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banner Tuesday, 9 October, 2001, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
Grimsby stun Liverpool
Phil Jevons celebrates his surprise winner
Dream time: Phil Jevons was Grimsby's hero
Liverpool 1-2 Grimsby (aet)

Boyhood Liverpool fan Phil Jevons struck a sensational extra-time winner to knock the holders out of the Worthington Cup.

After a goalless opening 90 minutes, the Reds took the lead in added time through a Gary McAllister penalty - only for the Kop to be stunned by a Marlon Broomes equaliser.

That goal saw a mad scramble for a winner in the closing stages - and it was former Evertonian Jevons who settled the affair with a scorching 30-yard shot in injury time.

  Match facts
101 mins Gary McAllister's penalty puts Liverpool ahead
113 mins Marlon Broomes equalises
120 mins Phil Jevons wins it at the death
Jevons' goal gave First Division Grimsby their first win at Anfield in 24 visits.

And it meant knock-out kings Liverpool lost their first cup tie since January 2000, when they were defeated in the FA Cup by Blackburn.

Liverpool started with a side including seven international players - but they were abject for much of the game.

Grimsby had conceded 13 goals in their four games leading up to this match, but were hardly threatened by their illustrious opponents.

Rearguard action

What impressed most about the visitors was the composure they showed in defence, paying no attention to the reputation of a side who dominated last season's cup competitions.

But despite defending throughout, the Mariners could have snatched a shock winner in the final minute of normal time when Liverpool's Sami Hyypia was fortunate to escape a penalty after a clumsy challenge on Michael Boulding.

Vladimir Smicer holds off Marlon Broomes
Smicer of Liverpool gets ahead of goalscorer Broomes
The first goal came in extra time in the 101st minute - and it was cruel on the visitors.

David Beharall was judged to have handled right on the edge of the box and after consultation between the referee and his assistant, the penalty was given.

It was McAllister, who scored so many crucial penalties for Liverpool last season, who put his side into the lead with the calmest of spot kicks.

But Grimsby deservedly forced their way back into the match when Broomes volleyed into the net past Kirkland from close range with just seven minutes remaining.

Liverpool pushed on in search of a winner - but to everyone's surprise it fell to Grimsby, as Jevons rifled a long-range shot past a stunned Kirkland.


Liverpool: Kirkland, Wright, Hyypia, Carragher, Vignal, Murphy, Hamann, McAllister, Barmby, Litmanen, Smicer. Subs: Heskey, Redknapp, Dudek, Berger, Kippe.

Grimsby: Coyne, Beharall, Groves, Broomes, Gallimore, Pouton, Butterfield, Campbell, Chapman, Jevons, Rowan. Subs: Coldicott, Allen, Ford, Ermes, Boulding.

Referee: E Wolstenholme

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BBC Sport's Nick Mullins
"The goal of a lifetime"
Grimsby's goal hero Phil Jevons
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Grimsby boss Lennie Lawrence
"The winning goal came out-of-the-blue"
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