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Video: Philippe Coutinho returns in style, scores FA Cup equalizer on “Holy Roller”

After spending weeks on the sidelines with an injury, Liverpool striker Philippe Coutinho made his return in style, banging in an early second-half goal to equalize an FA Cup replay with West Ham United.

Within two minutes of the second half starting, Christian Benteke drew a foul in the box that resulted in a free kick. Rather than try to hit the ball over the line of players, the crafty Coutinho pea-rolled the ball underneath them as they tried to jump for it – and the result was a goal for the Reds.

The match was Coutinho’s first appearance for Liverpool since a January League Cup match with Stoke City. The goal was his first since he recorded a goal and an assist in a November upset win against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

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