FA Cup Balls: Liverpool’s ‘lucky’ Coutinho Was better than 8 Aston Villa players
Aston Villa beat Liverpool 2-1 in an entertaining FA Cup semi-final. But what were the important scores, the ones newspapers award players?
Martin Samuel says Liverpool’s one goal was lucky. The Daily Mail writer says Philippe Coutinho’s shot went in via a “fortuitous deflection”.
But one page on, the Mail’s Laurie Whitwell says of Coutinho:
“Super run and finish.”
From lucky to super in a page.
The Mail awards Coutinho a score of 7 our of 10. That makes him better than 8 Aston Villa players. But the Daily Mirror says every Villa player was better than every Liverpool player.
Such are the facts…