Scorers: Chamberlain 9 min, Firmino 59 min, Mane 61 min and Salah 68 min for Liverpool
… Sane 40 min, Silva 84 min and Gundogan 90+1 for Manchester City
By Cosmas Nkeremwem
Sadio Mane scores for Liverpool
When Crystal Palace drew with Manchester City in a game before the yuletide, pundits saw it as a warning and the begging of the end to a beautiful run by M’ City. The game ended goalless with a penalty missed by Palace.
Today, Liverpool poached a dent to this unbeaten record, whipping the league top bearers 4-3 in Anfield in a game many ex-footballers said could have ended 6-3 considering the missed chances by Liverpool. Ex-Leicester City and Wales midfielder, Robbie Savage said: “I’ve seen so many people write how to stop Man City and what to do, we’ve seen Bristol City press them, but the difference is Liverpool have pressed them and they’ve got the quality in the final third to make it count.”
Mo Salah scores a briiliant goal for liverpool and Firmino scores and throws away his jersey which earned him a yellow card
The home truth is that, today, Man City simply fell apart. They look scrappy and undisciplined after going behind. They ran as if they were scared. But in the last minutes, the champion in them started coming out. That was when Aguero almost, just almost, converted Kevin de Bruyne’s free kick with a header to cancel out the goal. But it was too late and the whistle went!
No way for Aguero
Notwithstanding, the defeat should not break the heart of City fans because their club are so far clear of the rest they are barely visible. With 62 points they are been trailed by Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, each with 47 with a game in hand for Man U.