So, it will have to be just the Premier League title and a dip at the Europa League this season. There will be no Wembley return for City after a dramatic night at Anfield.
The Blues' Carling Cup final hopes foundered first on a dodgy penalty award then a lethal thrust from former City striker Craig Bellamy as the football fates chose to mock them in a luckless 3-2 aggregate defeat.
But even though Joe Hart produced a bravura performance in City's goal, even he could not prevent Steven Gerrard's second penalty of the tie nor the effective winner from the discarded Bellamy.Read full match report
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