FA Cup: Barnsley shocks Liverpool

FA Cup: Barnsley shocks Liverpool

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FA Cup: Barnsley shocks Liverpool

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Wow. Just wow.

Tiny Barnsley, currently lodged in 14th place in the Coca Cola championship, just knocked off EPL giant Liverpool in the FA Cup on Saturday. A 90th-minute goal from Barnsley captain Brian Howard gave Barnsley the 2-1 victory in the FA Cup Fifth Round.

If you watched the game you saw Barnsley’s defense bend but not break as Liverpool created several good chances to put the game away. It was one of those games where you couldn’t help but root for Barnsley (unless you are a Liverpool fan of course).

How do we put this one into perspective for you non European soccer fans? Well, if you’re a college football fan, this was Appalachian State upsetting Michigan at Michigan, only Ap State in this case was a mediocre I-AA team instead of the best I-AA team in the nation. Oh, and the winning "touchdown" came with seconds remaining.

Now you wonder if this pushes Rafa Benitez one step closer to the Liverpool exit. I think it’s safe to say he’s out come the summer. That is unless he pulls off another magical Champions League run. I wouldn’t hold my breathe on that happening.

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