19:55: Exeter City vs Liverpool

Christian Benteke
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Full time: Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

The magic of the third round of the FA Cup returns as Exeter hold Premier League Liverpool at St James Park. The League Two side twice took the lead but it took Brad Smith's equaliser to grab a replay. Jurgen Klopp's young guns were poor for long periods after a host of senior players were left out but they will have another chance to impress in a replay in 10 days time. Fine tie, and let's hope that quality continues.

Well that is all we have time for on this live blog. We are back with live coverage of all of the rest of the FA Cup third round from tomorrow, but until then goodbye.


Troy Brown rises high but Liverpool get it clear. A replay is imminent.


Four added minutes in Devon. Exeter corner.


Into stoppage time at St James Park and Liverpool are staring down the prospect of a replay against League Two Exeter City. Not the night Jurgen Klopp will have envisaged.


Brad Smith down with what looks like a calf problem and with Liverpool having used all three of their substitutions will they have to play the remaining four minutes with 10 men? The Aussie gets up to continue but could that lead to some lasting damage?


Lee Holmes off and Joel Grant on for the home side. They will be sensing a replay at this stage.


Olejnik denies Teixeira from close range. Liverpool have eight minutes to complete the comeback. Ojo wants a penalty after being felled in the area, and on first assessment it looked nailed on but it looks as through Troy Brown gets the ball in the challenge.


Joe Mcguire on for Liverpool as Tiago Ilori departs, meaning both Lucas Leiva and Adam Lallana will remain on the bench. Thirteen minutes left.


Goal: Exeter 2-2 Liverpool (Brad Smith)

Liverpool take advantage of another lapse in the Exeter back-four. Davies loses his footing the box and when Ojo's cross is cleared on as far as Smith he lashes the ball past the despairing Olejnik.


Jerome Sinclair off and Sheyi Ojo on. Ojo has been on loan at Wolves but slightly more pertinently why has Adam Lallana remained on the bench? Amazing that he remains on the bench despite him travelling to Devon.


Aaron Davies on for Riberiro and he thrashes wide in his first involvement. Liverpool have offered nothing in the first half of the second period, with Exeter looking the more likely to add to the scoreline.


Tom Nicholls takes aim from a 20-yard free-kick but Bogdan sees the ball sail over. Twenty five minutes left at St James Park, and you wonder where the next goal is coming from for Liverpool.


David Noble off for Exeter and is replaced by Matt Oakley, who knows all about the romance of the FA Cup having played in a final for Southampton.


Now Ribeiro heads wide of Bogdan's goal. Liverpool are nowhere in this tie since going behind for a second time. Exeter growing as the tie goes on.


Jamie Reid has been in the thick of the action in this second half and he almost releases strike-partner Nichols but Liverpool survive. Change for the visitors as Ryan Kent is replaced by Pedro Chirivella.


How has Benteke not scored? Brannagan cross from the left and the Belgian stoops, heads goalwards but Olejnik makes a fine point blank save.


The second half is only three minutes old and should Exeter have a penalty? Ribeiro goes through and slaloms past Brad Smith but he trips himself up and Stuart Attwell dismisses the appeals.


Exeter finally out for the second 45 minutes. Game under way with no changes for either side.


Liverpool's players out very early for the second half. You'd be tempted to speculate they have been given a rollicking.


Half time: Exeter 2-1 Liverpool

Incredible first half of FA Cup football. Exeter twice take the lead, including in the dying embers of the first half through Lee Holmes' effort direct from a corner. Tom Nichols and Jerome Sinclair earlier exchanged goals within a four-minute spell amid a stunning half of football. Bring on the second half.


Goal: Exeter 2-1 Liverpool (Lee Holmes)

Final minute of normal time at the end of the first half and the Grecians have the lead back. lee Holmes swings in a corner from the right and it goes over Bogdan and sails into the net. The Liverpool goalkeeper made a mess of the cross and Exeter have retaken the lead. Dramatic end to the first 45 minutes.


Riberio has return to the Exeter team tonight and he almost restores the hosts' lead when he connects with Holmes' cross, but it bonces agonisingly wide.


Kevin Stewart is one of three debutants in the Liverpool side tonight and he comes into the game with a deflected shot from range which is saved by Olejnik. Five minutes until half time in a largely even contest.