04/02/2013 - 01:00 | Premier League - Day 25 | Venue : Etihad Stadium | Referee : Anthony Taylor

Manchester City23' E.Dzeko78' S.Agüero2 - 2
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Liverpool29' D.Sturridge73' S.Gerrard

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City fumble the ball clear and that's the final whistle! A thrilling game ends two each! Great entertainment, but the reality for City at the end of this is that they trail Manchester United by nine points.

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Liverpool corner - play continues!

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Calm defending from Maicon to bring the ball down a couple of yards from his own goal and play it out.

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Gerrard delivers the free-kick into the box, but it is headed firmly clear.

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Joe Allen - on for Sturridge - wins a free-kick 10 yards inside the Man City half - last chance for a Liverpool winner?

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Kolarov delivers what looks a decent inswinging corner, but somehow it evades everyone and curls out for a goal kick.

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Aguero finds maicon in the box... his attempt to find Dzeko is blocked! Corner.

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City look the likelier scorers here, as Liverpool retreat to the edge of their box.

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FIVE added minutes to be played!

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Downing plays it back to Sturridge 25 yards out.. TOEPOKE!! Brings a fantastic save from Joe Hart!

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Unconvincing punch by Reina from the corner, but as the ball is played in he's more commanding and catches.

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Aguero embarks on yet another great run - what a player - but it's put behind for a corner.

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Man City change: Samir Nasri comes on for Gareth Barry.

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Milner delivers a pacy corner that is met by Maicon, but he heads over! Liverpool looking increasingly nervy now!

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Samir Nasri is getting ready to come on for City.

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Glen Johnson pings a 25-yarder, but it's always flashing over Joe Hart's goal.

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Heavy touch from Reina! Aguero closes him down but the keeper just about manages to get the ball away!

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Suarez's low cross is cleared as far as Gerrard, who sees his shot blocked this time! And City try to come away on the break with Aguero again... this is breathless stuff.

83'
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So that Maicon-for-Silva move - genius!

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Liverpool back on the attack - don't rule out more goals here. Actually, maybe do. Agger launches a 35-yarder into orbit.

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Poor old Stevie G. Those headlines were going to look so good...

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That was an astonishing goal from Aguero - but what on earth was Reina doing? Madness.

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GOAL! Manchester City are level! A bizarre, brilliant goal! Brry plays it towards the right sie of the box for Aguero, and Reina comes out to try to tackle! Aguero gets past Reina, and from a tght, tight angle finds the empty net - wonderful finish!

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SKRTEL!! Gerrard deliver an inswinging free-kick, Sturridge gets a flick on and Skrtel cannot quite finish at the far post!

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And Martin Skrtel is coming on for Liverpool - he'll replace Jose Enrique.

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And here's the sort of change that makes Manchester City fans eat their faces in frustration - Maicon comes on for... David Silva!

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Ah, that's what I remember. It's been a while since Steven Gerrard did that. Brilliant goal.

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GOAL! Steven Gerrard with a scorcher for Liverpool! He chests down a clearance, lets it bounce once and fires it into the left corner from 25 yards! Stunning,

72'
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Now Maicon is getting ready for City. You'd think he'd be most likely to take a right wing-back position, which would mean the end of Milner.

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Good defending by Milner, who helpls deal with a high ball over the top for Sturridge. Doesn't get much praise, but James Milner is a pretty useful player to have around.

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City work the ball into the Liverpool half before playing it backwards, eliciting a few frustrated groans.

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Superb cross from Zabaleta, met by an equally good defensive header from Agger.

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Henderson is forward and has Suarez in support... but he ignores the Uruguayan and plays the ball wide to the right. It's surely not the right decision.

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Diagonal ball into the City box - Suarez leaps but cannot reach the ball.

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...away come City on the break with Aguero, who races into the box but slips over at the crucial moment and Liverpool survive! End-to-end...

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Liverpool work the ball nicely from right to left, and they have a big penalty appeal turned down for what they believe is a handball...

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Suarez! has another crack from out wide on the left side of the box - curls it wide of the far post.

61'
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Three at the back probably does suit City in this situation. Matches up better, gives them more options going forward.

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City are starting to improve, but here comes Downing on the break - Garcia cannot take the ball off him, but he slows the winger down enough to let City get back.

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Don't want to make too much of this, but did Suarez appear to shake off Javi Garcia with the aid of an elbow to the guts? We'll see. Certainly no major harm done.

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City upset as the Liverpool wall creeps forward before blocking a free-kick.

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Boisterous challenge by Carragher on Aguero - takes a bit of the ball, but does go going in from behind. Yellow card.

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Kolarov is coming on for Nastasic. City going to a back three now...

54'
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There's going to be a change from City, with Aleksandar Kolarov getting ready to come on.

53'
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DIVE!! Down goes Sturridge under Joleon Lescott's challenge and he is booked for simulation. That was pretty blatant. He does love City, though.

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Played back into the box where Downing leaps and glances a header wide.

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Gerrard swings in a corner from the left that Hart punches clear.

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Daniel Sturridge is still on the pitch - that injury obviously not as bad as feared. He is the third Liverpool player to score away at both Manchester clubs in a single PL season after Ian Rush (1992-93) and Fernando Torres (2008-09).

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It takes an age for referee Taylor to sort the wall out - Suarez hits it, and the ball ricochets wide off the wall. Corner.

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Liverpool win a free-kick 28 yards out, and Suarez fancies a shot here.

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Good news for City fans - Ivory Coast have been knocked out of the African Cup of Nations by Nigeria. That means Yaya and Kolo Toure are on their way back.

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Second half under way, and again City go close immediately. Milner's inswinging cross goes just wide of Reina's far post.

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Half-time, and it's all square but Liverpool will be much the happier team. Back in a few minutes.

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Steven Gerrard's assist for the Sturridge goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season which, say Opta, equals his highest total ever.

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Two minutes of stoppage time to be played.

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City will be happy to get in at half-time. They're all over the place here. Liverpool have bossed this first half.

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OHHHH!!!! Zabaleta touches it to where he thinks Hart is, completely wrongfoots the goalkeeper and watches in horror as the ball rolls... JUST WIDE!! Humiliation averted!

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Only once in the last 3-and-a-half years have Liverpool come back to win a PL away match after falling behind – 3-2 at West Ham in December 2012.

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It is almost four years since Manchester City last lost a PL match at the Etihad after leading – 3-1 to Fulham in April 2009.

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Switching sports for a minute, Italy are 10 minutes away from one of the great Six Nations shocks.

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Gerrard passes towards Sturridge out wide... it goes straight out for a throw, to the delight of the home fans.

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Fabio Borini would be the obvious replacement for Sturridge... Maybe Sterling.

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Sturridge is still not moving easily. Would be surprised to see him last beyond half-time.

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Suarez tries to dribble past Lescott - the ball ricochets away and Suarez nearly chases it down some 30 yards away. He's a persistent so-and-so.

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Yellow card Jordan Henderson. This game at slight risk of boiling over.

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Sturridge is limping slightly - looks like he may have picked up an injury. We'll see if he can run it off.

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Gerrard's delivery misses everybody and goes out for a goal kick.

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Liverpool win a corner on their left, and City are wobbling...

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Sturridge, incidentally, did not celebrate his goal, having played for City from 2006-2009.

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City and their fans are furious because they wanted Liverpool to put the ball out - but referee Anthony Taylor played on and Liverpool have every right to continue! Dzeko has been booked for complaining.

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GOAL! Daniel Sturridge lashes the ball in from 25 yards and Liverpool are level! But there's controversy because Dzeko was down injured!

29'
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Liverpool play on with a man down injured. Plenty of whistles but still Liverpool build...

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Milner exchangesapasses with Silva and claims a corner, but the ball came off him last when it went out, and a goal kick is the right decision.

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Offside against Downing as Liverpool attempt to hit back.

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Milner was played through on the left and crossed low for Dzeko, who could hardly miss from six yards. And just when Liverpool were enjoying a great spell of play.

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GOAL!! Edin Dzeko converts a superb Milner cross and City lead against the run of play!

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Suarez again! He drills a left-foot shot just wide from the edge of the box! But this is a very good spell for Liverpool.

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Sturrudge races down the left past Nastasic and pulls back to Suarez, who completely miscues his shot and the ball goes out for a throw!

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Mancini yells: 'Dzeko! Dzeko! Pass! Pass!" - Or at least I think that's what it is.

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Agger heads the ball down and Carragher tries to poke it past Hart, but sends the ball over.

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Suarez beats two players - Clichy and Bale - but is halted by a third, and Liverpool have a corner.

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Clichy swings a deep cross from the left to Milner, who heads towards goal but sees the effort blocked.

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Barry puts the ball behind for a corner as Liverpool continue to apply pressure.

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Sturridge!! He brings down a long ball, gets past Hart and sees his goalbound shot blocked by Zabaleta!

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I see Jamie Redknapp is trending on Twitter again. It's not complimentary.

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The pace slows a little - City knocking the ball around more patiently now.

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Henderson is in for Joe Allen today - the Welshman has been shaky of late.

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The corner comes to nothing and Liverpool look to break. It's fast-paced but neither side is keeping the ball especially well.

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Loose backpass by Agger, Reina runs across and cannot keep the ball in - corner.

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Foul on Jordan Henderson, who has been in giood form recently. Finally starting to find his feet at Anfield, perhaps.

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Aguero exchanges passes with Dzeko but Johnson gets a foot in. Pacy start.

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From Infostrada: At 28 years and 14 days old, Liverpool have named their oldest PL starting line-up under manager Brendan Rodgers and oldest since October 2011.

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A couple of mentions of Philippe Coutinho - he has not yet received a visa, so is not involved today. He hasn't played a competitive game since December 15 so he will probably be eased in slowly.

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What a start from City - that was a great strike from Silva, but the corner comes to nothing.

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Game on! And immediately City are on the attack - Silva hits a dipping volley that Reina tips over!

15:58
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The teams are out and we're almost ready to get going. Man City's stand-in skipper Pablo Zabaleta and Steven Gerrard toss up...

15:55

I'm Alex Chick, and I'll be doing today's comments. Hello. If you want to get in touch on Twitter feel free - though obviously I'll be doing this so my scope for replying during the game will be limited!

15:50
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One last stat: Steven Gerrard is the only midfielder or forward to play every minute of every Premier League game this season.

15:45

City are without Yaya Toure today - he's in action for Ivory Coast as we speak in an African Cup of Nations quarter-final.

15:40
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Man City have kept six clean sheets in succession (all comps) for the first time since August 1999. Liverpool have scored in their last 11 Premier League games, only Man Utd (12) are on a longer current run. Each of Liverpool’s last nine Premier League games has gone over 2.5 goals.

15:35
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Manchester City have won two and lost just one of the last eight Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D5). Man City have won 36 and lost just one of their last 41 Premier League home games and have kept three clean sheets at the Etihad Stadium since losing to Manchester United there in early December.

15:30

City are 10 points behind neighbours Manchester United, who won 1-0 at Fulham yesterday. They desperately need maximum points today.

15:25

In the early game, a Gareth Bale-inspired Tottenham side beat 10-man West Brom but lost striker Jermain Defoe to injury.

15:20
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MAN CITY: Hart; Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy; Garcia, Barry; Milner Silva; Dzeko, Aguero... Subs: Pantilimon, Rodwell, Kolarov, Sinclair, Maicon, Nasri, Tevez. // LIVERPOOL: Reina; Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Enrique; Lucas, Gerrard; Downing, Henderson, Suarez; Sturridge... Subs: Jones, Wisdom, Skrtel, Allen, Shelvey, Sterling, Borini.

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Match player lineup

Manchester CityLiverpool
Barry
Barry
Lescott
Lescott 
Javi Garcia
Javi Garcia
Milner
Milner 
Clichy
Clichy 
Hart
Hart 
Agüero
Agüero
Dzeko
Dzeko
Silva
Silva
Zabaleta
Zabaleta 
Nastasic
Nastasic
Gerrard
Gerrard
Carragher
Carragher
Reina
Reina 
Johnson
Johnson 
Agger
Agger 
José Enrique
José Enrique
Sturridge
Sturridge
Downing
Downing 
Suarez
Suarez 
Lucas Leiva
Lucas Leiva 
Henderson
Henderson
Substitutes
  • Carlos Tévez 
  • Samir Nasri
  • Scott Sinclair 
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  •  Maicon
  • Costel Pantilimon 
  • Jack Rodwell 
  •  Brad Jones
  • Martin Škrtel
  • Joe Allen
  •  Jonjo Shelvey
  •  Fabio Borini
  •  Andre Wisdom
  •  Raheem Sterling
 
 
Coachs
  • Roberto Mancini 
  •  Brendan Rodgers
 
 
 
 
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