Manchester City: Forget Dani Alves' Goal, Watch Nigel De Jong's Wonder Goal

Bimersha GautamCorrespondent IIIJanuary 25, 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25:  Nigel de Jong of Manchester City scores the opening goal during the Carling Cup Semi Final Second Leg match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on January 25, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Tonight we witnessed two superb goals: one was a screamer by Dani Alves of Barcelona while the other one was Nigel De Jong's bullet goal. Both spectacular, both sublime. 

However, Alves is not a typical defender and makes marauding runs and defensive split passes. So his goal, thought great, does not hold as much meaning as De Jong's, whose goal marks Nigel's second only goal for his club, Manchester City

As Alves gathers all the spotlight on Bleacher Report, I thought that De Jong's goal should also get its fair share of credit. 

The goal put Manchester City ahead of Liverpool, only to see Liverpool come back from behind twice to draw level with them.

The draw means that Liverpool proceed to the final of the Carling Cup on a 3-2 aggregate. 

Which goal was better? Leave your opinions! 

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