Manchester City and Liverpool Play Out Pulsating Draw to Keep

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Manchester City and Liverpool Play Out Pulsating Draw to Keep

After Sunday’s thrilling 2-2 tie between Manchester City and Liverpool, the Premier League title race is still wide open.

Five minutes into the game, City seized the lead on a deflected shot by Kevin De Bruyne that beat a helpless Alisson in goal. However, Diogo Jota scored for Liverpool shortly thereafter.

Gabriel Jesus put Manchester City back on top with a tap-in, but Sadio Mane tied it 47 seconds into the second half.

Manchester City and Liverpool Play Out Pulsating Draw to Keep

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

In a thrilling matchup between two of the division’s best teams, the Reds twice rallied from behind to earn a tie.

After Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected first goal put the visitors up 1-0 in the 13th minute, Diogo Jota equalised for the visitors with his own goal. However, Gabriel Jesus scored the go-ahead goal for City just eight minutes before halftime.

Sadio Mane Scored a Wonderful Equaliser a Minute After the Resumption of Play.

The remainder of the match saw ebb and flow, with City coming closest to squeaking out a victory after Raheem Sterling was called back for offside after a VAR review, but the spoils of an epic battle would be split.

Then, after another excellent pass by Salah, Ederson made a diving stop from Jota, and then Van Dijk stepped back and blocked Jesus’ low shot after the Brazilian jinked in from the byline.

There was nonstop action, and Sterling thought he had made it 3-2, but VAR overturned the score.

After Van Dijk’s heroics against Sterling in a one-on-one situation, Klopp replaced Jota with Diaz with twenty minutes remaining.

Klopp substituted Keita and Roberto Firmino for Henderson and Mane in the final minutes to give his team a burst of energy.

In added time, there was still a golden opportunity. A tense and exhilarating match ended in a tie, with Riyad Mahrez having a breakaway chance but instead scooping the ball over the crossbar, leaving the title battle in the balance with only seven games left to play.

Conclusion

Liverpool, who had seemed curiously apprehensive before the break, came out energised after it, and tied the game in the 47th minute when Sadio Mane scored on his 30th birthday off a brilliant assist from Mohamed Salah.

City replacement Riyad Mahrez wasted a chance to win it in stoppage time when he hoisted his shot over the top, and Raheem Sterling had a goal disallowed for offside as both teams fought for a winner in a fantastic match.