What. A. Game!! Liverpool started the second half on fire, and with the scores locked at 2-2, Manchester City and Liverpool had numerous chances to win it. However, VAR denied Sterling, and both goalkeepers played their part, too, with these sets of players leaving everything on the pitch in an absolute classic at the top of the Premier League.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Nathan Ake, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, James McAtee, Romeo Lavia.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konate, James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Luis Diaz.
City strike first!!!! After Mane clears from the Sterling chance, De Bruyne comes back forwards and beats Fabinho easily. He strikes it with his left foot from the edge of the box, and a deflection off Matip takes it beyond Alisson, off the post, and into the back of the net! 1-0 in five minutes, and City starts on fire again.
Liverpool hit back!!!! After Laporte heads clear across for Mane, Robertson crosses the ball back into the danger area. Alexander-Arnold’s at the back post and cuts it back for Jota to stroke home!!! 1-1 with the game just 13 minutes old, and this is shaping up to be a classic.
City fire ahead!!!! After heading away from a City corner, Cancelo crosses back into the area, and with the Liverpool defence nowhere, Jesus sneaks in at the far post to tap it beyond Alisson and into the net!!! Liverpool fell asleep again, and it’s cost them this time as City made it 2-1.
Liverpool scored straight out the gates!!! Salah cuts inside and curls a beauty of a ball through for Mane, and he beats Walker to the ball, slotting it past Ederson to make it 2-2.
So, what’s next?
The spoils being shared means it’s as you were at the top of the table, with just one point separating these two sides at the Premier League’s summit. However, seven games left to play, and City ahead by the finest of margins, means this title race could go right down to the wire.
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