Win HBI Shares ++ First Goal Scorer + Correct Score Comp. No. 412: EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg - Arsenal v Liverpool - 20th January 2022 - 13500 + 10500 Sports Tokens

Brentford, oh Brentford, if only you'd have taken the chances you created in the first half, the result could have been so different!

0-0 at half time and Brentford should have pushed on in the second half but instead, what must have been an inspired team talk by Rangnick made Man.U come out with purpose to force the pace of the game and immediately put Brentford on the back foot.

An opener by Elanga 10 minutes in was followed by goals from Rashford and Greenwood and there was a solitary consolation from Brentford a few minutes from end with the game already lost.

1-3 in favour of Man. U and the first goal from Elanga, how did you guys do? Full details at the end.

Back to today and its the League cup semi final 2nd leg between...

An opener by

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Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER and the CORRECT SCORE as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 19.45 GMT

@nathen007's Prediction

Arsenal have had a nice little break with their last game being a loss to City which ended a run of 4 successive league wins although they did lose to Nottingham Forrest in the FA Cup the following week.

They have been beset by injuries and illness and players in the African Cup and managed to get their Premier League game against Spurs postponed to the weekend whilst some clubs, with even more problems simply fielded and subs bench made up from kids and debutants...

Arteta has been playing his cards close to his chest on the current injury status but its known Aubameyang being sent home from the African Cup of Nations after a heart problem following Covid.

It is thought Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Martin Odegaard are all doubtful.

Liverpool also have a few injury issues with Thiago Alcantara and striker Divock Origi are out until February and Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain damaged his ankle against Brentford but will still have a decent squad to choose from.

The first leg finished 0-0 and it will interesting to see the teams when they're announced.

Prediction: Arsenal 0 : 2 Liverpool - First Goalscorer: Mane

RESULT IS AFTER 90MINS

The Small Print
In the first goalscorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goal scorer or correct score, the prize is shared, and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 50 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all pay-outs will never exceed 50% of post-pay-out. Other bonuses are paid out at my discretion.

And the Winners were...

Yet another good day for me as no one got either the result of first goal scorer so the pot again rises up!

HBI shares were won by @monsterbuster and @chrisparis, well done guys!

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Another day is done! Good luck with today's game guys and thanks as always for playing along!

Marching On Together

@nathen007

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