Cardiff v Liverpool player ratings
Man for man marking from Wembley Stadium
James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics for over four years. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Premier League. He cites Brian Sears among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Stoke v Blackburn Rovers. On a good day.
Monday 27 February 2012
Liverpool needed penalties to overcome Championship side Cardiff in the Carling Cup final at Wembley.
After an entertaining game, drawn 2-2, we assess how the players of both teams rated.
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