Mario Balotelli Scores as Liverpool F.C. Defeat Swansea in League Cup

In what was just his second goal for Liverpool F.C., Mario Balotelli's strike helped his team beat Swansea 2-1.

updated: October 29, 2014 09:42 IST
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Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring during Liverpool's League Cup match against Swansea.

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London: Mario Balotelli scored just his second goal for Liverpool in 12 appearances as they came from behind to beat Premier League rivals Swansea 2-1 and advance into the last eight of the League Cup at Anfield on Tuesday.

Balotelli has struggled since his £16 million ($26 million, 20 million euros) pre-season move from AC Milan and on Tuesday he was on the bench until 11 minutes from time. (Mario Balotelli's five maddest moments)

When the Italian striker was sent on by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers -- a former Swansea manager -- Liverpool were trailing 1-0 to Marvin Emnes's 65th-minute goal.

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