Simon Mignolet's mistake hands Manchester City the lead v Liverpool

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Manchester City fans feared Willy Caballero would make a mistake in the Capital One Cup final but it was his opposite number, Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet, who blundered.

The Belgian is hardly the most assuring of goalkeepers and it was his error in the second half that allowed Fernandinho to give City the lead.

You can check out the Brazilian’s goal - and Mignolet’s mistake - by scrolling down the page.


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Given the occasion, the 27-year-old’s error is simply unforgivable. The Capital One Cup represents Liverpool’s best chance of silverware and if the Reds are unable to win the game, they’ll have only man to blame.

Watch Mignolet's blunder

Liverpool fans were furious at the goalkeeper’s weak attempt to save Fernandinho’s shot and didn’t hide their anger, unleashing a serious of tweets aimed at the former Sunderland man.

The goal arrived three minutes after the interval following a rather drab first half. The biggest talking point before Fernandinho’s strike was probably Mamadou Sakho’s furious reaction after he was substituted due to fears of concussion.

If City can hold on for the win, they will lift their third League Cup trophy in three years and will be a step closer in their pursuit of the treble.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team will be six points behind leaders Leicester if they win their game in hand and a 3-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine looks to have secured their passage to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

City could have doubled their lead but former Liverpool player Raheem Sterling missed from six-yards out. They lived to rue Sterling's error, Phillipe Coutinho equalising in the 83rd minute.

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