Fernando Torres struck a hat-trick in a surprise start for Liverpool


Fernando Torres struck a hat-trick in a surprise start for Liverpool as they edged an entertaining Carling Cup third-round clash at Reading 4-2.

While Manchester City and Arsenal both came through with narrow victories in tough encounters.

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Yossi Benayoun broke his Liverpool duck with a goal of the highest quality to give the Reds the lead at Reading, scoring past Adam Federici from distance in the 23rd minute.

Bobby Convey levelled four minutes but Torres made the most of his run-out by firing Liverpool back in front early in the second half.

John Halls equalised in the 64th minute but Torres put Liverpool in front for a third time with another fabulous finish in the 71st minute, before converting a one-on-one for his hat-trick.
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