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WATCH: Mitoma magic! Holders Liverpool knocked out of FA Cup as Brighton winger scores stunning stoppage-time winner

15:35 GMT 29/01/2023
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A moment of magic from Kaoru Mitoma dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup, with a stoppage-time winner sending Brighton into round five.
  • Reds took the lead
  • Game level at half-time
  • Dramatic late twist

WHAT HAPPENED? Cup holders Liverpool took the lead at the Amex Stadium through Harvey Elliott, but parity had been restored by half-time courtesy of a fortunate deflection from Lewis Dunk. There was nothing lucky about Brighton’s dramatic winner, with Mitoma’s quick feet allowing him to poke home a volleyed effort from close range that survived a nervy VAR check.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Amex Stadium has been an unhappy hunting ground for Liverpool of late, with a 3-0 Premier League defeat suffered on the south coast back on January 14.

WHAT NEXT? The Seagulls continue to fly high in 2022-23, as they chase down European qualification in the league and FA Cup glory, with Japan international Mitoma playing a leading role for them after registering four goals since domestic action resumed on the back of the World Cup break.