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Rodgers admits Suarez's goal should have been ruled out

Luis Suarez of Liverpool appears to control the ball with his hand during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match between Mansfield Town and Liverpool at One Call Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Mansfield, England.
Luis Suarez of Liverpool appears to control the ball with his hand during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match between Mansfield Town and Liverpool at One Call Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Mansfield, England. Clive Mason / Getty Images

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers said Luis Suarez's matchwinner against non-league Mansfield Town should have been ruled out for handball, but defended his frontman after the 2-1 FA Cup win at One Call Stadium.

Liverpool set up a fourth-round clash with Oldham Athletic, but not before the non-league side gave the EPL outfit a scare with a late flourish.

Daniel Sturridge scored seven minutes into his debut, before Uruguayan Suarez scored his controversial goal after coming on as a substitute.

Matt Green replied for the home team to set up a tense finish.

In Sunday's other tie, Arsenal and Swansea played out a thrilling 2-2 draw and will have to replay at the Emirates Stadium to see who takes on surprise packet Brighton which knocked out Newcastle in round three.

In the fourth-round draw, non-league Luton was rewarded for its 1-0 victory over Wolves with a trip to Premier League side Norwich.

Holders Chelsea travel to League One Brentford or League Two Southend.

Crystal Palace will play Stoke or Manchester City.

Topics:  epl, fa cup, football, liverpool, luis suarez, soccer



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