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Manchester City 2 - Liverpool 2

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium


Attendance: 47, 331

Referee: Anthony Taylor of Wythenshawe, Manchester

Manchester City
2 - 2
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
22 Clichy
05 Agger
33 Nastasic
23 Carragher
07 Milner
08 Gerrard
14 Garcia
14 Henderson
18 Barry
19 Downing
21 Silva
21 Lucas
10 Dzeko
07 Suarez
16 Aguero
15 Sturridge
30 Pantilimon
01 Jones
03 Maicon
37 Skrtel
13 Kolarov
47 Wisdom
08 Nasri
24 Allen
11 Sinclair
31 Sterling
17 Rodwell
33 Shelvey
32 Tevez
29 Borini
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
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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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 3 2013

Time: 5:58PM

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Wythenshawe is Blue in my experience JB Perhaps he moved from Ordsall or somewhere else Salford-esque!
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03/02/2013 18:08:00

Anthony Taylor 2 Manchester City 2. Liverpool fortunate to keep 11 men on the pitch today.
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03/02/2013 19:35:00

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
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03/02/2013 20:22:00

Anthony Taylor is from a United family but claims to support Altrincham (sure).
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03/02/2013 20:40:00

Another tough day at the office, but still plenty of games to go. It aint over until its over.
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03/02/2013 21:29:00

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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04/02/2013 06:10:00


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