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  • Date:26 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Anfield
  • Attendance:44,942
  • Skrtel (33) Suarez (65) Suarez (65)
  • Toure (62)
    Tevez (79)
Goal!

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94mins

Joe Allen takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

94mins

Booking for Luis Suarez for unsporting behaviour.

93mins

Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

93mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Silva, clearance made by Sebastian Coates.

92mins

Effort on goal by Glen Johnson from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Joe Hart.

91mins

A cross is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.

89mins

The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard, save by Joe Hart.

88mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

88mins

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

87mins

Jonjo Shelvey produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Clearance by Kolo Toure.

87mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

87mins

The ball is delivered by Raheem Sterling, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.

87mins

The ball is crossed by Raheem Sterling, clearance made by Kolo Toure.

86mins

Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball, Shot from inside the area by Edin Dzeko clears the bar.

85mins

The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard.

85mins

The ball is crossed by Glen Johnson, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

83mins

Andy Carroll on for Fabio Borini.

83mins

Shot from just outside the box by Edin Dzeko misses to the right of the goal.

82mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jonjo Shelvey goes over the crossbar.

82mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Vincent Kompany results in a free kick. Sebastian Coates restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Carlos Tevez grabs a goal from just inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Liverpool 2-2 Man City.

79mins

The ball is sent over by Yaya Toure, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Effort on goal by Edin Dzeko from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

77mins

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, clearance by Kolo Toure.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by James Milner. David Silva replaces James Milner. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

70mins

Pablo Zabaleta fouled by Luis Suarez, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.

69mins

The ball is crossed by Fabio Borini, clearance made by Jack Rodwell.

65mins

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. The referee gives a free kick against Jack Rodwell for handball. Sanchez Jose Enrique comes on in place of Martin Kelly. Luis Suarez grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Liverpool 2-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Steven Gerrard. Jack Rodwell gets a block in.

63mins

Carlos Tevez crosses the ball, Yaya Toure scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Man City.Carlos Tevez provided the assist for the goal.

62mins

Edin Dzeko replaces Mario Balotelli.

61mins

Centre by Martin Kelly, Nigel De Jong manages to make a clearance.

61mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Milner. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

60mins

Centre by Carlos Tevez, clearance by Martin Skrtel.

59mins

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Jack Rodwell coming on for Samir Nasri.

59mins

Centre by Raheem Sterling, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.

58mins

Luis Suarez sends in a cross, clearance by Kolo Toure.

57mins

The ball is swung over by Fabio Borini, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.

55mins

Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri to the near post, clearance by Martin Skrtel.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Luis Suarez. Free kick taken by Luis Suarez.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard by Mario Balotelli results in a free kick. Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.

50mins

Effort from inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the target.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kolo Toure by Raheem Sterling. Kolo Toure takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Raheem Sterling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Aleksandar Kolarov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

46mins

James Milner fouled by Raheem Sterling, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov.

46mins

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball, Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

44mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Aleksandar Kolarov, Fabio Borini makes a clearance.

43mins

Aleksandar Kolarov takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

42mins

Luis Suarez has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Vincent Kompany. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

34mins

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line, Martin Skrtel finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Liverpool 1-0 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Steven Gerrard.

33mins

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

33mins

Glen Johnson produces a cross, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.

33mins

Luis Suarez sends in a cross, clearance by Kolo Toure.

31mins

Effort on goal by Mario Balotelli from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonjo Shelvey on Yaya Toure. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

30mins

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by James Milner.

28mins

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Kolo Toure.

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glen Johnson on James Milner. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

25mins

Mario Balotelli fouled by Martin Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Samir Nasri from left wing.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, Martin Kelly gets a block in.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kolo Toure on Raheem Sterling. Direct free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

21mins

Shot from 35 yards by Kolo Toure. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

19mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot from close range that bounces off the post.

18mins

Raheem Sterling crosses the ball, Close range shot by Fabio Borini goes wide of the left-hand upright.

17mins

Joe Allen fouled by Carlos Tevez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

14mins

The ball is sent over by Carlos Tevez.

13mins

James Milner sends in a cross, save by Jose Reina.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabio Borini on Aleksandar Kolarov. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Samir Nasri produces a cross, clearance by Martin Skrtel.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.

5mins

Jonjo Shelvey on for Leiva Lucas.

4mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Steven Gerrard goes wide left of the target.

2mins

A cross is delivered by James Milner, clearance by Sebastian Coates.

1mins

Steven Gerrard produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

Match Preview

Rodgers backs Borini to be Anfield hit Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is backing forward Fabio Borini to be a success at Anfield but admits the 21-year-old has to learn to deal with the expectation on his shoulders. The Italian was the new manager's first signing in a #10million deal from Roma last month. Rodgers knows the youngster well having coached him at Chelsea and also had him on loan at former club Swansea. The player got his Liverpool career off to a good start with a goal on only his second appearance, scoring the opening goal in the 3-0 Europa League qualifying win over FC Gomel. And while he is far from the finished article Borini will have to step up a level this season in a forward line in need of a regular source of goals with Luis Suarez and the out-of-favour Andy Carroll the only recognised strikers. "Expectancy is what comes from being at a big club so you have to deal with it both as players and manager," said Rodgers, who is looking for his side to bounce back from their opening-day defeat at West Brom at home to champions Manchester City. "He is not alone. When you come to a big club there is always big expectation and pressure. "This is a kid who works well and works hard and he will come good there is no question about that. "The most important thing is he is fighting for the shirt. "The biggest thing in football you need is perseverance. All these players are persevering and want to work." Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, striker Luis Suarez and defenders Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson all return to the squad to face Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. The quartet were rested for the Europa League win over Hearts while striker Andy Carroll, who travelled but missed out with a hamstring problem, will be assessed in the next 48 hours. Centre-back Daniel Agger is suspended after his red card last weekend but fellow defender Jose Enrique could return after a knee injury kept him out at West Brom. Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims it is "impossible" for injured striker Sergio Aguero to play for Argentina next month and "ridiculous" he has been called up. Aguero is out of action with a knee injury after falling awkwardly in last week's Barclays Premier League opener against Southampton and the club are not expecting him back until mid-September at the earliest. But that has not stopped Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella naming the 24-year-old in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru on September 7 and 11 respectively. Mancini accepts Argentina have a right under international rules to summon Aguero - and can carry out their own medical assessment if necessary - but he thinks it is a ludicrous situation. The Italian said: "It is impossible because Sergio needs a minimum of two weeks without training. After two weeks he can start again. "If in one week if he could be ready to play it is different, but I think he needs another two weeks. "He can go and fly back quickly. These are the rules and we need to respect them - they are ridiculous rules." Micah Richards (ankle) is also set to miss the trip to Anfield, while midfielder Gareth Barry (abdominal) is set for a reserve outing.

Formation:4231Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Jose Reina
  • Martin Kelly
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Sebastian Coates
  • Glen Johnson
  • Leiva Lucas
  • Joe Allen
  • Fabio Borini
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Luis Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Brad Jones
  • Sanchez Jose Enrique
  • Andy Carroll
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Stewart Downing
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Jonjo Shelvey

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Match Report

Form Guide

    L
  • Liverpool
  • VS
  • Man City
  • W

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 03/01/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 27/11/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Man City
  • 11/04/2011
  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 23/08/2010
  • Man City
  • 0 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 21/02/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Man City
  • 21/11/2009

Top Scorers

Liverpool

    Man City

    • CA Tevez 1
    • E Dzeko 1
    • S Nasri 1

    Goals

    Liverpool

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Man City

      • Total goals 6
      • Goals per game 3
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins

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