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League Cup: Liverpool survive scare against Carlisle United on penalties

London: Liverpool survived an almighty scare in the League Cup by edging fourth-tier Carlisle United on penalties on Wednesday.

Liverpool's English striker Danny Ings (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Carlisle United at Anfield in Liverpool. Pic/AFP
Liverpool's English striker Danny Ings (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Carlisle United at Anfield in Liverpool. Pic/AFP 

Carlisle, the lowest-ranked team in the competition, took Liverpool to penalties at Anfield after the game finished 1-1 following extra time, Derek Asamoah having cancelled out Danny Ings' 23rd-minute opener.

Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho both saw penalties saved by Mark Gillespie, but reserve goalkeeper Adam Bogdan parried the decisive spot-kick from Carlisle United's French forward Bastien Hery to earn Liverpool a 3-2 shootout win and spare under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers a humiliating exit.

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