Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini again raised Vincent Kompany's dismissal on Sunday after last night's Carling Cup defeat to Liverpool. Mancini felt an even greater sense of injustice this evening as he felt Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson's tackle on Joleon Lescott was even more questionable.

"It was worse," he said. "This tackle was worse. Gerrard came to me and said I said something.

"It was not for Johnson. It is for the tackle. This tackle was worse than Vinny's. Everyone can see it."

Reds captain Steven Gerrard was quick to respond, saying on BBC1: "It surprises me because he had a go at Wayne Rooney.

"Now he's had a go at one of ours."