Premier League Cup

Bristol City through but Liverpool must wait

14 Feb 2018
Opi Edwards, Bristol City, Premier League Cup

Robins reach knockout stage by beating Reds, whose fate will be decided in final group match against Stoke

Opi Edwards scored with a deflected free-kick to take Bristol City into the knockout stages of the Premier League Cup with a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Ashton Gate.

Edwards' (pictured, left) set-piece on the half-hour hit the visitors' wall and left goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher stranded.

Gary O'Neil captained City in his first appearance for six months following an injury lay-off.

The Robins, who lost 7-0 to Liverpool in the reverse fixture in November, have reached the last 16 ahead of their match with Charlton Athletic and top Group G with 10 points.

Liverpool and Stoke City both have seven points, with the Reds having the better goal difference, and their February 26 meeting will decide the second qualifying place.

See: Bristol City report | Liverpool report

Next fixtures

Bristol City: 23 Feb v Charlton (H) PL Cup
Liverpool: 17 Feb v West Ham (H) PL2

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