Man City vs Liverpool FC highlights and reaction as De Bruyne, Jesus, Jota and Mane score


Manchester City have maintained their advantage in the Premier League title race with an entertaining draw over rivals Liverpool today in a hotly-anticipated clash of two incredible teams.

City went into the game leading the Premier League by a point, with Liverpool capitalizing on some dropped points from City and their own games in hand to close the gap in recent weeks. With the end of the season in sight, the winner of this game will have a huge title advantage for the final games of the campaign.

Pep Guardiola was once again without Ruben Dias through injury, while Cole Palmer also misses out. Kyle Walker will be available after missing the Champions League win over Atletico Madrid with injury.

Gabriel Jesus started along with Phil Foden, and City made the perfect start when Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected effort went in early on. Diogo Jota equalized for Liverpool, but Jesus’ well-taken goal put City ahead before half time. Sadio Mane’s strike 47 seconds after the restart ended up earning Liverpool a point, although Raheem Sterling saw a goal ruled out for offside in the second half.

Follow below for pre-match build-up, live match updates and post match reaction from the Etihad.

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City’s remaining fixtures

So, City are seven games from the title. It’s easier said than done, but you’d say they had a better run-in than Liverpool.

  • April 20 – Brighton H
  • April 23 – Watford H
  • April 30 – Leeds A
  • May 8 – Newcastle H
  • May 15 – West Ham A
  • May 22 – Aston Villa H
Pep Guardiola on the touchline (Image: Liverpool F.C.)

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How the table looks

City remain ahead and will be champions if they win their remaining seven games.

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Player Ratings as Foden shines

Ederson Gave everyone kittens with his turf-kick but he was otherwise sound and not at fault for the goal – 6

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Kyle Walker Opened up the Liverpool left every time he ventured forward, and his pace was key in defense – 8

John Stones Lack of coordination with Walker handed Mane his goal, but he stood up well to a classy front three – 7

Aymeric Laporte Impeccably-timed tackle denied Jack in the first half, ad he was solid and constructive throughout – 8

Read the full ratings here.

Diogo Jota of Liverpool with John Stones of Manchester City (Image: Liverpool F.C.)

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Advantage City

City will be happier than Liverpool with that result.

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Full-time!

Well, what a game that was!

It ends 2-2, and City will be much happier with that. They remain a point ahead in the table and the title remains in their hands. Liverpool must now rely on City to drop points to win the league.

Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus with the goals for City, canceled out by Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.

And breathe…

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over the bar!

Riyad Mahrez had a chance to win it!

City break and it ends up with Mahrez. He opts to chip Alisson from the edge of the area but gets too much on it and it’s over.

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Four minutes added

Can either side find a winner?

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Off the post!

Riyad Mahrez takes the 30-yard free kick and clips the outside of the post. What an effort.

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Van Dijk booked

Kevin De Bruyne looks to run at the defence, and Virgil Van Dijk takes one for the team by bringing him down and collecting a yellow card.

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Thiago is lucky

Thiago Alcantara brings down Kevin De Bruyne but escapes a second yellow card.

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Mane replaced for Liverpool

Liverpool’s final change sees Roberto Firmino replace Sadio Mane.

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Jesus Replaced

Jack Grealish comes on for Gabriel Jesus.

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fabinho booked

Fabinho goes in strongly on Bernardo Silva from behind and is yellow carded.

City players want more punishment after a Fabinho tackle that went unpunished earlier in the move and Anthony Taylor had waved play on.

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Grealish coming on

As we enter the final ten minutes, Jack Grealish will be coming on.

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Second Liverpool change

Jordan Henderson is booed as he walks off. Naby Keita replaces him.

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Mahrez comes on

Raheem Sterling is withdrawn after a breathless performance. Riyad Mahrez replaces him.

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Jota substitution could help City

Luis Diaz may prove them wrong but City will probably be happy to see the back of Diogo Jota, who has caused them problems all afternoon.

Guardiola used the sub to have a few words with Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was waiting to take a throw-in.

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Jesus hits the side netting

Kevin De Bruyne frees Gabriel Jesus in the area.

He has Phil Foden trying to get ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold at the back post, with De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling well-placed for a cut-back.

He goes it alone and fires into the side netting from a tight angle, to the fury of his three teammates in the box.

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Salah goes for goal

Mo Salah cuts inside and curls towards the bottom corner.

It takes a deflection and just goes wide, but the referee somehow misses the touch off Laporte and gives a goal kick.

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Fine margins

This was how close Raheem Sterling was to giving City the lead for the third time.

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Liverpool make the first change

Diogo Jota is replaced by Luis Diaz.

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Jesus called vindicated

Gabriel Jesus wouldn’t have made many peoples’ XIs for this game but he has been absolutely terrific, a real handful for Robertson. Guardiola can feel vindicated with that call.

Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring Manchester City’s second goal against Liverpool (Image: Getty)

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Goal disallowed

Raheem Sterling was marginally offside so the goal is ruled out.

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Sterling scores!!

City are back ahead and it was as easy as you like.

Raheem Sterling is played through and takes control from Gabriel Jesus, who’s clearly offside. He finishes confidently, but there’s a VAR check.

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Now Thiago gets his yellow

Thiago can’t escape a card tis time as he makes an almost identical tackle to bring down Kevin De Bruyne.

The referee waved play on, but eventually brings it back for a booking when play finally stops a minute or two later.

Gabriel Jesus had a chance to score after winning the ball in the box, but his effort is blocked.

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Thiago avoids a booking

Gabriel Jesus picks up a loose ball and tries to drive over the halfway line. Thiago Alcantara dives in and brings him down, but doesn’t get a yellow card.

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Tense atmosphere now

City haven’t got going this half, and when they’ve tried to they have been stymied by an aggressive Liverpool press.

If there is a positive to take, it is that the first half started like this (minus the goal) and then De Bruyne very quickly changed things. The atmosphere has got more tense after that fourth goal.

Sadio Mane equalises for Liverpool (Image: Getty)

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Scrappy from City

City just can’t get their foot on the ball. Whatever Jurgen Klopp said at half time has worked wonders. Liverpool are fighting like the Premier League title depends on it.

Mo Salah feeds Diogo Jota, who prods goals but Ederson collects.

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Watch Mane’s equalizer

Not great defending.




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