At the end of a pleasant and lively match, Liverpool and Manchester City separated in a draw this Sunday at Anfield (2-2).
The Premier League shock between the last two winners of this champion has kept his promises. The opposition between the Reds and the Citizens has been disputed and spectacular. However, there was no winner at the final whistle. Liverpool led twice, but got caught each time.
This meeting was notably illuminated by an exceptional goal scored by Mohamed Salah (76th). Salah recovered the leather on the right flank, eliminated several opposing players in a series of arabesques before concluding at the far post with an unstoppable shot. It was the 2-1 achievement for the Merseysiders.
Liverpool failed to keep their lead
Kevin de Bruyne’s goal, scored with a deflected shot five minutes later, allowed Pep Guardiola’s side to save the draw after a breathtaking second half.
City dominated the first act of the match but failed to find the loophole. Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne notably stumbled on Alisson when the goals were wide open for him.
Liverpool recovered after the break. Diogo Jota’s shot was repelled by Ederson, before Sadio Mane managed to find the loophole following a nice opening from Salah (59th). The locals were in front, but their opponents did not lag behind for too long. Foden restored parity in the 69th.
A win would have given one of the two teams the lead in the standings, but the draw now places them behind Chelsea in the standings. The battle for the title in England promises to be one of the most exciting this season.