Manchester City remained in first place in the standings of the premier leagueafter drawing two goals with the Liverpool this Sunday.
The Colombian Luis Diaz was a substitute Y acted in the last minutes of the match. The ‘reds’ were always down on the scoreboard, but they were able to save a point, keeping the distance with Guardiola’s in the standings.
The classic of the last four years, the successor of Real Madrid-Barcelona as the best meeting, did not disappoint since the ball began to roll, but, despite glimpsing an overwhelming City, superior and owner of the 90 minutes, Liverpool came out alive. And with him, the Premier.
No time to even catch my breath City showed muscle. rahem Sterling missed a heads up in front of Alisson. Gabriel Jesús served him the perfect ball, but it was done to the Englishman at night in front of the goalkeeper.
A failure that there was no time to even think about it. Seconds later, Kevin de Bruyne took the ball in three quarters, dribbled past Fabinho and finished off, fortunately hitting Matip and the ball got past Alisson.
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City struck first with crushing pace, but the lead lasted seven minutes. With Thiago decongesting balls in the middle, Andy Robertson crossed the ball into the area, Alexander-Arnold settled it and Diogo Jota tied the match.
Liverpool seemed ready for battle, but after a ‘heart attack’ caused by Ederson, playing with the ball on the goal line, the City was the one that governed. The pressure from the Celestes was unbearable for Klopp’s team, who were completely out of position in defense.
Guardiola’s men prowled the second with a shot at the half turn of De Bruyne that grazed a pole and with a shot by Cancelo to the side of the net.
It had to be the Portuguese side, in his role as a passer, who generated the 2-1 with a center behind the defense in which Alexander-Arnold lost the mark of Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian entered alone at the far post and lifted the ball over Alisson.
City had one more gear, they were breaking up Liverpool, a team that had ten wins in a row until this Saturday. A team that doesn’t need anything to score. The referee whistled the start of the second half and at 50 seconds Salah saw a gap between the centrals and filtered the ball for Mané to define in front of Edison.
City was caught off guard by this goal, hoping that the game would turn, from 2-1, into a landslide, as happened in 2021 (1-4) and 2020 (4-0). Mané’s goal served as a warning. The City was better, but with little the ‘Reds’ could jump the bench.
With the passing of the minutes, City saw that the tie was not bad and it allowed him to keep the advantage of a point and that the league was decided by third parties. He was able to get much closer to her, in a goal by Sterling that invalidated the VAR, in a free kick from Mahrez in added time and in a Vaseline from the Algerian in the last second, but the 2-2 was final.