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Liverpool draw at Man City


Liverpool draw at Man City

An 80th-minute goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold secured Liverpool a 1-1 draw with leaders Manchester City on Saturday (Nov 25), keeping Juergen Klopp’s team a point adrift of the top spot in the tight Premier League title race. Erling Haaland had given defending champions Man City a first-half lead at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, becoming the quickest player to score 50 goals in the league. But Liverpool capitalised when the Norwegian failed to add a second from close range in the 79th. The visitors immediately went on the attack, and Alexander-Arnold swept a shot past City goalkeeper Ederson. The draw ended a remarkable 23-game winning stretch at Etihad Stadium across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s City, who top the table on 29 points after 13 games. Liverpool have 28 points. Arsenal can go top if they beat Brentford later in the day.

Trent Alexander-Arnold's equaliser gave Liverpool a point at Manchester City in the meeting of the Premier League's top two at Etihad Stadium.

In a game that did not touch the heights of previous encounters between the main domestic powers of recent times, reigning champions City led when Erling Haaland was the beneficiary of Liverpool keeper Alisson's poor clearance.

It made him the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League goals – in his 48th match – and gave City an advantage they held until the closing stages.

Ruben Dias thought he had added City's second, only to see his goal ruled out for a foul on Alisson, before Alexander-Arnold made Pep Guardiola's side pay for a failure to kill Liverpool off.

Alexander-Arnold had a tough game defensively trying to contain the lively Jeremy Doku, but demonstrated his quality 10 minutes from time with a crisp, low strike from the edge of the area that gave Ederson no chance.

Man City remain top of the table but might regard this as an opportunity missed, while Liverpool will be satisfied with a draw.

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