CULTURE Liverpool returns to EPL summit, Brighton into FA Cup semis


Liverpool returns to EPL summit, Brighton into FA Cup semis


02:04, March 18, 2019


Liverpool's James Milner, center, celebrates with teammates Georginio Wijnaldum, left, and Mohamed Salah after scoring his side's second goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Liverpool at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Photo: AP)

Penalties earned Liverpool a return to the Premier League summit and Brighton a place in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday.

James Milner converted an 81st-minute spot kick to secure a 2-1 win for Liverpool at Fulham, lifting Juergen Klopp’s team above Manchester City and two points clear in the title race. City has a game in hand.

Brighton joined Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford in an all-Premier League semifinal lineup after beating second-tier Millwall 5-4 in a penalty shootout after a dramatic quarterfinal match.

Brighton only got to extra time after scoring an equalizer in the fifth minute of stoppage time — through a goalkeeping error — to make it 2-2.

It is the first time the south-coast team has reached the semifinals since 1983.

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