Manchester City and Liverpool Play out Pulsating Draw to Keep Premier League Title Race in the Balance

With the Premier League title race still wide open after Sunday’s exciting 2-2 stalemate between Manchester City and Liverpool in Manchester, the outcome of the match was mostly irrelevant.

Within the first five minutes, City seized the lead on a deflected strike from Kevin De Bruyne that beat a helpless Alisson in goal.

Manchester City and Liverpool Play out Pulsating Draw to Keep Premier League Title Race in the Balance

But shortly thereafter, Diogo Jota scored for Liverpool by tapping in a rebound. Gabriel Jesus put Manchester City back on top with a tap-in, but Sadio Mane tied it 47 seconds into the second half.

With only seven games left in the season, City now leads Liverpool by one point in the Premier League thanks to the draw.

First Half of The Match

The game’s first notable attack ended with Alisson Becker making a spectacular save to deny Sterling, but City still took the lead mere seconds later.

De Bruyne scored via a deflection off Matip and the post after Bernardo Silva played a fast free-kick into his feet.

The Reds’ response was remarkable, and after a sustained period of probing possession, they were rewarded with an equaliser to the cheers of a boisterous Etihad.

Jota coolly tucked in a low finish after receiving a feed from Andy Robertson, who found Trent Alexander-Arnold on the byline with a lofted pass.

Second Half of the Game

The first few minutes of the second half from Jürgen Klopp’s squad can be summed up in one word: perfect.

Quickly, they regained the initiative and Mane scored the equaliser for Liverpool with a brilliant counterattack.

Later, Alexander-Arnold received the pass from Van Dijk and delivered it to Mohamed Salah.

The No. 11’s pass into Mane’s path was perfectly weighted, and the Senegalese swept a fantastic first-time shot into the top corner.

Conclusion

Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Liverpool met to an enthralling 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Even with goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Diogo Jota, Gabriel Jesus, and Sadio Mane, the well-oiled juggernauts commanded by Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp were unable to be broken.

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