score.

Liverpool join Arsenal in the draw for the fifth round after the Gunners beat Coventry City.