LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Penalties earned Liverpool a return to the Premier League summit and Brighton a place in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday.
James Milner converted an 81st-minute spot kick to secure a 2-1 win for Liverpool at Fulham, lifting Juergen Klopp’s team above Manchester City and two points clear in the title race. City has a game in hand.
Brighton joined Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford in an all-Premier League semifinal lineup after beating second-tier Millwall 5-4 in a penalty shootout after a dramatic quarterfinal match.
Brighton only got to extra time after scoring an equalizer in the fifth minute of stoppage time — through a goalkeeping error — to make it 2-2.
It is the first time the south-coast team has reached the semifinals since 1983.
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