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Liverpool End Man City’s Unbeaten Run In Seven-Goal Thriller

Liverpool End Man City’s Unbeaten Run In Seven-Goal Thriller

by | 15th January 2018
Liverpool players celebrating

Liverpool scored three times in nine minutes on the way to a dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday which ended the Premier League leaders’ unbeaten start to the season.

 

Liverpool struck after less than 10 minutes when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward from midfield to collect a neat layoff from Roberto Firmino and send a low shot past City keeper Ederson.

 

Leroy Sane equalised shortly before the interval, but Liverpool blew City away after halftime with Firmino chipping Ederson to restore the home side’s lead and Sadio Mane striking from the edge of the box.

 

Egypt international Mohamed Salah looked to have completed the rout when he collected Ederson’s clearance and sent the ball sailing back over the stranded keeper’s head, but City substitute Bernardo Silva grabbed one back and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan prodded home in stoppage-time setting up a tense final few minutes.

 

The defeat was City’s first in a league match since April, and ended their hopes of emulating Arsenal’s 2003-04 ‘Invincibles’.

 

City are still 15 points clear at the top, ahead of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.