City's Steffen torn apart on Twitter after HOWLER in FA Cup semi-final

‘Steffen saw Ederson do some skills on his goal line and thought he could do the same’: Man City’s No 2 is torn apart on Twitter after his HOWLER handed Sadio Mane a crucial second goal at Wembley as Liverpool ran riot in first half of FA Cup semi-final

  • Zack Steffen gifted Sadio Mane a goal in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 
  • Mane netted Liverpool’s second of the match following a howler by Steffen 
  • The goalkeeper, 27, dwelled on the ball, with the Liverpool striker capitalising
  • Pep Guardiola opted to play the USA international ahead of No 1 Ederson 

Fans have taken to Twitter to blast Manchester City’s second-choice goalkeeper Zack Steffen following his howler in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

The 27-year-old dwelled on the ball in his own six-yard area, allowing Liverpool Sadio Mane to capitalise.

Senegalese star Mane managed to slide in and poke the ball over the line to net his sides second goal of the match on 17 minutes, as Liverpool went into half-time with a 3-0 lead.

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen produced a howler against Liverpool on Saturday

The 27-year-old gifted striker Sadio made who put Liverpool 2-0 up in the FA Cup semi-final

Jack Grealish netted for Manchester City at the start of the second half to make it 3-1, and Bernardo Silva added a second on 90 minutes, but the Reds managed to hang on to secure victory at Wembley and progress to the final.

Displeased Manchester City supporters took to social media straight after following Steffen’s incident and hit out at their USA international, whose confidence has undoubtedly been shattered following his howler.

Many fans blamed boss Pep Guardiola for starting the goalkeeper in what was a high-profile game.

Others took direct aim at the USA international, and said he is not good enough to Manchester City’s backup goalkeeper.

Steffen’s confidence was shattered following his mistake he looked very nervous on the ball

Jack Grealish consoled Steffen at full-time after Liverpool won the semi-final 3-2 at Wembley

Steffen also paid the price in last seasons FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Chelsea, after racing off his line, which allowed Timo Werner to pick out Hakim Ziyech to score.

Following Liverpool’s win over Manchester City, former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy heaped praise on his former side following the victory.

‘It shows Liverpool prepared well. The big hitters having a rest midweek helped. You have to credit the players for starting with that intensity. If they stay concentrated and focused, it should be done (as a contest).

‘Sadio Mane’s faced criticism playing down the centre recently. But he can stretch defenders and make the difference, he was quality.

‘It looks so effortless from Luiz Diaz. He’s free from fear, quick, willing to work. To walk into a club like Liverpool mid-season, he’s not been intimidated’, Murphy added.

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