Sahin saves holders Liverpool’s cup hopes

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ON-LOAN Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin scored twice to inspire Liverpool’s first domestic win of the 2012/2013 season.

New manager Brendan Rodgers had looked to be heading for another defeat when Gabriel Tamas’s shot gave West Brom a third-minute lead after goalkeeper Brad Jones dropped a free-kick, but Sahin equalised in the 17th minute before scoring the winner eight minutes from time.

Rodgers said: “It was an outstanding performance. I’m not surprised as our performance level has been good all season. It’s great to see the kids playing with confidence. We fully deserved the win.”