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Liverpool Wins FA Cup Title


Liverpool has won its seventh English Football Association Cup title by rallying from a two-goal deficit and beating West Ham, 3-1, on penalties in Cardiff, Wales.

Dietmar Hamman, Steven Gerrard and John Arne Riise converted for Liverpool in the shoot-out.

Gerrard scored twice in regulation - including in the last minute to tie the match at 3-3 and send it into extra time. Gerrard's efforts earned him man-of-the-match honors.

An own-goal by Jamie Carragher and a score by Dean Ashton had given West Ham the lead. Djibril Cisse and Gerrard evened the match by early in the second half. Paul Konchesky made it 3-2 for West Ham in the 64th minute, but Gerrard's heroics gave Liverpool the trophy.

This is the first time "the Reds" have won the F-A Cup - the world's oldest and most famous cup competition - since 2001. Liverpool captured the European Champions League title last year with a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over A-C Milan.

Some information provided by AP.