New York friendly: LFC beat Man City on penalties

    Friendly Guiness International Champions Cup
    Thursday 31 July 2014 - 1:00 am
    Yankee Stadium, New York (USA)
    Man City2
    2Liverpool
    LFC Won - Won 3-1 on pens
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    Last season's Premier League top two faced off in New York as the reds pre-season preparations continued.

    LFC v Man City

    The score was 2-2 at full time ensuring this 'International Champions Cup' went to penalties.

    The goals began to flow in the second half - Stefan Jovetic grabbing both Man City goals, but the reds equalised twice.  First thanks to a Jordan Henderson strike and then via Raheem Sterling.

    Henderson's equaliser on the hour was a brilliant curled strike - his improvement in goalscoring last season was one of the positive aspects of the season.

    Sterling's goal was more straightforward - slotted past Joe Hart after a set-up by Lucas.

    Sturridge and Lambert were both guilty of wasted chances and concerns can continue to be raised about Liverpool's left and right back positions - it was no surprise that both Man City's goals were built from movements down the wings - Navas involved for both.

    So penalties ensued - and Emre Can, Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson all scored to ensure the reds went top of the group ahead of the final game against AC Milan.

    Teams:

    Liverpool: Jones (Mignolet 46), Kelly (Johnson 46), Toure, Coates (Sakho 76), Enrique (Robinson 46), Gerrard (Lucas 75), Coutinho, Allen (Can 65), Henderson, Sturridge, Lambert (Sterling 46).

    Manchester City: Caballero (Hart 46), Clichy (Richards 70), Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov, Navas, Fernando, Zuculini, Milner (Sinclair 46), Jovetic (Toure 70), Dzeko (Iheanacho 46).

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