Liverpool emerged victorious from the high-profile clash that pitted them against City. The Merseysiders are now 9 points ahead of the Eastlands.
It was the match not to be missed for the two title contenders in England. In Anfield, Liverpool and Manchester City crossed the iron Sunday in a "six-point opposition" and that was to affect the fate of their standoff, failing to seal the suspense for the coronation as there are still 26 days to argue. In front of their public, the Merseysiders managed to win the bet and handily moreover.
City penalized by contrary events
With no win against City last season, Liverpool have not missed the opportunity to put their rival at bay. More realistic than their opponents, they did the hardest in the first fifteen minutes with two goals scored. Fabinho, with a dry shot of 20 meters (6th), and Salah, a recovery of the head following a center graph of Andrew Robertson (13th) made vibrate Anfield and overwhelmed the vagueness of the Sky Blues.
Manchester City ended early with a two-goal deficit, while he was not really inferior to his host of the day. Visitors could also feel aggrieved by questionable arbitration decisions. On the action that preceded the first goal, Trent Alexander-Arnold touched the leather of the hand in his own surface. And on the second, Salah was on the verge of offside, and his position could have been whistled. In front of his bench, Pep Guardiola was fuming at this turn of events, but the men in black did not flinch.
Liverpool has never trembled
The rest of the match saw City recover but failed to recover. Aguero, twice (25th and 42nd) and Angelino (29th) missed opportunities to revive the suspense. Liverpool side, it is Firmino (38th) and Salah (46th) who failed to kill the match. However, it was only a game for the Reds, since Sadio Mane ended up finishing the champions of England in the 51st. With a diving header, he raised the score to 3-0.
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Twelve minutes from the end, Bernardo Silva scored for City, but this goal had no other effect than to save the honor for the Guardiola team. The games were already done and Liverpool could savor his precious success. The road is still long, but the title of champion has never seemed so accessible for Liverpool FC.