12 Jan 2012

Gerrard seals Liverpool win at Man City in Cup semi-final

3:21 pm on 12 January 2012

Manchester City suffered a third loss in four matches as Liverpool grabbed a 1-nil victory in the first leg of their League Cup football semi-final at the Etihad Stadium this morning.

Steven Gerrard's penalty early in the first half was enough to put Liverpool in the driving seat for the second leg at Anfield in a fortnight.

City, who were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United on Sunday, improved after the break following a woeful first half but were still well short of the form that has propelled them to the top of the Premier League.

The winners of the semi-final will face either Crystal Palace or Cardiff City.