Steffen blunder helps quad-chasing Liverpool reach cup final

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London, Apr.16 (BNA): The tame back pass from John Stones trickled toward Zack Steffen. Just a simple clearance was needed by Manchester City’s backup goalkeeper with Liverpool already leading.
 
One touch controlled the pass. The second touch was ... doing what? The dawdling American just took too long, reports AP.

 Before the ball could be hoofed clear, Sadio Mane raced into the penalty area and slid in to nudge the ball over the line.

 Liverpool moved into a two-goal lead — building on Ibrahima Konate’s header — and Mane scored again before halftime to clinch an eventual 3-2 victory over City on Saturday and reach a first FA Cup final in a decade.

 The quadruple is still on for Liverpool with Chelsea or Crystal Palace awaiting in the FA Cup final next month.

 There’s only two paths to trophies for City, and Liverpool could thwart both. Their tussle for the English Premier League trophy is far tighter than this FA Cup 
semifinal suggested, where Liverpool’s superiority was clear in the first half before goals from Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva gave a hope of a City comeback.

Their 2-2 draw last Sunday in the league prevented Liverpool from moving into first place, and left City a point in front. 

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