Penalty miss for Sinclair
Scott Sinclair missed a penalty on his first outing in a Manchester City shirt as he was given a run out for their Under-21s side against Liverpool.
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The winger, signed from Swansea last week in a deal reportedly worth up to £8million, hit a first-half spot-kick against the post at Kirkby before being taken off after the break.
England midfielder Gareth Barry also played most of the 2-2 draw as he continued his recovery from the abdominal injury which ruled him out of Euro 2012.
Sinclair otherwise had a promising game and his penalty blushes were spared when Jordi Hiwula struck from the rebound before Denis Suarez added a second from the spot.
The City goals came either side of Marc Pelosi efforts for the Reds.