Man City’s 22 Premier League unbeaten run has been halted after they were beaten 4 – 3 by Liverpool.
Having gone 22 matches this term without a loss, the match at Anfield was seen as arguably Man City’s biggest test remaining en route to staying unbeaten all season.
Manchester City’s dream of going the Premier League season undefeated is over.
The brilliant Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring in the 9th minute, however Leroy Sane managed to equalise before half-time when he beat Loris Karius at the near post. Roberto Firmino restored Liverpool’s lead in the 59th minute when he outmuscled John Stones and then curled the ball beyond Ederson into the far corner.
Sadio Mane made it 3-1 after Liverpool stole possession deep in Man City’s half. His unstoppable shot nearly ripped the roof off the net. Liverpool were then in dream land when Ederson’s poor clearance was seized on by Mohamed Salah who then lobbed the Man City stopper from long range.
Man City substitute Bernardo Silva pulled one goal back for the visitors to Anfield, to threaten an incredible comeback. It didn’t appear likely to materialise but then Ilkay Gundogan stabbed in from close range as the game went into injury time. It set up an incredibly tense final couple of minutes and Sergio Aguero went incredibly close but headed just wide at the death and was offside.
The defeat for Man City was their first in the Premier League since April last year, when they lost to Chelsea. It means Arsenal’s achievement of being the only side to have gone an entire Premier League season unbeaten completed in 2003/04 remains intact.