Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had made eight changes to his starting line-up, giving a first start to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Philippe Coutinho played the first 45 minutes before coming off at half-time. But Liverpool's disappointing recent form showed no signs of improving and Islam Slimani finished them off 12 minutes from full-time. Slimani took Okazaki's pass and drove a fine strike into the roof of the net from the edge of the penalty area. Klopp's side have now gone four games without a win after frustrating home draws with Burnley and Sevilla followed a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City.
Liverpool after signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain:Games played: 4 Games won: 0 £40m well spent. pic.twitter.com/PnsCyrpJOi — Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 19, 2017
At Wembley, Tottenham won for just the second time at the national stadium since moving into their temporary home at the start of the season. With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham had been suffering from home sickness after failing to win any of their three Premier League games there. Mauricio Pochettino admitted this week that his priorities are the Premier League and Champions League, with success in the English domestic cups largely irrelevant for the Tottenham boss. But Pochettino still sent out a strong side featuring Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen, while Argentine defender Juan Foyth made his debut and Fernando Llorente got a first start.
Liverpool have not won game in September across all competitions:LDDL Goals: 3 Conceded: 10 Pattern emerging. ? pic.twitter.com/SCW28ijKe2 — Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 19, 2017
Roy Hodgson got his first win as Crystal Palace manager as Bakary Sako sealed a 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town. The former England coach's first game had ended in a 1-0 home defeat against Southampton in the Premier League at the weekend. But Sako nabbed the first goal of the Hodgson era with a close-range header from a 13th-minute corner at Selhurst Park. It was Palace's first goal since August 22 and Mali forward Sako's first since August 2015.
✅ Souare's back ✅ Sakho's back ✅ Roy's first win ✅ A clean sheet ✅ We're in the fourth round[1-0] #CRYHUD #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/7X0o32FEna — Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 19, 2017