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Sunday , October 5 , 2008
FULL TIME: MAN CITY 2-3 LIVERPOOL
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Considered that tonight, I've won2 things;


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1) K. Apirak has won the election for BMA governor, and


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2) Liverpool FC, came back from the back to complete a brilliant victory at Eastlands, Manchester City.

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Two second half goals from
Fernando Torres and an injury time strike from Dirk Kuyt have seen Liverpool come from 2-0 down to complete a brilliant victory at Eastlands.

http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N161577081005-0908.htm

An injury-time winner from Dirk Kuyt completed a remarkable comeback to give Liverpool a 3-2 victory at Eastlands on Sunday afternoon.



(http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/match/last_match/match_report/index.htm)

The Reds came from two down at the break thanks largely to a close-range brace from Fernando Torres, the first of which was our 1,000th goal in the Premier League.

With the game heading for a draw, Kuyt popped up to score his first league goal since November and keep Liverpool joint top going into the international break.

The only sour note was a late injury to Martin Skrtel, who was stretchered from the field in agony after falling awkwardly.

Rafa Benitez gave the home faithful reason to cheer by leaving Robbie Keane on the bench, a player who has scored against City wearing the colours of four different clubs.

Those in sky blue would soon be smiling even more broadly after an opening 45 minutes which brought a 2-0 lead over a side their cash-rich owners soon hope to challenge in the top four.

The game got off to a frenetic start, with both sides carving out opportunities to suggest this fixture wouldn't end in a third consecutive bore draw.

From the off, Albert Riera seemed intent on justifying his boast that he'd grown since a loan spell here in 2006. Within two minutes he'd skipped past Pablo Zabaleta to deliver a teasing cross which just evaded Kuyt. The trick was repeated just after the quarter-hour mark but this time the Dutch forward blazed over.

At the other end a half volley from Brazilian star Robinho tested Pepe Reina, who got down smartly to maintain his record of never conceding against City.

With attacking talent like Shaun Wright-Phillips, Elano, Jo and, of course, Robinho on show, it was always going to be tough for this stat to remain in tact. And so it proved on 18 minutes when Wright-Phillips robbed Fabio Aurelio before delivering a low cross which ricocheted past the despairing legs of Jamie Carragher and Alvaro Arbeloa to Stephen Ireland. His fierce finish gave Reina no chance.

Both sides continued to create opportunities but it was City who extended their lead on 42 minutes when Wright-Phillips somehow convinced Phillip Walton he'd been tripped by Riera.

The subsequent curler from Garrido prompted an inquest among those in red as to the placing of the wall, but the fact remained it was City who led 2-0 at the break.

Whether or not the debate continued into the dressing room, the Reds came out as a totally different side in the second period.

Seconds after the restart Kuyt was put through by Steven Gerrard only to fall in the box under pressure from Richard Dunne. The appeal was strong but Mr Walton kept his whistle in his pocket.

It's been a week of impressive stats at Liverpool, and two more arrived after Alvaro Arbeloa's goalmouth cross was tapped in by Torres on 55 minutes. Not only was it the club's 1,000th league goal since the First Division was abolished in 1992, it also brought the Spaniard level with Patrick Berger as our highest scoring foreigner in the Premier League ? both on 28.

The Reds continued to probe, though City worked well on the counter, notably when Wright-Phillips skipped past Aurelio only for Robinho to sky over when it seemed easier to score.

Their cause wasn't helped when Zabaleta went in studs first on Xabi Alonso and received a red card for his trouble. The crowd didn't like it, but replays showed Mr Walton made the right decision.

Mark Hughes responded quickly, sacrificing Jo for Gelson Fernandes, while Benitez introduced Robbie Keane and Andrea Dossena for Javier Mascherano and Aurelio respectively.

Whether it could be described as inspired is open to debate, but Dossena won a corner with his first touch, and the subsequent kick from Gerrard was headed into the net by Torres from close range.

Berger's record was gone and the travelling Kop bounced with glee.

They were still doing so on 82 minutes when their hero missed a glorious chance to make it 3-2 after blazing high and wide with an outstretched leg at the far post.

A quite remarkable game ? and comeback ? looked to have ended on a sour note for Liverpool after Martin Skrtel fell awkwardly during a superb piece of last-gasp defending. The Slovak was carried from the field in obvious pain.

With no substitutions left, the Reds had to see out six minutes of injury time with just 10 men.

But they didn't just see it out. Seconds after the game got back underway, the ball was in the City box once more after substitute Yossi Benayoun found that man Torres. El Nino's shot was deflected to Kuyt, who pounced to record his first league goal in almost a year.

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Teams:

Liverpool: Reina, Aurelio, Carragher, Skrtel, Arbeloa, Riera, Alonso, Mascherano, Kuyt, Gerrard (captain), Torres. Subs - Benayoun, Agger, Babel, Dossena, Leiva, Cavalieri, Keane

Manchester City: Hart, Garrido, Dunne (captain), Richards, Zabaleta, Blumer, Ireland, Kompany, Wright-Phillips, , . Subs - Schmeichel, Fernandes, Hamann, Evans, Ben-Haim, Petrov, Sturridge

Referee: Phil Walton

Conditions: Chilly

Attendance: 47,280

Liverpoolfc.tv Man-of-the-Match: Fernando Torres

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Breakdown:

14:02 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : City get the game underway at Eastlands
2 mins : Riera gets into space down the left but his cross is too strong. Promising early sign
3 mins : Good stop by Hart at his near post as Riera goes for goal from a tight angle
4 mins : Gerrard's well delivered corner finds Skrtel but the Slovakian's header goes well over
9 mins : Zabaleta gets in behind Aurelio and fires in a low cross which Reina does well to hold
9 mins : Reina in action again to stop a volleyed effort from Robinho from outside the box
11 mins : Gerrard has space on the right but his cross is high and wide behind the City goal
13 mins : Skrtel tries his luck from long range but Hart easily collects
14 mins : City win the game's first corner after good defending from Riera
16 mins : Best chance of the game so far as Riera crosses from the left and Kuyt skies a great opportunity well over the bar
18 mins : GOAL! Stephen Ireland: Ireland smashes the ball home after we fail to clear the ball inside the area. Good finish
22 mins : Aurelio has space on the left but his cross is poor and Hart holds
25 mins : Good defending from Aurelio as Wright-Phillips tries to thread a ball through. Home side exerting the pressure at the moment
29 mins : Liverpool fail to make the most of a corner which was well won by Riera
34 mins : Good play down the right leads to another corner which Gerrard floats in and City clear
36 mins : Alonso goes for goal from distance but again it's straight at the City goalkeeper
36 mins : Alonso goes for goal from distance but again it's straight at the City goalkeeper
36 mins : Alonso goes for goal from distance but again it's straight at the City goalkeeper
36 mins : Alonso goes for goal from distance but again it's straight at the City goalkeeper
39 mins : More good wing play from Riera as he fires in a low cross which just evades Torres
42 mins : GOAL! Javier Garrido: Garrido bends in a great left footed free kick into the top corner of Reina's net
14:48 GMT : Half Time Reached
15:05 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Liverpool get the second half underway looking for an early way back into the match
46 mins : Liverpool get the second half underway looking for an early way back into the match
47 mins : Kuyt goes down under a challenge from Dunne but referee Peter Walton says no penalty
48 mins : Early pressure from Liverpool with Torres and Arbeloa both finding space in the area but unable to make the most of it
50 mins : Mascherano finds space 25 yards from goal but can't hit the target with his right footed drive
53 mins : City have a chance to break but Robinho's poor pass brings the attack to an end
55 mins : GOAL! Fernando Torres: Torres is in the right place six yards from goal to turn home Arbeloa's cross and get us back in the game
59 mins : Gerrard's cross is deflected as Liverpool win a corner and search for an equaliser
65 mins : Robinho misses a sitter in front of goal after a great run down the right from Wright Phillips
67 mins : Sending Off: Pablo Zabaleta: Straight red card for high tackle on Alonso
70 mins : Substitution: Andrea Dossena for Fabio Aurelio:
70 mins : Substitution: Robbie Keane for Javier Mascherano:
71 mins : Substitution: Gelson Fernandes for Jo :
72 mins : GOAL! Fernando Torres: Torres heads home Gerrard's corner to level the scores against ten man City
78 mins : Riera drives a cross across the face of goal as Liverpool look for a winner
81 mins : Substitution: Ched Evans for Robinho :
81 mins : Substitution: Yossi Benayoun for Albert Riera:
82 mins : Real chance for Torres to win it but he skies the ball over when it seemed easier to score
84 mins : Substitution: Martin Petrov for Elano Blumer:
85 mins : First Booking: Richard Dunne:
86 mins : Skrtel is down in agony and needs treatment. It doesn't look good for the Slovakian
89 mins : Skrtel is stretchered off with what seems a bad injury
90 mins : GOAL! Dirk Kuyt: Kuyt slots home in injury time to surely win the game for Liverpool
15:57 GMT : Match Over

Note:



Fernando Torres' first goal in today's 3-2 victory at Manchester City was the 1,000th goal Liverpool have scored since the inception of the Premier League.
Here are the other landmark goals on the way to the Reds chalking up one thousand since the start of the new league back in 1992.

1st: Mark Walters v Sheffield United (19 August 1992)
100th: Nigel Clough v Manchester United (4 January 1994)
200th: Robbie Fowler v Manchester United (1 October 1995)
300th: Stan Collymore v Leeds United (19 February 1997)
400th: Michael Owen v Nottingham Forest (24 October 1998)
500th: Michael Owen v Coventry City (1 April 2000)
600th: Michael Owen v Middlesbrough (8 December 2001)
700th: Michael Owen v West Bromwich Albion (26 April 2003)
800th: Milan Baros v Fulham (5 February 2005)
900th: Dirk Kuyt v Bolton Wanderers (1 January 2007)


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