Football: Stewart sent off for Liverpool

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Apollon Limassol. . .1

Liverpool. . . . . . 2

Liverpool win 8-2 on aggregate

IAN RUSH moved within one goal of Roger Hunt's club record of 285 in League, cup and European matches when he scored the first in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Apollon Limassol in the second leg of their Cup-Winners' Cup first-round tie in Cyprus last night. But Paul Stewart was sent off and will miss at least the first leg in the next round.

Liverpool progressed 8-2 on aggregate, but their performance showed they are not over their domestic crisis in the Premier League.

They obviously found it hard to motivate themselves for the game. It was only when Milenko Spoliarich scored with a hard, left-foot shot from the edge of the area on the hour that the visitors roused themselves.

Rush equalised with an opportunist goal two minutes later and Don Hutchison got the winner after 68 minutes. But four minutes later Stewart was shown the red card after he lashed out at Apollon's keeper Michalis Christophi.

'It was foolish of him. If you raise your hand in any game you will go off,' the Liverpool manager Graeme Souness said. 'Paul didn't strike out; it was more of a brush and the goalkeeper threw himself down two or three seconds after the incident. Hopefully, Paul will have learned from it.'

Cardiff City will not be joining Liverpool in Friday's draw. They lost 2-0 to Austria's Admira Wacker in the Cup-Winners' Cup.

The Welsh side, who had held the Austrians goalless in the first leg, hung on until the second half before surrendering. Olaf Marschall set Admira on their way in the 47th minute, after Derek Brazil deflected a cross towards his own goal, and Johan Abfalterer added the second in the last minute.

Hibernian also went out, despite holding Anderlecht to a 1-1 draw in Brussels in the Uefa Cup, the Belgians progressing on the away goals rule on a 3-3 aggregate. Anderlecht took the lead after only five minutes through Luc Nilis, but Hibernian hit back 10 minutes later when Darren Jackson scored after a goalmouth scramble.

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