Manchester City opens the opportunity for the Premier League champions, beating Liverpool 2-1
QUX.ME - Manchester City again opened the opportunity to defend the English Premier League title this season, after beating Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Friday (04/01) early morning hrs.
With this victory, Manchester City rose to second place with a distance of four points adrift of Liverpool who are still top of the standings.
City's winning goal was scored by the attacker, Leroy Sane in the 71st minute, after receiving a pass from Raheem Sterling.
Liverpool's defeat of Manchester City at the same time broke the club's unbeaten record this season.
The home team took the lead through goals scored by attacker Sergi Aguero in the 40th minute through a close-range shot.
However, Roberto Firmino - through a header - equalized through his 64th minute goal.
This balanced position made Liverpool again try to master the game, but Manchester City were able to show its character, with the important role of midfielder Fernandinho who is able to control the midfield.
The Brazilian, who seems irreplaceable during the game played by Manchester City, is the best player in this 'super crucial' match.
However, in this classic match, both teams had a number of opportunities to create goals, but failed to finish well.
Call the Sadio Mane shot on the 18th minute, which had hit the home goalpost, successfully sent by goalkeeper John Stones.
With this victory, Manchester City won 50 points, while Liverpool still have 54 points.
In addition to bringing his position closer to Liverpool, Manchester City also bypassed Tottenham Hotspur, who had finished second with 48 points.
Two other London teams, Chelsea and Arsenal are in fourth and fifth positions. Chelsea have 44 points, while Arsenal have 41 points.
As for Manchester United, who won four straight wins, are in sixth place with 38 points.