Highlights : Manchester City 1 – 1 Liverpool, Premier League 8th Nov 2020



Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City hosted the Premier League winners, Liverpool FC with both having to settle with a 1 – 1 draw on Sunday evening at the Etihad Stadium.

The Reds were clear on their intent and were quick to draw a save from the Citizens No. 1 Ederson Moraes in the first minute. The visitors were so dominant they led the possession till they were able to take the lead from the penalty spot.

Kyle Walker, who had been so excellent in the Defence for the Citizens handed Liverpool the lead after tripping Sadio Mane in the penalty box. Mo’Salah stepped up and handed the Reds the lead, 13 minutes into the game.

Liverpool FC were so excellent in the defence but the tide was gradually changing and the Host, were now having most of the possession and the press led to Wijnaldum losing the ball in a dangerous position but after a spectacular cross from De’bryne, Sterling was able to force a great save from Allison in the 25th minute.

Liverpool came close one more time to doubling the lead but it was City, who scored with a spectacular display from Gabriel Jesus. De’bryne, who was having a good day in the office as usual laid a brilliant pass to Jesus, who dribbled through the Liverpool defence before burying the ball behind the net.

Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Vs Liverpool FC Defence
Manchester City Gabriel Jesus pokes in an equaliser Vs Liverpool FC Defence at the Etihad Stadium – Premier League : November 8th, 2020

Manchester City took over, dominating possession and after the level De’bryne came close to putting City ahead with a shot from outside the box. There came a perfect chance to do that as De’bryne, While trying to pic out an opponent saw his ball handled by Joseph Gomez in the penalty box but the Belgian was unable to put the Citizens ahead when the penalty was awarded after a series of VAR checks.

Liverpool also had another opportunity to take the lead but Trent Alexander-Arnold was unable to put the past Ederson Moraes and both sides had to settle for a draw at halftime.

Both sides had little play in the final third, early in the second half. However, Mo’Salah and Diogo Jota got able to draw a save from Ederson in the 50th minute. Few minutes later, Gabriel Jesus soiled a chance to put the Citizens ahead, heading wide a perfect cross.

Liverpool made a couple of tactical substitutions  but got forced to replace Injured Alexander-Arnold in the 63rd minute. City were able to control the possession but they weren’t able to find the net.

Liverpool too couldn’t find a way to take the lead leaving both sides settling with a point after 90 minutes and four minutes added time.

With the draw, Liverpool FC stay third on the Premier League table with 17 points while, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City stay 11th on the Premier League table with 13 points.


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