Stats: Liverpool v Manchester City 22/02/09
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Liverpool 1 - Manchester City 1

Barclays Premier League



Attendance: 44,259

Referee: Phil Dowd

1 - 1
Manchester City
Kuyt (78)
Arbeloa og (51)
Venue: Anfield
Attendance: 44,259
The Teams
Jose Reina
Shay Given
Alvaro Arbeloa
Micah Richards
Jamie Carragher
Richard Dunne
Martin Skrtel
Nedum Onuoha
Andrea Dossena
Wayne Bridge
Yossi Benayoun
Pablo Zabaleta
Nigel De Jong
Leiva Lucas
Vincent Kompany
Albert Riera
Stephen Ireland
Fernando Torres
Craig Bellamy
Dirk Kuyt
Diego Cavalieri
Joe Hart
Sami Hyypia
Javier Garrido
Fabio Aurelio
Darius Vassell
Ryan Babel
Ched Evans
David Ngog
Blumer Elano
Jay Spearing
Vladimir Weiss
Nabil El Zhar
Felipe Caicedo
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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 22 2009

Time: 5:17PM

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The stats suggest Liverpool had the lions share of the play, but as we all know, stats are just that. Did City deserve to win?
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22/02/2009 17:38:00

Last weeks stats showed that City played well and we were pathetic. This week we look to be lucky to get a draw but this was a game of two halfs. For me City just about deserved to nick this game.
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22/02/2009 17:49:00

It's a good point for City, like the Copenhagen game I would have taken a draw. But it is hard not to feel disappointed after letting another lead slip. Great to see Nedum performing so well, and I thought that was more of Bellamy goal than an own goal
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22/02/2009 17:51:00

In the first half there was plenty of effort but we looked a bit overawed by the Anfield occasion. Then there was a 20-minute spell at the start of the second half when we looked far the better side. The timing of the goal gave us a chance of dominating and for a while we were able to do it. Benitez brought on Babel at the right time for Liverpool and we started to look stretched down both flanks, then started to tire. There were some great performances for me. Kompany and De Jong proved we can play with two "defensive" midfielders in the same side -- and showed great commitment for the full 90. Zabaleta made his Argentine compatriot Mascherano look second best. Given was great again. No complaints about the work rate of Richards and Bridge, both ran their socks off and did us proud. The stats, like Tudor and Thaibluefan say, give a false impression. We could well have won this one... Bellamy and Ireland ran and closed down and showed pace and ... could not quite get the luck to go with the effort. If there ever was a game that needed some brilliance from Robinho, this was it. The Brazilian did loads of tracking back but just couldn't find the spark we needed. But hey, if we played like this every week we would be in the Top 6 no problem.
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22/02/2009 18:14:00

Im happy the point but sad we couldnt hang on. The lads were amazing second half and our midfield trio were power houses. Praise to nedum whos taken his chance and im happy for him because he is a model perfessional. I couldnt fault any of the players today. Though this result doesnt paper over the cracks in my eyes, we need to get something from west ham next week.
enzo city
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22/02/2009 21:43:00

I think if Stevie's effort in the 29th min had been successful it would have been a true result 2 -1
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23/02/2009 09:39:00

we are slowly getting there........
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23/02/2009 11:43:00


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