Saturday, April 14, 2012

Liverpool edge Everton in a true game of two halves

Football really is a game of two halves, proven indelibly during today's FA CUP SEMI-FINAL.
EVERTON lorded over their Merseyside rivals LIVERPOOL during the first half, then seemed to run out of steam in the second. I watched live on television.
The result was a 2-1 victory for the red half of Merseyside, and a redemption tale starring much-maligned Liverpool striker ANDY CARROLL.
Carroll's glaring miss early in the second half suggested Everton's good fortune would re-establish itself during the second 45 minutes.
It was not to be.
A glaring defensive mistake by Sylvain Distin gifted Luis Suarez an equaliser. Everton's Nikica Jelavic had scored the lone goal of the first half.
Then, three minutes from time, Carroll scored to lift Liverpool into the final -- and a chance for a cup double for the winners of the LEAGUE CUP earlier this season.
Everton simply seemed to lose focus and stamina as the second half wore on, while Liverpool gained confidence and -- ultimately -- the glory.


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