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Live Reporting

Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

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    Video caption: FA Cup Archive: Liverpool 3-3 West Ham (2006)

    Okay, time to bring this to a close.

    Congratulations to Liverpool and West Ham for producing a final to remember.

    If you fancy watching the full highlights then click above.

    Thanks for your company. Stay safe, everyone...

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    Ben Isaac: Steven Gerrard. The ultimate big game player.

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    Rich Skilbeck: Not sure I can recall watching a better FA cup final than the one from 2006, had everything!! Gerrard with one of the finest strikes to grace a final!! Thoroughly enjoying the FA Cup final day.

  4. 'Football is the winner'

    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham (3-1 on pens)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender at the Millennium Stadium

    If ever there was a game when both teams deserved a replay it was today. You feel sorry for West Ham and you congratulate Liverpool. But football is the real winner.

  5. 'Never say die'

    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham (3-1 on pens)


    Man of the match Steven Gerrard to BBC Sport: "It's very special. West Ham were brilliant but we had that never say die attitude. We had no energy left at the end."

  6. Post update

    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham (3-1 on pens)

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    Video caption: Liverpool v West Ham 2006: Steven Gerrard lifts the FA Cup

    What a final!

    From 2-0 down to FA Cup winners.

    Will there ever be another like it?


    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham (3-1 on pens)

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    Video caption: Liverpool v West Ham 2006: Reina save from Ferdinand seals FA Cup triumph

    There's a huge responsibility on the shoulders of 21-year-old Anton Ferdinand as he steps forward. It's a nervous kick and Reina is down to keep it out.

    Heartbreak for West Ham, party time for Liverpool!

  8. GOAL - Liverpool 3-1 West Ham

    John Arne Riise


    John Arne Riise is next up. Score this and Liverpool are almost there. Riise opts to go straight down the middle and Hislop is beaten. That's a huge moment. West Ham have to score their next penalty.

  9. MISSED PENALTY - Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

    Paul Konchesky

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    Video caption: Liverpool v West Ham 2006: Pepe Reina saves from Paul Konchesky

    Paul Konchesky's goal which put West Ham 3-2 up seems an age ago. The defender steps forward - and Reina saves with his leg. The Liverpool keeper punches the air.

  10. GOAL - Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

    Steven Gerrard


    He's already scored two magnificent goals. Here comes a fresh-faced Steven Gerrard...that's a captain's finish as Hislop goes the wrong way. What a final Gerrard has had.

  11. GOAL - Liverpool 1-1 West Ham

    Teddy Sheringham


    Substitute Teddy Sheringham has a spring in his step as he strides forward for his kick in front of West Ham's fans. And the 40-year-old smashes it past Pepe Reina after a long run up. The Hammers are level.

  12. MISSED PENALTY - Liverpool 1-0 West Ham

    Sami Hyypia

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    Video caption: Liverpool v West Ham 2006: Shaka Hislop saves Sami Hyypia penalty

    There's pressure on Shaka Hislop to keep this one out. And he does! It's a tired kick from Sami Hyypia.

  13. MISSED PENALTY - Liverpool 1-0 West Ham

    Bobby Zamora

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    Video caption: Liverpool v West Ham 2006: Zamora misses West Ham's first penalty

    Advantage Liverpool! Brilliant by Pepe Reina who dives full stretch to keep out Bobby Zamora's attempt which is heading for the corner of the net. A wonderful save.

  14. GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 West Ham

    Dietmar Hamann


    The German makes no mistake, a short run up before slamming his spot-kick into the top corner. Hislop guessed right, but it is too well-placed.

  15. Post update

    Here we go... Liverpool are up first...Dietmar Hamann versus Shaka Hislop...


    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham

    It's sad in a way that penalties will decide this astonishing game.

    Both sides have given this everything - and more.

  17. 'Shame someone has to lose'

    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham

    Alan Shearer

    Former Newcastle and England

    It's a shame someone is going to lose this final. I've been in this situation before with penalties - it's not a nice feeling for the players.

  18. Post update

    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham

    Alan Hansen

    Former Scotland and Liverpool defender

    I have never seen a game where so many players have been injured or got cramp.


    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham

    A fit Marlon Harewood would have scored that and West Ham would be celebrating a great victory.

    Instead, the 2006 FA Cup final will be settled by penalties.


    Liverpool 3-3 West Ham

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    Video caption: Liverpool v West Ham 2006: Hammers hit post and miss great chance in extra time

    And still the chances keep coming!

    Agony for West Ham as Yossi Benayoun's free-kick flicks off the back of Nigel Reo-Coker's head and hits the post after Pepe Reina gets his finger-tips to it.

    It rebounds to Marlon Harewood, who can barely stand, but he can't adjust in time and the chance is gone.

    Incredible drama.