Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 | Match Review
Manchester City blew the title race back open as they won an epic encounter that ended Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season. Sergio Aguero clinically lashed the Citizens ahead before halftime, but Roberto Firmino headed into an empty net midway through the second half to send the traveling fans into raptures.
The second half was played at a barely believable tempo and City regained the lead from a lightning counter-attack that ended with Leroy Sane precisely finishing Raheem Sterling’s pass.
Liverpool threw everything at the Champions from then on and was almost rewarded, but a strong hand from Ederson denied Mohamed Salah as the game neared stoppage time. Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling squandered further chances to make the points safe for City, but in the end, they closed out the result to bring themselves to within four points of their opponents at the top of the league.
Liverpool are still in the driving seat at the top of the Premier League, but City’s result will have given them and others a much needed psychological boost.
Had Liverpool won, they would have been nine points clear of second place Spurs. City’s win today means both they and Spurs are within two results of Klopp’s men.