Written by By Adonis Richards Contributing Writer |adonisinquiry.com.
Teenager Jones and veteran Rooney captured highlights in the FA Cup this weekend. Taking center stage is the hope for the future and the reflection of what was. Curtis Jones at 18 years old took center stage in this amazing feat of Liverpool glory. Jones and Rooney take center stage in this battle of attrition in Liverpool. The Young winger reveals his unimaginable promise in his goal-scoring. Because of his heroics, Liverpool emerged victorious with a 1-0 score over Everton. Thus, propelling Jones into what seems to be a long and illustrious career. Also, Wayne Rooney contributed significantly as he reflected nostalgically on Jones’s goal.
What a strike! ?
Curtis Jones opens the scoring with his first senior goal!
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 5, 2020
Rooney, who also achieved overnight stardom a the young age of 16 held his ground in this match that seems to count down his twilight years.18 years into the game he still proves effective as he touched the ball 77 times over the course of the 90-minute match. This was the most by any player that night.
“He influenced the game a lot because you could see his experience,” -Derby manager Phillip Cocu said of Rooney according to newsobserver. “He knows when to receive the ball and has great delivery when he gives it. The other players know he will give the pass so they will make the runs.”
This experience is influential for Jones who now shows promise in his one goal that won the match. The score came out of the left side, where Jones capitalized by clipping the far corner and clinging it off the underside of the crossbar. An amazing display of savvy and Athleticism from the young talent.
“The ball came to me and I only had one thing in mind – to shoot,” said Jones “Luckily enough it led to the matchwinner and a great goal.”
"I can't describe it in words, it was massive."
"I never thought it would go in the way it did."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 5, 2020
What a game
Aside from Looney defying father time and Jones emerging, the game had a memorable moment. This came in the form of an incident that forced Palace captain Luka Milivojevic to leave. This is because the captain had a tussle with Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone. This turn of events spiced up the match a little bit which was a great game otherwise.
Everton, unfortunately, hasn’t won a game in Anfield since 1999. The team also hasn’t won a derby match since 2010. Everton continues to struggle in this decade. In a rare move, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti fielded a strong lineup. This, unfortunately, didn’t bear good fruits as Everton missed out on the three chances they had.