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LIVERPOOL (3) VS (2) MANCHESTER CITY
13TH APRIL 201415:28 90th min Jordan Henderson is RED CARDED for a dangerous challenge, it looked to have been two footed but it was clumsy from the young englishman.
15:27 90th min City need to use the five minutes of added time to create chances to score. Two of the five have been used.
15:24 89th min Victor Moses replaces the potential match winner Coutinho with one minute ofr regulation time to go. Five minutes of added time has been held up by the fourth official.
15:20 85th min We’re into the last five minutes of normal time in this frenetic match, Liverpool have their tails up after Brazilian Coutinho restored their lead. The players are getting lethargic as the pace of the match is catching up with them. City need Air Jordan 2010 to score two in the last four minutes to walk away with a win.
15:15 80th min What an amazing game! Liverpool strike back, and the pendulum swings back in their favour.
15:13 78th min GOAL!!!!!!! BRILLIANT STRIKE FROM COUTINHO
15:09 75th min David Silva is fast becoming the difference this afternoon, he almost gives City the lead, gathering a ball from Ageuro the diminutive Spaniard can’t force the ball into the net.
15:02 68th min Edin Dzeko is replaced by Sergio “Kun” Ageuro, City’s top scorer with 26 goals in all competitions. Pellegrini is clearly going for the jugular.
14:59 65th min City have drawn level in 5 minutes, Silva again in the action. The Spaniards shot deflecting off Johnson and past Mignolet. Liverpool now have to thwart a confident City side.
14:57 63rd min GOAL!!!! Glen Johnson (OG)
14:52 58th min GOAL!!!! David Air Jordan 6s Silva halves the deficit.
14:48 54th min Suarez and Demichelis clash again, but the Urugyuan seems to have made a meal of the challenge, he is very lucky to still be on the pitch.
14:45 50th min Pellegrini does make his change of the match, James Milner on for Jesus Navas. Milner’s workhorse and more robust approach is what the manager needs.
14:43 48th min Manuel Pellegrini does have Milner, Aguero and Negredo warming up. When he introduce a more attacking option is the key.
14:40 45th min City get us underway , chasing the match after Liverpool took a 2 0 lead in under 20 minutes.
HALF TIME SCORE: Liverpool 2 0 Manchester City
14:23 45th min Liverpool win a corner on the stroke of half time, Hart comes out to punch and Clattenburg ends the half.
14:21 43rd Air Jordan 10s min City have been thwarted by some heroics on the Liverpool goal line, in which Glen Johnson cleared the ball off the line before Mignolet jumped and claimed the ball.
14:18 40th min 5 minutes to go till half time and the City back four are still being pegged back by Sturridge, Suarez and Sterling. Coutinho makes an impressive run straight at the City defence, and Demichelis steps back and allows Coutinho to shoot, but he drags his shot wide past Hart.
14:13 Air Jordan 3s 35th min City finally have a decent spell of possesion and they win a dangerous free kick just outside the box, but Silva can’t get it through the red Air Jordan Spizike brick wall.
14:08 30th min A third of the match has gone by in a flash, the football has been fast and furious at Anfield today. 14:06 28th min Liverpool are ripping City to shreds with brilliant diagonal runs by SSS, Sterling, Sturridge and Suarez.