Report as 18-year-old Jones seals FA Cup third-round victory for much-changed Liverpool; wasteful Everton pass up chance to end Anfield hoodoo
Curtis Jones’ thunderbolt inflicted one of Everton’s most humiliating derby defeats as a youthful Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory at Anfield.
Eighteen-year-old Jones settled the third-round tie in Liverpool’s favour on 71 minutes with a sensational whipped strike that cannoned in off the underside of the Everton crossbar.
A near first-choice Everton looked set to capitalise on Jurgen Klopp’s nine pre-match changes as they peppered the Liverpool goal and forced three quality saves from goalkeeper Adrian in a dominant first-half display.
But Jones’ stunning first goal in senior football saw Liverpool punish their wastefulness as Everton’s wait for a first Anfield win since 1999 stooped to an agonising new low.