Liverpool 3-0 lead in the first half. Konate opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 9th minute with a powerful header. Sadio Mane scored twice in the 27th and 45th minutes to give the Kop a huge advantage before the second half.
Typical image of failure Manchester City Goalkeeper Zach Stephen made a stupid mistake in the 45th minute.
In the match a week ago, fans repeated goalkeeper Ederson’s incredibly calm handling of the Liverpool striker’s approach. This time, in a similar situation, Zach Stephen missed again without seeing Sadio Mane rushing in. The Liverpool striker just needed a proper tackle to score to make it 2-0.
Not only Jack Stephen, Man City’s “gimmicks” in this game as well as Nathan Ake, Oleksandr Zinchenko… all performed poorly. Ake was unable to stop Konat from opening the scoring and Zinchenko overwhelmed Mohamed Salah throughout the game.
In such a game, manager Guardiola only made substitutions towards the end of the game, although his side equalised at the start of the second half thanks to Grealish’s goal. Manchester City fans must be sad that Riyad Mahrez was not launched sooner.
It was the Algerian striker who made a huge contribution in the 90th minute by helping Bernardo Silva cut the deficit to 2-3, but there wasn’t enough time left for City to equalise. The final 2-3 loss, Manchester City were eliminated, Liverpool reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 10 years.
Liverpool clinch the League Cup in February after winning the title Chelsea in the 11m series.If Chelsea lose, they may see Tuchel’s teachers and pupils again Crystal Palace in the remaining FA Cup semi-finals.In addition, Liverpool’s chance of taking four is still in Champions League and the Premier League.
Result: Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City
Score: Liverpool: Konat 9′, Mane 17′, 45′ – Manchester City: Grealish 47′, Silva 90′ + 1