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Premier League: Liverpool 2-2 Man City

[Monday, August 27, 2012 ]

Liverpool defender Martin Škrtel went from hero to zero as his errant backpass late in the game gifted Manchester City a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Martin Škrtel holds his head in his hands as Carlos Tévez celebrates after scoring
Martin Škrtel holds his head in his hands as Carlos Tévez celebrates after scoring

Photo: Reuters

It was the Slovakian's explosive header from a Steven Gerrard corner that gave Liverpool a deserved half-time lead.

City drew level on 63 minutes when a handling error on Pepe Reina's part allowed Yaya Touré to tap-in Carlos Tévez's right wing delivery from close range.

But the Reds were back in the lead just three minutes later as Luis Suárez swept in a sumptuous free-kick round the wall and into the bottom corner.

It was, though, another Liverpool error that got City back into the contest when Škrtel's rush of blood saw him play a suicidal backpass which allowed Tévez to snatch a point for City that they scarcely deserved.



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