Soccer: Minamino assist helps Liverpool advance in FA Cup

Japan forward Takumi Minamino set up Liverpool’s second goal as the Premier League champions beat coronavirus-hit Aston Villa 4-1 in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday. The 25-year-old has been an unused substitute since scoring his first Premier League goal on Dec. 19 against Crystal Palace but started at Villa Park against a virus-depleted team all under the age of 23. Villa, however, having gone behind to an early Sadio Mane goal, frustrated Liverpool for the much of the game and drew level in the first half with a breakaway goal from 17-year-old Louie Barry. But on the hour mark Minam…

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