LIVERPOOL 1 CITY 2
3rd May 2003
City Schmeichel, Dunne, Distin, Sommeil, Jensen, Benarbia, Barton, Horlock, Wright-Phillips, Anelka, Fowler – subs Macken(unused), Belmadi(unused), Nash(unused), Sun(unused), Bischoff(unused)
Liverpool Dudek, Carragher, Hyypia, Traore, Riise, Murphy, Hamann, Gerrard, Diouf, Baros, Owen – subs Cheyrou(78), Heskey(78), Diao(unused), Biscan(unused), Arphexad(unused)
WHAT THE PRESS SAID
…All talk had centred on emotional returns to Anfield for former Liverpool legends Kevin Keegan and Robbie Fowler.Somewhat surprisingly Nicolas Anelka – another ex-patron of Merseyside, was overlooked. Today, however, the Blues £13M, marksman finds himself hogging the headlines.
His two goals in the final 15 minutes nit only thrust City into the Premiership’s top eight for the first time this season. The brace also blew a hole in Liverpool’s Champions League aspirations.
…City richly deserved this victory. Keegan’s men rode their luck at times but were professional, committed ruthless when it mattered.
M.E.N. SUNDAY PINK 4th May 2003