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Liverpool held to draw by Argyle at Anfield

THEY were the shortest priced team on FA Cup third-round weekend but Liverpool failed to justify their skinny odds as short as 1-7 after a 0-0 draw against Plymouth at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, second in the Premier League, were unable to find a way past the Sky Bet League Two visitors and now face a replay at Home Park.

No goalscorer was available at 20-1 and the draw was 7-1, while Liverpool’s pre-match supremacy was quoted at 2.2-2.4 by Sporting Index but a makeshift Reds side created little in the 90 minutes.

The Premier League’s three other clubs booked their spots in Monday’s fourth-round draw after beating Sky Bet Football League opposition on Sunday.

Chelsea, 5-1 to win the FA Cup, beat Peterborough 4-1 at Stamford Bridge despite the second-half dismissal of skipper John Terry.

Pedro scored twice, while Michy Batshuayi and Willian were also on target for the Premier League leaders.

The Blues have also recalled Nathan Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth after the versatile Dutch defender impressed at Dean Court this season.

Ben Davies and Heung-Min Son notched for Tottenham in their 2-0 success over Aston Villa. Spurs are 9-1 to lift the FA Cup.

Aitor Karanka named a strong Middlesbrough side and he was rewarded with a 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Grant Leadbitter, Alvaro Negredo and Marten de Roon bagged for Boro, who had Daniel Ayala sent off in the second half.

 

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