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FA Cup

  • January 6, 2013
  • • 11:00
  • • One Call Stadium, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Referee: A. Marriner
  • • Attendance: 7574

FA Cup Preview: Mansfield - Liverpool

FA Cup Preview: Mansfield - Liverpool

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The Premier League club travels to Nottinghamshire on a two-game winning streak to face the side sitting ninth in England's fifth tier.



Sutton, Geohaghon, Beevers, Thompson
Howell, Clements, Murray, Daniel
Green, Speight


Wisdom, Coates, Carragher, Johnson
Henderson, Sahin, Assaidi
Sterling, Suarez, Sturridge

Mansfield should field a strong side as it searches for a giant-killing in one of its biggest home ties for many years.

The Stags’ biggest goal threat will come from Jake Speight, who has scored six goals this season. He will be supported in attack by Matt Green, with the impressive Anthony Howell expected to provide a key outlet in the midfield.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers may rotate his squad for this game and give some fringe players time on the pitch, with new signing Daniel Sturridge a possibility for a first appearance since joining from Chelsea.

Goalkeeper Brad Jones missed the game with QPR due to illness, but he should recover and may start in place of Pepe Reina. Meanwhile, a number of younger players may be handed a chance, including the highly-rated Oussama Assaidi, who has impressed already in his limited appearances this season.

  • Mansfield has only failed to progress to the first round proper of the FA Cup once in more 80 years since falling into non-league football, losing in the fourth qualifying round to Fleetwood Town in 2011.
  • To get to the third round, the Stags have required replays in two of their ties, including penalties to overcome Slough Town from the eighth tier of English football.
  • Field Mill has been Mansfield’s home since 1919 and can hold 10,000 people, but is restricted to 7,574 seated spectators.
  • This game will be the first time these sides have faced each other in history.
  • Liverpool has won the FA Cup seven times, including as part of their 2000-01 cup treble under current New York Red Bulls head of global soccer Gerard Houllier (pictured).
  • Luis Suarez’s 15 Premier League goals for the Reds this season is the most by a Liverpool player since Fernando Torres scored 18 in 2009-10.
  • The Reds hit the woodwork 26 times in 2012, more than any other side in the top flight.


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England - FA Cup ‎(FA)‎ 2013-01-06 Mansfield Town 1 - Liverpool 2
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-Alan MarriottGoalkeeper
-Exodus Isaac GeohaghonDefender
5John DempsterDefender
6John ThompsonDefender
3Lee BeeversDefender
-Adam MurrayMidfielder
-Christopher ClementsMidfielder
-Lindon MeikleMidfielder
-Anthony HowellStriker
-Louis BriscoeStriker
-Matthew James GreenStriker
-Ritchie SuttonDefender
-Colin DanielMidfielder
-Lee StevensonMidfielder
-Ben HutchinsonStriker
10Jake SpeightStriker
-Matthew RheadStriker
-Nick WrightStriker
1Bradley JonesGoalkeeper
47Andre Wisdom Defender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
49Jack RobinsonDefender
19Sebastián CoatesDefender
24Joe AllenMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
15Daniel SturridgeStriker
42Peter GulacsiGoalkeeper
35Conor CoadyDefender
38Jon FlanaganDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
7Luis SuárezStriker

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