Man City – Liverpool final, but could Everton have done better?

Manchester City will take on Liverpool at Wembley in the Capitol One Cup Final on February 28, should Everton have done better?

The match was controversial and there has been some significant fallout, from the manager Roberto Martinez and the captain Phil Jagielka.

They are basically furious with the referee, but it is over now, they need to calm down and would be better off checking a list of sports betting sites in Ireland for some fun, rather than risk a FA fine for complaining to the media.

The Blues took a 2-1 lead from their home leg of the tie, and stood a great chance of making it an all-Merseyside final for the first time in 27 years.

The visitors then took the lead early in the game through a stunning Ross Barkley solo goal, before losing City managed to equalise only six minutes later.

The game stayed equal going into half-time, but after the interval, the game was the Citizen’s to take.

The goal that levelled the tie came from Kevin De Bruyne, who had only been on the pitch around five minutes, with the Belgian also assisting Aguero for the winner within 10 minutes of coming on the pitch.

The Merseyside club had Seamus Coleman sat on the bench, and was only introduced after the side were chasing a goal.

Coleman should have been brought on earlier

The Irishman has been one of Everton’s most consistent performers in recent seasons, and I argue that he should have been on the pitch much earlier.

Yes, Coleman had only been returning from injury, but came through the Swansea City game unscathed, albeit only playing the final 25 minutes.

The international defender could have given the Toffees extra help in nullifying the attacks down the flanks, and with the young John Stones being played out of position on the right, this argument is hard to disagree with.

If the right-back, who will be looking forward to his first international tournament with the senior Ireland team this summer, had been brought on at half-time with the team still leading on aggregate, I believe the side would have had a much greater chance of getting through to the final.

Updated: January 28, 2016 — 12:41 pm
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