Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Liverpool embarrass City in Etihad

MANCHESTER - Liverpool finally managed to win the game against Manchester City in the first leg Carling Cup semi-finals with the score 1-0, Thursday (01/12/2012). Single goal the Reds in the first round successfully printed by the captain Steven Gerrard penalty in the first round.
Liverpool's victory makes their revenge shortchanged when defeated 3-0 by the City in the event the Premier League. Not only was this victory Liverpool to the final chance to make the greater because in the second leg will be played at his own headquarters.
Whereas, The Citizens have struggled in the second leg later. Roberto Mancini needs a victory by a margin of at least two goals to get through to the grand final of the Carling Cup.
Indeed in this match Liverpool appear quite bright. Retainer of the Reds even more dominant in the control of the ball is different with The Citizens who looked less than the maximum after the left and Kalou Yaya Toure for following the African Cup of Nations and David Silva to injury.
First RoundLiverpool travel to Etihad Stadium on Thursday (1/12/2012) early morning local time, immediately launched an attack against The Citizens and the defense looks pretty determined to score first, but his efforts can still be broken rearguard City.
Do not want to continue to develop, The Citizens direct creative with creating some counter-attack. As with the Reds, their efforts were still not able to produce a goal.
Disastrous for City came in the 12th minute when Stefan Savic made a mistake by breaking Daniel Agger in his own penalty box and referee Lee Mason immediately without hesitation awarding the Reds a penalty.
Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, who became executor of the penalty kick is successfully breaking goalkeeper Joe Hart and make the Reds winning 1-0 at minute 13. By the mid-first round both teams still involved with the sale and purchase of the attacks occurred some pretty fierce and loud enough offense.
In the 29th minute the home team get the opportunity through a free kick, but the kick Mario Balotelli hit the fence was still alive the Reds players. Until the end of the second half Liverpool still lead with the score 1-0.
The second halfLiverpool directly into the second half without the gas and do a few stitches to the City. Although it does not produce a goal, but their efforts to make the back row The Citizens quite overwhelmed.
Just as the first half, City take better advantage of a counterattack. Find their opportunities in the 65th minute through the legs Sergio Aguero, unfortunately the kick was caught by goalkeeper Pepe Reina. Indeed, in this fight Reina performed quite nicely and often break some of the opportunities available City.
78 minutes, turn Gareth Barry get a chance after passing through several defenders Livepool. In fact, Barry was facing one on one with Reina. However, the Spanish goalkeeper Barry's chances diminish.
Feeling depressed with the onslaught of the retainer Liverpool City makes the players look quite frustrating and the game changed leads rough. As happened in 85 minutes, Samir Nasri and Jamie Carragher clashed and the referee immediately gave yellow cards to both.
Up to three minutes of added time in the second round, the City can not give a goal back against Liverpool. By this I legi Liverpool managed to win the Carling Cup semi-final match and if you want to qualify for the final round, the City must win the second leg match at the upcoming January 26 with a minimum selisi two goals.
Probable teams:Manchester City: Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott, G. Clichy, S. Savic, N. de Jong (Aleksandar Kolarov '72), Gareth Barry, Adam Johnson (Edin Dzeko '68), James Milner, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli (Samir Nasri '39).
Liverpool: Pepe Reina, G. Johnson, Daneil Agger, M. Skrtel, M. Kelly, Stewart Downing (Jose Enrique '60), Steven Gerrard, J. Spearing (Charlie Adam '22), J. Henderson, Craig Bellamy (Jamie Carragher '77), Andy Carroll.


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