Manchester city Hold Liverpool to a 1-1 draw away at Amfield

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Led to the score at the break and dominant in the second half, Liverpool managed to equalize for Manchester City (1-1), on the 28th day of the Premier League this Sunday afternoon. A bitter result for the Reds who had countless frank opportunities to kill the match.

It was the long-awaited poster by all of Europe this weekend. A shock made in England with the sweet scent of the final. 

Manchester City moved to the lawn of Anfield in Liverpool, this Sunday afternoon, on the 28th day of the Premier League. 

The Cityzens and the Reds therefore crossed the iron for a match that smelled of powder in this title race. At home, the Reds organized themselves in a 4-3-3 with Caoimhín Kelleher who officiated as the last bulwark. In front of him were Conor Bradley, Jarell Quansah, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. 

Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo and Dominik Szoboszlai were in the midfield. Harvey Elliott and Luis Diaz accompanied Darwin Nunez on attack. For their part, the Sky Blues were articulated in a 3-2-4-1 with Ederson Moares in the cages. 

In defense we found Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Aké. Rodri Hernandez was placed as a sentinel with John Stones at his side. Alone in the point, Erling Haaland was placed just ahead of Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Julian Alvarez.

The meeting started on a flying start, with an important rhythm on the Mancunian side.

From the outset, Manchester City imposed a strong tempo on Liverpool which found itself quite suffocated, the image of this double opportunity of Kevin De Bruyne (8th, 9th) but the Belgian’s sting first passed over the frame, before his next attempt was postponed for Caoimhín Kelleher. 

 

The Reds have nevertheless regained colors with a better possession phase. Found set back by Harvey Elliott, Alexis Mac Allister gave a good ball to the right of the surface for Darwin Núñez.
The latter centered strongly in front of the goal for Luis Díaz who concluded at the second post. His goal was nevertheless logically refused for offside (13th). Despite this start, it was the Cityzens who opened the score. 

On a corner kicked on the right by Kevin De Bruyne towards the first post, Nathan Aké blocked Alexis Mac Allister. John Stones took the opportunity behind to spring up and put the leather at the bottom of the nets (23rd, 0-1). 

Twice, Jürgen Klopp’s troops tried to react before the break. First with Dominik Szoboszlai who saw his helmet shot pass just to the right of Manchester City’s goal (31st) and then with Luis Diaz on a heavy shot that came close to the Mancunian cages (42nd). So a slight lead for Pep Guardiola’s players at half-time.

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