April 20, 2024

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Anfield Drama: Liverpool and Man City Lock Horns in a Thrilling Draw

Liverpool and Manchester City fought to a thrilling draw at Anfield, leaving Arsenal as Premier League leaders.

This clash of recent years’ pre-eminent domestic powers lived up to its billing with a high-quality match in which both sides had opportunities to claim a crucial victory.

Manchester City took the lead in the 23rd minute after a slick corner routine caught Liverpool off guard, and John Stones converted Kevin de Bruyne’s delivery at the near post.

City deserved to lead but were pegged back only 84 seconds after the break when keeper Ederson sent Darwin Nunez crashing to the ground after intercepting Nathan Ake’s poor backpass. After a delay, Alex MacAllister scored the penalty kick.

Ederson, who was injured in the incident, tried to continue playing but was eventually replaced by Stefan Ortega.

As Liverpool finally unleashed their full power in front of an expectant Anfield, Luis Diaz squandered a clear chance when substitute Mohamad Salah put him through, while Ortega saved a crucial Nunez shot.

City had their chances, but Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher denied Foden. Kelleher also had a lucky escape when he punched Ake’s cross to Foden, causing the rebound to hit the bar, while Jeremy Doku hit the post late on.

However, these two outstanding teams were unable to separate themselves on the day, giving Arsenal an advantage in the title race for the time being.

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