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Liverpool 3 - Manchester City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

Anfield

11/04/11

Attendance: 47, 087

Referee: Mark Halsey

Liverpool
3 - 0
Manchester City
Carroll 13, 35, Kuyt 34
 
 
Venue: Anfield
 
Attendance: 47, 087
The Teams
Reina
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Flanagan
 
 
 
Boyata
 
 
Carragher
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
Skrtel
 
 
 
Lescott
 
 
Aurelio
 
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
Kuyt
 
 
 
Barry
 
 
Lucas
 
 
 
Y Toure
 
 
Spearing
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
59
Meireles
 
 
 
Tevez
 
 
16
Suarez
 
 
 
Johnson
 
 
Carroll
 
 
90
 
Dzeko
 
 
Substitutes
Gulacsi (GK)
 
 
 
Taylor (GK)
 
 
Cole
 
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
Rodriguez
 
 
 
SWP
 
 
Wilson
 
 
 
Silva
 
 
59
Ngog
 
 
90
 
De Jong
 
 
83
Shelvey
 
 
 
Balotelli
 
 
16,
Robinson
 
 
 
McGivern
 
 
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
13
7
On Target
4
6
Corners
2
5
Offside
0
6
Fouls
3
1
Yellow Cards
0
53
%
47
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: This was as spineless and cowardly a City performance as we have seen since the pathetic 8-1 rollover under Sven-Goran Eriksson at Middlesbrough...Injury hit Liverpool were rampant from the off following an impeccably observed minutes silence for the Hillsborough victims...The home side were allowed to stroll through a central City midfield that failed to show any commitment whatsoever. This continued into a terrible second half whereby Liverpool joined The Blues in running out of ideas... YaYa Toure, Gareth Barry and James Milner's efforts were shameful. Joey Barton slated Barry as a tortoise last week. Well the unhinged Evertonian was spot on. Milner is going backwards and his lethargic, meandering runs quintessentially summed up a no show that was as pisspoor as it gets. Toure reverted to carrying a fridge freezer mode. At the back, we were a panic stricken shambles. But for timely Kompany interventions this could have been double figures. Up front, Dzeko was hopelessly off the pace and Balotelli dreadful...I could go on in damning tonight's appalling individual performances but the biggest balls up tonight has to be attributed to Roberto Mancini. For me, he got his selection badly wrong. From the moment the team sheet was announced, all momentum built up from the fine win over Sunderland was lost...City are now left with a Champions League place in clear and present danger and a Wembley derby that without Carlos Tevez looks increasingly daunting...City, you had better respond.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 11 2011

Time: 10:19PM

Your Comments

I think Liverpool showed Bob, what attacking means, he got the selection wrong tonight, big time. Liverpool well deserved the victory, because they upped their game and we didn't. Dalgleish motivated his side and I cannot say the same for Bob.
buzz lightyear
We flagged it earlier Buzz, I'd say Kenny was rubbing his hands together with glee when he saw our team sheet! Disaster.. Pool were up for it too which just added insult to injury and they should be credited for that performance.
rojo2010
I am sorry, but enough is enough. I am a patient City fan who generally thinks the manager always knows best over me. I am not, by any means, an expert, but it is plain to see that Mario Balotelli is nothing but a 'pretender'. When he plays we have a passenger. When he plays it is 10 v 11. In fact it is worse. He gives the ball away with the majority of his touches, I honestly believe we would play better with 10, as we did against Kiev. It has got to the point where it is embarrassing and I cannot defend him anymore. No doubt he can finish, but football is about far more than that and without any decent build up play, there will be no opportunities to finish anyway. What is most worrying, is that the other players seem to know this and therefore he zaps the confidence and moreover the 'heart' out of the side. You can see the other players desperately trying to persevere, but know deep down they have no confidence in him. It is gut-wrenching to see players of Kompany's caliber having to play alongside him, knowing full well he is just going to crumble at the first challenge. He is not a winner. He does not have the mettle. I honestly know that we would be better off with a player like Bellamy - somebody who cares more about the team than making excuses for his own inability. Moriniho knew this; Mancini needs to accept this. It was a mistake - stop flogging a dead horse. He is an embarrassment!
danniboy
Good post Danniboy
Oziman
 

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