(Video) Goal! Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Delph capitalises on static defending

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Fabian Delph put underdogs Aston Villa 2-1 up against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.


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The England international struck just before the hour mark as the Midlands outfit sent their travelling supporters into ecstasy in the capital.

A fine, flowing move saw good work from targetman Christian Benteke and teenager Jack Grealish before Delph kept his nerve to make his way past the static Liverpool defence and place the ball into the back of the net, past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet:

It was redemption for the former Leeds United man, who bounced back after starting the game slowly.

He was at fault for Philippe Coutinho’s opening goal for Liverpool, which was soon cancelled out by Benteke before the half-time interval.

Liverpool went into this game as favourites to reach the showpiece final, and if they exit at the hands of Villa they will see their last chance of winning a trophy this season disappear.

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