The duel between Manchester City and Liverpool FC is probably the most high-class football match in the world at the moment. And Sunday’s duel lived up to its promise – but did not find a winner.
The top match on the 32nd matchday of the Premier League was Manchester City against Liverpool FC – and ended in a 2:2 draw. As a result, the “Citizens” remain at the top of the table. Pep Guardiola’s team went into the game with 74 points at the top of the table, while Liverpool were and remain just one point behind.
How the game went
The top-of-the-table match at the Etihad lived up to its promise. City quickly proved to be the dominant team and took the lead after a few minutes through a dream goal by Kevin De Bruyne (5th minute). But the Reds’ answer was not long in coming, Diogo Jota equalised just eight minutes later.
City, however, were not impressed by the quick equaliser and created chance after chance. Consequently, Gabriel Jesus restored the well-deserved lead a few minutes before the break. Klopp’s team was lucky to go into the break only one goal behind.
The 2020 champions seemed to have made good use of this time, because less than 60 seconds had elapsed when Mo Salah brilliantly served Sadio Mané, who scored the equaliser again (46th).
It was now a game of equals – with a visual advantage for the hosts, who scored the 3:2 in the person of Gabriel Jesus (64th). The Brazilian, however, was inches offside, so that the score remained 2:2.
In the final minutes, an open exchange of blows developed, which substitute Riyad Mahrez could have decided in City’s favour a few seconds before the final whistle (90.+4). However, his dipping shot went clearly over the goal.