Liverpool advanced to the English League Cup final after a 2-2 draw with Manchester City in the semifinal second leg match. These results passed the Reds to the top of the party with a 3-2 aggregate advantage.
Playing at Anfield on Thursday (1/26/2012) morning, Liverpool appear directly hit since the beginning. Even so, the host even conceded a goal after Nigel De Jong in minute 31.
Captain Steven Gerrard then successfully equalized through a penalty kick at minute 40. 1-1 score lasted until the first half closed.
In the second half, City turn things turn up at once escaped after Edin Dzeko scored in minute 67. However, Craig Bellamy Liverpool to ensure that the final ticket tally seven minutes later.
Thus, Liverpool cruised to the top of the game and will face Cardiff City, who previously rid of Crystal Palace on penalties. The final match held at Wembley, 26 February 2012.
First present a golden opportunity for Liverpool in the fifth minute. From Stewart Downing’s cross that bounced Aleksandr Kolarov, to see foot ball Jose Enrique. Unfortunately his shot on goal can be anticipated goalkeeper Joe Hart with his foot.
Reciprocal action of attacks from both teams. Glen Johnsson kick rewarded with a hard shot Samir Nasri. No one has to produce a goal.
Pressure being waged by the home team enough to make Hart busy. However, assisted defense alertness City, Liverpool fail to get a chance to score.
The threat comes from Craig Bellamy. Piercing from outside the box, Wales striker was off hard kick that Hart can still be pushed over the crossbar.
At minute 24 Bellamy ripped through the City’s goal kick from the middle of the box. However, a goal disallowed because the player was in offside position.
When heavily attacked, Liverpool missed it. City of diarsiteki counterattack by David Silva managed to produce an equalizing goal in minute 31.Dari out of the box, Nigel De Jong fired a shot which beat Reina curved.
Advantage did not last long. Nine minutes later, Liverpool successfully equalized 1-1 through a penalty kick Steven Gerrard.
Referee awarded a penalty after Micah Richards handball considered doing in its efforts to block a shot Daniel Agger. Score draw is to survive until halftime.
Liverpool immediately kicked off early in the second half. Dirk Kuyt doing hard kick toward the goal City. Hart once again managed to ward off before driven away by Lescott.
Two of Hart’s brilliant rescue. Kuyt kick from close range and Martin Skrtel a hard shot from the left side of the box.
Hart went back to being a barrier Liverpool scored in the extra effort. Downing shots Kuyt feeds the results back digagalkannya.
Goal! Edin Dzeko took City is now back ahead 2-1 in 67 minutes. Kolarov cross easily forwarded to a goal by Bosnian striker.
Disaster for the City. Seven minutes later, Liverpool equalized to 2-2 after Bellamy Hart goalkeeper who preserved after cooperating with Glenn Johnson in the penalty box.
City then still trying to apply pressure but until the game ended 2-2 score did not change and the Liverpool right to advance to the finals.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Downing, Adam, Gerrard, Henderson, Bellamy (Kelly 88 ‘), Kuyt (Carroll 90 +)
City: Hart, Richards, Savic (Aguero 47 ‘), Lescott, Zabaleta, De Jong (Adam Johnson 77’), Barry, Silva, Nasri, Kolarov, Dzeko