Liverpool forced to FA Cup replay by dogged Blackburn

first_imgBy Tom HaywardLiverpool were left frustrated by Championship side Blackburn Rovers who defended heroically to draw 0-0 at Anfield on Sunday and force a replay in their FA Cup quarter-final.After an even first half Liverpool dominated after the break but wave after wave of attack was thwarted by a Blackburn side who had already accounted for Premier League sides Swansea City and Stoke city in the two previous rounds.Kolo Toure headed against a post, while Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling failed to break down their second tier visitors despite relentless pressure.Aston Villa – who beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday – are the only side to seal a semi-final spot so far while Manchester United host holders Arsenal on Monday.Giant-killers Bradford City travel to Reading on March 16 for a replay after their 0-0 draw.last_img read more