Shrewsbury set for lucrative FA Cup replay after shock Liverpool draw

By Harry Leather | Shrewsbury | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Shrewsbury Town have a money-spinning replay to look forward to after providing the shock of the FA Cup fourth round against Liverpool.

Cup king Jason Cummings celebrates after scoring both Shrewsbury goals

Shrews did their fans proud with an incredible comeback from 2-0 down against the Premier League leaders, European champions and World Club Cup winners.

Striker Jason Cummings scored twice in the second half and earned his club a dream trip to Liverpool after the opening goals from Curtis Jones and a Donald Love own goal,

The replay is expected to bring the club another windfall worth well over £100,000, with a crowd of about 50,000 expected at Anfield.

Fans of Shrewsbury Town celebrate on the pitch at full time. Photo: AMA

And Town will be in the draw for the fifth round which fans can watch live on the One Show or on Twitter at 7.19pm on Monday.

Shrewsbury and Liverpool will be number 16 of 16 balls set to be selected by former England internationals and Cup winners Teddy Sheringham and Glen Johnson.

A date for the Anfield replay is yet to be set, but will likely be on the mid-week evenings of either February 4 or 5.

Josh Laurent and Jason Cummings celebrate with the man of the match trophy in the changing rooms


That means the fixture will fall in the Premier League winter break and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp suggested after the match that he will field one of his youth sides and no senior players as a result.

Shrewsbury will be given a large allocation in the Anfield Road End and could potentially receive as many as 7,900 tickets - the amount given to Everton for the third round.

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Several of Liverpool's star players featured at Montgomery Waters Meadow as Klopp attempted to win the match without a replay.

But Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all outshone by fellow substitute Cummings, who had ironically arrived on the pitch to boos due to Callum Lang coming off.

Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley celebrates after the final whistle

Cummings scored from the penalty spot before finishing past goalkeeper Adrian to the delight of Town fans who had already watched their side miss several one-on-one chances.

The match had been broadcast live on BBC One and after another pitch invasion, jubilant Town fans gathered around the temporary studio where Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Joe Hart were watching.

Who could Shrewsbury draw in the fifth round?

1 Manchester United

2 Chelsea

3 Southampton or Tottenham Hotspur

4 Sheffield Wednesday

5 AFC Bournemouth or Arsenal

6 Northampton Town or Derby County

7 Leicester City

8 Sheffield United

9 Reading or Cardiff City

10 West Bromwich Albion

11 Norwich City

12 Coventry City or Birmingham City

13 Manchester City

14 Newcastle United or Oxford United

15 Portsmouth

16 Shrewsbury Town or Liverpool

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star


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