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Summary

  1. League Two Exeter take Liverpool to replay
  2. Exeter's second comes direct from corner
  3. Seventy-six league places between sides
  4. Liverpool made 11 changes from previous game
  5. Watch best moments via highlights tab
  6. Use play icon to watch BBC One coverage

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

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The replay date is still to be confirmed.

The fourth-round draw will be on Monday.

The next FA Cup football coming your way on the BBC Sport website is just a few hours away. We will be bringing you all the upsets as they happen here with build-up from 09:00 GMT.

See you there.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Second youngest #LFC team ever - 22.87. Youngest was 22.85 v Wolves in April 1965, a week before the FA Cup Final v Wales.

The final word in that Tweet is supposed to be Leeds I think.

Hopefully LFC Match by Match's maths was more accurate.

Either way, this was a team that can barely remember their team's 4-3 classic against Newcastle in 1996.

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Neil Michael Owens: It was worth watching just to see #JurgenKlopp's interview at the end. Funny, honest & compulsive viewing!

Ben Bowman: Incredible support from the stands in Exeter! Song for Stanno coming through loud and clear, sing up City

Klopp described Tom Nichols's opener as a "wake-up call" but in his own brilliant style - saying "klonk!" as if the goal had hit him directly on the head.

He makes a metaphor come alive that guy.

'We're disappointed we didn't win'

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Lee Holmes
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Exeter midfielder Lee Holmes, who scored the second goal from a corner, on BBC One: 

"We've been working all week on those corners - put it in the mixer and right on top of keeper Adam Bogdan. We knew we could cause an upset. We're disappointed we didn’t come away with a win."

Likely lads?

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

There were several bright performances from Liverpool's youngsters.

Joao Teixeira was lively, especially in the first half. He took on more players than any other Liverpool man (21).

Cameron Brannagan made more passes (59) and more tackes (four) than any of his team-mates.

And left-back Brad Smith got forward well, scoring the second equaliser, and had the second-highest number of touches for Liverpool. 

'Good experience for young Liverpool'

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Alan Shearer

Former England striker on BBC One

"It was a brilliant 94 minutes of football. From start to finish it was entertaining. What a night for the Exeter chairman and the football club. As for Liverpool, the experience the kids will get from tonight will carry them on for the rest of their careers."

'I can't believe we have to play another game'

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on BBC One: "It's obvious what we have to learn in the future. We have to be more robust. It was a difficult pitch. Exeter did really well. Maybe they know which part of the pitch you can play football. It was really difficult for us today. On one-on-one situations they were more robust than our guys."

On the goals:

"The first goal was unlucky for us - it was their first attack. I won't say anything about the second goal - they showed it live on the BBC. I can't believe we have to play another game now. You want it like this so we will be there."

Asked about whether the young Liverpool players were players of the future:

"I mix some team together and you say 'show me the future'. It can't be the future. The players helped us in our situation."

Four goals, one live entry

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Relive the ups and downs of a roller-coaster of a Cup tie...

Exeter take lead against Liverpool
Jerome Sinclair equalises for Liverpool
Exeter score straight from a corner
Liverpool draw level with Exeter

'The fans were different class'

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

BBC's man of the match, Exeter's Tom Nichols: "I thought the boys were brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed the draw and have a trip to Anfield.

On his goal: "I was doing work with one of our coaches the day before. It was a great ball into the area and I got a foot on it. The fans have been different class the last four of five games."

Tom Nichols
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Nichols was a busy boy. As the touch map above shows, he covered every blade for his team.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Ian Wright

Ex-Arsenal striker on BBC One

"It was fantastic from Exeter. They won't be disappointed to go to Anfield. They could have won the game but give credit to Liverpool because they hung in there."

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Exeter City's mascot celebrates with the fans
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Exeter's fans have not gone anywhere.

They are sticking about to congratulate their team. Fully deserved.

And their team rightly return the gesture with applause for their support. It has been bubbling all evening at St James Park. 

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

A right old ding-doinging Cup tie comes to an end.

Exeter earn a replay and might have had more.

Jurgen Klopp learns what the FA Cup is all about.

And he gets a view of a tin-foil trophy cut-out bobbing among the home fans as he heads down the tunnel.

Classic.

FULL-TIME

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Matthew Oakley applauds
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Man of the match - Tom Nichols

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"Exeter's Tom Nichols has been superb from minute one. He's shown quality and endeavour and will be playing a higher level very soon."

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Pedro Chirivella can't find a pass into the box from the edge of the Exeter area.

Time ticking down...

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Jordan Moore-Taylor meets an Exeter corner.

His header is going nowhere, but was he taken out in the air?

An optimistic shout from the hosts. No dice from the referee.

Watch Liverpool's equaliser again

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

As we wait to see if there's a late winner in this match, here's another chance to watch Liverpool's equaliser.

A big goal for Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool draw level with Exeter

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Cameron Brannagan tracks an Exeter midfield runner all the way and gets a valuable clearance away.

Liverpool under pressure...

INJURY TIME

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Four minutes of injury time pop up on the board.

That injects some life around St James Park...

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

Brad Smith
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"I like Brad Smith. I like his confidence. He has a tenacity about his play."

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Brad Smith lines up his sights from 25 yards and puts his laces through it.

His drilled effort is wide though.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale
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Neither side really look like they have a winner in them.

Exeter will take the replay cash. Liverpool will take the relief and a return to Anfield.

Three minutes to go.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

"Is it your hamstring? Is it your hamstring?"

Exeter's fans are short on sympathy for Brad Smith as he goes down injured.

Smith is back on his feet, but hobbling. Liverpool have used all three of the substitutes already.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Sheyi Ojo takes the long route around the Exeter defence, but skins Alex Nicholls for pace and manages to get a cross in.

Goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik claims though.

SUBSTITUTION

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Joel Grant replaces Lee Holmes for Exeter in the final change of the night.

'Attwell has had a good night'

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"It was a difficult one - that penalty appeal. But I think referee Stuart Attwell got that right again. He's had a good night."

PENALTY APPEAL

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Sheyi Ojo goes down as he gets in front of Troy Brown in the chase for a low cross.

"No penalty," says Stuart Attwell, Another top-drawer call, Brown got a toe on the ball. Just.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Joao Teixeira through the middle onto Christian Benteke's flick...nope.

Bobby Olejnik is off his blocks and out at the Liverpool midfielder's feet to smother.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Tom Nichols looks a player.

The Exeter man loses Jose Enrique in a square yard and whips a glorious ball across the face of the Liverpool goal.

None of the Liverpool defence were near it. Unfortunately for Nichols, neither were his team-mates.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Liverpool have a chance to aim towards Christian Benteke as Sheyi Ojo is fouled down by the Exeter byeline.

Just over the top of the Belgian and Kevin Stewart clatters a shot over the top on the half-volley.

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Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Alex White: A replay would actually be a good result. Not good for the fixture congestion though..

SUBSTITUTION

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp shores it up at the back, whipping off Tiago Ilori to be replaced by Joe Maguire.

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Liverpool are a man down at the back.

Tiago Ilori, short of match fitness, is hobbling around at the back with his socks around his ankles.

'An instinctive finish'

Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

Brad Smith celebrates
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"It's come a little bit against the run of play. What a finish from the young lad. Not the best clearance, but didn't he take it well. That was an instinctive finish from the full-back."

GOAL - Exeter 2-2 Liverpool

Brad Smith

Brad Smith scores
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Liverpool grab themselves a lifeline they don't really deserve.

Brad Smith thumps home first time after Jordan Moore-Taylor's clearance from Sheyi Ojo's cross flies right to his feet 12 yards out. 

It was a good finish from the Australian. Can Liverpool finish the job from here?

Or can Exeter go ahead for a third and decisive time?

'Why bring Lallana?'

Exeter 2-1 Liverpool

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"I'm trying to think of a scenario where Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would use Lucas and Adam Lallana. If you're not going to use Adam Lallana when you're losing then why bring him?"

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Liverpool substitute Adam Lallana is off for a jog down the touchline.

Is he going to get a rather urgent salvage job?

SUBSTITUTION

Exeter 2-1 Liverpool

Liverpool goalscorer Jerome Sinclair is removed and Sheyi Ojo - fresh from a loan spell at Wolves - is on in his place.

Ojo clumps a cross horribly long with his first involvement in the game.

Exeter 2-1 Liverpool

The Exeter fans are breaking out their own version of the Toure brothers chant in honour of their (unrelated) duo Tom Nichols and Alex Nicholls.

Liverpool are giving them no worries at the moment.

Exeter 2-1 Liverpool

Still Adam Lallana waits on the bench.

Is there any point bringing one of your first-team picks on a 250-mile trip if you are not going to deploy them at a time like this?