Liverpool Stunned By Cinderella

Injury-time goal vaults Barnsley over seven-time FA Cup champs
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2008 3:26 PM CST
Barnsley's Stephen Foster, right, celebrates scoring as Liverpool's Xabi Alonso reacts during their English FA Cup fifth round soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Feb. 16, 2008....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Brian Howard scored in injury time as heavy underdog Barnsley shocked seven-time FA Cup champion Liverpool 2-1 today at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium home, reports the BBC. Liverpool is now out of both major UK cup competitions and out of contention for the English Premier League title. Barnsley plays in the lesser League Championship, a competitive level one step below the elite Premier League.

"It's a fairytale, it's what dreams are made of," Barnsley manager Simon Davey told the Associated Press. Dirk Kuyt had put the Reds ahead, and Liverpool appeared headed for the win before Barmsley tied. Stephen Foster then scored on a header in the 57th minute and goalie Luke Steele, in his first start for the club, kept Barnsley in the game by holding off a furious Liverpool attack. (Read more soccer stories.)