Reds edge past impressive Leeds

Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671)
“David Ngog struck the only goal as a much-changed Liverpool side sneaked past a fired-up Leeds 1-0 in the Carling Cup tonight. The Premier League giants were outplayed by the League One leaders for much of the third-round tie but Ngog netted against the run of play after 65 minutes.” (ESPN)

Leeds United 0, Liverpool FC 1: Reds exorcise Carling Cup ghosts of the past
“THEY came to relive the old times at Elland Road last night. Thankfully for Rafael Benitez, however, the same did not apply to his team. Liverpool began the process of exorcising the ghosts of the recent Carling Cup past by claiming narrow victory at Leeds United. Dismal defeat in this competition at Tottenham Hotspur last year, along with previous capitulations against Arsenal and Crystal Palace, had sparked debate over the strength in depth of his squad and the effectiveness of the Academy.” (Liverpool Daily Post)

Leeds restore pride in defeat
“LEEDS UNITED ultimately lost this tie but, along the way, Simon Grayson’s charismatic League One pace-setters will surely have gained a whole load of new friends. If last night was a throwback to compelling contests of yesterday when Leeds, and not just Liverpool, were major football powers in the land there was none of the gratuitous snarling or snide tackling of old from the men in white.” (Irish Times)

VIDEO: Leeds United 0 – Liverpool 1
(Liverpool Kop)

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