Share of the spoils in Manchester City vs Liverpool PL title decider


The potential title decider between Manchester City and Liverpool lived up to its hype of a quality Premier League fixture and the most likely outcome proved desirable.

A share of the spoils at the Etihad means the PL fixtures between Man City and Liverpool this season has produced no winner as the reverse fixture also ended in a draw.
However this is now City’s title to lose, Pep Guardiola’s side maintain a one point lead at the summit after 31 rounds of games.
On the night, both teams entered the game with their top players available and it was them who would eventually dictate the game.
First it was Kevin DeBruyne who found the back the back of the net, just five minutes from kick off.
But the early proceedings was to see another goal and Diogo Jota, served up by Trent Alexander-Arnold brought the visitors level just eight minutes later.
The early exchanges was frantic but Man City dictated the tempo of the match and we’re rewarded with a goal before the break.
Striker Gabriel Jesus scored from a Joao Cancelo assist to restore City’s lead and end the half with their noses in front.
Then in the second half it was Liverpool’s turn and their biggest stars, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane combined to level for the Reds.
It was the second time Liverpool were coming from behind in the game and they could have been behind again but for VAR chalking off Raheem Sterling’s goal for offside – the Reds ensure to keep it tight at the back and the result stayed that way.
Although Manchester City dominated the stats sheet and should have perhaps gotten from the game, credit to Liverpool for squaring up and seeing out a draw at the home of the title holders.
With both teams still due to return for the FA Cup and their paths could possibly cross in the UEFA Champions League, the tie breaker this season in their head to head might be decided not just by wins but also by silverware won.


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