Thursday, 24 July 2014

Liverpool vs Roma and Sporting Kansas vs Manchester City LIVE

The Roma substitutes are literally lining up to come on! All EIGHT of them
Rudi Garcia makes eight changes to his Roma side on the hour mark.
Co-commentator Dean Saunders has just described the men coming on from the bench as looking like 'Hugo Boss models'.
Exquisite play from Totti
What a player Francesco Totti is.
The 37-year-old just produced a perfectly-timed through ball to set up Mattia Destro but the striker was excellently denied by Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.
Great play all round!

Rickie Lambert strikes at goal but it's well saved
Sportsmail's Dominic King: Liverpool have been much better in the second half and Rickie Lambert has grown into the game.
There will be nobody more proud on the pitch than the 32-year-old and he is determined to show Brendan Rodgers he can be regular starter going forward. He has just served notice of his intent with a thumping left-footed drive that was beaten away by Lukasz Skorupski.
Golden opportunity for Lambert!
The new Liverpool striker gets in front of his man but is unable to connect with the cross from the right and fails to hit the target with the follow-up. Unlucky.
End-to-end stuff to begin the second half!
We've seen more action at the start of the second half than we did in the entire opening 45 minutes.
Roma came out flying as Alessandro Florenzi crossed for the Italians before Liverpool broke and Can ran forward before seeing his square ball cut out.
Coutinho gathers the ball just outside the area but flashes his shot wide of the post.
SECOND HALF: Liverpool 0-0 Roma
The teams are back out on the field and the game kicks off for the second period.
Jack Robinson comes on to replace fellow left-back Jose Enrique.
Nigerian trialist Kelechi Iheanachao starting for City
Sportsmail's Chris Wheeler: It’s a decent City line-up. New goalkeeper Willy Caballero starts again along with new signings Fernando and Bruno Zuculini. Nigerian triallist Kelechi Iheanachao is given an opportunity up front with Stevan Jovetic and Scott Sinclair.
Manchester City XI: Caballero, Richards, Kolarov, Boyata, Rekik, Navas, Fernando, Zuculini, Kelechi, Sinclair, Jovetic.
TOTTENHAM UPDATE: Spurs 2-1 Toronto
Wiedeman pulls a goal back for Toronto in the Jermain Defoe derby.
Sportsmail's Chris Wheeler at Man City vs Sporting Kansas
We’re in Middle America – warm, friendly and welcoming – but to see some of the banners at Sporting Park, you’d think City were playing Galatasaray.
‘Kansas City Cauldron’ and ‘Welcome to the Blue Hell’ are just two of more dubious ones on show. In fact, City are playing in blue tonight. Nor is it a cauldron. Or hell.
Jordan Ibe... is this the year?
The 18-year-old, born in south London, has set up all three of Liverpool's pre-season goals this summer and promises a bright season ahead.
Saying that, however, he did exactly the same last term, only to make two Reds' appearances before going on loan to Birmingham.
He's definitely one to watch on this tour, but will he get competitive action under Brendan Rodgers?
HALF-TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Roma
Better from Liverpool...
Positive play from Ibe who weaves his way forward to set-up Lambert but the frontman's shot is immediately closed down and blocked by the Roma defence.
Ibe certainly one of those players who 'makes things happen'.
Nainggolan booked
Don't see too many bookings during pre-season but Belgium international Nainggolan receives a yellow for a high foot on Liverpool midfielder Can.
Radja Nainggolan shoots from distance...
..but the ball sails high over the crossbar.
Roma have stepped it up a gear and are getting in behind Liverpool.
Don't forget we have Man City's clash with Sporting Kansas on the way!
Sportsmail's Chris Wheeler: Less than an hour to go until Manchester City’s first tour game kicks off against Sporting Kansas City and it’s still baking hot in America’s mid-West at 7pm in the evening here. Temperatures topped 110 degrees yesterday, and it hasn’t been much cooler today.
It’s being billed as the Champions Shield – champions of England against MLS champions.
City have put their Premier League trophy on show alongside the Capital One Cup outside the stadium so fans can have their picture taken with the silverware. Safe to say they’ve been more interested in the former than the latter.
Vintage Ashley Cole!
Super attacking play from Ashley Cole.
The former England international marauded forward into the box to set up Totti who was running in but Roma's No 10 was unable to convert the ball goalwards and shot wide.
Cole and Totti may have a combined age of 70 but they were the quickest players to react in that piece of play.
Standard friendly
An intriguing game but no real clear-cut chances to report after thirty minutes.
Raheem Sterling's supporting his team-mates in Boston tonight...
Sterling: Game time good luck to the boys

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