In a tension packed match that lived up to its billing, Liverpool FC beat Chelsea 11:10 on penalties to lift the 2022 Carabao Cup on Wembly stadium.
Neither side could score after the full 90 minutes of play plus an additional 6 minutes of added time. The match then went into another 30 minutes of play and yet neither could find the back of the net. The result was penalty shoot out.
All the ten players from each team scored their kicks and it was left for the two goal keepers to take the final kicks. The Liverpool goal keeper, Kelleher, was the first to take and it was a perfect kick. Next was the Chelsea goal keeper, Kepa, who simply ballooned the ball over the bar, giving Liverpool a hard fought Carabao Victory.
Liverpool’s Caoimhin Kelleher has been speaking about his match-winning penalty.
It’s a mad one,” he told Sky Sports. “I got close to a few when it came down to me I didn’t even think I had scored the winning penalty. I’d forgotten I’d got the winning one. All the lads were class, I was just happy to score.
“It was more hit and hope. I got close to a few but all the penalties were very high quality thankfully we were able to win.
“I thought we had scored when we got the disallowed goal but they had a few disallowed so I think a draw was a fair result overall.
“He [Jurgen Klopp] just said ‘well done for scoring the winning penalty, there’s a wall with all the goalkeepers on who have won cups so now you can go on that.'”