Liverpool held out of late in fear to stay on course for a historic quartet after beating Manchester City in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.
If last Sunday’s Premier League match between the two teams was classic, this semi-final was practically decided in the first 45 minutes, when Liverpool advanced 3-0 thanks to a combination of harsh finishing touches and Manchester City’s mistakes.
With power scarce, City were unable to recover as Liverpool advanced to the FA Cup final after winning the Carabao Cup – as well as progressing to the Champions League last four and finishing second in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola, who was unable to start Kevin De Bruyne and missed Kyle Walker through injury, chose Zach Stephen in goal over Ederson, a decision that backfired.
Although Steffen 😭
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– B/R Football (brfootball) April 16 2022
Ibrahima Konate had already put Liverpool ahead nine minutes later when Stephen mishandled control in the six-yard area, enabling Sadio Mane to jump in.
Mane beat Stephen with a fine strike at the end of Liverpool’s superb game to put Jurgen Klopp’s side in perfect possession in the first half, but Jack Grealish scored early in the second half and Alisson saved twice from Gabriel Jesus in this semi-final. erupted -the end.
🤤 This technique is from Sadio Mane!
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– GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) April 16 2022
Bernardo Silva slipped again at the start of a tight period of stoppage time, but Liverpool escaped facing Chelsea or Crystal Palace in the final on May 14, when they meet at Wembley on Sunday.
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