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Man City vs. Liverpool live score, updates, highlights & lineups as Mane puts Reds in charge at Wembley

Liverpool and Manchester City meet again in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. The Sporting News brings you live updates, commentary and highlights from the home of football.

WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON — Sadio Mane struck twice as Liverpool battered a much-changed Manchester City to open up a 3-0 half-time lead in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, before Jack Grealish hit back.

Ibrahima Konate headed his third goal in three games to give Jurgen Klopp's men an early lead and Mane caputalised upon a dreadful error from City goalkeeper Zack Steffen to double the lead in the 17th minute.

Steffen was then beaten by a sumptuous Mane volley at his near post on the stroke of half-time. although Grealish gave Pep Guardiola's side hope by converting Gabriel Jesus' pass shortly after the restart.

The Sporting News is live at Wembley, providing updates and commentary below.

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Man City vs. Liverpool live score   1H 2H Final MCI 0 2 LIV 3 0

Goals: —  Konate (Robertson) — 9th min.

—  Mane — 17th min.

—  Mane (Thiago) — 45th min.

—  Grealish (Jesus) — 47th min.      

Man City vs. Liverpool live update and highlights from FA Cup semi-final

93rd minute: It falls to Sterling in the box. Hello, narrative! But the England forward's shot is tame and too close to Alisson.

92nd minute: Blimey! Long throw into the box (yes, a Pep Guardiola team) and Fernandinho tries to take all the furniture with a volley. Deflected over, a corner, and another.

90th minute: GOAL!!!!! Bernardo!!!!

They've surely left it too late but Mahrez scampered around the back of the Liverpool defence and the tireless Silva was there to finish from close range.

City, who look shattered, have four minutes to force an extra half an hour.

90th minute: Mane is named man of the match in the stadium, but hang on...

88th minute: Steffen comes to unfussily claim a ball over the top. You know what, he's had a fairly tidy second half, all told. So that is a bit, "Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how was the play," but still.

87th minute: Off comes Thiago, who is probably more responsible than most for City's midfield having the boot on the other foot for most of the day, and on comes Curtis Jones.

85th minute: Salah cuts into the City box and gets the loose ball after Zinchenko half tackles him. The Ukraine star then attempted to tackle with his head a la Scott Parker - lovely stuff! The resulting shot is straight at Steffen.

84th minute: Mahrez dummies it and Sterling plonks it harmlessly over. Mane now departs to a standing ovation alongside Diaz. Jota and Firmino are on, so there'll be no respite for the City defence, but Liverpool are almost there.

82st minute: There's been some ragged football today, but that's a delicious touch to bring down a long ball from Grealish. He feeds Jesus who wins a free-kick in a dangerous position. The limping Brazilian then makes way for Riyad Mahrez, who might like the look of this...

79th minute: Fernandinho must be really testing that no subs policy, though. He brings down Mane, again, on halfway and continues to live dangerously.

77th minute: Henderson is on for Keita, who had a fine game. Interestingly, Guardiola has not made any changes, meaning the heavyweight names still on the bench are seemingly being rested up for the midweek Premier League game against Brighton.

72nd minute: Another shocker at the back for City! Ake partially deals with the rampaging Diaz and Zinchenko decides the best bet is to virtually lie down and head a ball with no pace on it back to Steffen. It wasn't the best bet and Salah stole in to lift a finish just wide.

71st minute: Alexander-Arnold booms a bizarre pass across his own penalty area and out for a throw. Tired bodies and tired minds out there now.

70th minute: Huge chance for Jesus! Bernardo intercepts in midfield and Grealish slides the forward through on goal. Alisson is equal to his compatriot's sidefooted effort. You feel City had to score there if they are to salvage this.

69th minute: Liverpool are right back in the ascendency now and looking to kill the game. Foden make an important tackle to thwart Diaz and Keita hoicks the loose ball well wide

66th minute: Ake was culpable for the opening goal but it's usually been him with his finger in the City dam since. That's a brilliant tackle to deny Salah.

65th minute: Sterling gets into the Liverpool box but cannot pick a pass.

62nd minute: Mane booked for a fairly innocuous drag back on Fernandinho, would you believe. Meanwhile, Steffen is seeing so much of the ball. The mood in the Liverpool end is like when a dog gets on the school playground.

60th minute: Steffen back on his goalline again and, good grief, it is not pretty. City adjusting to having humanoid between the posts rather than gloved android Ederson, clearly.

57th minute: Yellow. That's a lucky escape for City's veteran captain and Guardiola should really be thinking about getting him out of there before another booking arrives.

56th minute: Oh, that's a reckless, jumping liunge from Fernandinho on Mane. He could be in big trouble here.

55th minute: Chance for City! Jesus scampers into the box but his Brazil teammate Alisson is equal top the challenge. City still haven't played particularly well since scoring, in truth, but if that had gone in... This is a pretty weird portion of the game.

54th minute: That's a lovely clipped ball in behind the City defence from Keita. Mane probably makes his first mistake of the game and falls over when pondering the cross.

52nd minute: Clumsy foul from Nathan Ake on Mane, but the Dutchman is back to clear Trent Alexander-Arnold's dangerous delivery behind.

Strike! ⚽️

???? 1-3 ???? #ManCity

— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 16, 2022

51st minute: Salah and Mane combine, the latter pulls off a shot on the turn and Steffen will be grateful for the straightforward save.

49th minute: A searching ball into the Liverpool box just evades Foden. Alisson collects but he won't be impressed by how those in front of him have ambled into this half.

47th minute45th minute: GOAL!!!!! Grealish!!!!

Now then. Jesus jinks past Fabinho, finds Grealish and the England international sidefoots home. They couldn't, could they?

46th minute: We're back. City are defending the end in front of the Liverpool fans, which probably means a tremendous experience is in store for Steffen.

Halftime: Well, well, well. What a 45 minutes for Liverpool, who are all but through to their second domestic final of the season.

Seven changes from Pep Guardiola risked City being disjointed but that really was horrible from the Premier League champions. It feels like this is now more about avoiding complete and utter humiliation for them.

46th minute: Stones hacks into the stands under pressure. City need this half to end

45th minute: GOAL!!!!! Mane!!!!

Oh my word, that is brilliant! City looked like hanging on and avoiding any further damage before the break until Thiago chipped a pass out to Mane, who scythed a volley past Steffen at his near post from the right-hand side of the area.

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Sadio Mané scores a beauty of a volley#EmiratesFACup

— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) April 16, 2022

43rd minute: City managed to boot clear and Sterling gave chase before realising there was a lack of support. Only Foden joined him in the presser after that and it was very easy for Liverpool to stroll away from any trouble. Another disjointed moment that will displease Guardiola.

42nd minute: Cancelo, who was booked in midweek to be ruled out of the Champions League semi-final, first leg, is fortunate not to be similarly punished for blundering into Diaz. Dangerous free-kick on the left-flank for Liverpool...

39th minute: Steffen getting the full pantomime treatment whenever he has the ball here from the Liverpool fans. And he seems to have dispensed entirely with short passes. Entirely understandable but it's another reason why City look nothing like themselves.

38th minute: Bernardo Silva tends to revel in this fixture but he's having a shocker here - disposed on halfway and it almost lets in Mane, who looks sharper than a butcher's knife collection today.

36th minute - Salah gets to a loose ball in front of Stones and evade a Fernandinho lunge to play in Robertson. Cancelo's sliding tackle in the box had to be perfect there and it was.

34th minute: Now SIlva snaps into the back of Mane and concedes a free-kick midway inside the City half. There's faint desperation about most things Guardiola's side do at the moment.

32nd minute: Absolutely glorious chest control from Mane from a crossfield call. Cancelo blunders into the back of him, gets an arm in the face and quite fortuitously wins the free-kick. Honestly, the things you learn from a couple of nights with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid...

29th minute: It's Alisson's turn to do something daft as he clumps a clearance straight to Foden. Liverpool are back in numbers again and again there's no meaningful chance at the end of an initially promising situation for City.

27th minute: Cynical foul from Jesus on Diaz as the Liverpool man looked to motor past halfway is rightly met with a yellow card.

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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 16, 2022

24th minute: Sterling has a sniff of a counter-attack but Liverpool are back rabidly. Klopp's men not letting their opponents breath. It feels like they want a win here that has ramifications far beyond this competition.

20th minute: Another pass out of play by Foden. So, so uncharacteristically scruffy from City again.

17th minute: GOAL!!!!! Mane!!!!

Disaster for Steffen. Again the City goalkeeper looks horribly unsure with the ball at his feet and Mane virtually slide tackles the ball home. Guardiola's side look in danger of an absolute hiding here.

15th minute: Guardiola's side manage to string an attack together as Fernandinho feeds Cancelo down the left. The cross to the back post finds Foden but his header loops gently into Alisson's gloves.

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3️⃣ in his last 3️⃣ games for @IbrahimaKonate_ ????

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 16, 2022

12th minute: City look really ragged here. Foden botches a short corner, passes going out of play and moves breaking down. The Liverpool end is a haze of flare smoke and they are lapping this up.

9th minute GOAL!!!!! Konate!!!!

He did it in both legs against Benfica and there he is again - Konate powering home a towering header that left Steffen with no chance. It's no less than Liverpool deserve.

9th minute: Mane pulls out to the right, thuds a cross into Stones and wins a corner. Liverpool looking much sharper.

7th minute: Fernandinho is also back there now to try and help City play out but again they get themselves in a tangle. Klopp will like the look of this.

5th minute: Trouble at the back for City! The usually reliable Bernardo Silva comes back to help build the play with John Stones but botches a simple pass. Liverpool swarm their opponents, an opportunity almost breaks to Keita but Guardiola's side scramble to safety. 

4th minute: Chance for Grealish! City's ploy of aiming balls in behind Liverpool's full-backs from last week bears fruit and Joao Cancelo gets in behind. He found the England man just inside the area. Grealish had time to take a touch but his strike lacked conviction and was blocked.

2nd minute: :Liverpool will be happy to see that. Stones involved Steffen early on and City's backup goalkeeper lobs a fairly simple pass out of play.

1 min to KO: There seemed to be a bit of confusion over the moment of remembrance for the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster there, with some in the City end seemingly thinking it was a moment's applause. Anyway, here we go.

3 mins to KO: The teams are out. It's absolutely crackling in here. We're good to go!

10 mins to KO: It feels like a big afternoon for Jack Grealish. City's £100m man shone in the Manchester derby as he put together a nice run of form, but he has not started any of the previous three crunch clashes against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, perhaps to spare him from people pulling his hair. His choice words to Stefan Savic in midweek might have made him a lifetime meme for the City faithful, but he is probably due a statement performance.

Good win, good performance ????????

— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) April 5, 2022

20 mins to KO: Warm-ups winding down now. In each of the Premier League games this season, City were comfortably the better side in the first half before a more even contest materialised after the break. Will that pattern repeat again, or does the heavily altered City line-up give Liverpool all the encouragement they need to go hell for leather early on?

35 mins to KO: The teams are now out for their warm-ups and it's a reminder that Klopp and Guardiola have opted for different approaches with their cup goalkeeper policies. Alisson starts for Liverpool, as he did in the fifth and sixth rounds, with Carabao Cup final hero Caoimhin Kelleher having to be content with a place on the bench.

USA international Zack Steffen returns for City, as is customary in domestic cups. When he spoke yesterday, it sounded like Guardiola had not reached a final decision over who would play between the posts. Steffen is no mug with the ball at his feet, but Ederson's imperious ability when playing out under pressure will have been given serious consideration given the intensity of the Liverpool press.

Don't want to miss a minute? ????@ManCity ???? @LFC live on @BBCOne

Watch them prepare for their #EmiratesFACup semi-final tie!

— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) April 16, 2022

50 mins to KO: As expected, the Liverpool line-up is a couple of clicks closer to full strength than City's. That's not to say Pep Guardiola doesn't have a fine array of options at his disposal. Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish is a talent-stacked front five, although usual starters Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne are all resting up on the bench.

All the stars Klopp rested against Benfica are back. If we compare this XI to the side that faced City six days ago, there are three like-for-like changes - Ibrahima Konate in for Joel Matip, Naby Keita for Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz for Diogo Jota, who is fit enough to make the bench.

1 hour to KO: And Guardiola's XI is also in... 

???? TEAM NEWS IS IN! ????

XI | Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (C), Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Jesus, Sterling

SUBS | Ederson, Dias, Gundogan, Laporte, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Delap, Lavia#ManCity | @HaysTechnology

— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 16, 2022

1 hour 10 mins to KO: The Liverpool team news is in, with the big guns all returning... 

Your Reds to face @ManCity today! ????#EmiratesFACup | #MCILIV

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 16, 2022

1 hour 15 mins to KO: Liverpool, by contrast, played out a thoroughly fun and wholesome 3-3 draw with Benfica, having carried a 3-1 advantage back to Anfield from the initial encounter in Lisbon.

Trent Alexander-Arnold. Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah were all able to put their feet up and enjoy the fun as goals flew in and Benfica had a couple more chalked off for offside. It all ended in handshakes rather than hair-pulling and a seemingly-clean bill of health.

Klopp will have Tuesday’s Premier League meeting with Manchester United in his thoughts but his midweek selection suggested he has prioritised another shot at City, who have lost only one of the previous nine meetings between the sides. Five of those games - including City’s penalty shoot-out win in the 2019 Community Shield - finished as draws, including three of the previous four.

Now this is a team that could do the quadruple! ????

???? Our combined #MCILIV XI would take some beating.#MCFC | #LFC

— ???????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????? UK ???????? (@sportingnewsuk) April 16, 2022

1 hour 30 mins to KO: After keeping them at arm’s length for most of the first leg at Etihad Stadium, City got the full Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone experience on Wednesday, where they gave as good as they got in a compendium of nonsense that reached boiling point during a rolling brawl at the start of 12 minutes of injury time.

Phil Foden was left unbowed despite a heavily-bandaged head and some meaty challenges but Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker we substituted with injuries. Although their problems are not thought to be serious, they are major doubts for this one at the national stadium.

Guardiola must also be mindful of City’s Premier League meeting with Brighton on Wednesday, given there remains no margin for error in the title race. Get ready for your latest instalment of Pep Team News Roulette.

???? Only one will get a shot at adding the #FACup to their collection.

The quadruple would still be on for the Reds if they win! ????#MCILIV | #LFC #MCFC

— ???????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????? UK ???????? (@sportingnewsuk) April 16, 2022

1 hour 45 mins to KO: Okay, so here we go again. Six days after that incredible 2-2 draw at Etihad Stadium and more than six months on from the two teams sharing the same scoreline at Anfield, today there will have to be a winner between City and Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s side are in contention for a treble, while Jurgen Klopp’s men are targeting an unprecedented quadruple. Since last weekend’s meeting, City and Liverpool charted very different routes to the Champions League semi-finals and those exertions could very well have a big influence on today’s team-sheets and eventual outcome.

2 hours from KO: Welcome to The Sporting News' live coverage from Wembley, as Liverpool take on Manchester City for the second time in a week. 

☀️ Wembley Way looking as good as ever! ????

???? At @sportingnews, we're all set for today's #FACup semi-final between #MCFC and #LFC.

3:30pm can't come soon enough! ????#MCILIV

— ???????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????? UK ???????? (@sportingnewsuk) April 16, 202

MORE: Why did Pep Guardiola pick Gabriel Jesus vs. Liverpool?

How to watch Man City vs. Liverpool   UK USA Canada Australia Date April 16 April 16 April 16 April 17 Time 15:30 10:30 ET 10:30 ET 00:30 AET TV channel BBC One — Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World — Streaming BBC iPlayer ESPN+ Sportsnet NOW Paramount+

UK: The FA Cup semi-final will be available to watch in the UK on BBC One and to stream on BBC's platforms.

USA: Fans can stream FA Cup matches on ESPN+ in the USA.

Canada: Sportsnet has the rights to the FA Cup in Canada and will be showing the game on Sportsnet 360 (TV) and its streaming platform.

Australia: FA Cup matches can be streamed on Paramount+ in Australia.

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