One of the biggest games of the Premier League was played out on Sunday between Manchester City and Liverpool. It was a clash of the giants played between the top two teams on the table. Hence it was all set to be a belter for sure.
The defending champions Manchester City and title challengers Liverpool have been going at it for a long time.
On the points table, they are differentiated by a single point margin. That is what made this game even more critical, as it affected the title race directly.
Both the teams came into the game with a single-minded approach to grab the win. And Manchester City started the game on the right foot.
A great start for Manchester City
Five minutes into the game, their man with the armband opened the scoring for his team. A great burst through the middle and a slight deflection saw City one goal up.
Liverpool was not too far behind either. Eight minutes down the line, the game was back to 1-1. A great goal by Diogo Jota pressing the reset button to ignite the flame.
Manchester City had more of the ball. Although Liverpool was good with the break and counterattacks.
City made the possession count, though, and in the 36th minute, Gabriel Jesus put them front yet again with a fantastic strike.
The first half ended, with City leading the game 2-1.
From what everyone had seen on the pitch, City looked like the favorites to win the game.
Liverpool’s miraculous comeback
Liverpool had other ideas, though. And only a minute into the second half, Sadio Mane put his team back on level terms. It was a great pass by Mohammed Sala and an even better finish by Mane to beat Ederson.
The game then saw both the teams jostling for possession, trying to get the upper hand. Manchester City even came close to putting the lid on the match, but VAR denied Raheem Sterling’s goal in the 64th minute.
After this, both the teams came close on several occasions. But were unable to make the net bulge.
At the end of 90 minutes, both the teams found themselves tangled together as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw.
This result doesn’t make much of an impact on the top half of the table. Both Liverpool and Manchester City still have only one point difference between them.