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Manchester City 2 - Liverpool 2

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

3/2/13

Attendance: 47, 331

Referee: Anthony Taylor of Wythenshawe, Manchester

Manchester City
2 - 2
Liverpool
Dzeko 23′ Aguero 78′
 
Sturridge 29′ Gerrard 73′
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 331
The Teams
01 Hart
 
 
 
25 Reina
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
 
02 Johnson
 
 
06 Lescott
 
 
 
03 Jose Enrique
 
 
75'
22 Clichy
 
 
 
05 Agger
 
 
33 Nastasic
 
 
56'
 
23 Carragher
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
 
08 Gerrard
 
 
14 Garcia
 
 
 
14 Henderson
 
 
18 Barry
 
 
87'
 
19 Downing
 
 
21 Silva
 
 
74'
 
21 Lucas
 
 
10 Dzeko
 
 
 
07 Suarez
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
 
15 Sturridge
 
 
90'
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
 
 
 
01 Jones
 
 
03 Maicon
 
 
74'
 
37 Skrtel
 
 
75'
13 Kolarov
 
 
56'
 
47 Wisdom
 
 
08 Nasri
 
 
87'
 
24 Allen
 
 
90'
11 Sinclair
 
 
 
31 Sterling
 
 
17 Rodwell
 
 
 
33 Shelvey
 
 
32 Tevez
 
 
 
29 Borini
 
 
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
13
3
On Target
3
9
Corners
9
0
Offside
2
13
Fouls
9
3
Yellow Cards
4
46.2
%
53.8
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: A firecracker of a Lancashire derby saw City and Liverpool go at it hammer and tongue with ultimately the spoils being shared following Roberto Mancini's bold decision to run with Plan B, go with three at the back and attempt to retake a lost central midfield by flooding it and pushing a dangerous Liverpool back...This was as agonising a contest as Planet Blue has encountered in The Hunt For Rag October with Liverpool intent upon giving everything to end City's title hopes...Should Mancio concede the title tonight and take some pressure off his players it will be interesting again to see how The Stretfords react following their relentless ability to claw back or grind out results so far for the entire season despite shipping some very even contests...City had the look of a side coming up short, spent and in need of reinforcement even with a stunning lung bursting performance from James Milner...Like the rags in the last campaign, City have endured a lengthy injury list throughout this one and the knowledge that the Touré brothers are flying back to Manchester will serve as an injection of much needed fresh legs ahead of a tricky trip to Southampton...A blessed relief following The Stretford Gap streching to nine points is that with any luck the sheer anti-City bias emanating from Sky and BBC mouths will back off...All is not quite yet lost for The Blues but if the results pattern of a tough season continues it will be...Yet it's well worth reminding ourselves that MCFC will not being away meekly into the night anymore and based upon this type of hard earned experience will be back stronger in August. Stats Courtesy Sky Sports




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Date:Sunday February 3 2013

Time: 5:58PM

Your Comments

Wythenshawe is Blue in my experience JB Perhaps he moved from Ordsall or somewhere else Salford-esque!
cropped
Anthony Taylor 2 Manchester City 2. Liverpool fortunate to keep 11 men on the pitch today.
fifthcolumnblue
Just dawned on me I didn' doff the cap to Kun Aguero's brilliance in the absence of any pundit venturing to do so. Mancio tonight says this ain't over.
Johnny Baguette
Anthony Taylor is from a United family but claims to support Altrincham (sure).
StuMCFC
Another tough day at the office, but still plenty of games to go. It aint over until its over.
johnkelv
Even Bob was getting paranoid like the rest of us, why did the libnesmen see all the City fouls against Liverpool, but just happened to miss the one on Dzeko? It was a good game end to end and I would have been disapppointed had City put the ball out in that situation and don't blame Liverpool for playing on. City had a chance to clear it and fluffed it. Liverpool the better team but only just and a good open game credit to both sides.
buzz lightyear
 

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