Friday, August 31, 2012

(Video+Pics) Liverpool 2 vs Manchester City - Martin Skrtel, From Hero To Zero

Martin Skrtel, from hero to zero.
Slovakian national team players scored Liverpool's first goal, but the loss of concentration in the final minutes after he made a big mistake giving Carlos Tevez a chance to equalize.
As a result, both teams had to settle for sharing the points when Manchester City travel to Anfield, home of Liverpool, in the first home game in the Premier League Brendan Rodgers.
In this game Rodgers gives the opportunity to young players of 17 years, Raheem Sterling, to appear as a starter, after the player impressed in the match against Hearts in the Europa League a few days ago.
While the City use the 5-3-2 formation, with Mario Balotelli replacing the injured Sergio Aguero to be with Carlos Tevez up front. Roberto Mancini backing up David Silva in this match.

The game started with a slow tempo, both teams waited more than the initiative to attack. Liverpool tried to rise from defeat in their opening match, while the defending champions hoping to get three points again in this match.
Goal for the visitors conceded first, starting from the bait away Steven Gerrard was blocked by Vincent Kompany, the ball almost into the net himself thin bounced over the crossbar Joe Hart. Liverpool get a corner and Skrtel brought his team ahead after being able to escape from the convoy and headed the ball toward the goal.
Until the first half ended, the City has not been able to equalize. The host returned to play with the tempo in the second half, as the end of the first half. They try to control the ball and force the City to survive.

Tevez managed to find space on the right and send feedback stomach into the penalty box. The ball of the foot of Martin Kelly and immediately struck by Yaya Toure, who is in the right position. Gol, the position to be balanced.
However, only a few minutes later, Liverpool regained the lead when Luis Suarez fired freely in front of the penalty box. The ball made it through the side of a posse and go in a corner of Hart's goal.
Defending champions Liverpool defense tried to suppress a fairly disciplined, and being constantly pressured, Skrtel made a mistake and lose concentration. He gave the ball back to one calculation, and the ball struck by Tevez who easily conquered Pepe Reina to equalize.
Both teams had to settle for shared points after a 2-2 draw. Rodgers again failed to win in the Premier League.

Liverpool: Reina; Kelly (Enrique 66), Coates, Skrtel, Johnson; Gerrard, Lucas (Shelvey 5), Allen; Borini (Carroll 83), Suarez, Sterling.
Man City: Hart; Kolo Toure, Kompany, Zabaleta; Milner (Silva 76), De Jong, Yaya Toure, Kolarov; Nasri (Rodwell 59), Tevez, Balotelli (Dzeko 62).


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