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Liverpool 2-2 City

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Liverpool 2
City 2

Wednesday 25th January 2012

Posted by Peter Ferguson

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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.

Having seen off both last season's finalists Birmingham and Arsenal in earlier rounds, City were chasing their first League Cup final since Dennis Tueart's 1976 bicycle kick.

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.

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