Liverpool go eight points clear with 3-1 win over Man City
Liverpool opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the English Premier League with an emphatic and hugely impressive 3-1 win over defending champions Manchester City at Anfield on Monday morning (Nov 11, Singapore time).
The victory leaves unbeaten Liverpool on 34 points from 12 games, eight ahead of Leicester City and Chelsea, and nine in front of Pep Guardiola’s fourth-placed City.
Mohamed Salah 13, Sadio Mane 51)
|(Bernardo SIlva 78)|
Liverpool grabbed a sixth-minute lead with a thundering drive from Brazilian Fabinho, who pounced on a clearance from Ilkay Guendogan and blasted past Claudio Bravo from outside the box.
Yet City felt the stunning effort should have been ruled out – and a penalty awarded to them – as prior to the break that led to the goal, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold appeared to handle the ball inside the box but the VAR review went against the visitors.
City pushed forward in response and Raheem Sterling missed a close-range header, but Liverpool struck again in the 13th minute when Andy Robertson crossed from the left and Mohamed Salah nodded the bouncing ball past Bravo to make it 2-0.
City’s third defeat of the season look assured when Liverpool made it 3-0 six minutes after the interval as Jordan Henderson worked space for a cross on the right flank and Sadio Mane stooped to head home at the back post.
Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back for City in the 78th minute, drilling home a low cross from Angelino and the visitors enjoyed some late pressure but Liverpool held firm. – REUTERS