Plymouth hold Liverpool in FA Cup, Chelsea and Spurs win | Reuters

Plymouth hold Liverpool in FA Cup, Chelsea and Spurs win
| Reuters
08-Jan-2017 11:54 FIRSTPOST

By Steve Tongue | LONDON LONDON Fourth-tier Plymouth Argyle shut up shop and kept the door firmly closed to earn a 0-0 draw away to Liverpool's youngest ever starting XI in Sunday's FA Cup third round tie at Anfield while Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur both won.Determined defending and unstinting effort kept League Two Plymouth in the game against a Liverpool side lying second in the Premier League, almost 70 places above them.Spurs, eight-times FA Cup winners, took a long time to break down Aston Villa before winning 2-0 but Premier League leaders Chelsea had no such trouble against third-tier Peterborough United, winning 4-1 despite having John Terry sent off.Middlesbrough also had a man dismissed but beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0.Liverpool, with a League Cup semi-final first leg against Southampton to come on Wednesday, made 10 changes from the side that drew at Sunderland on Monday and fielded five teenagers.Argyle, spurred on by almost 9,000 noisy fans who travelled the 470 km to Merseyside, defended stoutly while showing little ambition to go forward and test a Liverpool defence in which Joe Gomez returned after more than 15 months out injured.The visitors had only 23 percent of the possession, not managing a shot for 60 minutes and finally bringing a save from Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius five minutes later.The home side, however, had few outstanding chances despite 28 attempts on goal.Sheyi Ojo, 19, missed with a header from six metres early on, 17-year-old Ben Woodburn was denied by Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick and when Divock Origi put the ball in the net he was adjudged to have fouled his marker.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp waited until just over an hour had been played before making any substitutions. He then sent on Daniel Sturridge for Emre Can and the England international immediately put a shot just wide The post Plymouth hold Liverpool in FA Cup, Chelsea and Spurs win | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.