GUARDIAN – Liverpool 2-2 (aet; 14-13 pens) Middlesbrough | Capital One Cup third round match report

When it was all over, 27 of the 30 penalties had been converted, Middlesbrough were on their knees in despair and Liverpool were too shattered to indulge in celebration. One of the most remarkable shoot-outs in English cup history brought relief for Brendan Rodgers team as they edged into the fourth round courtesy of an exhausting finale at Anfield and one final miss from the unfortunate Albert Adomah.Adomah sliced the 30th and final spot-kick wide after both teams had gone through the card, goalkeepers included, to settle a tie that Middlesbrough took so far thanks to a 122nd-minute penalty from Patrick Bamford. The on-loan Chelsea player had his first effort of the shoot-out saved, as did Raheem Sterling for Liverpool, and there appeared no end in sight to the penalties until Adomah missed at 10.40pm. Continue reading…