Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool

Aston Villa are through to the FA Cup Final following a dominant display over a lacklustre Liverpool side. Liverpool drew first blood after Villa failed several times to clear a ball, with Coutinho sliding the ball nicely past an onrushing Shay Given. However, the lead did not last long, with good play down the left wing between Delph and Grealish finding Benteke unmarked 14 yards out and he made no mistake. Delph scored the winning goal in the second half by slotting past Mignolet after a fine backheel by Benteke and good pass from Grealish.

Apart from the five minutes or so after Nathan Baker went off injured, Villa were by far the better side on the day. Their play seemed to have purpose and they were constantly probing, with Delph running the game from midfield and Benteke and Grealish looking dangerous throughout. In contrast, it would be difficult to pick out a Liverpool player who had a good game; there were some good individual moments, but overall there was very little shown.


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