Liverpool nips Blackburn 4-3

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Emile Heskey's two second-half headers gave Liverpool a 4-3 victory at Blackburn and a place in the final 16 of England's League Cup.

Liverpool nips Blackburn 4-3

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Emile Heskey's two second-half headers gave Liverpool a 4-3 victory at Blackburn and a place in the final 16 of England's League Cup. Heskey, who upped his season goal total to four, scored both headers - in the 49th and 61st - from inside the box, each time beating Blackburn's American 'keeper Brad Friedel. Heskey could have had his third in the 75th, but Friedel stopped him on a penalty attempt diving to his left, and then thwarted him again as he tried to kick in the rebound. Australian Harry Kewell got the fourth in the 79th with Barry Ferguson and Dwight Yorke scoring late for Blackburn. The goals may help the big centre forward out of a scoring slump. In two other all-Premier League showdowns, Aston Villa defeated Leicester 1-0 as German substitute Thomas Hitzlsperger got the deciding goal 14 minutes from the end. Everton won over Charlton 1-0 on Tobias Linderoth's winner in the 42nd. (AP)



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