Manchester City has won the top match of the Premier League against FC Liverpool 2:1 (1:0). Sergio Agüero scored in the 40. Minute the lead for City, Roberto Firmino in the 64. Minute offset. Leroy Sané scored ten minutes later the winning goal for the hosts (72. Minute). By the victory the Team of Pep Guardiola is approaching again to four points to the team by Jürgen Klopp, who leads the table.
1,12 centimetres, otherwise the game would have taken after 18 minutes of a happier turn of events for Liverpool. First of all, Liverpool attacker Sadio Mané opened the scoring after a through pass from Mohamed Salah the post, the clarification, John Stones and shot his goalkeeper Ederson. Of him, bounced the Ball towards the City goal and was beaten by Stones just from the line before he crossed completely.
Liverpool were THIS CLOSE. pic.twitter.com/rg3QSLrbNY
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) 3. January 2019
the action was Encouraged by Liverpool stronger, but not up to the City gate. The hosts were long and hard until, in the 41. Minute, Bernardo Silva, the incoming Sergio Agüero found, came in front of Dejan Lovren to the Ball and put it in the short angle shot.
In the second half City were compact and allowed the guests to play. Almost would have been punished, as Fernandinho was able to pull from a good Position (53.). But the Brazilian pulled. In the 59. Minute it tried Danilo from a similar Position, don’t hit the gate.
Better it made Firmino: A cross from the Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold from the semi-field in the penalty area gesprintete left-back Andrew Robertson cross to put where Firmino stand and head (64.).
ten minutes later, the City replied. After a long Pass from Raheem Sterling, Agüero earned his tracking of players Sané ends with a Sprint in the middle of space, the left took advantage of the outside, the Ball to Alisson past the long inside of the post and shoot from there to victory to the goal (72.). So he sealed the first defeat of Liverpool in this Premier League season.
Manchester City – FC Liverpool 2:1 (1:0)
1:0 Aguero (40.)
1:1 Firmino (64.)
2:1 Sané (72.)
Manchester: Ederson – Danilo, Stones, Kompany (88. Otamendi), Laporte (86. Walker) – Fernandinho – Bernardo Silva, Silva (65. Gündogan) – Sterling, Aguero, Sané
Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson – Wijnaldum (86. Sturridge), Milner (57. Fabinho) – Salah, Firmino, Mané (77. Shaqiri)
referee: Anthony Taylor
Yellow cards: Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kompany, Laporte / Lovren, Wijnaldum