Cardiff vs. Liverpool: 10 Things to Take Away from Carling Cup Final

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Cardiff vs. Liverpool: 10 Things to Take Away from Carling Cup Final
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Well, Liverpool had to do it the hard way, didn’t they?

Kenny Dalglish’s side edged the Carling Cup final 3-2 in the penalty shootout against Malky McKay’s Cardiff City after a 2-2 draw in regulation plus extra time.

Quite a few pre-match predictions had this as a comfortable Liverpool win—not a demolition, but comfortable nonetheless (mine was no exception).

But we should have known—it wouldn’t be a Liverpool final if it didn’t involve too many pulsating moments than are good for our hearts, too few goals or too much last-minute drama.

While we spectators, neutral or not, were in for an end-to-end footballing treat, there was plenty to take away from the events on the pitch.

Here are 10 things we learned from the Carling Cup showdown at Wembley—and feel free at add your own in the comments below.

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