Adomah misses decisive penalty
Ghana international Albert Adomah missed the decisive penalty in Middlesbrough’s sudden-death loss to Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.
With both Liverpool and the Championship side level after extra-time and Patrick Bamford and Raheem Sterling failing to convert their penalties, the game went to sudden death. A record-equalling penalty shoot-out was ended when Adomah missed his spot-kick.
A goal from Liverpudlian Jordan Rossiter on his debut set the Reds on their way, before Adam Reach headed in a 62nd minute equaliser. The home side failed to break down their lower league opponents, and had to wait until extra-time before Suso drilled home to put the Reds back in front. However, a late Bamford spot-kick sent the tie to penalties.
Neither side could find the advantage after their first five penalties, meaning both ‘keepers had to find the net also in sudden death. Boro’s fate was sealed when Adomah’s penalty went wide after 30 penalties between the sides.
Despite the loss, boss Aitor Karanka said: “Although we have lost, our players should enjoy this.”