The English title is open again: Manchester City was in a shimmering top with 2-1 too strong for Liverpool and approaching to within four points of the match organiser. Liverpool started the stronger and came in a comical stage at a few millimetres from the 0-1, but was eventually won to give.
What if… the Premier League is still no doellijntechnologie had entered? We were 18 minutes when Liverpool have the best attack of the match up. It started at Wijnaldum who cleverly wegdraaide, but especially the one-two between Firmino and Salah, who Mané wegstuurde, was princely. Also Vince, The Prince was seen. He breathed a sigh of relief that the Kameroener on the pole kicked, but certainly when Stones through goalkeeper Ederson the ball almost alsnóg about the line worked. With the naked eye could referee Anthony Taylor, nothing to see, but the pictures showed it: an inch, maybe two, kept the klungelende home team standing.
What if… the same Taylor in a more severe mood been? On the half-hour had Kompany is a bad inspeelpass of Stones to straighten through the ball for the rapid Salah way to tackle. He jumped in the direction of the Egyptian, feet of the ground, and should be glad that he the ball hit and but yellow got. For the second time it came to the home team.
And what if… Sergio Agüero is not as klasbak. With an ingenious staircase, the blonde Spaniard, there are still for that City and he went for a rest. From the turn, from a corner as sharp as a kitchen knife and a fucking hard shot with his lesser left he tapped Alisson in the short corner. His seventh goal in seven very best against the Reds, 1-0. The Etihad Stadium was crazy.
Klopp grabs in
After rest handle Jürgen Klopp in. He had a great record against Pep Guardiola – eight victories, five defeats, two draws – but something had to be done. Fabinho came in for Milner. A few minutes later, it was all the same. One back (AlexanderArnold) put to the other (Robertson) and which are found in one time Firmino for purpose. Kompany had lost him and the 1-1 was a fact.
Liverpool sat back in a seat, City had to come back. With De Bruyne, you would think, but Guardiola let his star player is still on the side. Well, there were enough crackers on the field, they only had to wake up. And that did Sané eventually. Sterling-operated him on the left and the German blasted then layer diagonally in goal. Inside pole, again centimeterwerk so.
In the last ten minutes was anything and everything, yet. Alisson kept Agüero of the almost certain 3-1. Compatriot Ederson – however quite uncertain yesterday – loved Salah of the 2-2. Shaqiri and Sturridge came on for the final assault of the visitors, Divock Origi remained on the bank. But the City still remained standing. Without Kompany in the last five minutes, he felt something and asked for his (applause)bill. But in the crowd it seemed to him to sausage creature: City to four points of the no longer undefeated Liverpool (click here for the rankings).