Liverpool and Manchester City battle to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium

Liverpool and Manchester City battle to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium

In what was expected to be an entertaining showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday, the two teams delivered. While both squads were hungry to leave the Etihad Stadium with a victory, the sides ended things at the Etihad Stadium in a 1-1 draw

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Gabriel Jesus led to the 1-1 affair, with both LFC and MCFC taking a point in this highly-anticipated showdown. 

Liverpool opened the scoring in the 13th minute after Salah blasted the ball into the back of the net from the penalty spot.

The play was set up by a foolish mistake from Kyle Walker, who let Sadio Mane get by him and then took him down inside of the box. Liverpool FC made Walker pay with Salah scoring soon after. 

Fortunately for City, they were able to tie things up in the 31st minute thanks to Jesus, who found the ball inside the area, then delivered a beautiful toe poke to get the ball behind Alisson Becker. 

Unfortunately for City, they had a chance to take the lead going into halftime after a penalty was awarded in their favor, but Kevin de Bruyne somehow shot the ball wide of the left post. No one was happier to see that than Joe Gomez, who was charged with the handball inside of the box. 

The two teams entered the locker rooms tied at 1-1 at halftime. In the second half, both LFC and MCFC did their best to try and come away with the three points to make a leap in the English Premier League standings, but to no avail, as no one could record the go-ahead score. 

With the result, Liverpool is in third place of the EPL table with 17 points, while Man City sits in 11th with its 12 points. The two teams will now be away from action for a week due to the international break. 


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