League Cup: Balotelli finally scores to spark late Liverpool comeback against Swansea

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (2nd R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during their English League Cup soccer match against Swansea City.
Balotelli warming up before his last minute act for Liverpool.

Mario Balotelli might have given Liverpool fans little to celebrate since joining them this season but he came to their rescue in Wednesday morning's (Oct 29) League Cup 2-1 win against Swansea.

Liverpool were staring at elimination until the 24-year-old Italian came off the bench to prod home a crucial equaliser at Anfield with four minutes remaining in the game.

Marvin Emnes had put Swansea ahead in the 65th minute and it looked as if Swansea were going on for a victory until Balotelli came on and showed excellent of the ball movement to prod home the equaliser.

The match appeared destined for extra-time until Swansea’s Federico Fernandez was controversially sent off for a 92nd minute challenge on Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren scored in the fifth minute of stoppage-time.when he got on the end of Coutinho’s free-kick to head home the winner.

Source: AFP, Vine

This week in... 2004

THEN: Joel Madden (centre) was the frontman of Good Charlotte and his twin brother, Benji (second from right), was the guitarist.
NOW: Benji Madden (left) and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte. They formed their side project, The Madden Brothers, earlier this year.
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Time to grab some hairy crab

Chefs give costly crustacean a new spin

Steamed hairy crab with homemade Chinese rice wine.
Crab is steamed with egg white and Chinese wine.
Crab is cooked with braised bird’s nest ($88).
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Late night grub

Beef noodle
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Bitesized

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Shaw's in fact could be third-time lucky

SUNDAY TIP: IN FACT looks a potential winner for trainer Patrick Shaw (above). 

BLACK FURY (No 8): Entered in Class 5 (1) - 1,100m on Friday.
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Forget the fries. YouTube sensation Us The Duo taking a holistic approach to food

IN LOVE: YouTube stars Us The Duo, comprising folk-pop musicians Michael Alvarado and Carissa Rae, enjoying lunch at lobster eatery Pince & Pints at Duxton Road.
Grilled lobster
Lobster roll with salad and fries

Michael Alvarado and Carissa Rae, who make up cute-looking husband-and-wife folk-pop pair, Us The Duo, like to think of themselves as atypical Americans.

"Most Americans are into eating lots and lots of food. A lot of fries, a lot of burgers. We definitely don't fit that stereotype," said Rae, 23.

Alvarado, 26, was bluntly critical about his countrymen's unhealthy diet.

"American food is really boring," he quipped. "It's all fried stuff like chicken tenders and onion rings."

The Southern California musicians and social media sensation - they have accumulated more than 31 million views on their official YouTube channel - were in town last week to perform at the opening ceremony of the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association Finals.

M met up with the couple over lunch at hip crustacean eatery Pince & Pints at Duxton Road.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 29.

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Donnie's double

Donnie Yenpredicts co-star Wang Baoqiang will be the next big Hong Kong action hero

Donnie Yen
Wang Baoqiang
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Winds of change swirl at Sengkang

New president certain, as 
SHF gears up for crucial AGM on Friday

BATTLEGROUND: A new team will contest all 10 key positions in the SHF executive committee currently headed by president K Ramamoorthy, at its AGM on Friday at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium (above).
BATTLEGROUND: A new team will contest all 10 key positions in the SHF executive committee currently headed by president K Ramamoorthy (above), at its AGM on Friday at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium.
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French Revolution in good form

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