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Liverpool reaches League Cup final with 2-2 tie

Craig Bellamy scored against his former club in the 74th minute, and Liverpool advanced to the English League Cup final with a 2-2 tie against Manchester City on Wednesday night and a 3-2 aggregate win.

Liverpool will play Cardiff in the final at Wembley on Feb. 26.

Following Liverpool's 1-0 win in the first leg of the home-and-home, total-goals semifinal, Nigel de Jong put City ahead with a spectacular long-range strike in the 31st minute. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard tied the score with a penalty nine minutes later, but Edin Dzeko gave the visitors a 2-1 lead with a tap-in from close range in the 67th

Bellamy scored with a low shot from inside the penalty area.