After a scoreless first half, Liverpool and Manchester City shared four goals to take home a point apiece from a pulsating clash.
Manchester City twice rallied to secure a 2-2 draw against Liverpool after a pulsating encounter between the previous two Premier League champions at Anfield.
Liverpool went ahead on 59 minutes, City drew level on 69. Liverpool retook the lead on 76, City hauled them back five minutes later. The draw was a fair result, not least because City have a justifiable claim that James Milner should have been sent off for a second bookable offence, three minutes before Liverpool’s second was scored.
As was City’s response. Of course, they do have a striker. His name is Gabriel Jesus and, while it might be argued he would not necessarily make the starting line-up at Liverpool, he is still capable of moments of wonder. Such as in the 69th minute here, when a fabulous crossfield run broke Liverpool’s back line leaving Phil Foden on the overlap in space.
Jesus put him in, Foden finished as sweetly as Mane 11 minutes earlier. He was City’s prime threat all game and gave Milner a quite horrid time.
As for the goal of the match/season competition, it was probably won by Salah seven minutes later, an individual effort that would have made Lionel Messi proud. Salah left Bernardo Silva on his backside, beat Aymeric Laporte once and then again for good measure, and his finish was just perfect. What a talent he is. How can Liverpool even think of allowing his contract to run down?
Yet it wasn’t over. In the 81st minute, Foden cut the ball back to Kevin De Bruyne and his shot curled low past Alisson to tie again. Raheem Sterling was on his knees in front of the goalkeeper and ducked, thinking the ball was going over his head. A slight deflection off Joel Matip ensured it did not, but maybe City got lucky with the offside call.
In other EPL match, Son Heung-min was the star of the show as he laid on both goals in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.
Tottenham ended a three-match Premier League losing streak with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, Son Heung-min playing a decisive role in both Spurs goals.