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The two top teams in England for the past few years treated neutrals to a spectacular second half, as the two teams will likely be happy with a point.

Goals from Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah for Liverpool and Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City meant both sides left Anfield with a point.

In the first half Liverpool looked timid as Manchester City put them under a lot of pressure, with the home side struggling to get a hold of the ball. The best chance of the half went to Phil Foden whose effort was well saved by Alisson.

Foden also went down for a potential penalty after a clumsy challenge off James Milner, but then referee turned down the 21 years-old’s appeal and VAR stuck with the referee’s decision. Foden had another chance but Alisson went down well.

Throughout the first half Jürgen Klopp looked frustrated at his side shooting at them to be braver. At the end of the first half, the Liverpool manager sprinted down the tunnel and didn’t seem happy with how his side performed.

Whatever Klopp said to his team, Liverpool started the second half much better, with Diogo Jota forcing a good save from Ederson.

Sadio Mané was able to take the lead with a tidy finish after Mohamed Salah did brilliantly to put him in on goal. Liverpool did fabulously to go from one side of the pitch to the other as it ended with Mané slotting the ball past Ederson to take the lead.

Foden equalised for Manchester City with a smart finish from a tight angle, after a brilliant move from City. The Manchester City youngster scored his first goal of the season after taking one touch out off his feet and firing it into the far corner giving Alisson no chance.

James Milner was lucky not to have been sent off for a second yellow card after fouling Bernardo Silva, which left Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola livid.

Shortly after, Salah scored a brilliant solo goal for his side as he was able to get past multiple Manchester City defenders and smash the ball in the back of the net to restore his side’s lead. After the goal, Guardiola received a yellow card for his protests in Milner not receiving a second yellow card and the Englishman was subbed off.

Kevin de Bruyne equalised for City again, as his effort was deflected by Liverpool defender Joel Matip which deceived his own keeper. The ball fell to the Belgian midfielder at the edge of the penalty area whose shot would have been saved by Alisson if his own defender trying to block the ball didn’t change the course.

Rodri saved his side from conceding late after Ederson failed to deal with a free kick as the ball fell to Fabinho, who had an empty net. The Spanish midfielder blocked the shot and saved his side from going down in the game again.


Foden performed brilliantly, constantly putting the Liverpool defence under pressure with his quick feet and was able to score a brilliant goal to equalise for his team. The 21 years-old is starting to become a more and more important part of the Manchester City squad.

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March 2024