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Exeter earn replay at Liverpool after 2-2 draw

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Goals from Tom Nichols and Lee Holmes means League Two Exeter City will head to Anfield to take on Liverpool in a replay.

The Grecians took the lead twice, firstly through Nichols in the ninth minute and then again seconds before the interval at half time.

Striker Tom Nichols was named man of the match.

WATCH: Norwegian Exeter City fan travels nearly 1,300 miles for the match

Marius Bik travelled all the way from Norway for tonight's FA cup match Exeter City v Liverpool.

Marius Bik, an Exeter City fan who's travelled all the way from Norway for tonight's match which will see the Grecians take on the Liverpudlian Reds.

Marius is one of 23 people who made the trip from Norway to Exeter especially.

Ian and Kylie spoke to him ahead of the game at St James' Park.

Liverpool touchdown at Exeter Airport ahead of big game

The young players touchdown at Exeter Airport ahead of the game at St. James Park. Credit: ITV West Country

Liverpool have landed at Exeter Airport ahead of their match against the Grecians tonight in the third round of the FA cup.

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The last meeting between these sides was in the League Cup in 2011 - Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool won 3-1 at St. James Park.

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Many of the Reds players will be from the under 20s team. Credit: ITV West Country

8,500 fans will pack into the stadium for the sell-out game.


Grecians striker says injured Liverpool will still be tough opponent

Exeter City striker Tom Nichols says the side shouldn't underestimate Liverpool despite the many injured players on the team.

Liverpool currently have enough first team players out injured to field an alternate XI.

Tom thinks the injuries won't mean it'll be an easy game for the Grecians.

The Grecians are at home to Jurgen Klopp's team today (January 8) to be played at St James Park.

Fans advised to arrive early for Exeter vs Liverpool game

Exeter fans at Old Trafford

Football fans heading to the St James Park this Friday to watch Exeter City play Liverpool in the FA Cup game have been advised to arrive early to avoid the rush.

Devon and Cornwall Police will be on hand to support the staff at the club, making sure the game is an enjoyable family event.

Gates open at 6:30pm.

This is a big game for Exeter City and excitement is running high, but the club says it isn't anticipating any problems - a promise echoed by Liverpool fans on social media.

Every week at Exeter City FC fans mix freely and enjoy the friendly rivalry that makes football and especially the FA Cup the exciting spectacle that captivates so many.

Liverpool fans are renowned for their fervent but always sportsmanlike support and will be welcomed not only by a progressive highly professional football unit but also by a city well versed as generous hosts.”

– ulian Tagg, Chairman of Exeter City

With a sell out crowd all away coaches will be met and escorted by Police.

It is a great community event for the City of Exeter and Exeter Football Club to host such a game.

The police will have resources on duty to assist with the night time economy and deal with any anti-social behaviour should it occur."

– Vicky Howell, Devon & Cornwall Police Football Unit
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