15 rounds. 30 shots. 20 minutes.
That’s how the penalty shootout went down between Liverpool and Middlesbrough in their third round League Cup match at Anfield.
Tied 1-1 after 90 minutes, Liverpool seemed to have found the winner when the young Spaniard Suso put the Reds ahead in the 109th minute, but Middlesbrough didn’t lay down. Pushing through the final seconds of stoppage time, Middlesbrough drew a penalty in the 123rd minute, which was subsequently converted by Patrick Bramford, sending the match into a penalty shootout.
What ensued was the joint highest-scoring penalty shootout in League Football history. At one point, 20 straight shots were converted. Both goalkeepers were forced to shoot (both scored) before the teams came full circle to the top of the order. Finally in the 15th round, Albert Adomah missed wide to the goalkeeper’s left, ending the epic shootout with Liverpool surviving another day.