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Baffled Reds' Players Delve Look Distraught after City Hammering
City revived from last week's poor performance and delivered a superb all-round performance as the cash-strapped Merseysiders' were thrashed 3-0 by Roberto Mancini's multi-million dollar behemoth.
With over 100 million pounds invested Manchester City's poor performance against Tottenham last week had raised many eyebrows. But Mancini will be a relieved man as his squad of superstars brushed aside Gerrard & Co. to register an emphatic win at City of Manchester Stadium.
The revamped Liverpool arrived at Eastlands after delivering an impressive performance against Arsenal last week. But Torres and the others looked out-of-sync and were outplayed by City.
Gareth Barry who had vowed to make a difference kept his word as he helped City to an early lead by scoring a well-crafted goal in the 13th minute. The Reds' never really looked to get their rhythm and some poor defending cost them the match.
Carlos Tevez scored in the 52nd minute and finally quashed any doubts of a Liverpool comeback as he scored his second and City's third from the penalty spot in the 68th minute.
Liverpool created some chances but were thwarted by the superb Joe Hart who stood as the China Wall under Manchester City's goalpost.
Though it is nothing as yet to hit the panic button but Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson should start thinking of signing some new strikers if Liverpool are to seriously fight for a top four finish. It should be a relief for Mancini who would find himself in a tight spot if City failed against Liverpool.