The League Cup Final Match of the Day Live


The League Cup Final

Gary Lineker presents live coverage from Wembley of the League Cup final between Championship club Cardiff City and Premier League side Liverpool. Guy Mowbray leads the commentary.


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This place used to be Liverpool's second home. But it has changed a

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bit in 16 years. The Reds last tasted Cup success in Wales, in the

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City of... Cardiff. And as for Cardiff. They may be

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underdogs today, but favourites do fall in this final.

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So who will be flying highest? The blue boards -- the Bluebirds all

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It has already been a very successful weekend for Wales. A

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victory over England in the Six Nations and a win as well for

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Nathan cleverly, who retained his WBO light-heavyweight title last

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night. Could it be a memorable hat- trick at Wembley this afternoon?

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Liverpool remain firm favourites and will be desperate to get their

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hands on some silverware for the first time in six years. It should

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be an exciting afternoon here at Wembley.

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Here with us are Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Chris Coleman. It is

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all set up, one of those giant killers... It David against Goliath.

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This is a special place, it is a special occasion. There are not

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many times since I retired that I wished I was still playing but you

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look at the pitch here and you look at the weather and this is one of

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them. The fans wouldn't agree with that, to be perfectly frank. You're

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in no condition any more! Chris, it is a big day and it signifiers this

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resurgence in Welsh football. We have seen swans take playing so

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well the top flight, Cardiff have been here four times in the last

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years -- Swansea. Yes, Cardiff have been unlucky here and will want to

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change this. There has been a resurgence, as you say. Swansea are

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going well in the Premier League. The Welsh national team have won

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their last four games. The rugby team have done well, the boxing

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last night, so sport generally in Wales is very good. I putted well

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pick up for Cardiff. -- but it will be tough. Yes, if Liverpool get it

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right. But we have seen it in finals before, sometimes the best

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teams don't get it right. Cardiff will meet Liverpool to underperform.

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And they will have to underperform. It has happened before. We have a

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neutral in the house, I presume. How do you see this one? They are

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always great occasions, but it is almost the fans final. We were here

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last year with Arsenal and Birmingham and some of the guys

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thought it was going to be a walkover for Arsenal. The while

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reminding us that she went for Birmingham. I did. But I can't see

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Cardiff doing it today. I'm delighted to see them, Malky Mackay

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has done a wonderful job and when he took over I think they had 10

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full-time professionals, and a few of them were under 17. So he has

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done so well to get them gelling so quickly, and to get here is a great

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success. They only just made it, they are relatively late! This was

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a few moments ago. That might be them saying we are going to do

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everything as normal as possible, they might get to their respective

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grounds week in week out... You say that, but the way they are running

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of the bus suggests otherwise. Adding they have been caught in

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traffic. There is Malcolm McKay. has done a great job. -- Malky

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Mackay. Yes, Dave Jones for him befall them, they did really well,

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got to the play-offs, the FA Cup final. And as Alan said, he got

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there and lost a lot of players and has had to build it from scratch. I

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went there recently and he really has got the place going, he has put

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his own stamp on it. As the Liverpool team, they arrived about

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half-an-hour ago. Kenny Dalglish has seen it all before, but not

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that this particular Wembley. This is their first visit to this new

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Wembley. You can tell. 16 years since Liverpool have been here...

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They went the wrong way. The number of people buying tickets for this

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game, honestly... You go back to the great days and the demand for

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cup final tickets. There is Andy Carroll. He is obviously say you

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have to pick me, because there he is in his kit already! I think from

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Liverpool's point of view, it there is away of doing it the hard way to

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get here, they have done it. They have played every tie away from

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home and played some big teams. And if you look at the first one they

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had, Exeter way, the first scorers were Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll -

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- away. They set out to win this competition. By I think it is a

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reward for the Liverpool supporters. They support the team through thick

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and thin. They haven't been here for 16 years and to get here and

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play in the final, they have had a lot of hard games along the way and

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it has been terrific. You mentioned how hard it has been for Liverpool

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fans to get tickets and the same is true of the Cardiff fans. Let's get

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Liverpool! I am sorry Liverpool, it is a Welsh win. A big weekend for

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Wales, rugby, boxing and football. Kenny has got them playing well and

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we will win today. If we can keep it to six goals, we will be all

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right. We are going to batter them! The it is definitely our time. We

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CHEERING. Hopefully, we will win, but as long

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as we don't get hammered. We have the best team, the best walks --

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squad, the best players, a foregone conclusion. My dad was born in 1937

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and he is up there watching as winner. First time at Wembley for a

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long time. We were beaten by Manchester United in 1996, wearing

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those silly suits. I think they have still got them. I was best man

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at a wedding and I text did him saying I had gone to Wembley. --

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text messaged him. If you are put in the FA 10, we will follow you.

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I think Cardiff are going to win 3- 0. I sent to the text message, he

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didn't reply. I didn't even phone him.

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There's just no need for that. I wonder how the wedding is going!

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Chris, I sensed there is more optimism amongst the Liverpool fans,

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but you might expect that. Yes, as we said looking earlier, looking at

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the Liverpool squad, they have a lot of quality on the bench.

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Cardiff are playing in the Championship, albeit a good

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Championship side. I just heard one of the Liverpool fans saying it is

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a foregone conclusion and in football, the only guarantee is

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there are no guarantees. If Liverpool don't turn up, which I

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don't think they will, Cardiff are a useful team. They have dangerous

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players, a very good manager and they are very much in the us up --

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ascendancy. I don't think Kenny Dalglish will be saying that in the

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dressing room. He will be stressing to them about complacency, because

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that is the way you face defeat, becoming complacent. 16 years they

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have not been here. It has been a while. Let's remind you how

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while. Let's remind you how Liverpool reached today's final.

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They entered the competition at the second-round stage and began with a

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trip to League One Exeter with Andy Carroll amongst the scorers. Two

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successive away victories saw them set up a quarter-final with Chelsea

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at Stamford Bridge. Two goals in five minutes wrapped up the tie to

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take the ball into the semi-final, where they faced Manchester City.

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Steven Gerrard scoring in both legs to help them to an aggregate win.

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to help them to an aggregate win. We can hear from Liverpool

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goalscoring legend, he is with Steve Wilson.

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I am joined by Ian Rush. You played and won here many times for

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Liverpool. It has been a long time since the football club has been

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here at Wembley. It has and I think the way the supporters want to come

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and watch this game says it all. It is their first time that the new

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Wembley and everyone is excited and that they just hope the team

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perform on the day. How do you see it going? They are strong favourite.

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Yes, but you look at the FA Cup final, Liverpool against Wimbledon,

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it is the preparation that it is all about. I think of Cardiff over

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perform and Liverpool underperform, they can win, but I think with

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Kenny Dalglish there, the preparation will be spot on. It is

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the mental preparation, not the physical preparation. Again, you

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walk out on the pitch and the players have to do it. The pitch is

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perfect, but I am expecting a Liverpool win. But the players have

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to do it. Your pedigree in this tournament is beyond question, 49

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goals, no one has ever scored more than that. Do you have a favourite?

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I don't have a favourite. Cup competitions were very special for

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me. By second goal was the League Cup. -- my. I scored my first goal

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at Wembley against Tottenham in the early 1980s when we beat them 3-1.

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But for players today, it is the Carling Cup now and that is what it

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is all about and the players have to produce. Hopefully they do from

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a Liverpool point of view. Thank you for your time of.

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One of the great goalscorers. There is the art of Liverpool Football

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Club John Henry, hoping that he will collect his first trophy --

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the owner. He also owns the best and red socks. -- Boston Red Sox.

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As the Cardiff, they made a stuttering start to their Carling

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stuttering start to their Carling Cup campaign. They required extra

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time to progress through the first three rounds. The game against

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Leicester went to penalties with Captain Paul Quinn scoring the

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winner. Joe Mason's left-foot curler saw off early in round four

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to set up a tie with Blackburn. The semi-final saw both Crystal Palace

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and Cardiff win their respective home tie is 1-0, with Cardiff

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making it through to Wembley with a on penalties. Tom Heaton of the

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on penalties. Tom Heaton of the hero.

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Allen, Cardiff had sought to scramble through, one or two

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penalty shoot-outs -- sort of. Absolutely. They have any played

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one Premier League team, which was Blackburn and when you compare that

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to Liverpool's runner, it has been slightly easier, if you like. But

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again, they thoroughly deserve to be here and they are one of the

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teams in the Championship that like to play the right way, they like to

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get the ball than on the ground, play their football. They have some

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good passers. And they have Kenny Miller, who we all they will score

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goals if he is given the chances. Plain that the new Wembley is

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nothing new for Cardiff, it is their 4th visit in five seasons --

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playing at. We have sent double Olympic swimming a medallist and

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Bluebirds fan David Davies to This is an wasn't supposed to be

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like this. Dave Jones departed in the summer. We were preparing for a

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season of rebuilding. There was a danger that it was going to be

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after The Lord Mayor show. Then we got a Scottish manager who started

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pulling rabbits out of that. -- a Malky Mackay was a pretty popular

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choice when he was appointed. A young manager with a decent track

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record. From Glasgow as well, which these days is a prerequisite. And

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for good measure, he has navigated another passage to Wembley Way.

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Keep going, keep it going. That is What was the most fundamental thing

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you had to change when you came here? Just the fact that the boys

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were open to change, open to doing different things other than being

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on the football pitch. There is obviously a time for coaching but

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at the same time you have to make sure that there are various other

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things that can help them, in terms of being a top-level athletes,

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things that you take from different sport and that is something we are

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trying to do. The fans will identify with the great work ethic

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of the team, they are all in it together. Do you feel that is an

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important thing? Very important. It is one of the mainstays of our

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Group, in terms of how tight we are as a group, everybody pulling at

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the same direction. We have staff and players respecting each other.

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That is what we need, no egos and everyone to buy into this, the

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staff and players, and you will have a better chance of going

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forward together. But team have gelled really well.

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Were you expecting that? -- the team. Probably not as quickly. It

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takes time to get to know how each other up play. That comes with time

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and playing games. I think the Cup has helped in terms of the extra

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games for players to get to know each other, that there are no

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cliques, they are pulling in one direction. It helps with good

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results on the pitch as well. modern-day footballer has a few

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more strings to his bow then you might imagine. Never mind playing

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golf or snooker after training. Nowadays, they work with the mind

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How do you find yoga? Probably a lot harder than I thought it was

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going to be. It is good, though. Definitely feeling the benefits of

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doing it. I used to have quite a few problems with my hamstrings and

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things like that and it seems to be helping bat. It did help she just

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by 5%, it is worth it -- helping the that combat and if it helps you

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buy 5%, it is worth it. The fans are seeing a hard-working team,

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disciplined, and they appreciate that. Are you finding that?

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definitely. And the personnel, they have brought on a few young lads,

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that that have high work ethic, and that is why they are still up there

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Should the ball ever leave the circle?

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You forget you are in a South Wales sometimes and not in Glasgow?

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have got to get a wee bit of Glaswegian going. But it has been

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good. I thought we were a Scotland The Cup final of 2008, the team was

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led by Stephen McPhail. Since then, he has battled with serious illness.

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For him, being involved with the squad and another trip to Wembley

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is a real psychological boost. Personally, I love every minute of

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football. My health hasn't been great the last couple of years, a

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problem we are trying to get to the bottom of. It has been a long road

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and we are still trying to get there, but I have been to the US to

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see a specialist and hopefully we will have some sort of treatment

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that might slow down and give me a chance to play a bit longer.

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heard you got advice from a special superstar? I got lucky enough to

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speak to Venus Williams. There are only as two athletes in the world

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with this syndrome. It was good to bounce things off, as care how she

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was feeling, and the things that got she got a good reaction from --

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ask her. And a few weeks of treatment that she is getting,

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hopefully it will commit them. I have just been in your office and

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could see in some books from successful American sports coaches.

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-- have seen. They are guide you can learn a lot from. You're

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talking about elite performers, you see how they train, how they apply

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themselves. Incredible work to get to Olympic standards. We try and

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make the training ground and the work place like that every day.

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is fair to say you're not going to Wembley for a day out, you're going

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to give it a good go? Absolutely. We go into every game to be

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competitive. We are massive underdogs, I don't think anybody

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from Liverpool will underestimate us, but we are going to win the Cup

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final. -- going there. 100 years ago last month, Captain Scott and

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his team reached the South Pole. Only to find he had been beaten to

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it. They set sail from Cardiff Docks and this lighthouse is a

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memorial to that glorious failure. There is no disgrace in been

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runner-up, of course, we all know that, but it just might be that we

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have just got up alone before finishing second is not an option.

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This is the Cardiff team and that Chris, does that systems surprise

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you? It is quite attack -- quite attacking. Yes, Kenny Miller is

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usually up there by himself and Peter Whittingham usually plays at

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the number 10. He can also play out wide. And a bit surprised, he

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hasn't done that a lot this season, Malky Mackay, but he thinks he

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needs to go with two out-and-out strikers. It is a big day for

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Hudson. He has been out for a few Hudson. He has been out for a few

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weeks as well. He is obviously not as fit as they would like him to be.

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He knows he will be in a game today with the players that Liverpool

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have up front. Cardiff like to play and I think that will go against

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them. If you are against better players, you want to be getting in

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their faces and that let them settle. If they get it down and

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play, it could play into Liverpool's hands. Dear think the

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fact that he has gone more positive, Kenny Dalglish might like that? --

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do you think? Absolutely, you will sit in the dressing room and think

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they have gone attacking. But it bodes well for the game, because it

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should be open. Peter Whittingham, a key player. Technically very

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gifted. Yes, a lovely left-foot. They signed him from Aston Villa,

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he is a class operator, very composed on the ball. Excellent

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from dead-ball situations. He gets it up and down over the wall to

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great effect, and he does it consistency. Bat consistently. He

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can also play in front of the back four, so if Malky Mackay wants to

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switch it around, he can take Whittingham from the centre of

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midfield and put him into more of a holding position if Liverpool are

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getting on top. He was terrific in the semi-final. You can tell

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quality on the ball when he gets it down and play. Is the -- here is

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the Liverpool line-up. No place for Craig Bellamy. Andy Carroll is up

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front with Suarez. I think he has had his critics all season longer,

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and there is a massive price to pay for him, but we have seen the green

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shoots of recovery. He has scored a couple, move better. Suarez and

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Gerrard are the big two for Liverpool, but defensively, the

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goalkeeper and the back four are as good as any in the Premier League.

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I think the big problem they have had this season is the lack of

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goals that they have scored, and when you have been signed for �35

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million and you are in a bad night, it is up to you to get the goals.

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It is a big surprise that Craig Bellamy is not there. He may be

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struggling with an injury, but I thought he would play today, just

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because of his pace. He made your Welsh squad, Chris, straight in

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there. Yes. Straight in there. He missed one or two days' training

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this week, an ongoing problem with his knee, said that may be a factor.

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We love your inside information. It is just over a year since Kenny

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Dalglish return as manager of Liverpool. He is no stranger to

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this part of the world. Once upon a time, Wembley was very much a home

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Three words. One powerful connection. In a bygone era, the

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home of English football became the second home cooking Kenny and his

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clan. Once there so often, it was coined Anfield said, Dalglish made

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Wembley a home from home. -- Anfield South. It took less than a

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year for him to cement his place in Liverpool folklore, scoring the

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winner on the famous ground in the European Cup final. One of three

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European titles picked up during this most illustrious of

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Back row four successive League Cups followed. -- four. West Ham,

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Spurs, Manchester United and Everton all defeated as the love

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affair between Liverpool, Dalglish Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan, two

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managerial titans who led the club through unparalleled success, had

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been and gone and in 1986, it was Dalglish's time. Dalglish is in

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there. Yes! The player-manager's scores the goal that may edge

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Liverpool nearer to their 16th Championship. Now player-manager,

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he led from the front. And the same year, led the assault on Wembley

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against neighbours Everton in the FA Cup final. Is this three? It is!

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Liverpool have won the Double. Though the glory years couldn't and

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wouldn't last forever, League Cup final defeat in 1987 to Arsenal was

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followed by one of the greatest- ever Cup final shocks. The Crazy

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Then in 1989, tragedy struck off the pitch and shook the club, the

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country and Dalglish to the core. The two Merseyside clubs were to

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meet Again, an extra-time victory for the Red brought pride, but

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brought back none of their lost sons and daughters. 3-2, or

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Liverpool! Liverpool are FA Cup winners for the 4th time.

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strain of dealing personally with so many of Liverpool's breed

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families was suppressed. For now. - - bereaved. The League Cup of 1990

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was the last stroke be brought back to Anfield before one of their most

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successful partnerships in English football came to an end.

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biggest problem is the press that pressure I was putting myself under,

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because of my desire to be successful. Bash the pressure.

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Three European Cups, eight league titles, four European Cups -- four

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A phenomenal record. And now he is back, reigniting cherished memories

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of old and hoping to banish others from Liverpool's final Wembley

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appearance 16 years ago, when another club's King A came and

0:27:270:27:37
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ruled this sacred turf. Eric Cantona! Three words. Forever bound

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by history. Three words, never more Blimey, they were quite good in

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their day, Liverpool. The great days. There were a lot of magical

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moment, but a lot of sadness as well, obviously Hillsborough. A

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smiling Gary Abbott in 1989, who has sadly passed away back Gary

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applet. And then Kenny resigned in 1991. He was such an unbelievably

0:28:180:28:23

good player, he would moan and complain, and when I started

0:28:230:28:28

playing with him, as a centre-back, you could hit it in five or six

0:28:280:28:31

yards either side of him and every time he would get it, he was that

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good and it gave it unbelievable confidence. He didn't like it to

0:28:350:28:41

bounce it. No! And then he was a fantastic manager. He had the

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ability to get the best out of players. How hard as it were no

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club has been as successful as Liverpool, but that the dominance,

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the last decade has been a struggle to reach those former heights.

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think because their biggest rivals Manchester United are so dominant,

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they have overtaken Liverpool's 18 titles, that is harder to bear. But

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for the Liverpool supporters, they support the team through thick and

0:29:100:29:13

thin, the best supporters end the world. As far as Dalglish is

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concerned, he should never have left Liverpool. They gave him three

0:29:180:29:21

months to recuperate and start again and I think if he had been

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manager for the last 21 years... The Sir Alex Ferguson effect,

0:29:260:29:34

possibly. Wonderful timing of you'll never walk alone. Those

0:29:350:29:38

wonderfully successful at Liverpool years. We can hear from Kenny

0:29:380:29:42

Dalglish now. The fans we have been speaking to

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are saying it is very special to come back to Wembley, how special

0:29:450:29:51

is it for you as a manager and the squad of players? It is a fantastic

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achievement by the players to get here. Most of the players, if not

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all of them, have made a contribution to the result we have

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had during the competition, and it has not been an easy road. A lot of

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difficult games, a lot of excellent performances. It is always great to

0:30:090:30:19
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measure your success by how often And it has not been easy. You have

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beaten Chelsea at Chelsea. You have had to beat Manchester City. One

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more hurdle. And it is a difficult hurdle. We are under no illusions

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that it will be difficult. It has been a fantastic achievement for

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Cardiff to get to where they are. They are in the middle of the drive

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to get promotion to the Premiership. Malky Mackay has done a fantastic

0:30:510:30:57

job. Both teams are here on merit. Managers have to make team

0:30:570:31:03

selections all the time. Do you do well on team selection for a cup

0:31:030:31:09

final more? Every teeny pig, you disappoint someone. When you get to

0:31:090:31:16

the final, the disappointment is greater. -- every time you pick a

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team, you disappoint some one. We're not going to get success with

0:31:210:31:24

11 players, we're going to get success through having a strong

0:31:240:31:31

squad. That is why we're here. Thank you for your time.

0:31:310:31:38

And Man United played under you as well. You can see the gradual --

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gradual improvement of the team this year but it has not been easy.

0:31:420:31:45

Not at all. Whether you believe with some of the things he has said

0:31:450:31:48

this year or not, I personally believe he has got some things

0:31:480:31:55

wrong in what he has done off the pitch. But as a manager, when

0:31:550:32:00

things are going against you, the way he sticks up at you -- a six up

0:32:000:32:03

for you, you want to repay him because of the fate he shows in

0:32:030:32:09

year. It is a tremendous feeling to have. And that is such an integral

0:32:090:32:13

part of management, bringing out the best in individuals. I joined

0:32:130:32:17

Blackburn after they won the title and I never had a good time as a

0:32:170:32:20

player there. I could not get into the flow of it, but Ken was

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brilliant with me. He was 1-1, try to give me confidence, absolutely

0:32:270:32:32

superb. Some managers have got that, and some have not. He certainly has.

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He has been criticised for the way he handled the Luis Suarez affair

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but despite that, he remains a crucial player for them. He was

0:32:420:32:48

badly missed when he was out for eight matches. I think when you

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look at success at Liverpool, and you measure the success that he had

0:32:510:32:59

with Fernando Torres, within six or eight weeks, it was Fernando who?

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When you sit at Anfield and watch When you sit at Anfield and watch

0:33:030:33:06

this guy play, the anticipation of the supporters, every time he gets

0:33:060:33:12

the ball, there is a roar. Again Stoke City, a brilliant nutmeg and

0:33:120:33:17

a fantastic goal. It is the quick feet, that trickery. He beats about

0:33:170:33:26

14 men against Manchester United. The back-heel here is absolutely

0:33:260:33:32

sensational. Every time he gets the ball in the box, the defenders are

0:33:320:33:37

scared to go near him. Because he has that kind of ability. Quick

0:33:370:33:43

feet, that takes him away from players. That movement, allied with

0:33:430:33:47

the sort of thing. He is just the sort of thing. He is just

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fantastic to watch. Terrific talent. Let us hear from Malky Mackay.

0:33:540:33:57

What is your state of readiness ahead of the game? I gather some of

0:33:570:34:03

the guys watch the Nathan Cleverley fight last night? Yes, they have a

0:34:030:34:06

look at the rugby and some of them are friendly with Nathan, he

0:34:060:34:09

trained with us for a few days. They watched him win last night.

0:34:090:34:16

Delighted for him. It has given you left? It was a good day. -- giving

0:34:160:34:23

you a lift. Some tough calls to make as the manager. Tom Heaton and

0:34:230:34:28

Mark Huddlestone. We were guarding his ankle last week, Tom Heaton, so

0:34:280:34:33

he goes in goals. And Mark Austin comes back in, shaking off a calf

0:34:330:34:38

injury. You must be delighted to be the underdogs. No pressure? So they

0:34:380:34:44

say. We are concentrating on our own thing. We are delighted to be

0:34:440:34:48

out there and making sure that we perform to the standards that I

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know we can. Cardiff have been to Wembley a lot in recent times.

0:34:520:34:57

Unhappy memories of cup finals and play-off defeats. Does that they're

0:34:570:35:00

happy -- bear heavy on some of the players who took part in those

0:35:010:35:06

games. --? There are not many of them left. The group this year our

0:35:060:35:11

focus on what we have done this year. It is a new start. It is a

0:35:110:35:16

different group of players altogether. All we know we are run

0:35:160:35:19

for a tough game, playing against a good team, but we have our own mind

0:35:190:35:29
0:35:290:35:30

set. -- we know we are up for a tough game. Underdogs should be

0:35:300:35:38

beaten nine times out of 10, but there is always the other time.

0:35:380:35:44

Malky Mackay and Craig Bellamy walking out there. He cannot get in

0:35:440:35:49

the Liverpool starting line-up, perhaps he once again with Cardiff?

0:35:490:35:52

He will be delighted he is not He will be delighted he is not

0:35:520:35:58

playing. Cardiff players, out on the pitch. An important time for

0:35:580:36:02

them. Like they said, they are very calm and it is important they do

0:36:020:36:08

not get overly nervous. Exactly. Many of the Liverpool boys have

0:36:080:36:13

played on big occasions but some of these Cardiff boys have not. It is

0:36:130:36:16

important they played a game. They know they're playing a good team in

0:36:160:36:20

Liverpool and yes, it is the final Liverpool and yes, it is the final

0:36:200:36:22

but they cannot concentrate on the surroundings. Concentrate on the

0:36:220:36:31

job in hand, and become. -- Be calm. They have to start well. When you

0:36:310:36:35

come to her first major Wembley appearance, you're going to be

0:36:360:36:40

nervous. Individually, collectively, you have to get to grips with the

0:36:400:36:45

game. The main thing, do not concede early. As you would expect,

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terrific support for both sides. Comedian John Bishop is among the

0:36:500:36:58

Liverpool fans. And he is getting stick from some of the Cardiff fans.

0:36:580:37:02

In a to has been a long time as a Liverpool fan since you had a

0:37:020:37:07

chance to come to Wembley. How does it feel? I was not born last time.

0:37:070:37:13

It was 60 years ago. I think it will be a great day. It is a great

0:37:130:37:21

day for everyone. There is banter with the Cardiff lads, it is great.

0:37:220:37:25

There has been a massive turnaround under Kenny but it has been a long

0:37:250:37:31

time since Liverpool won a trophy. It is. And you can see the emotion

0:37:310:37:35

that he displayed in the semi-final. He loves the club. It means

0:37:350:37:39

something for the club to show that we're making steps in the right

0:37:390:37:45

direction. And there is a bit weak coming up for you, for Sport Relief.

0:37:450:37:52

-- Big week. Straight after the match, I am going to Paris and I am

0:37:520:37:55

doing a thing for Sport Relief -- Sport Relief called a week of hell,

0:37:550:38:00

where I start tomorrow morning, and then coming back here just after. I

0:38:000:38:07

am writing -- running 185 miles. We have just been allowed the approval

0:38:070:38:12

from the French government for me to run across the -- row across the

0:38:120:38:15

Channel and then run three marathons over three days,

0:38:150:38:19

finishing in London, to raise money for Sport Relief. You are looking

0:38:190:38:26

fit. How much training had he done? Loads! This is all make-up, it's

0:38:260:38:31

telly, it isn't a real! We are in front of a Green screen, we are not

0:38:310:38:41

even at Wembley! Found a to as it Stuffer. We wish him all the best.

0:38:410:38:48

The Sport Relief website has all the information on his challenge. A

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key figure for Cardiff will be their lone striker, Kenny Miller.

0:38:520:39:02
0:39:020:39:09

Kenny Miller on the turn! It is a remarkable story. There you were,

0:39:100:39:15

out in Turkey, you came to Cardiff City for �850,000 and during a

0:39:150:39:20

League Cup final. Did you think this would happen? -- you why in a

0:39:200:39:25

League Cup final. To reach the Cup final you rely on a lot, bowl-off

0:39:250:39:33

love -- the lot of the draw. We have come up against Blackburn in

0:39:330:39:38

the Cup, penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final, and I thought we won

0:39:380:39:48
0:39:480:39:48

that deservedly so. Miller scorers! How excited are you? I am looking

0:39:480:39:55

forward to it. It is a fantastic stadium. The only time I would ever

0:39:550:39:58

be here is if it is an international or a cup final.

0:39:580:40:04

Either way, it is a massive occasion. What does it mean for the

0:40:040:40:09

football club to be at Wembley again? You were not part of the

0:40:090:40:14

previous three trips. It is a huge achievement. This is four visits in

0:40:140:40:18

four years. It is fantastic. know what people are saying about

0:40:180:40:22

Cardiff City, the league form has dipped, it is obvious what has

0:40:220:40:25

happened, they have taken one eye off the Championship. Is that

0:40:250:40:33

right? Over the course of the season, you are going to have a dip.

0:40:330:40:36

For us, it coincides with the Cup final but I can say that the

0:40:370:40:40

players, personally, I have will be looking past any league games to

0:40:400:40:47

the Cup final. -- I have not been looking past. Promotion is our

0:40:470:40:51

bread and butter. We would swap a Carling Cup win for promotion any

0:40:510:40:56

day of the week. It has been unfortunate that we have hit this

0:40:560:41:05

drop in form. It is England versus Wales, if you like. But two shots -

0:41:050:41:10

- two Scots in the managerial positions. Was Kenny in Dalglish

0:41:100:41:18

and influence on you when you were a child? -- Kenny Dalglish. Yes. He

0:41:180:41:21

is a world-class footballer. Obviously, to come up against his

0:41:210:41:25

team, it is an honour. What do you make of his Liverpool side? There

0:41:260:41:30

is some great players, including Craig Bellamy, who was in his

0:41:300:41:34

dressing room this time last year. The Arie fantastic team. Craig

0:41:340:41:38

Bellamy is one of many. Five, six fantastic players. And their

0:41:380:41:44

captain, being their main man, Luis Suarez -- Luis Suarez. It is going

0:41:440:41:50

to be a tough task. How will you get on? We need to get back to

0:41:500:41:56

working hard. We need to play at high tempo, working hard. We are

0:41:560:42:02

not under any illusions that we are favourites. They are rightly

0:42:020:42:09

favourites because they are a top Premiership team. We do not -- we

0:42:090:42:19
0:42:190:42:23

know we can impose ourselves on the Rangers and Celtic and Scotland.

0:42:230:42:28

Can he win a Cup in England with a Welsh club? It is getting far too

0:42:290:42:33

complicated for me. He is a handful. He will score goals and he has done

0:42:330:42:38

throughout his career. Even if it is not going for him, when he's out

0:42:380:42:45

of the game, if he gets a chance he will find a bit of space. He knows

0:42:450:42:50

where the net is. I was speaking to Malky Mackay about him. Just there,

0:42:500:42:55

you find him in between the two centre-halves, running in behind.

0:42:550:42:59

He does not like getting up against the big centre-halves. He likes to

0:42:590:43:07

find pockets of space. Watches the run. -- watches run. Once he gets

0:43:070:43:15

in there, and he has done that all his career, he scores goals. He had

0:43:150:43:20

big boots to fill because last year it was Bellamy, and Bothroyd, and

0:43:200:43:27

Chopra. He will do that time and time again and he is going to have

0:43:270:43:29

to do that today because he will not stand up against the centre-

0:43:290:43:37

halves. Malky Mackay was telling me that as a person he leads very well

0:43:370:43:42

and the dressing room. and the dressing room.

0:43:420:43:45

Anti-Scottish. And he has been given a bit of support. -- and he

0:43:450:43:55
0:43:550:43:57

is Scottish. The target man, up front, he is 6 feet 4. They will

0:43:570:44:00

have to change. That will be interesting to see if they employ

0:44:000:44:07

those targets. -- tactics. Liverpool players walking back into

0:44:070:44:11

the dressing room after warm-up. Craig Bellamy, on the bench for

0:44:110:44:15

Liverpool. And he is arguing, that is not like him(!) Who would have

0:44:150:44:22

thought? The last time Liverpool won a trophy was in 2006 with the

0:44:230:44:32
0:44:330:44:46

FA Cup. It was handled by Steven Six long years since Liverpool last

0:44:460:44:51

delivered on the big stage. That is a long time for you guys. It is for

0:44:510:44:56

a club the size of Liverpool. You would not expect us to go that long.

0:44:560:45:00

There has been some frustrating times since then. We have been

0:45:000:45:05

unfortunate. We got to the Champions League final in 2007 and

0:45:050:45:11

we lost it. That shows you how big this is for us. Bowl the last few

0:45:110:45:15

years, involved in the Champions League, this tournament gets

0:45:150:45:18

diluted. You have to make other competitions the priority. There

0:45:190:45:23

was no Europe this year. Three trophies up for grabs. We needed to

0:45:230:45:29

take them seriously. From Kenny's team selection and our performances,

0:45:290:45:38

we have shown how important it has been for us. Gerard scorers! I want

0:45:380:45:48
0:45:480:45:49

to win as many medals as I can. Finishing 4th is never good enough

0:45:490:45:54

but it is financially important for the club. From a selfish point of

0:45:540:45:57

view, playing at Wembley and walking up the steps and lifting

0:45:570:46:02

trophies, as captain of the team, that is what it is all about.

0:46:020:46:06

Playing at Wembley, it is extra special. Growing up as a kid,

0:46:070:46:12

watching Cup finals, I am really looking forward to the occasion. It

0:46:120:46:19

is very important that we perform and we do not underestimate Cardiff.

0:46:190:46:24

The to a self here than this time last year. You were out of all the

0:46:240:46:28

competitions 12 months ago. This time last year, the season was

0:46:280:46:32

basically over for us. It was not good enough. Kenny came in and

0:46:320:46:38

lifted everyone up. We have moved forward. We are in the Carling Cup

0:46:380:46:44

final and we are close. We are four points off 4th, and we believe we

0:46:440:46:49

can make up that gap. You know the manager very well. What kind of

0:46:490:46:55

character is he away from the dug- out? He still thinks he is a player.

0:46:550:47:00

He is a fantastic manager, he is a good man-manager. He shows the

0:47:000:47:04

players a lot of support and he is really honest. That is all you ask

0:47:040:47:10

for as a player. Around the ground, he still thinks he wants a game of

0:47:100:47:14

footie. He loves the game and his passionate. You have to be a winner

0:47:140:47:17

at this club but you have to play under pressure. There is a lot

0:47:170:47:23

expected. He's been there as a player and a manager. So we is the

0:47:230:47:29

ideal person to take advice from. Can ask you about Craig Bellamy? He

0:47:290:47:33

seems to be at ease with himself since coming back here. I think

0:47:330:47:38

that is down to Kenny. Kenny has confidence in him. He is protecting

0:47:380:47:44

a man looking after him. -- protecting him and looking after

0:47:440:47:48

him. His confidence is high and he is looking sharper. He was the

0:47:480:47:52

signing of the year, and he has scored some really important goal

0:47:520:48:02
0:48:020:48:02

era. -- goals. For all the progress that Liverpool have made over the

0:48:020:48:07

last 12 months, a frustrating as it before you with the groin and ankle

0:48:070:48:11

problems, and the season that you have endured? It has been a tough

0:48:110:48:15

year. The last couple mums have been enjoyable because I had been

0:48:150:48:20

fit and back with the team. I have felt like a football player again.

0:48:200:48:23

I worked hard to get back four days like this, so why am looking

0:48:230:48:31

forward to it. That is the view from high above the Wembley Stadium.

0:48:310:48:36

This is what their plane for, the Carling Cup, being brought out onto

0:48:360:48:42

the field by Brian Keegan, a good Liverpool name but no relation. A

0:48:420:48:46

warrant Officer, first class, for the Royal Electrical and Mechanical

0:48:460:48:53

Engineers. It is a big occasion for him. Wonderfully done. Steven

0:48:530:48:59

Gerrard, we saw him talking there, and interestingly, there are more

0:48:590:49:03

gratuitous shots from the season of 1986. Liverpool's success over

0:49:030:49:09

Everton that I have just about got over! For him, he says it is more

0:49:090:49:12

about winning trophies than finishing 4th. I would disagree

0:49:120:49:16

with that because I think the only place to be in modern-day football

0:49:160:49:20

is the Champions League. If you look at him, in the champions' lead

0:49:200:49:25

to better than six and the FA Cup, six years about a trophy, a barren

0:49:250:49:30

spell, obviously the type of player he is he wants to win trophies.

0:49:300:49:37

This is his trademark. When he came back after Newcastle, it was all

0:49:370:49:43

into ball for Andy Carroll. -- ball after ball. It is a great save by

0:49:430:49:53

Roddy there. This is against Joe Hart. Good touch, bad touch, great

0:49:530:49:58

touch. He is such a big influence for Liverpool in the dressing room.

0:49:590:50:03

He is not back to his best but he is getting there. Every time I see

0:50:030:50:09

him play, he gets better. Terrific scenes out there. The fans warming

0:50:090:50:19
0:50:190:50:21

up, expectant. It is a great occasion. It is a great advert for

0:50:210:50:25

football in this country, when you see how we have done the final.

0:50:250:50:30

Both sets of fans, fantastic fans. Liverpool I used to winning

0:50:300:50:37

trophies in Cardiff. Look at that, that is a great advert for football.

0:50:370:50:41

If you look back, how many clubs would be thinking, maybe I should

0:50:410:50:47

have put my best team out in one of the ties? Let's face it, at the

0:50:470:50:50

beginning of the competition you see the big clubs putting their

0:50:500:50:54

squad players out. How many of them are looking now and saying, I wish

0:50:540:51:00

we were there now won this magnificent occasion? The fans

0:51:000:51:06

think it is special. Let us hope the game lives up to the occasion.

0:51:060:51:11

We have two teams who like to play football. That is a big plus point.

0:51:110:51:16

Some big-name players out there. It made me laugh when I heard them say,

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well, there is not a lot of pressure on us. There is pressure

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on them, because there is a place in Europe at stake. You have

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thousands of fans travelling miles to watch them perform. It is great

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for Cardiff to be here. It is a terrific achievement but it is a

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must win for Liverpool. No one likes to lose a final. It does not

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matter who you are. The Cardiff City players are on show today.

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Individually, they were not want to be shown up. Strange things can

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happen. As you well know. 1988 at Wembley. You want to avoid 1986 but

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you want to bring up 1988? Was that in colour or black and white?

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a year looking forward to a great occasion and hopefully the teams

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will play well. -- we are looking forward. Which team will win?

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will be the boys in red. I think they have too much for Cardiff.

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They are waiting to hammer somebody. Because of the impetus and momentum

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that beating Brighton has given them, and I know the lack of goals

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has been a problem, but because they scored six against Brighton,

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they will go from strength to strength. It starts here.

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Cardiff possibly do it? A lot has got to go wrong for Liverpool and

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Cardiff will have to get everything right. It will be difficult for

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Cardiff but we have seen it before. Cup finals being Cup finals, a lot

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is going to go wrong for Liverpool. The beginning of the game is.

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Cardiff have to keep it tight and make sure their players react well

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to the atmosphere. I know a few of them have played here in play-offs

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but this will be different. There is a lot of pressure and they have

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to perform. There is no second chances. I think it will be a very

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tight game. I do not think it will be as easy as many of the Liverpool

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fans think it will be. It will be difficult to control the ball on

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top of those covers. It has been six years since Liverpool won a

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major trophy. It has been a lot longer since Cardiff got their

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hands on some silverware. This hands on some silverware. This

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really matters. Let us join the commentary team of Guy Mowbray and

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Martin Lawrence in. Thank you, Gary. -- Mark Lawrenson.

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It is a perfect spring afternoon. Just right for the first silverware

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of the season to: -- glint in the sunshine. The trophy, the weather,

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the hemisphere. Liverpool at Wembley, it is like a major final

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of yesteryear. Kenny Dalglish and all. The team will be let out for a

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Wembley final by one of the City's own, a Liverpudlian, for only the

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second time. Tommy Smith in 1971, and Steven Gerrard in 2012. For

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Cardiff City and the Bluebirds, it is familiar territory. For their

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4th visit to Wembley in the 21st century. Looking to complete the

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second Triple Crown of the weekend for Wales. A victory over England

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at the Six Nations, and Nathan Cleverley defended his light

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heavyweight title last night. Cardiff City are going for the hat-

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trick. All that and it is St David's Day on Thursday as well as

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being the Chinese Year of the dragon. Those Liverpool players are

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red hot favourites. We said that one year ago. You can get the same

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odds on a Liverpool victory as you do on Arsenal. Birmingham City of

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said those odds last year. Can Cardiff do the same? -- upset the

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odds. Out of the tension of the Wembley looks a picture. Really

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good showcase for English football around the world, this game, being

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screened in an estimated 151 Liverpool manager. I expect he

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thought that they would never come again. The 52nd League Cup final.

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The presentation party. Mark Hunter, the Chief Executive of the sponsors.

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Greg Clark, chairman of the Football League. And Lou Armstrong

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representing the Football League's official charity this season. I

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must mention the mascots. It is a huge day for them. Somebody has

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told me that it was the Cardiff's nine-year-old mascot's birthday

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this weekend. Mark Hudson. He takes the dignitaries down the line. They

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won 3-1 against Peterborough at the Managers with birthdays a fortnight

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apart. The Cardiff boss was 40 last Sunday and Kenny Dalglish will be

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61 in one week's time. There is a wonderful noise around the place.

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Cardiff are delighted to be back. Liverpool supporters savouring

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their first taste, incredibly, of Glaswegians. Let's look at the

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Cardiff City line-up. A bold team named by Malky Mackay with two

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genuine strikers and width to supply them from Don Cowie and John

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Mason. Peter Whittingham is joint top scorer with Kenny Miller on 10.

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plays for and captains Liverpool. In a team that has surprised those

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who expected Craig Bellamy to play. Stuart Bellamy and Jordan Henderson

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atmosphere and hopefully enjoy the game, somebody well-versed to

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winning League Cups with Liverpool, Mark Lawrenson. It was in black and

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white. I have completely forgotten. You said that Cardiff have picked

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an attacking team and I think Malky Mackay has decided that is the best

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way to play against Liverpool. From Liverpool's point of view, without

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Bellamy, I wonder if the view is that there is half an hour left,

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maybe they will throw Craig Bellamy on and he will change the game.

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has been struggling. His training has been limited. He has had

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painful injections and maybe that is the reason why Craig Bellamy is

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only a substitute today. Tough luck for air Steven Gerrard's Cousin,

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Anthony. In the absence of their skipper, he has been playing with

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them. But he was left out of the play-off last time Cardiff were

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here, two years ago. Again, he has to sit on the bench. It is not

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something you want to get used to. It has been a while since Hudson

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has played. He has not played since the middle part of January. It is a

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bit of a gamble. Mark Clatternberg is the referee today. Simon Beck

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will assist him with the flags. a big time Cup-final. I walked up

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at 11 am and I have never seen that many people before kick-off. Five

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Cardiff in the huddle. And a great noise coming from writer around

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this wonderful stadium. -- from against Premier League. Cardiff

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City against Liverpool. England against Wales. For a report, it is

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their first visit to Wembley since 1996. -- for Liverpool. It is a

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while since they have won anything. And that is Jose Enrique. Left

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charge. And there are men on either side. He has gone for the top

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corner! Rattles the woodwork! Gerrard! What an effort from

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Johnson! So, so close. Yes. Gerrard, travelling some 56 yards with the

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ball. Great technique. I think it was four against three at one stage.

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Gerrard blazed high and wide. And a as we speak, trying to sort that

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out. I should think they will spend most of the match there. You are a

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long way away in your allocated matter - the ball has gone out

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anyway. This is a great angle to see this again. Tom Heaton was

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around. Over the top and there was a push from Carroll. A good

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advantage play by Mark Clattenburg earlier on. Yes. Undoubtedly a push

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by Carroll. What I your feelings on Andy Carroll at the moment? Is seen,

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as he says at the moment, -- is he, as he says at the moment, getting

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there? He is. He has definitely improved over the last few games.

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He is back to match fitness but still not the awesome Andy Carroll

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that played for Newcastle and used to frighten everybody. Especially

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when you played against him! And he is a regular team mate now for

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and very much the second choice. looks like he is wearing orange

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Miller was. He was trotting back into midfield and was not sure who

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Coventry City. He played in the Carling Cup a four -- Carling Cup

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get onto the pitch. They are smiling. We saw that little

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argument he was having before the match and it was a Football League

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official. He was telling him to get off the pitch because the warm-up

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mate of Craig Bellamy. -- and the leant back as he struck and a great

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move and nice Work from Cowie. You should at least make the

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goalkeeper work. Two members of the strong cop -- Scottish connection,

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Don Cowie and Kenny Miller. Those two will be in the Scotland squad

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for the international next week. And Steven Gerrard will hope to be

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back here perhaps leading England. We haven't had that question

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Cardiff that the space that Suarez is finding. Balls are going around

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the corner and Suarez is coming off people. He has scored in his last

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two games since he came back from for him. Up against Cardiff and

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just one previous appearance against them. And scored in a

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Newcastle United win. Now in the they won against Manchester United.

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That was in 2003. And twice against West Ham. I think we remember those

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opponent for Carroll, but he kicks the ball wide. Everybody across the

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midfield had lots of time and space again for Johnson. Almost playing

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has featured a club from outside the top division of English

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football since 2001. Liverpool were in that one as well, beating

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Birmingham City, but they needed up position and drive forward. He

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thought about it... And on to wonder if it was sneaking in.

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No pressure from Cardiff on the man either on the ball against

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Liverpool. They need to mount a bit of pressure of their own. And not

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the best return there to Miller but amazing! Cardiff City lead! Joe

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Mason! What a cool, cool finish! And it is the blue flags flying at

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Wembley! And greater gains Liverpool as well. He had so much

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time and space. A lovely little ball there. I would have thought it

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went through his legs. It is the 20-year-old's 8th goal of the

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season. The man who scored the only goal of the 4th round tie against

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Burnley. Signed from Plymouth Argyle. He's the talk of all

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Cardiff right now! Didn't he take it well?! Excellent! Great ball

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from Kenny Miller. The Carling Cup Final is a light, well and truly!

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Against the run of play! What can Suarez do? No reply yet. Liverpool

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have been finding a way through but then Malky Mackay's team have come

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through and shown real confidence when coming forward. Look at the

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manager, he can hardly get his breath! And Kenny is seething.

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yeah. A few echoes of last year in this final. Most of the noise came

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from the Birmingham fans that time. Again, it is the red end that toss

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sat with their arms folded, wondering how that happened. -- Map

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of ours sat. -- at that are sat for the goal there was outstanding,

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gets the chance and Cardiff almost give it to him. Against the run of

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play, just a bit! Liverpool have had two thirds of the ball. Doesn't

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foot, I think. A rather desperate attempt there

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from Gunnarsson. And it was the right call. Great position from the

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glowering. Any blame attached to him? Well, yeah, because he had

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lots of time to head it to where you wanted and the last places one

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-- he wanted was to the guy he had when there was something a lot

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safer on. Yes. He is getting nearer with his efforts. Well, I would

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like to say that but I would be lying. We have talked about

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Liverpool not having clashes with the Cardiff midfield. Eyebrows were

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raised when we saw that Miller was defined Jose Enrique again. -- to

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find. And a bit of confusion as to which way things are going. Yeah, a

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good game, this, for Stewart Downing. And a big week for him

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with England game coming up as well. Yes. Henderson would be another one

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for me. Two really big Liverpool buys. I think the jury is still out

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was my shirt. Free kick. -- a receive it. Great ball in. It was

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only Andy Carroll within five yards. That is one of the problems were

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Liverpool, more so at home, the lack of midfield players moving

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into the box. I think it is a reason why they have drawn so many

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better than that. It was almost a nervous starter before he hit it.

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When he came end, it was like, maybe. "I can't take it with my

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right, but I'll have a goal". the one goal in English football,

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for Newcastle against Nottingham Forest tonight years ago. He has

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Made by Taylor. I think the ball took some one's hand but it was hit

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so quick. We will sit in a minute. It happens a lot but you have an

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post. I think Heiton thinks this is in. Watches dive. -- watch his

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diver. Where are you so poor to put your hand. His hand got nowhere

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be doing it right in front of the manager. He scored 11 goals for

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Cardiff City last season whilst on loan from Manchester City. He has

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been excellent for Liverpool. Every time he has played, he has made

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things happen. The man who got to Liverpool to this Wembley final.

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The second goal in the second leg refereeing. Let's have one more

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look at the Liverpool appeal. His left-arm his outstretched. If that

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is a penalty, we may as well go Clatternberg. I think he talks to

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the players and they appreciate for Cardiff. Throw your body in the

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way. I think he threw his head in. John Mason, putting his head in

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where it might just heard. -- Joe competition in the finals. It never

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seems to go quite as planned for Cup as a manager. Runner-up in 1987.

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And there is the big boss, John Henry is here. The one on the left?

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Excellent. With respect to Anthony Gerrard, you can see why Mark

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Kenny Miller, but one huge assisted Gerrard. Biggest Liverpool chance

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of the game. How did he miss that? He was nowhere near it. Great play

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by Downing. Mick Naughton is twisted over the place, every

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single way. He has to have closed with Liverpool's Spanish full-back.

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I'm sure he has got a free kick. was a theatrical dive. He asked to

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get this right. -- he has to get getting involved. Needlessly. That

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Suarez in this competition. Malky Mackay and Andrew Taylor slowing it

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down. Two minutes until 45 have last big chance before the break

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for Liverpool. I thought for a moment, at him and Skrtel were

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missed. It was an unbelievable chance. Either side of the

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was a great ball in, and poor defensively from Cardiff. Is that

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one of those moments that makes you has fallen. The ball has gone way

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behind. Good pressure. He in the end, that made him snatch at it. It

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was a great block, and then just as he gets it out of his feet, they

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very good game. Kenny Dalglish might disagree. He will have words

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ready. The goalkeeper has been man of the match in the Cup finals of

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the last two seasons. Both times, Ben Foster. Ones for Manchester

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United and once for Birmingham. -- the risk of smashing a 40 yard

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first half of football. John Mason, in the 19th minute for Cardiff City,

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with a wonderful finish. -- Joe Mason. Tom Heaton managed to keep

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out a Daniel Agger header. On a wonderful weekend for Welsh Sports,

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the dragon is flying high. At half- time in the 2012 Carling Cup final,

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we have an upset on the cards. we have an upset on the cards.

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Cardiff City 1, Liverpool 0. Five teams from outside the top

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flight have won this League Cup over the years. Cardiff City has

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got themselves in a good position. They have not read the script. The

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first 20 minutes was all the trouble. I thought Cardiff gave

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them too much time and space. After that, Cardiff have defended

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magnificently. They have got the goal. 6 and 7s behind the ball but

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apart from a couple of brilliant Downing crosses, Liverpool have had

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a lot of possession. Second best at half-time, but you have got to say

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that Cardiff deserved what they have got. Great start. The Welsh

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weekend goes on and on. Less to a saw a be it carries on. The first

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20 minutes are all for Liverpool. One good attack from Cardiff with a

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great ball from Kenny Miller into Joe Mason. Malky Mackay was brought

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in, and that was a wise move, bringing in Mark Hudson. They have

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had bodies in front, but he has made one or two interceptions. He

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has been top class. I think what has happened, the way Malky Mackay

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has set up his team with his stead and Miller, Miller has been trying

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to drop-off. -- Gestede. Normally there would be a whole but that has

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not been happening. I have to agree, they have deserved it. Two players

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in the Liverpool team have to do more. Jordan Henderson and Andy

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Carroll, we need more. Within 10 are 15 minutes, I would bring Bell

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on. Liverpool are starting to faucet. Kenny will be stressed with

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them at half-time, they have to get it done. If Bellamy comes on, they

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have to get it to him. Downing has put two sensational balls into the

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box. For this game to become a box. For this game to become a

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spectacle, it needs a Cardiff goal. A Kenny Miller is great in his

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position. He is always looking to come away from the defenders. He

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comes in, and that is a lovely pass. That is a sweet finish. Great play

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but poor defending. It was a poor defender by Skrtel. Jose Enrique

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and Daniel Agger are miles apart. It could have been avoided,

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basically. It was a clever pass. Fantastic. And a great finish and

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tremendous composure. 20 minutes before that, they could not get

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into the game. They could not get a kick of the ball. What a stupid

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game, footballers. Except with that Kenny Miller chance. We sport about

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Kenny Miller before the game. In PE does not want to stand against

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Kenny Miller. He uses his brain and he is clever. Look at and there.

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Standing between the centre halves. He finds the space. That was the

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only decent chance. But that is only decent chance. But that is

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top-class play for. The only thing that lets him down was the finish.

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Liverpool went close early on. we mentioned earlier on about

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Cardiff playing and attacking. They Cardiff playing and attacking. They

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have so many men appear. -- men up here. Between that and the centre

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backs, it is a million miles. Glen Johnson hits the bar. He runs from

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right-back to inside-left. They come back to him and the liver

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bought -- there are Liverpool bodies there. It is a fantastic

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effort and he is unlucky. I do not think we will ever see five Cardiff

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players... Look at best. He wins the ball there. The space between

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that lot and the centre backs is miles. And he got punished for it.

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Terrific effort. You watch that, and you're thinking, trouble. The

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way the game panned out in the first 20 minutes, we were sitting

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here saying that Liverpool have too much time and space and Cardiff are

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much time and space and Cardiff are not getting in their faces. Maybe

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marquee will have to sacrifice a striker. There is too much space in

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midfield for Liverpool. I expected it stays 1-0, he may sacrifice one

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later. -- I expect if it stays. A possible and ball from Taylor.

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for me. I think Mark Clatternberg for me. I think Mark Clatternberg

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got it absolutely right. I am not sure. Not for me. It just clips him.

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Are you sure? I do not think that is a penalty. I think the referee

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got it right. It is movement, isn't it? There is movement with his left

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hand. It doesn't matter what we hand. It doesn't matter what we

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think. It is of the referee thinks. That is a good point. Liverpool had

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their chances early on. Overall, their chances early on. Overall,

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they have had chances. Chris mentioned it. Jordan Henderson

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picks it up. It is too easy. No pressure on the ball. Into Suarez

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and Andy Carroll comes in... He has to do better here. We mentioned the

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crosses. This is what Downing is capable of. That is a great ball.

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Andy Carroll is expecting the ball to be in the air. He has to attack

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that ball. Downing his inside out. That is a poor finish. You want

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Steven Gerrard, rather than Anderson. -- Henderson. That tackle

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from Mark Hudson was fantastic. A fantastic challenge. They have had

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their fair share of chances but in fairness, Cardiff have defended

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really well. Plenty to do in the really well. Plenty to do in the

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second half. Not long now until you have to do your bit for Sport

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There was some important games played in the Barclay's Premier

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League today. An extraordinary League today. An extraordinary

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north London derby watched by Jonathan Pearce.

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Another North London epic on Oscar's weekend. Lily sat astride

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an unopposed into the middle. He put Tottenham ahead after four

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minutes. Arsenal seemed on the way to successive home league defeats

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when Adebayor scored half an hour later after Szczesny was judged to

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have brought down Gareth Bale. Two minutes later, van Persie curled in

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a delicious equaliser from 20 yards. Six minutes after the break, the

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comeback was complete. Rosicky in one of his best displayed started a

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counter-attack. He finished existing clay. Theo Walcott tucked

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in two inside three minutes to put them 5-2 up. Spurs' misery was

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completed once Bob Parker was sent off.

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off. Also in action, Norwich and

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Also in action, Norwich and Manchester United.

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On his 900th Manchester United appearance, Ryan Giggs scored the

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crucial winning goal. That other veteran, Paul Scholes, had put the

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champions in front in the 7th minute. Two brilliant saves kept

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out Antony Pilkington. It was the Norwich captain who equalised eight

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minutes from time with an explosive drive. United dug deep and after

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Welbeck missed a glorious chance, Ryan Giggs converted young's

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inviting centre for. You could not inviting centre for. You could not

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write that script. I think this script has been written off and

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about Manchester United. Another game played in the

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Barclay's Premier League, and it has just the second finished. Stoke

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City have beaten Swansea by 2-0. Goals from Peter Crouch and Oxon.

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We will have a full report at the seven points and are only just

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clear of North London neighbours Arsenal. Stoke climb two places

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after victory. They beat Swansea today. Blackburn and we can end the

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week in the relegation places. -- There's been a big game in League 1

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today. A game of few chances between the two promotion chasers.

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That was until Lewis Buxton which put in this cross with 17 minutes

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remaining and Chris O'Grady headed in his 7th league goal of the

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And we have some decent live football coming up on BBC

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television! With four games in the We have got a perfectly balanced

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game here in the Carling Cup Final. What about that Derby, it was

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You were thinking if got none would win this, they would come back. It

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was the most amazing game we have Let's look ahead now to the second

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half here. Kenny is the man under pressure now. You know him really

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well. What will he be like in the dressing room? I think if he

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doesn't make a change already he will give it 10, 15 minutes and

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then bring on Craig Bellamy for Andy Carroll or Henderson, who I

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said I believe have to give more to the team. More than they gave in

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the first half. No surprised me there. I would be surprised if it

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stays exactly the same. Is there the sense that he can make his

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players believe they can do this? Yes. Somehow keep your composure.

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The fans will be getting more and more excited. Just keep your

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composure of know what you're doing. Melt the attack, by all means, but

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just keep your composure. -- amount to the attack. You'll get put under

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massive, massive pressure by Gerrard is the man. He has got to

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galvanise and lead the team boss Bob Kenny will be stressed. They

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have to put Cardiff under more We have seen them whip in

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tremendous balls. Kenny is having a word with the officials. He is

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smiling now but he might be pointing out that ball, that

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will be difficult because if they do what Allen has just said and

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keep Cardiff running about and keep the ball, 30 minutes to go, Bellamy

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has got that pays better than anybody. That is where they could

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come unstuck. But it remains to be seen. I am pretty sure that you

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could see them sacrifice a centre- forward. Or put another midfield on.

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But I suspect we will see more chances in this hot. Liverpool will

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have lots and lots of possession and it is just how they use it that

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will determine whether they win this game or not. This could be the

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most important 45 minutes in the lives of those Cardiff players. The

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chance to win some silverware. We shall seek. Back to our

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commentators. Thank you, Gary. Liverpool's player

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has just been made to wait. And they would like to win a major

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trophy again. At the moment, they are going to have to work really

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hard to turn this around because it is Cardiff's to news at the moment,

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thanks to this young man. -- Wembley during the half-time break!

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You can't believe anybody wants to listen to that! Pardon? Sorry?!

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we go. If that is ringing in our ears, I am sure the words of Kenny

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Dalglish of bringing in the ears of the Liverpool players. No changes

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things don't improve. -- know what having. Scored in his last

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appearance, 23rd January, a 3-2 win advantage should have been played,

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and with good reason. Yes. Unless the referee blew the whistle a bit

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earlier and we didn't hear it. Words being exchanged between the

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Liverpool manager and the officials in the technical area. Things are

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not going for that young man at the Dalglish on the edge of that

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technical area. What will he have said at half-time? You know him

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well enough. Just a key player in, keep the ball moving. I do think

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they have got to get a couple of people more forward. -- just to

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know that Cardiff have got that tackle. Cardiff City, 22 times the

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Welsh Cup winners. Just one FA Cup win. Cardiff are putting the

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lovely bit of approach from Cardiff. Excellent, isn't it? This is the

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ball here... It all opened up. We've seen two of those from Don

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Cowie now. I think he can lay claim to be the greatest ever footballer

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to come from the Highlands. Ross Jack was another. You need to get

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not pick it up, but there is hardly any reaction from Carroll when the

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ball get picked up. Just on the equalising goal. And a huge

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deflection on that Liverpool corner. He is claiming handball, Suarez. He

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that will be the first yellow card of the match. Unfortunately, Jordan

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Henderson, he has had a poor day knee. I go back to your comment -

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you have got arms, so where are you Liverpool will make a change. They

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in anything like that, that little clatter there. -- Henderson cannot

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great pace but Mason is through the middle. And now back from

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Whittingham. A pretty good tackle in the end from Agger and Cardiff

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are to throw it. Still shaking his head at his own mistake. Three

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Liverpool players are going through it out... We're just going to look

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back at the possible handball too Blanc. -- Suarez just held on a

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little too long. Yes. The timing of those tackles from the Cardiff

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to those balls, the Liverpool That was lazy more than anything.

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And now we think we have a change we expected. Craig Bellamy coming

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on and Jordan Henderson, having been booked, going off. Now it is

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happening. It is great when you come on and you are cheered by both

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sets of supporters. Cardiff side between the Borough boys.

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shimmy to divert the attention of try and knocking it into the path

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of Miller but couldn't get to the Liverpool have had eight now. --

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Skrtel with the equaliser! Liverpool are level! Anfield South

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has erupted! That is the first time in this game Cardiff have failed to

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clear their lines. They have been so good. Talk about defending

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decisively. Suarez was unlucky. He only found the woodwork. But Skrtel

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reacted like a striker of. scored last week, did he not?

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Two in two for Skrtel. And that the other end, Cardiff breaking

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forward... Just having a look back on the touchline. Very frustrated

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at seeing Liverpool equaliser. is it. Certainly not a penalty,

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now. You can seem from Skrtel's reaction, no thought of celebration.

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-- you can see. Just back to the hard work. This end is the noisiest

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it has been all there! I wonder if he decided to change his team to

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change the game a little bit. Dalglish wants anything but calm

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from his team now. They are feeding of scoring goals, but two in two

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weekends. Yes. And had a really good season as well. Quite a bit of

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injury in the early days. And Jamie Carragher can't get into the team

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pass the ball. And that is going nowhere. No. Cardiff need to go

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through a spell of "just keep the from the start. Both teams for a

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committed to attacking. -- fully And Bellamy claims that Heaton put

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that through for the corner. He did get a touch on it. The referee's

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assistant gave it. But after some fully expecting him to shift that

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from his left foot. Yes. You try to run across your marker. A big

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moment. They are chasing around for at the moment. Taylor's just heard

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himself in blocking that. He will for a goal kick. I think the

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referee is right. He asked, did it come off me? It didn't tell us. But

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competition. I suspect we knew they would score at some point today.

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Who scores next is so important. Yeah. Cardiff and their defending

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are excellent. This was Joe Mason's best ball so far. Needed some sort

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of heavy deflection on it to find a deep, isn't he? We could see

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are a real threat down the right. They were down the left in the

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first but now down the right. ball has been played out by Charlie

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Adam. And that is because Gunnarsson has a problem. Was he

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hit on the ear? Mackay would have shrub that sort of thing off in his

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playing days! -- would have shrugged. Based at Norwich and at

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Carrow Road. That was Gerrard smashing into Gunnarsson. He was

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blocking him, no doubt about that. Even so... And Gerrard is raise the

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arms. Self-defence? I think he is a bit lucky. No real Cardiff

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complains apart from Aron Gunnarsson. Look at that. It was a

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deliberate block from Gunnarsson. three seasons and a Road, Norwich,

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a lull in the action. The it is just that the back injury. -- it is

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figure through, 89,041 spectators Instinctive, it came at him in a

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important says, albeit from efforts Wales are still enjoying their

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afternoon, at their 4th trip for quite a few of them. Still in good

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voice, as are those in red. Thereafter there has got a lot

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better in the last 20 minutes. -- It is Hudson. A -- some body is

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down. Jose Enrique Ponce dead. There is some jeering from the

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Liverpool supporters, but I think it is right -- Jose Enrique put it

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out. They would wanted the other way. It is the way that thankfully

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the game is played at 90% of the distance. He has played -- missed

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six games and performed really solidly. He has done really well.

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And in the Cup final, there is an added tension. Change of plan.

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Malky Mackay is desperately trying to get the message to Kenny Miller.

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There is the liveable equalising goal. -- Liverpool. Suarez thought

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he had got it. He reacted really quickly, Skrtel. Andy Carroll

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played a part as well, used its celebrating the, barging Charlie

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came in to try and pick up the rebound. What for? Downing has

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thought about it once or twice, this time he has had a go. A decent

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strike and a good save. I guess he was active as he chased it. Off-

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course you are active. Arguably. one goalkeeper in sparkling form in

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the Carling Cup final and Tom Heaton his sparkling this year. --

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Or did he slip? Or was that both. That is how Mark Clattenburg saw

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red. There is a brush-off hands. Shall We Dance? -- brush of hands.

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A bit of both. But a card a free down straight away. How does Mark

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Clattenburg interpret this? Accidental from Turner? It must

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have been. A just feeling for it. The way that Agger went down

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players and I thought he would slotted into someone on the edge of

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warm ups. He could still -- soon be Gunnarsson long throw for Liverpool

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to defend. No, it's not. Taken By really clever bit of football,

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it will lolled Liverpool into thinking it was the long throw.

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Then turn around the back. He just didn't make contact. -- Ben Turner

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around the back. It should have been a goal. It has got the Cardiff

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fans are on their feet and singing times and the Carling Cup this

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season. Twice, they have gone to penalties. -- in that the Carling

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goalkeeper. Cardiff were struggling to get back there. The manager was

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frantically waving them back to frantically waving them back to

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frantically waving them back to Turner. It started reaching Suarez.

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A key just threw himself in the way getting in the way of everything

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for Cardiff. Liverpool forced to make a change -- change thanks to

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injury. Agger coming off and on organising the minute he set foot

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on the pitch. Liverpool's hour. If they are not going to get

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a win now, that is. I think we all Apologies to those who are pretty

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win it than that? Liverpool are arguing amongst themselves. They've

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been Charlie Adam left him. It was exactly the player they wanted it

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to come to. Great run by Kenny You would absolutely back him to

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Joe Mason did score in the first hard to say who has been better,

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Gestede. Then holding on to the ball, eating up a bit of time to

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make sure Cardiff can't break. Keystone cops, there. That is a

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good touch from the raft. -- be at least Macro 4 minutes. --

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he tried for a really special finish. Bellamy had made a late run

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and he could have spread the ball man to finally kill off the hopes

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Kenny Miller chance will turn out to be. That was the moment for

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Cardiff to win it. Malky Mackay is well used to giving his team at

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talk about going another half-an- game and not the occasion and they

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have certainly done that. But they in the Premier League. The Premier

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League team have had more of the ball and more effort on goal, but

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Cardiff have given everything to this final as well. A final that

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looks as though it will go another reaction. You can smile and look

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incredulous at the same time. it right? There is your answer. Yes.

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Now we look at Mark Clattenburg. Both sets of supporters are in full

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voice. They are going to have Duc carry on singing. They will have to

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summon up energy levels as well. That is it, full-time in the 2012

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Carling Cup final, which is going the distance. Joe Mason in the

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first half of for Cardiff, Martin Skrtel with the early second-half

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equaliser. But neither team able to find a win as yet. Another 30

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minutes of extra time to come. Time for Malky Mackay and Kenny Dalglish

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to weave their words of magic. I hope you enjoy the extra time, we

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will. Full-time, 1-1. GARY LINEKER: Great stuff,

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enthralling, and the Carling Cup are still up for grabs. Give us

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another 30 minutes and it could even be decided by the penalty

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shoot-out. Gutsy stuff. Unbelievable, a great game to watch.

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Only one word to describe the Cardiff performance, grit. When you

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think about determination and character, lots of quality, but

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playing their heart out when they are basically on their knees. They

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are a credit to Malky Mackay. Kenny Miller could have won it in the end,

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and in all honesty, the last 20 minutes, when you thought because

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Liverpool had so much possession that Cardiff would be struggling,

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they were every bit as good as Liverpool. Down on their backs,

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getting amass large, it is important to keep concentration and

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try and get some energy levels -- a mass large. I felt that the longer

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the second half went on and it was still 1-0 and Cardiff hadn't got

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the second, they were running a lot without the ball. When Liverpool

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equalised, you thought they would win it. We saw Kenny Miller follow-

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up, we thought he had done his hamstring and he had got a bit of

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treatment and he was a fine! The Cardiff players had to stay in the

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game at times but it has been an enthralling final. Just two goals,

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one for each side. This was the card of one. It was great play from

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Kenny Miller in a whole. One-touch, left but, pass with the right foot.

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The wake of the pass was brilliant to Mason and an excellent finish. -

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- the weight. Kenny Miller has a look around and says where

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everybody is and picks out the past. -- sees where. And this, Skrtel

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scores the sand Hudson has been magnificent, just look at him here.

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He lets him go, and it is in the back of the neck. Skrtel is making

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up for that his poor positioning on the Cardiff goal. We -- for his.

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When we thought a liveable by just keep calm and push on, they did

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have one or two chances -- when we thought Liverpool would just kick

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on and push on, they did have one or two chances but not as many as

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we thought. This is Skrtel again, at a little volley. This was a

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great chance. A great ball in, Ben Turner at the back post. If that

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was a great chance, this one was even better. For me minutes from

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time. Look who is trying to tackle him, Andy Carroll. You have got to

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score that, it is a fantastic chance. How do you see it going? It

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is so tough to call. It will be harsh on whoever. Quality wise,

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there has been no different and that is the biggest compliment I

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can play Cardiff. There has been nothing between the teams. What

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will go in Cardiff's favour is they have been here two or three times

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this season in the Cup. Four times. Twice two penalties. I think

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liveable will win, and I want them to win, but I don't want Cardiff to

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lose -- I think Liverpool will win. Howdy work that one out? -- How do

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you work that one out? They had done so much. And he has played

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brilliantly. They have given it a lot. Extra time is ready for Guy

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and mark. The bad news is, somebody is going

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to lose at the end of this, either in the next half-an-hour or on

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penalties. You may have seen the graphic coming up to tell you about

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the Cardiff changed for extra time. It is one for the headline writers,

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Joe Mason has gone off and on has come Fill kiss. Can he see it for

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on a season-long loan. They will be glued to this there, as in so many

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countries around the world. What an advert for English football, a

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packed Wembley, great noise, a cracking game of football and a

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team from the second Dear holding their own against a team from the

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That looked as though it might creep in and then... It was going

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wide but he couldn't take that chance. It was and he couldn't.

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Craig Bellamy has just acknowledged cracking start! Brilliant Cardiff

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City defending. All in the right area and it is claimed there was a

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touch. And there was. They are stretching the game all the time

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target like that the whole Dave. -- played the full might himself.

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Calling for big breaths and extra effort from his players. The 5th

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time they have gone into extra time in this competition this season.

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Huddersfield, Leicester, Oxford, way back when in the first round.

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And Cardiff starting from scratch. And then Crystal Palace in the

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spite of that cramp at earlier on. Yes. He has had some treatment and

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some liquid dye, so he should be OK. up. He was looking for just the

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right red-show did player -- distance of the kick. And Enrique

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ran into the challenge of Kiss. Enrique somehow managed to keep

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it against Jose Enrico. -- Jose clubs. Those Marigolds have done

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well! They certainly have! card for Kiss. Yes. It told him his

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future! Well and truly collared. And I don't think he was after a

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kiss, either! Hudson has struggled and I think his time has come. He

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has been outstanding in his first match to lead the team. Coming on

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in his plays will be Anthony Gerrard. An outstanding performance

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by him, when you consider how long he played... There widow. Steve's

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cousin. Of course, they were heavily featured in the build-up to

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the game and remember playing football in their grandmother's

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back garden together. Apparently with the family, a hundred tickets

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spread between them around the very much a Liverpool fan growing

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hit one and he did, but not particularly accurate leave. But

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that said, is this a better game for him? Absolutely, yes. He did a

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runner as a version a couple of years ago against Aston Villa. But

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he says he doesn't count that because he didn't get onto the

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the yellow-card that Filip Kiss received. Never quite developed

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Not surprising. Things have slowed They were going to put Kuyt on but

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I think they will delay that for this corner. Not exactly packing

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the box, Liverpool, here. Didn't miss by much. I think that might

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have been his best header of the game. And probably one of the more

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difficult. And his last touch as scoring all match, Andy Carroll.

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Not happening at Wembley for Liverpool today. Maybe it can with

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Kuyt. He would include only fitting if he got his first winners' Medal

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of the club with a goal scored by the blink of an eye. Yeah. Very

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difficult and a great bit of play there, when he runs across you,

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Bellamy. He comes back and you know where he is going. It is so

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difficult to get close enough to him. Patient as well, isn't he?

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Just waiting for the gap to finally many have gone wide from Liverpool.

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Yeah. We are nearly finishing the game as we started it, with Glen

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Johnson firing into that Cardiff goal. Our first period of extra-

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in the first 15 minutes. Another 15 minutes to decide the 2012 Carling

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Cup Final... Or it will be decided on penalties. Malky Mackay is out

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to read the script to his team. I was going to ask you, Mark, where

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used all this going, but it is impossible to call? Yes. There you

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go! You have called it! I should say, there is a message being read

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out on the Wembley announcer, and trains are now apparently back up

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and running from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street. So they can

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get home OK! Will they be going home in celebratory mood? And they

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don't run that laid on a Sunday. -- that late. Things seemed relaxed in

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the Liverpool camp. I think they are thinking, just keep playing,

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just keep playing. Cue the Liverpool anthem. They were happy

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with that news about the trains! 15 minutes. 15 more huge minutes for

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Cardiff City and Liverpool. Or we are going to a penalty shoot-out.

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Nearly always an outstanding chance, going to play for the next 15? Get

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it out, get it away? I can only assume he picked up an injury there

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because he is coming off. Nice for Darcy Blake to get on. A Welsh

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player through and through. Grew up with and his close friends with

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Wales' boxing hero from last night. was back-pedalling, and that was

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the problem. Just going backwards Cup for Liverpool? The man who's

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waited so long to win this battle! He may just have grabbed one for

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himself! The thing is, you're watching fresh legs. Look at the

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Cardiff players struggling to get anywhere near him. And to react so,

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so quickly. -- and he reacts. No one can get near him. No chance to

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react to that what so ever, Tom Heaton. Heaton beaten by the pace

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of Kuyt. Will it be the winner? Andy Carroll must be shaking those

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long locks. Tried hard with no reward. His team made grabbed the

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glory. Let's see what Cardiff had got left now. They have got to go

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one for Liverpool, and yet, he may be the one to bring the silverware

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the most enthusiastic of young fans. Now he is trying hard to stay in

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is the big Tweeter. He is all smiles, Andy Carroll. He would be.

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Made the move from Tyneside to Merseyside. A bit harsh on

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Newcastle. This is here and now and Liverpool are less than 10 minutes

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away from winning the 2012 Carling Cup. Cardiff will keep going, no

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doubt about that. Difficult for some of the players to keep going,

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with cramp. Happening again, by the City's ball. Gunnarsson might be

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bedevilled by cramp at the moment but his arms are still going!

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moved. Gunnarsson doesn't want it. And Gunnarsson again! And his team

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away from the Cardiff players in front of your eyes. And the fans

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the landing? They have used all three substitutes. He just wants a

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bit of TLC, first and foremost. You can just see him bursting past

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them. They just can't keep up. is looking very likely to turn out

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to be a famous goal in the history of Liverpool Football Club. Is that

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the springboard goal? And that is the reaction of Andrew Taylor. That

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is the reaction of one delighted Kenny Dalglish! He will be 61 next

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Sunday, world Kenny Dalglish. If he hadn't got that call 14 months ago

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to come back to Liverpool, I wonder what you would have been doing.

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on a cruise ship in Bahrain when he got the shout. As it is, you will

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be back for a Premier League game against Arsenal next weekend.

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thing is, with this game, it has many red show ats in the way now.

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They can't see through. -- red has been caused a problem. -- of a

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touch. He was slow to react, let the ball bounce. Could it be? At

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Cardiff's first corner of the match? Four minutes of extra time

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in one of his legs. -- I think he's is another Cardiff corner. They

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can't say they're not having a go. Cardiff, giving it everything. And

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off the line! And behind for another corner! We have just big

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DUP the goalkeeper. I think he has made a mistake, there, though,

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hasn't he? Here becomes again! It is in! Cardiff are level! Turner

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witnessing! If anyone deserved a goal for his team, it is this boy,

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but fantastic, he reacted like a centre forward, I am going to score

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this! There you go, they did not have a corner for nearly two hours,

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then two Khan in quick succession, two great corners. Yes, and

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Liverpool struggled to defend the booking for that, but he will not

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tries to again, and he gets the So gritty, Cardiff, absolutely

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fantastic grit and determination, almost up. There will be one minute

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Gunnarsson. Mark Clattenberg has looked at both of the watchers on

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have gone all the way to penalties, and all the gears are coming from

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the Cardiff City supporters. They were beaten, they were finished in

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this Carling Cup final, but they had the passion, they had the

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resolve to come at Liverpool again and draw themselves level. Quite

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incredible! It is going to be settled by kicks from 12 yards. It

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has been a superb final, and there's more to come. The full-time

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score his Cardiff City 2, Liverpool performance than what we have seen

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from Cardiff this afternoon? Liverpool have played a wonderful

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part in a truly memorable game, and now, all of that, it will be

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settled by the cruellest and most exciting of outcomes, the penalty

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shoot-out. As is said, Alan, you do not want anyone to lose, but I'm

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afraid the penalty shoot-out means somebody has to. The game itself

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has been pulsating, it really has, one of the best games you will ever

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see. Twists and turns, the number of times you thought that Cardiff

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were dead and buried, especially in the last five or 10 minutes. They

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have come back into it again. He was a hero, every one of the

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Cardiff players was. Really interesting seeing Heiton there,

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this fellow put it this way, Gerrard hits it that way. For sure.

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Nowadays, the key KERS do their homework, if there is a penalty,

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the weather is taking the penalty, he has taken three and the left

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corner, two in the right. That is the information that he is getting.

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Now he has got to remember them all! Kenny is a bit more of school.

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But of course Liverpool thought they had won it. Absolutely, I have

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to say that I thought Kuyt would have been on earlier. He gets past

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the defenders, a little bit of luck with the shot, that was going miles

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wide, but he was quickest to react and a very good finish. That is a

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shot, not a cross. A fantastic finish. And now there is no way

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back. No way at all! They seemed to be dead on their feet. How he gets

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that off the line... Kuyt appeared to be the ultimate hero. And he

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nearly was with that goal as well, he nearly started. That just sums

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Cardiff up, isn't it? They never gave up, all afternoon, they have

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been a credit to their manager and to their fans, you have to say.

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This fellow has done as much as anyone. My knickers and. Imam

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Hudson at the back. He was equally, if not better than Hanson. The

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energy that he gave, he went up front for five or 10 minutes.

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Thoroughly deserved. A have they got the energy to celebrate? And he

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got a yellow card for that. A new lease of life, they have found.

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what an absolute pleasure to have sat through that again, incredible,

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it really was. A shame that someone has to lose. Will we see a villain,

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a terrible mess? Going into penalties, psychologically, Cardiff

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are in a better position, they were dead and buried. Liverpool did not

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want penalties, because they were leading. Cardiff, psychologically,

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are in a better place. Five or 10 nervous guys now, it is such a

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horrible position to being, knowing that you have got to go at there.

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You have got 80,000 people in the stadium, millions watching on

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television. The trophy could depend on you. I do not think we have got

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five players fit enough to take penalty kicks! If you look at it

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now, it should favour the technically gifted players, which

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Liverpool would age. He doesn't always work like that. You can

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practise and practise in training, but you cannot replicate this

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situation. Just before we came back, we got knocked out of the Cup, it

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came down to the goalkeepers, once thought, one didn't. You never know.

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A big factor. Good luck, guys, good luck! OK, well, we will leave the

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penalty shoot-out and go to the news. No, in all honesty, we are

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going to stick with it! The news will follow this mash. We will stay

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with it right to the end. Who knows what is about to happen? We can

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join Mark Lawrenson and Guy Mowbray to talk us through it.

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Well, this is the news today! Cardiff City against Liverpool in

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the Carling Cup final, penalties. Cardiff have already won twice this

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way on the road to Wembley. Liverpool have only lost two of 12

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penalty shoot-outs in the club's proud history, including the last

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one against Northampton in the second round of this Cup last

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season. This is a whole different kettle of fish. First up, Steven

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Gerrard, and it is saved by Tom Heaton! What A Safe! Brilliant save.

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Absolutely brilliant. What a day he has had. Who would have thought

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it?! Under the crossbar. The goalkeeper saved the first two

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Crystal Palace penalties in the Miller went first for Cardiff and

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he missed. Funny, often the team which misses first ends up winning.

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just about gets his head up, but Miller has missed as well! The

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known cure for constipation, unbelievable if you are taking one

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of them. How is Charlie Adam two first up for Liverpool, who he

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would have banked on, Gerrard and you consider the pressure that he

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Was won it once for Liverpool today. Merseyside derby this season. No

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He has struggled to move in the latter stages of extra time. What

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He just looked tired running up to address the ball, indeed? A lack of

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semi-final, but he would have been fresher then. Stewart Downing has

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had a good game for Liverpool, and he carries on that way, too. And

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that was nice. Yes, class, he picked his spot. Now the pendulum

3:42:363:42:46
3:42:463:43:02

has just swung the red wave. -- Reina. Excellent, wasn't it? It was

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as good as Stewart Downing's. after four penalties, and now we

3:43:083:43:18
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are really at sudden death. And it Liverpool fans nearly lift the roof

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off Wembley. Cardiff have to score. always knew that he would play a

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big part today, but it is the wrong part for Cardiff City, and it is

3:44:043:44:09

sheer joy for Liverpool, Bill are bringing a trophy back to the

3:44:093:44:15

Anfield cabinet at long last again. They cannot be a worse way to lose

3:44:153:44:21

a game than this. Cardiff did absolutely fantastic today. To a

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man, they should all be extremely proud of each other. It is always

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like Russian roulette, penalties. Liverpool have won it, but Cardiff

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should not be themselves up over this, because they have been

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outstanding. There always has to be a poor guy. Sadly for Cardiff City,

3:44:403:44:44

it was Anthony Gerrard. His cousin Stephen missed his for Liverpool.

3:44:443:44:49

It seems as though the nerves and the tired legs got to quite a few

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of the players at there. There were more honest than sport, wasn't

3:44:533:45:00

there? There work. That is the last one. That they may now when the

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right way, but he did not need to get there. -- Pepe Rayner did not

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go down to the pitch to a hear from What a cruel way to lose and a win?

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Yes. There always has to be a loser. Cardiff supporters were fantastic

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today and they can be proud of their performance. We got through

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by the skin of Our teeth. We always do recover some reason, we have

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done it again. How does the Gerrard family feel today? One winner, one

3:45:463:45:53

Musa? It was always going to be one sad and one are celebrating. It

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happens. I have got mixed emotions at the moment. Obviously I am

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delighted to win the Cup for our team but I feel for Anthony. Orwell

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you say to him? To it doesn't matter what I say. The whole family

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will be behind him. Thank you very nice words to cut and Anthony. He

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knows how he will field. -- cousin Anthony. There awkward if you

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couldn't summon up the energy to move. -- there were quite a few

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false -- quite a few. And Kenny Dalglish will feel it has been too

3:46:573:47:06
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long since that anthem has been heard. A nice consoling pat from

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Pepe Reina but it won't make Let's hear from the man who thought

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he had won it -- Kuyt. It has been an incredible day. Disappointed not

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to play for very long. Only 15 minutes. It was 30 seconds before

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the end of the game and I thought, this is it. Then the cornet came in

3:47:363:47:42

and it ended up as penalties. The team worked really hard. At the end

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of the day, I think we deserve this. It is fair to say that Liverpool

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four penalties have not been great disease and apart from Steven

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Gerrard. When he missed, you must have been worried? Well, I thought,

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we have a few more to take and we will get back in the game. And we

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did. Her and your feelings when you went up to take your penalty?

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knew I had to score otherwise it was over. That is always the case.

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And a word about Cardiff, if you would, because they have

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contributed to a brilliant final? Brilliant. I have massive respect

3:48:273:48:34

for the manager and the team and the supporters. We wanted this

3:48:343:48:38

trophy so desperately. At six years, your first medal? It is

3:48:383:48:44

unbelievable! This is why I came to Anfield. To get my first one at

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Wembley and hopefully we can get getting his hands on a winners'

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medal. You said, Mark, the first one misses at the penalty shoot-

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out... It often happens. And the despair of Anthony Gerrard plain to

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see. But at the other side of the pitch, Kenny Dalglish with a smile

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as wide as the Mersey. And up goes the vanquished team. You can see

3:49:273:49:33

how much they put into the game. They can barely get up those steps.

3:49:333:49:38

In the extra time, there must have been three, four of them who

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couldn't run with cramp. So it has been an amazing performance. Next

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weekend, may play West Ham United in the Championship. So they will

3:49:493:49:54

need to secure a place. They will have to get back in training before

3:49:543:50:04
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that one. Liverpool are beaming ear to ear. Except Craig Bellamy,

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perhaps of stocky will have mixed feelings. Some have headed for the

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3:50:273:50:28

Welsh hills but plenty are here to cheer on the Welsh team. And

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congratulations for the captain, Mark Hudson. Really good to see

3:50:343:50:43

them smiling and full of congratulations for their players.

3:50:433:50:49

Here's the chairman. The major investor. And I should think that

3:50:493:50:53

has only encouraged them to put a bit more in, having seen what they

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have today. You would hope so. come the Victors. Steven Gerrard

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leads the team up the steps. Absolutely no better feeling.

3:51:173:51:22

nice to see such a big team really make a big play of this cup

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competition, right from the very start. They were a strong team and

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they have carried on like that right through. Liverpool is a club

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that wins trophies. More than many others. And it has been too long

3:51:413:51:50

without one. As they said, never mind being in the Premier League.

3:51:503:51:57

Are we want to win stuff. And they have done today. He might have

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missed his penalty... But his team- mates didn't. Stewart Downing, who

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was officially named the Colin man of the match. -- Carling Cup man of

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3:52:213:52:34

Steven Gerrard, to be greeted. The 19th major Cup Final at Wembley for

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them. The Cup has the red and white ribbons on it. Ready for Steven

3:52:463:52:51

Gerrard to hold aloft. Liverpool have silverware again! Liverpool

3:52:513:53:01
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are the winners of the 2012 Carling Liverpool win the 2012 Carling Cup

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and the celebrations, you suspect, will go on and on. Steven Gerrard,

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getting the plaudits. Andy Carroll enjoying his moment. Kuyt being so

3:53:353:53:41

close to being their hero in extra- time. Liverpool are triumphant. And

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Johnson nearly scored, of course, in the first few minutes with that

3:53:473:53:51

crossbar. But you have to spare a thought for Cardiff. What a

3:53:513:53:56

magnificently brave effort it was right to the very end. Until the

3:53:563:54:03

penalty shoot-out... That finally did it for them. The new owner, J W

3:54:033:54:09

Henry's first trophy as owner of Liverpool Football Club. Well would

3:54:093:54:13

be a springboard for further success in future years? We shall

3:54:133:54:21

see. -- will that be? It has been a while since Liverpool won a trophy.

3:54:213:54:28

Absolutely. Am delighted for Kenny. He has got the team together at the

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football club. On the day, I thought that the game was so great.

3:54:393:54:46

We had a division below Liverpool that played, I thought, sensational

3:54:463:54:53

football for 90 minutes plus extra time. And brilliant for Kev. -- for

3:54:533:55:00

Kenny. He has been brilliant for the club, brie and average player,

3:55:003:55:04

brilliant as they manage it. But you have got to feel sorry for

3:55:043:55:10

Cardiff. They contributed so much to the game. And a magnificent

3:55:103:55:20

final. We talked before the game and said that maybe if Liverpool

3:55:203:55:24

been getting right on the day, Cardiff could. Both teams have

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contributed to a fantastic final. One of the best I have seen for

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some time. We have players going down with cramp, just managing to

3:55:333:55:37

stay on the field because of replacements. We saw such

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excitement. An absolutely magnificent final! It has been a

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while since we have heard this at the end of a game. You will never

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walk alone. It was an epic game, it and really was. The only thing I

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can say to Cardiff is that I genuinely hope they get promotion

3:56:023:56:08

now because they did not deserve to lose today. Good luck to them in

3:56:083:56:11

their quest to get to the Premier League, because they deserve to do

3:56:113:56:17

that. Cardiff are a credit to themselves, to the club and to

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Wales, of course. Let's hear from their manager, Malky Mackay.

3:56:243:56:33

Many commiserations. A bad way to lose a Carling Cup Final? Yes. It

3:56:333:56:40

was. We had a chance in the last minute of the game. Kenny just

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plays it over. I thought, I am so very, very proud of them. So many

3:56:483:56:52

misses in the penalty shoot-out. Is that with people being dead on

3:56:523:56:57

their feet? I think it was. You saw that. You saw the misses and that

3:56:573:57:03

is the way it was going to be. But higher very proud of my team.

3:57:033:57:06

some of your players looking disconsolate in tears. Is this your

3:57:063:57:12

biggest test as a manager? You lose with dignity and we lost today with

3:57:123:57:18

dignity. For some, it is the first time they have been anywhere near

3:57:183:57:22

anything like this. There are very young and emotions are running

3:57:223:57:30

through them. Some have been through similar things before.

3:57:303:57:36

it a comfort that it was an epic game of football? Erm... My first

3:57:363:57:41

reaction is no because we were beaten and we wanted to come and

3:57:413:57:44

win this debate. But the team and the club have done the Carling Cup

3:57:443:57:50

proud this season. We played a top, top team and we have a lot to be

3:57:503:57:55

proud of in that group of players. How to lift your players to the

3:57:553:57:59

promotion now? I don't think we will have a problem with that now.

3:57:593:58:04

Thank you. Such a contrast in emotions between

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the two sides. Malky Mackay speaking with such dignity there.

3:58:113:58:16

That very brave defeat as the Liverpool players celebrate. That

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is the thing. When you have got the cup and you go down and you go down

3:58:203:58:24

to your supporters, it is absolutely magnificent. The best

3:58:243:58:28

feeling you will add a have. And as we have said before, Liverpool

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supporters have supported their team through thick and thin.

3:58:323:58:36

Wonderful sets of supporters and they deserve it, they really do.

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Would you have thought years ago that Kenny Dalglish would be back

3:58:393:58:46

winning trophies as manager of Liverpool? No. He deserves it, he

3:58:463:58:50

really does. He is a fantastic person, a great personality. A

3:58:503:58:54

great manager. And he thrives on winning things. His desire, his

3:58:543:58:59

hunger to go back in and turn the club around. And it has been a long

3:58:593:59:08

time for a football club. It now looks as if they are back on track.

3:59:083:59:13

This can be the captain is now to push on and move on and be bigger

3:59:133:59:17

and more success for and be the Liverpool of all. This could be a

3:59:173:59:21

really watershed moment, couldn't it? Because if it had gone the

3:59:213:59:27

other way, it could have had that Arsenal affect, and capitulated

3:59:273:59:35

them until tipping us? Absolutely. They crave winning trophies. They

3:59:353:59:39

expect to win trophies in Anfield. They are that sort of football club.

3:59:393:59:44

And it has been a long time. You're absolutely by. This could now be

3:59:443:59:50

the first of many. But with more financial backing. Once he gets a

3:59:504:00:00
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taste, he once more. He put himself in the eye! -- Brooke himself!

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Congratulations, what a hard way to win a car. It was a long way,

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wasn't it? Anyway, the name is on the trophy, that is all that

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matters. I thought the boys played particularly well, and Cardiff were

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always going to be difficult. The big guy of France did well for them.

4:00:304:00:35

At the end of the day, we have got our name on the drover. Dirk Kuyt

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came on and scored that goal, so close to being the winning goal,

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you must have been going through murder, really. We were always

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going to be under pressure. Very good delivery from set plays. They

4:00:474:00:51

were never going to lie down, they were always going to come back.

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They were tired, but they were a great credit to Cardiff. Not a nice

4:00:574:01:01

way to win a car, but we will take it. Anything can happen in

4:01:024:01:05

penalties, and virtually everything did, really, an extraordinary

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shoot-out. Yeah, but unfortunately it is sad that the boy misted. You

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always feel for somebody like that. But I don't know, it has got to be

4:01:154:01:20

decided some way. You feel for the person that missed its, even in our

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celebrations. 40,000 Liverpool fans absolutely ecstatic. There will be

4:01:264:01:36

more than that when we go home! The party scenes continue, and as

4:01:364:01:39

Kenny says, I think that party will grow and grow. It is funny about

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penalty shoot-outs, isn't it? Whatever you think about them, the

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worst way to lose all the best way to win, boy, do they provide

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grammar! They are entertainment, but for a player they are an

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absolute nightmare. Dirk Kuyt's children, I am reliably informed.

4:02:004:02:04

More than likely! He came on and changed the game, didn't he? He had

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the courage to go and take a penalty and stick is the way. --

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The people and red are enjoying themselves. For a while during that

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she doubt, we thought maybe he would be the hero, Chris. We saw

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him doing his homework, telling him that Steven Gerrard generally hits

4:02:294:02:36

it to the keeper's right. Unbelievable save. The reaction

4:02:364:02:40

with his left arm, he goes down low and throws his left arm out, that

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is incredible. As good as you'll see from a penalty. Fantastic.

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then the other Gerrard. This is the catalyst for Liverpool to go on and

4:02:534:02:56

start winning trophies, the name Gerrard will be important to it.

4:02:564:03:01

You think it is Steven Gerrard, but it is Anthony Gerrard that has

4:03:014:03:05

helped them to win the first stroke before star ban was the best player,

4:03:054:03:15

Skrtel, magnificent right the way through the match. What you notice

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is the chasm of difference in emotions between winning and losing.

4:03:204:03:26

That is what makes sport what it is. It is, but if you have been in both

4:03:264:03:30

positions, you know, you know, you are our there wot Dun there, it is

4:03:304:03:36

horrible for Cardiff. -- up their walk down there. To play as well as

4:03:364:03:40

they did and come away with nothing is horrific. We can hear from

4:03:404:03:47

Stewart Downing. Stuart, League Cup winner, and man-of-the-match.

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Will made hard work of it! It was a tough game, we were running on

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empty at the end. It is a very good win at the end. Can you tell me how

4:03:574:04:02

it felt when they equalised at the end of extra time? I thought we had

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won it, but they never gave up. They kept going, it is a cruel way

4:04:074:04:12

to lose a game, on penalties, but I thought we were the better team.

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Standing on the halfway line watching the shoot-out, Steven

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Gerrard Mrs, Charlie Adam missus, what were you thinking? Maybe it

4:04:204:04:25

was not going to be our day. Credits to the last, we kept going,

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we have got a great goalkeeper in Pepe Reina. We got the job done,

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which was good. Dirk Kuyt says it is just about confidence. Were you

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confident? I was confident, a bit nervous, but I picked my spot, and

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luckily it went in. Unlucky for the last missing theirs, but it does

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happen. Liverpool fans will remember that Liverpool won the car,

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but a word about Cardiff, they were exceptional. A credit to them, they

4:04:534:04:57

have been brilliant for the way through the rounds. We knew it

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would be tough today. People expected us to win 3-0, but that

4:05:014:05:05

was not the case. They were a bit unlucky at the end. Well played,

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thank you very much. You obviously do not decide who is a man of the

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match, you said Skrtel, but Downing got it. He has got unbelievable

4:05:184:05:23

ability, Downing. He has got tremendous pace, he put in some

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great crosses, but I would not have given him man of the match. I hate

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to disagree with any money! Go all the way back to Liverpool's first

4:05:324:05:37

game, Exeter? He put out a very strong side, that was a signal to

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say, we mean business in this competition. They did not really

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play well today, Liverpool, not as well as they can do. Right

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throughout their team, it is hard to say, as Alan said, Skrtel was,

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for me, the pick of the bunch. Taking out, Downey had one or two

4:05:554:05:59

crosses, but the others... They worked extremely hard, and they

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never gave up. If the two best players on the day was Ben Turner

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and Skrtel. Grit, determination and the defenders. Cardiff took the

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foot, left foot, control, pokes through. A cool finish from Mason.

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That is Skrtel's bad positioning. He looks around to see where

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everybody is. It is a great pass, tremendous composure. Not a bad

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finish either. And up until then, they had a chance 15 minutes before

4:06:434:06:47

that, but they could not get hold of the ball and was starting to

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fear the worst. The goal gave them greater confidence. It took a while

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for Liverpool to get an equaliser, a scrambling effort when it came

4:06:564:07:00

from the corner. It was a decent ball, Andy Carroll did well to get

4:07:004:07:06

on the end of it, Suarez was there with the flick. It falls to Skrtel,

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how many times? Through the keeper's legs again. Once Liverpool

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got that goal, you felt they would go on to win it, maybe 2-1, 3-1,

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and it never happened. Cardiff came right back into it, didn't they?

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soon as Liverpool levelled, you thought it was the end of the game.

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Malky Mackay mentioned it, Chris, but there was one moment where they

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could have pinched it, Cardiff, writes towards the end. A terrific

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opportunity for Kenny Miller. the ball has gone to court to

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anyone in that position, you want to forget to Kenny Miller. -- he's

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going to fall. He snatches at it. It is a magnificent first touch,

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sensational. The turn and the swivel. He will have got to give

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Andy Carroll credit. He just does enough. Amazing piece of defending,

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he throws himself at it. He did not have a great day. He put Kenny

4:08:044:08:09

Miller off at the last minute. Extra-time, second half of extra-

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time, Dirk Kuyt came on as a substitute. A bit of energy. A bit

4:08:134:08:18

of pace, a bit of energy. This time the Cardiff guys are virtually dead

4:08:184:08:25

on their legs. Not your archetypal 12. He was a poor effort to begin

4:08:254:08:30

with, but as Kenny said, the name is on the trophy. You think that

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now there is absolutely no way back for Cardiff, no way back. Unreal.

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They are on their knees, they cannot come back. And yet just

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before they scored, they had one of the line, which was incredible,

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wasn't it?! Talking about Skrtel, before Cardiff got the equaliser,

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Skrtel had some headers in important positions, and we were

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saying, magnificent defensive display. I think we can see that

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clearance of the line that you mentioned. When Kuyt gets it off

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the line, even though they get another corner... He is thinking, I

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am going to get the headlines tomorrow! For 10 minutes, man-of-

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the-match. Unbelievable. And then obviously it goes for a corner, and

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it is in the back of the net. marking Ben Turner, isn't he?

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Absolutely. If one man deserved the goal, it was this guy. Right from

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the start, he was gigantic at the back. He was huge and put in a

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Turner. He worked his socks off to get back to fitness. A nicer fella

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you will never meet. He is a 100% true professional, I was delighted

4:09:594:10:02

that he was fit and got the equaliser. Terrific game,

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terrifically exciting. The Premier League was not bad either, you had

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better catch Match of the Day 2 If you missed any of the Carling

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Cup final, you can see highlights on BBC One tonight at 11:05pm. And

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Cardiff live again next week if they have got anything left to give

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against West Ham on Sunday afternoon on BBC One from 12:30pm.

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Remarkable stuff, and what does this mean for Liverpool? Again,

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like Alan says, if they had been beaten today, you would worry about

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them, but they are still in the FA Cup, they have still got a great

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chance of getting a 4th. It does not matter what Stevens says, he is

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talking about trophies, but I still think that Liverpool and Thorpe is

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a priority. They have obviously got a much better chance having won.

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have not got a long left, but a big game for you on Wednesday, your

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first as Wales manager, bound to be a poignant occasion. It is all

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about Gary Speed, to be honest. It will be difficult for the players.

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We are hoping for a good turnout, his family will be there. It is

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just about Gary Speed. I will be there but just in the background. A

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wonderful person, we are there to remember him and celebrate. Very

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much so, and looking further ahead as manager of Wales, you seem to

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have a good batch of players at the moment. How far you think you can

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go? Well, importantly, a lot of our players are playing in the Premier

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League, which is always a big help. Welsh football is on the rise,

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Cardiff we saw there, so it is an exciting time, and I just want to

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take it forward from where Gary left off. We certainly we should do

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best. Alan, your thoughts and a terrific game. Oh, magnificent, I'm

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just so pleased that we were here to witness it, an incredible

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occasion, great football match. It is a shame Cardiff had to be on the

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losing end. I wish them well in their promotion push. They deserve

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something from this season, because Malky Mackay has done a magnificent

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job. A pleasure and a privilege to be here, delighted Liverpool and

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Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the League Cup final between Championship club Cardiff City and Premier League side Liverpool.

For Liverpool, reaching Wembley for the first time since 1996 represents a real boost to the morale of a club who are still fighting to return to the pinnacle of English football, having largely dominated in the 70s and 80s. Kenny Dalglish was the inspiration then, on the field, and - now in his second spell as boss at his beloved Anfield - is determined once more to prove his effectiveness off it.

Standing in Liverpool's way are an ambitious Championship club who will be making their third trip to Wembley in five years. Since joining from Watford Malky Mackay has continued the fine work of previous manager Dave Jones, but ultimately the Bluebirds would trade endless Wembley trips - and possibly even a lifting a cup - to reach the promised land of the Premier League.

Gary is joined in the studio by Alan Shearer and Alan Hansen, with Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson providing match commentary.


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