Liverpool vs. Everton: Ranking the Reds Players in FA Cup Semifinal Win

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Liverpool vs. Everton: Ranking the Reds Players in FA Cup Semifinal Win
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Liverpool and Kenny Dalglish marched on to their second domestic cup final of the season with another Andy Carroll late showing enough to record a 2-1 win over neighbours Everton at Wembley in the FA Cup semifinal.

The Reds started the better side and went to close through Jay Spearing and Martin Skrtel, before a defensive mix-up at the other end saw Jamie Carragher clear the ball against Tim Cahill, who ricocheted the ball on to his forward Nikica Jelavic to finish calmly and put Everton ahead.

For the remainder of the first half, it was a largely subdued affair with neither side really in control and the blue half of the city happy to sit back and soak up pressure.

After the break, Liverpool came out all guns blazing and should have been level within minutes, Andy Carroll heading Stewart Downing's header wide from close range.

A second defensive error, this time a short back-pass from Sylvain Distin, allowed Luis Suarez to equalise for Liverpool with half an hour remaining.

And it was left to Andy Carroll to head home his second late winner in a week, nodding in Craig Bellamy's free kick with just four minutes left on the clock to send Liverpool to the final and a third Wembley date of the season.

Here are the player ratings from the semifinal match.

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