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Liverpool v Man City: the 14-game unbeaten run

Manchester City go to Anfield on Sunday knowing they haven’t tasted victory at Anfield since May 2003. This is the 14-match unbeaten run that the Reds have put together, which includes 10 victories…   Liverpool 2 (Owen 3, Gerrard 51) Manchester City 1 (Wright-Phillips 50) February 11, 2004 Liverpool’s win over a City side containing former Spice Boys David James, Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler took them a point clear in the race for the fourth Champions League spot. Ahead of Charlton Athletic. Liverpool: Dudek, Finnan, Henchoz, Hyypia, Carragher, Le Tallec (Murphy, 69), Gerrard, Hamann, Cheyrou (Biscan, 85), Kewell (Heskey, 59), Owen. Man City: James, Dunne, van Buyten, Distin, Wright-Phillips, Reyna (Barton, 68), Bosvelt, McManaman, Tarnat, Fowler, Macken (Sibierski, 77)   Liverpool 2 (Barros 48, Gerrard 75) Manchester City 1 (Anelka 45) August 21, 2004 City led after Nicolas Anelka seized on a Jerzy Dudek mistake but again City wilted immediately during the early days of Rafa Benitez’s reign at Anfield. Liverpool: Dudek, Josemi (Diao, 61), Hyypia, Carragher, Riise, Finnan (Warnock, 77), Hamann, Gerrard, Kewell (Biscan, 89), Baros, Cisse Man City: James, Thatcher, Distin, Dunne (s/o 85), Mills, Sibierski (Barton, 82), Bosvelt (T Sinclair, 82), Reyna, Wright-Phillips, Anelka, Fowler   Liverpool 1 (Kewell 40) Manchester City 0 February 26, 2006 After Joey Barton saw red, City boss Stuart Pearce said his men “showed a touch too much respect to a very good side,” with Liverpool moving level on points with Man Utd in second place. Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Agger, Hyypia, Riise, Kromkamp, Gerrard, Alonso (Hamann, 31), Kewell (Traore, 85), Crouch (Luis Garcia, 75), Morientes Man City: James, Mills, Dunne, Distin, Jordan, Sinclair (Ireland, 67), Barton (s/o 52), Musampa, Riera (Croft, 78), Samaras, Sibierski (Wright-Phillips, 45)   Liverpool 1 (Gerrard 67) Manchester City 0 November 25, 2006 City put up a gritty display but Barton was again at fault, with his poor pass being seized upon by Dirk Kuyt who set up Steven Gerrard for his first league goal of the season. Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Agger, Luis Garcia (Pennant, 59), Gerrard, Zenden, Riise, Crouch (Fowler, 65), Kuyt (Bellamy, 89) Man City: Weaver, Onuoha (Samaras, 74), Dunne, Distin, Thatcher , Reyna, Trabelsi (Ireland, 85), Richards, Barton, Vassell, Corradi   Liverpool 1 (Torres 58) Manchester City 0 May 4, 2008 Sven Goran-Eriksson took his side to Anfield with the threat of the axe hanging over him, but the visiting fans gave him their full backing, despite Liverpool winning courtesy of Fernando Torres’ 32nd goal of the season. Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Hyypia, Carragher, Insua, Mascherano, Lucas (Alonso, 74), Kuyt, Gerrard (Voronin, 78), Babel (Benayoun, 68), Torres Man City: Hart, Corluka, Dunne, Ball, Sun Jihai, Vassell (Garrido, 81), Ireland, Johnson, Petrov (Castillo, 67), Elano (Hamann, 67), Benjani   Liverpool 1 (Kuyt 78) Manchester City 1 (Arbeloa og 51) February 22, 2009 Another home draw – their sixth in 12 matches at Anfield – hampered Liverpool’s title bid, with Kuyt earning a point after Alvaro Arbeloa deflected in Craig Bellamy’s shot. Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Skrtel, Dossena (Aurelio, 76), Benayoun, Mascherano (Babel, 83), Lucas, Riera (El Zhar 63), Torres, Kuyt Man City: Given, Richards, Dunne yellow card, Onuoha, Bridge, Zabaleta, de Jong, Kompany, Ireland, Bellamy, Robinho (Caicedo, 88)   Liverpool 2 (Skrtel 50, Benayoun 77) Manchester City 2 (Adebayor 69, Ireland 76) November 21, 2009 “The game sparked to life with four second-half goals after a first 45 minutes that was a monument to mediocrity,” read the BBC match report. It was City’s sixth successive Premier League draw, equalling a record that stood since 1913. Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Agger (Kyrgiakos, 11), Skrtel, Insua, Gerrard, Babel (Benayoun, 19 (Aurelio, 85)), Mascherano, Lucas, Ngog, Kuyt Man City: Given, Toure (Onuoha, 45), Bridge, Zabaleta, Lescott, Wright-Phillips, de Jong, Barry (Tevez, 61), Ireland, Bellamy, Adebayor   Liverpool 3 (Carroll 13 & 35, Kuyt 34) Manchester City 0 April 11, 2011 Andy Carroll notched his first two Liverpool goals, the first a superb long-range strike, while for City, Mario Balotelli came off the bench, only to suffer the indignation of being hooked later himself. Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Flanagan, Raul Meireles, Lucas, Kuyt, Spearing, Suarez, Carroll (Ngog, 89) Man City: Hart, Kompany, Kolarov, Lescott, Boyata, Toure, Milner (Silva, 59), Barry, Johnson, Tevez (Balotelli, 16 (de Jong, 83)), Dzeko   Liverpool 1 (Lescott og 33) Manchester City 1 (Kompany 31) November 27, 2011 Balotelli had another beast after coming off the bench, failing to finish this game too after receiving two yellow cards in 18 minutes. Nevertheless, City extended the lead at the top of the table to five points. Liverpool: Reina, Agger, Enrique, Skrtel, Johnson, Downing, Adam, Lucas, Kuyt (Carroll 84), Henderson, Suarez Man City: Hart, Clichy, Kompany, Richards, Lescott, Toure, Milner, Barry, Silva (Toure), Nasri (Balotelli 65, s/o 83), Aguero (Dzeko, 82)   Liverpool 2 (Skrtel 34, Suarez 66) Manchester City 2 (Yaya Toure 63, Tevez 80) August 26, 2012 Martin Skrtel opened the scoring but he gifted City a point late on by presenting a woeful back-pass straight to Carlos Tevez, who earned the visitors a point they barely deserved. Liverpool: Reina, Skrtel, Kelly (Enrique, 66), Coates, Johnson, Sterling, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas (Shelvey, 5), Suarez, Borini (Carroll, 84) Man City: Hart, Toure, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Toure, de Jong, Milner (Silva, 76), Nasri (Rodwell, 60), Tevez, Balotelli (Dzeko, 62)   Liverpool 3 (Sterling 6, Skrtel 26, Coutinho 78) Manchester City 2 (Silva 57, Johnson og 62) April 13, 2014 Liverpool took what they thought was a huge step towards title with a thrilling win as Anfield marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Gerrard’s “this does not slip” speech followed in the Reds’ impromptu post-match huddle, and we all know how that story ended. Liverpool: Mignolet, Skrtel, Sakho, Johnson, Flanagan, Sterling (Moses, 89), Gerrard, Henderson (s/o 90), Coutinho (Lucas, 89), Suarez, Sturridge (Allen, 66) Man City: Hart, Demichelis, Clichy, Kompany, Zabaleta, Toure (Javi Garcia, 19), Navas (Milner, 50), Fernandinho, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko (Aguero, 68)   Liverpool 2 (Henderson 11, Coutinho 75) Manchester City 1 (Dzeko 25) March 1, 2015 Philippe Coutinho dented City’s title bid with a superb late strike which took Liverpool to 26 points from the last 30 available, but the Reds ultimately finished sixth. Liverpool: Mignolet, Skrtel, Lovren, Can, Allen, Henderson, Markovic (Sturridge, 76), Moreno (Kolo Toure, 83), Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling Man City: Hart, Mangala, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Toure, Silva, Fernandinho (Bony, 78), Nasri (Lampard, 83), Aguero, Dzeko (Milner, 58)   Liverpool 3  (Lallana 34, Milner 41, Firmino 57) Manchester City 0 March 2, 2016 Liverpool gained revenge for the League Cup final defeat on...

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Published By: Fottball 365 - Saturday, 13 January







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