Soccer Showcase at Yankee Stadium

Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 on penalty kicks to win at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night in their Guinness International Champions Cup match. There was a near-capacity crowd of 49,653, and most of them were rooting for Liverpool.

After a scoreless first half, Manchester City got on the board with a Stevan Jovetic goal in the 53rd minute on one that bounced around the crease. Liverpool tied it six minutes later on a thunderous strike from Jordan Henderson.

It stayed that way until the 67th minute when Jovetic scored again, this time on a strike from the top of the crease to make it 2-1 Manchester City. Liverpool tied it in the 85th minute on a strike from Raheem Stirling.

The game went to penalty kicks, which were in the end by the left field seats. They had an inauspicious start as City’s Aleksandr Kolarov and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge each missed over the crossbar. City’s Yaya Toure was up next and his was stopped by Liverpool goalie Simon Mignolet. Liverpool’s Emre Can got the first goal of the shootout, and Mignolet responded by stopping a Jesus Navas shot. Jordan Henderson cashed in his chance to give Liverpool a 2-0 shootout lead. Kelechi Iheanacho got City’s first goal on their fourth attempt and Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva drilled it to seal the win for Liverpool.

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