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Manchester CITY
0 - 1
Liverpool

Carling League Cup Semi Final 1st Leg

The Etihad Stadium

11/1/12

Attendance: 36,017

Referee: Lee Mason

Manchester CITYLiverpool
Gerrard pen 13
25. Hart     25. Reina    
2. Richards C     34. Kelly    
6. Lescott     37. Skrtel    
15. Savic     5. Agger    
22. Clichy     2. Johnson    
7. Milner     19. Downing     59
18. Barry     20. Spearing     23
34. De Jong     72 14. Henderson    
11. Johnson     66 39. Bellamy     79
16. Aguero     8. Gerrard C    
45. Balotelli     39 9. Carroll    
Substitutes
30. Pantilimon GK     32. Doni GK    
5. Zabaleta     3. Jose Enrique     59
10. Dzeko     66 16. Coates    
13. Kolarov     72 18. Kuyt    
19. Nasri
 
  39 23. Carragher     79
20. Hargreaves     26. Adam     23
24. Onuoha     33. Shelvey    
Game Statistics
16
Goal Attempts
5
6
On Target
4
5
Corners
2
2
Offside
1
10
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
1
65
%
35
Comments...
Buzz On The Spot:.... City were their own worst enemies in the first half. They played like the world has been against them and the fans were just waiting for that first sliding tackle so they can complain, but the simple truth is after Savic's stupid, unnecessary challenge for the ball in which he caught the Liverpool defender on the knee with his boot, City could not find their form of last year. It has deserted them.... Balotelli was subbed before half time and I suspect he is still carrying an injury. He went straight down the tunnel after coming off, with Nasri replacing him....Richards had been the shining light and Hart in good form kept the score down....Liverpool deserved their lead and was only since Nasri came on that City ventured forward and an effort by the Frenchman was put round the post by Reina and after brilliant work by Richards, Milner side footed over from a good position to equalise.... Looking tired and jaded, this was the worst I had seen City this season and they needed to play a lot better in the second half....Liverpool parked the bus thereafter and were content to sit on their 1-0 lead and invite City to break them down. City very nearly obliged with a great header from Richards and Aguero rounded Reina after a bad back pass, but could not find the goal with his shot.... City pressed but the damage was done in the first half and in the end they simply looked tired. Liverpool just defended, when probably they could have got more goals had they taken the game to City....The fans got their two footed tackle with Glen Johnson leaving the ground for what looked far worse than Vinnie Kompany's was. Rewarded only with a free kick....All to play for in the second leg. I doubt it, Liverpool will park the bus again as City's goal machine appears to have stuttered to a halt....but there is some light at the end of the tunnel and you can only summise that teams will not come out to play against City. If they do and score they will stick in numbers at the back and hope we don't score. It was disappointing in the end not to get a draw.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday January 11 2012
Time: 9:40PM

Comments

0
Yaya, come back...
Blue ponderer
11/01/2012 21:44:00
0
Hope Kompany wasn't watching Glen Johnson's two footer on Lescott tonight - 10 x worse, as Johnson got a bit of Lescott as well as the ball. IMO it should have been a YELLOW CARD, but we got what, a free kick? Kompany must surely have booted his telly when he saw the ref take no action on that one.
fifthcolumnblue
11/01/2012 21:52:00
0
I'll check the tape later, fifth, but I don't know if we even got the free kick.
PhillyBlueMoon
11/01/2012 21:58:00
0
And I have to say, good job to the 36,000 who came out to the game, especially in tough economic times for a competition seen as second-rate by most fans in England (unless you root for Liverpool) at a rain-swept Etihad Stadium. Great support!
PhillyBlueMoon
11/01/2012 21:59:00
0
Powder puff in the first half, there was no fight whatsoever. Nasri's introduction swung the momentum in our favour but the damage was already done. Liverpool parked the bus very well and we just couldn't get the rub of the green to find a way through. Liverpool obviously favourites now to go through but if we go there with a bit of fight we can get the win, we have shown this season that we're better than them so this one ain't done yet.
Bluedub
11/01/2012 22:08:00
0
Was tonight a modern day record for English players starting a Premier League game? Six for City. Is this why it was such a *****e contest?
Johnny Baguette
11/01/2012 22:09:00
0
Knock, knock

Who's there ?

We are Tottenham, Super Tottenham, we are Tottenham from the Lane !!!

Things are starting to heat up in the EPL aren't they... Its obviously still Citys to throw away, but on this current form thats exactly what your doing. Im not a hater btw & I want either you guys or us in either 1st or 2nd positions, I HATE Utd & their cheating sob Manager, the jumped up ^%£! has dictated the EPL much like the dictatorship (tho not to the same level of corruption) of a certain Sepp Blatter @ FIFA.

Anyway just a bit of friendly banter, altho it holds the truth as well. Question is now, who's locker room is the most confident @ the start of the 2nd half to the season ?

Btw I think you'll beat Liverpoo @ Anfield & win the Cup... COYS
True Spurs Supporter
11/01/2012 22:53:00
0
Big game Sunday week TSS, I'm relishing it.
Bluedub
11/01/2012 22:58:00
0
Tottenham still have to embark on their inevitable mid-season crumble. It's a case of 'when', not 'if', so wouldn't be too confident yet True Spurs. That said, would like to see you push the rag scum beneath you.
rojo2010
11/01/2012 23:00:00
0
We'll let the ragsters worry about Tottenham - don't forget, you play us the day before 'arry is in the dock. Personally, will be delighted to see your finish second in the PL, as long as you're ahead of the rags and behind us!
fifthcolumnblue
11/01/2012 23:08:00
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