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Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal (4-5 on pens): Joe Willock's spot-kick sends Gunners into quarter-finals


Joe Willock proved Arsenal's penalty hero as his spot-kick saw them past Liverpool and into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after a 0-0 draw at Anfield.

Takumi Minamino struck the bar for the hosts on the stroke of half-time with the goal gaping in an opening period which saw Liverpool dominate possession, but Arsenal defended stoutly while occasionally showing their threat on the break.

A revitalised home side improved after half-time and were denied at corners twice by two Bernd Leno saves, first from Virgil van Dijk and then from Marko Grujic, before he was equally alert to keep out Diogo Jota's excellent control and shot.

The Gunners' struggled to turn their pace in attack into clear-cut opportunities with Adrian's stop from Rob Holding's header one of few moments to remember for the Liverpool goalkeeper before the game went to penalties, where Mohamed Elneny, Divock Origi and Harry Wilson missed from 12 yards - leaving Willock to sneak his spot-kick past the Spanish stopper's dive and send Arsenal through.

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