GUARDIAN – Liverpool unable to cope with Aston Villa’s triangular threat in FA Cup | Michael Cox

Christian Benteke, Jack Grealish and Fabian Delph counteract Brendan Rodgers’ chopping and changing of systems at Wembley• Match report: Aston Villa 2-1 LiverpoolA trio of Aston Villa players were responsible for their consistent attacking threat and they combined for both goals, too. Christian Benteke, Jack Grealish and Fabian Delph were all outstanding and Liverpool never got to grips with this triangle in their right-back zone.Aston Villa were broadly playing in a 4-3-2-1 system, with Grealish and Charles N’Zogbia floating behind the lone striker Benteke. While N’Zogbia played to the right, and was peripheral, the hugely impressive Grealish played with a fearlessness that deserted Liverpool, and was crucial in encouraging Villa to play passes into the final third quickly – he varied his position intelligently and was happy to collect the ball in tight spaces. Continue reading…