As it happened: Premier League leaders dumped out of FA Cup by tenacious Wolves
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As it happened: Premier League leaders dumped out of FA Cup by tenacious Wolves

Live commentary of Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

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For Liverpool it's two defeats in two and their sixth defeat in eight FA Cup games against Premier League opposition. The defeat means Jurgen Klopp now only has the Premier League and Champions League to secure his first trophy as Liverpool boss.
It's a night to remember for Wolves who booked their place in the fourth round with a dominant display over the league leaders. Tonight's win is their first home win in the cup for eight years!
FULL TIME: Wolves 2-1 Liverpool
FT' It's all over, Wolves are through! Despite grabbing an equaliser through Divock Origi, minutes later Neves regained the lead with a stunning strike, meaning Wolves knock Liverpool out of the competition for the second time in three years!
91' Late corner for Liverpool, Mignolet is up...
90' Three minutes added on. 
84' Chance for Liverpool as Salah goes down the right, however his effort is deflected and headed away by Coady.
Wolves Sub
83' Goal scorer Raul Jimenez is replaced by Helder Costa.
Wolves Sub
74' Wolves make their second change as Matt Doherty replaces Jonny
Double Liverpool change
70' The big guns are on for Liverpool as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino replace Daniel Sturridge and Curtis Jones
69' SO CLOSE! Shaqiri hits a stunning free kick from 25 yards which crashes against the post!
61' Great chance for Wolves as Hoever is beaten to the ball by Jimenez, fortunately for the youngster Jimenez's touch is to big and he runs it out for a goal kick.
GOAL WOLVES - RUBEN NEVES (2-1)
55' WHAT A GOAL! Ruben Neves picks up the ball on the edge of the box and hits an unbelievable strike past a helpless Mignolet to put his side back in front!
Wolves Sub
52' Wolves make their first change as Diogo Jota is replaced by Ivan Cavaleiro.
GOAL LIVERPOOL - DIVOCK ORIGI (1-1)
51' Liverpool are level! Origi does brilliantly on the edge of the box as he drops his shoulder past the defender and slots home from the edge of the box to get the visitors back in the game!


SECOND HALF
46' We are back under way at Molineux! Wolves are 45 minutes from the fourth round, can they hold on?
HALF TIME: Wolves 1-0 Liverpool
HT' It's the hosts who go into the break with the lead at half time as Raul Jimenez's strike proves to be the difference so far!
45' Three minutes added time to be played
GOAL WOLVES - RAUL JIMENEZ (1-0)
37' We have our opener! Wolves counter quickly down the right allowing Jimenez to break through, and the Mexican makes no mistake with his finish as he calmly slots past Mignolet to give the hosts the lead!
30' Great chance for Shaqiri as he latches onto a loose ball on the edge of the box, however the Swiss winger can't capitalise and he drags his effort well wide.
27' Wolves play a short corner which is eventually whipped in by Neves, however Boly's header in the middle is well wide.


YELLOW CARD
15' James Milner is the first man in the referee's book tonight as he pulled Jota down as he looked to break.
12' The ball falls to Moutinho on the edge of the box but his ambitious, volleyed effort flies well over. 
10' First attempt for the hosts as Jonny hits an effort from the edge of the box which is deflected behind for a corner.
Liverpool Sub
5' Liverpool are forced into an early change as Dejan Lovern limps off with injury. He is replaced by 16 year-old Ki-Jana Hoever who becomes the third youngest player in the club's history!
KICK OFF
1' We are under way at Molineux!
Liverpool Starting XI
Here is how Jurgen Klopp has set out his team...

Mignolet, Camacho, Fabinho, Lovren, Moreno, Milner, Keita, Jones, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi

Subs: Kelleher, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Hoever, Christie-Davies, Alexander-Arnold

Wolves Starting XI
Here is how the home side lineup for tonight's clash...

Ruddy, Boly, Coady (C), Bennett, Jonny, Vinagre, Dendocker, Neves, Moutinho, Jota, Jimenez 

Subs: Norris, Doherty, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Traore

Join us from around an hour prior to kick off for confirmed starting XIs. 
Team News
Wolves are set to be given a boost as playmaker, Diogo Jota has overcome a hamstring injury that has forced him out of the last four games.

Midfielder, Roman Saiss is also in the pipeline to return after overcoming a recent knee problem.

Liverpool are without long term absentees Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Klopp is expected to make a number of changes to his side, with Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno confirmed starters after a sporadic season on the sidelines behind Allison and Andrew Robertson.

Another 'Cupset'?
Wolves will be hoping to replicate the result they recorded the last time they met Jurgen Klopp's side in the FA Cup as they ran out 2-1 winners in a cup shock at Anfield in the fourth round of the famous competition two years ago.
Last time they met
The last time the two sides met was just under a month ago, as Liverpool ran out 2-0 visitors at Molineux just before Christmas.


Despite a valiant effort from Nuno's side, a goal either side of half time through Virgil Van Djik and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool an important win in their hunt for the Premier League title.

Last year's cup campaign
Tonight's clash is the first bit of FA Cup action either side have tasted this season and both will be hoping to emulate a cup run after poor campaigns in the competition last season. 


The home side were knocked out at the first hurdle last year after losing a third-round replay to Swansea City 2-1, after the initial game finished 0-0.


The visitors managed to go one step further than tonight's opponents, however didn't make it any further after they were beaten 3-2 by West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in a game full of VAR controversy.

Recent form
For Wolves, results have been a bit of a mix bag over the Christmas period after picking two wins, two defeats and one draw, including an impressive 3-1 win away at Tottenham Hotspur in their final game of 2018. 


Liverpool's defeat in their last outing was their first in the league this season, and their first in all competitions for nine games.

Last time out
Both teams will be keen to pick up the win tonight and advance into the next round as both were defeated in their last outing in the Premier League. For the hosts, it was a disappointing evening in mid-week as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace. Liverpool also recorded defeat (for the first time in the league this season) as they fell to a 2-1 loss to title rivals, Manchester City on Thursday.
WELCOME!
Hello, I'm Josh Lees and welcome to VAVEL's live commentary of tonight's Third Round FA Cup tie between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Premier League leaders, Liverpool. 
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