Liverpool beat Manchester City today with a walk in the park performance. Andy Carroll with two goals and Dirk Kuyt before break clarified quickly who would leave the field as the winner.
Manchester City refused to work and had no chance to turn the game at any point. Looking at the performance and some obvious “little mind games”, it almost appeared the team is playing against coach Mancini. Tevez reported injury early, Milner throwing an armband at Mancini’s feet, Balotelli, coming for Tevez after 16 minutes, was taken off the filed in the 83rd minute. At City, nothing seems to be ok. It would not be surprise, if Mancinci would have to leave before the season is over.
Chelsea now has two points on City and a game on hand against Birmingham. With a win and not much left to play, Chelsea can shut the door on City, which in turn now has to fight off Spurs, who are only 3 points behind. 4th place seems to be the maximum City can get out of this season.
City faces rival Manchester United in the FA-Cup semi final on Saturday. A performance as weak as today and the end of that competition is sealed as well.
Let’s see what happens at City over the next couple of days.