Latest Football News – There was no picture Sunday at Anfield. Liverpool overcame the shock at the top of the 12th day by taking over Manchester City (3-1). The Reds continue their almost perfect start to the season. With eleven wins and a draw, they are eight points ahead of their new dolphin, Leicester. City moves back to 4th place.
The Battle of Britain will not end until May 17, 2020. But it certainly had an important first turn this Sunday, on the side of Anfield. Orbited by goals of Fabinho and Mohamed Salah in the first quarter of an hour and then comforted by a performance of Sadio Mané, Liverpool offered the Manchester City scalp, which reduced the gap through Bernardo Silva late in the game (3-1). The Reds take the lead in the Premier League, now nine points clear of the Citizens, relegated to fourth place.
To avoid losing too much ground in the coronation race, Manchester City knew he had to leave empty-handed on the banks of the Mersey. Aware of the stakes, Pep Guardiola’s men put a big intensity from the kickoff and even thought to get a penalty kick after only a few minutes, following a hand foul of Trent Alexander-Arnold in the surface of the premises . But the referee did not flinch, and on the action that followed, the balance tilted to the other side.
Liverpool hit the mark on their first two shots
Taking advantage of Ilkay Gündogan’s unlikely recovery, Fabinho scored a powerful shot from right that left Claudio Bravo no chance (1-0, 6). The second stab was given shortly after, when Mohamed Salah took over a superb center Andy Robertson (2-0, 14th). Two shots, two goals: the Reds were clinically efficient during the first quarter of an hour. And the Citizens never recovered.
There was indeed the shot by Sergio Agüero repulsed by Alison Becker (25th), and this attempt Angelino ricocheted on the post (29th). Insufficient, however, to really jostle Scousers masters of their subject. The players of Jürgen Klopp have even hit the nail in the second half, thanks to a diving head of Sadio Mané at close range (3-0, 51st). Euphoric and carried by an audience to the angels, Roberto Firmino’s partners pushed without adding more to the bill, before falling asleep.
City almost no longer has the right to make mistakes
It was then that Bernardo Silva, well served by Angelino, adjusted an unstoppable left shot (3-1, 78th). What revive the Mancunians, who however failed to make the end of the game even more breathless. Party to the conquest of a crown that has eluded him since 1990, Liverpool is now eight points ahead of Leicester (2nd) and Chelsea (3rd). Knocked out of the podium, City (fourth) is nine points behind his rival. A gap certainly possible to fill, as the exercise 2018-2019 proved. But the room for maneuver of the outgoing champion is now very small …