Exciting battle at Anfield between Man City and Liverpool
and Manchester City
have been dominating the Premier League for the last couple of years. Even though Liverpool dropped away last season, they are back at the top of the Premier League
. This game was always going to give us an idea on how the rest of the season would go. Which team really proves they are going to fight for the title this season?
Manchester City dominant in first half
When watching a match between two title contenders, we all expect some good football. Good football however doesn’t always mean loads of goals as defending is also a vital part of football. In the first half of the battle between Liverpool and Manchester City, we’ve seen some very strong defensive performances. The biggest opportunities were all on Man City’s side. One was created by Bernardo Silva with an amazing run, but Phil Foden’s attempt was stopped by Becker. Another big opportunity was for Kevin de Bruyne, who failed to head the ball in the net. Even though the first half went by without any goal, Manchester City was clearly the better side.
It all kicked off in the second half
Where the first half was interesting without any goals, the second half was interesting with loads of goals. It all started just before the hour mark when Sadio Mane opened the score. Within ten minutes Phil Foden scored his first goal of the season. Another good few minutes later Mohamed Salah was the one to put Liverpool in front for the second time in the match. In the 81st minute Kevin de Bruyne scored the second equaliser for Manchester City in this match. With four goals in the second half, we were waiting for a winning goal. But the 2-2 score remained on the scoreboard. It was a very exciting match by two great teams.