Manchester City has closed the gap between them and table leaders Liverpool FC on Thursday as they beat them yesterday 2 goals to one at the Ethiad Stadium Manchester England.
The Citizens went ahead in the game with a goal at the Half time thanks to a goal from Sergio Aguero who scored from close range in the 40th minute of the match and beat Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Becker.There came a moment of drama when Reds forward Sadio Mane hit the City post and John Stones scrambled the ball off the line after his attempted clearance struck goalkeeper Ederson – with data subsequently showing the ball had failed to cross by just 1.12cm.
The second Half came underway as Roberto Firmino equalized with a header in the 64th minute to put the table Leaders in the game.
Leroy Sane then put the Citizen’s up again in the 72nd minute with a tight shot hitting the inside of the post and then rolling into the net steadily.
Jurgen Klopp and his players trudged off at the end of their first league defeat of the season – a result that backed up Klopp’s insistence that this title race has a long way to run.
The Reds were not at their intense best, although they can look back at Mane hitting the post and several other scrambles as key moments that went against them.
Yet once the frustration subsides, Liverpool can reflect on a superb start to the season that has left them with clear daylight at the summit – something that looked so unlikely just a few weeks ago.
They are still in the position everyone wants to occupy.
Man of the match – Fernandinho (Man City)