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Ten-Man Arsenal Hold Liverpool To Draw In League Cup Semi-final First Leg

Ten-Man Arsenal Hold Liverpool To Draw In League Cup Semi-final First Leg

Ten-man Arsenal side held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final despite playing most part of the game with 10 men.

Arsenal were forced to play more than 65 minutes with ten men after Granit Xhaka was sent off for a wild challenge on Diogo Jota.

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Despite dominating possession, the Reds were unable to muster up a single shot on target until stoppage time as Arsenal held out for a priceless draw ahead of the return leg at the Emirates.

Liverpool should have won it in injury time – but Takumi Minamino, deputising for Salah and Mane during AFCON, missed an open goal from eight yards out.

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With the result, Arsenal are the first side to stop Liverpool scoring in a game at Anfield across all competitions this season.

The winner between Arsenal and Liverpool over two legs will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley.

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In Wednesday’s reverse fixture, Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 away to advance into the final 3-0 on aggregate.

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