It was a pitty, perhaps a lack of concentration, but really the ball got tied up in Traore’s feet and he seemed unable to work it out, his momentum was already carrying him in that direction. He is normally an excellent defender. He was substituted later on in the match but only in order to increase the offensive firepower.
Never good to crash out of the FA
Cup to a team a few entire leagues below you, but it is a most mixed blessing for the Reds. Their injury situation is horrific and in addition to fighting for fourth place in the Prem., they have also advanced into the semis of the Carling Cup and the last sixteen of the CL
. They simply don’t have the staff for all these competitions and while the FA
Cup is a great competition, it is simply the most expendable of all these competitions.