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Summary

  1. Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Aguero
  2. Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Flanagan, Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Origi.

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FULL-TIME

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Roberto Firmino runs with the ball
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Comprehensive. Liverpool were great. City were utterly dreadful.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Oh, Joe Allen has just nearly crowned this Liverpool display with a worldy. He unleashes a shot from way out and it loops over Joe Hart and just onto the roof of the net.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

You know what, I forgot that Wilfried Bony had even come on. Ne shoots harmlessly and Simon Mignolet saves.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Jesus Navas swings in the corner and Dejan Lovren heads clear.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

City have a late corner. Not that it will make a difference.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Huge cheers for James Milner, who has been superb tonight against his former club. He departs to be replaced by Jordon Ibe.

CLOSE!

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Oh! Jordan Henderson curls a free-kick through the wall and just past the post. I thought that was in. So did Joe Hart by the looks of it. He barely moved.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

This sums up City's night. Aleksandar Kolarov, who came on earlier for Gael Clichy, looks to fire an angled cross into the Liverpool box but slices it horribly into the stand behind the goal. Awful.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Joe Hart in action with Liverpool's Christian Benteke
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A combination of the breeze and Christian Benteke cause Joe Hart problems as he comes forward to punch away a free-kick that is pumped into the box. It is a struggle but the England number one just about manages to get the ball away.

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SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

This game is surely decided now. Liverpool take the chance to make another change as Joe Allen comes on for Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Mark Lawrenson

BBC football expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I was going to say Liverpool could score four or five but now Benteke is coming on."

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City stands dejected
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Take a bow Kolo Toure. Sergio Aguero gets goal-side in the box but the defender gets back and takes the ball off him before he can shoot. Class.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

This is just taking the mickey out of City. Off goes Divock Origi and on comes Christian Benteke. Manuel Pellegrini's side reduced to a confidence builder for an out-of-form striker.

YELLOW CARD

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Jesus Navas and Adam Lallana shove and barge and slap (a bit) at each other, leading to a booking for the former. Sunday's final and tonight's events have given this contest plenty of spice.

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

The look of dejection on the faces of the away fans at Anfield says it all. City have been totally outplayed here. Mathematically, they are not out of the title race (especially as many of their rivals are also losing tonight) but they don't look anything like a side capable of winning a league.

Milner fires over again. This could get very messy.

City are 'too open'

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Mark Lawrenson

BBC football expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think by gambling Pellegrini has made City too open, which was always the risk.

"A great one-touch finish from Firmino, but a shocking touch from Otamendi.”

Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Tonight gets better and better for Leicester. City losing, Tottenham losing, Arsenal losing.

James Milner goes close to a fourth with a shot from the edge of the box that Joe Hart saves one-handed.

GOAL - Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino celebrates
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Nothing is going to save City now. They are getting an absolute pasting. Gael Clichy's weak attempt at a tackle allows Adam Lallana to collect on the edge of the box before finding Roberto Firmino, who finishes low into the far corner of the net. City are heading for a third defeat on the trot.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

City up their striker quota to three by sending on Kelechi Iheanacho and taking off midfielder Fernandinho. All or nothing for Manuel Pellegrini now.

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Divock Origi in action for Liverpool
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This display from Liverpool is far more like the one at the Etihad than at Wembley. There is a confidence to their play, provided by a scoreline that has given them complete control on the game. City look shot. And they are making another change...

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Liverpool still look the more hungry side, which is startling when you consider that City are the side with title aspirations.

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

It was nearly game over. Divock Origi finds space in the box and fires a low shot from an angle that Joe Hart parries into space before City clear. Had another Liverpool man gambled, he would have had an easy finish into an empty net.

KICK-OFF

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

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Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Wilfried Bony is on. The cheers from the Liverpool fans indicate that Raheem Sterling's night is over. 

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Wilfried Bony is doing some vigorous warming-up. Looks like he is going to be sent on for a salvage job in the second half.

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Danny Mills

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"Players will be thinking I might not be here next year or this manager won’t be here so we don’t need to play for him. The new manager announcement might have unsettled City."

Two touches

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Liverpool have only had two touches of the ball in the City box. One of those is James Milner's goal. One of the spots below, somewhere between the edge of the City box and the halfway line is Lallana's strike.

Liverpool v Man City touches
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HALF-TIME

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Jurgen Klopp said his side would strike back after Sunday. They have done just that.

Adam Lallana
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Liverpool 2-0 Man City

Great defending from Jon Flanagan prevents Raheem Sterling's pass reaching Sergio Aguero in the box. 

Soon after, Aguero's header inside the box from a David Silva free-kick is blocked near the line by James Milner. Two crucial interventions.

Liverpool 2-0 Man City

It is not working for City tonight. They try to get something going down the left but Jesus Navas is unable to control and allows the ball to go out of play, much to the delight of the home fans.

GOAL - Liverpool 2-0 Man City

James Milner

It's two! James Milner against his former club! And it is a quality goal as well. Roberto Firmino cuts in from the right and plays an inch-perfect pass into the feet of Milner, who takes one touch before poking the ball past the onrushing Hart. City are in big trouble now. Are we watching their title bid collapse?

James Milner scores for Liverpool
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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

Adam Lallana has now scored three goals in his last four Premier League games, the same amount as in his previous 37 appearances. Is the midfielder finally coming good for Liverpool after that big money move?

Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne
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'Bring back Willy!'

Mark Lawrenson

BBC football expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"How on earth did that go in from Lallana? It bobbled a couple of times and Joe Hart could have done better. Bring back Willy!"

GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 Man City

Adam Lallana

Whoa! Where did that come from?! Adam Lallana is allowed loads of space to pick up the ball in the City half, turn and almost saunter towards the box before firing a low (and not hugely powerful) left-footed shot that finds the bottom corner of Joe Hart's goal. Even Jurgen Klopp looks a bit confused as to how that managed to sneak in. Not that he's complaining. 

Adam Lallana celebrates
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Liverpool 0-0 Man City

City have not been at the races so far. Their current pass completion rate of 68% is their lowest of the season.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

Someone have a pop! City drive forward down the left and work the ball into the Liverpool box but they over-play it and David Silva's attempted pass to Sergio Aguero is cut out by Jon Flanagan, who clears.

David Silva
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Liverpool 0-0 Man City

Raheem Sterling has his first effort on goal - a curling shot from 25 yards out. The cheers from the home crowd are enough to tell you it didn't go according to plan. Mignolet is able to wave it by.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

City finally pose a threat to the Liverpool goal as Jesus Navas' low cross from an angle on the right beats Simon Mignolet but is too far ahead of Sergio Aguero to give the striker a chance of scoring.