Sunday, 26 February 2012

Liverpool win the English League Cup

Finally Liverpool emerged as winners in the English League Cup, after beating Cardiff City in the final via the shootout. Just one minute walk game Liverpool have given threat. Glen Johnson fired shots at a little curled outside the penalty box but the ball still hit the crossbar.

Cardiff made his first chance in the 19th minute and scored immediately fruitful. Starting the ball is not perfect swept by the Liverpool rearguard, Kenny Miller get it and give direct feedback breakthrough to Mason. Mason is free to beat Pepe Reina with ease through a landscape shot through the legs. Liverpool 1-0 Cardiff.

In minute 42 Luis Suarez had a chance in front of the box. But unfortunately his shot was too weak and the ball can be secured by Cardiff goalkeeper. A minute later a free kick from Steven Gerrard, the ball is released the penalty box and Daniel Agger menanduknya. The ball was just caught Tom Heaton. Was 1-0 score remained until halftime.

An hour walk game Liverpool were finally able to equalize. Korner begins Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll leads to the ball and fed to Suarez. Suarez the ball but still hit the pole. Skrtel immediately struck by the ball rebounded to score a goal. Liverpool are still ahead in the second half of this game by creating a few chances but still failed to penetrate the heavily Cardiff goalkeeper Heaton.

In 85 minutes Miller came close to making Cardiff's second goal. Having escaped from custody Liverpool players, he is free standing and kicking off that unfortunately the ball was floated. Gerrard had a chance in injury time but his shot was flying over the bar. As a result the score remained 1-1 and the match continued into Extra Time 2x15 minutes.

Kuyt! Liverpool finally back ahead in 107 minutes. Kuyt did a solo run from midfield and ended with a kick toward the goal. But the ball caught the foot of Cardiff defender. The ball rebounded back towards Kuyt and mercilessly immediately greeted by a hard shot that pierced through the left corner of Heaton. Liverpool 1-2 Cardiff.

Liverpool victory in sight finally vanished when Ben Turner scored in 117 minutes equalizing position through the chaos in front of Reina's goal. Finally, a score of 2-2 last up to 2x15 Extra Time and penalty shoot-out should be done to determine the winner. In the shootout Liverpool won the League Cup after a 3-2 win.

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