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City End Liverpool’s Winning Streak, Reduce Lead To Four Points

Tanuja Saikhom | 1 month ago

Manchester City are back in the Premier League title race as they ended Liverpool's 20-game unbeaten start to the season in the 21st match. Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens beat the visitors 2-1 in a thrilling game at Etihad Stadium on Thursday.

Sergio Kun Aguero, including his opener in the 40th minute, has scored all seven of his league appearances for City against Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool on the home ground. The Argentine forward struck on the roof of the net as Bernardo Silva gave a cross from the left wing.

The game was not only two giants meet on the floor for a dull night, but it was also an event filled with dramas and controversies. In the 18th minute, Sadio Mane hit the post and John Stones attempted to clear it. But it rebounded off the goalkeeper Ederson and went into the goal. Stones slid into and kicked it out over the line. The video assistant referee (VAR) showed the ball actually entered the goal but it did not “fully” cross the line.

Roberto Firmino leveled the score in the 64th minute to cast some shadow over the City’s delight moments. But the home crowd received relished the victory when Leroy Sane collected Raheem Sterling’s pass and slipped through the legs of Reds defender Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 72nd minute.

Liverpool were unbeaten since the start of the season. The other team that have had longer unbeaten starts to a Premier League season are Arsenal in 2003-04 (38 games), Manchester United in 2010-11 (24) and Man City in 2017-18 (22).