Title Race Wide Open As Liverpool & Man City Drop Points

11 March, 2024
Title Race Wide Open As Liverpool & Man City Drop Points
The Premier League title race remains wide open after Manchester City and Liverpool played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday evening.

Premier League 
Result: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City 
Date: 10 March 2024 
Venue: Anfield 

Jurgen Klopp opted to start Mohamed Salah on the bench, as Jarrel Quansah came in to partner Virgil van Dijk after Ibrahima Konate got injured in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night. 

Liverpool and Manchester City played to a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the Premier League. John Stones scored for City, countered by an Alexis Mac Allister penalty for Liverpool. The result keeps the title race open, with Arsenal atop the table. Ederson's injury forced him off for City. Salah started on the bench for Liverpool.

The game got off to a lively start as Kevin de Bruyne tested the gloves of Reds goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, while Darwin Nunez was inches away from turning home Conor Bradley's cross at the other end.

The Reds had the ball in the back of the net on 20 minutes when Nunez unselfishly teed up Luis Diaez for the close range finish, but the celebrations were cut short as the offside flag had gone up. City took the lead two minutes later via a move from the training ground when John Stones turned home Kevin de Bruyne's instinctive cross at the near post, catching the Liverpool defence off guard.

The Reds did look lively at times in the latter stages of the first half, but they were unable to find a way past Ederson.

That all changed in the second half as Nunez earned the Reds a penalty after being fouled by Ederson while intercepting Nathan Ake's poor back-pass. Alexis Mac Allister stepped up and blasted the spot-kick into the top corner.

City were dealt a blow soon after that as Ederson was forced off with an injury he sustained while fouling Nunez. Stefan Ortega was brought on as his replacement for the rest of the encounter.

Jurgen Klopp made his first changes after the hour mark as Salah and Andrew Robertson replaced Dominik Szoboszlai and Bradley as they had the momentum on their side.

The visitors almost went ahead in crazy circumstances after 74 minutes when Kelleher's punch out ricocheted off Phil Foden's head and crashed against the crossbar.

The woodwork came Liverpool's rescue once again with two minutes to play as Jeremy Doku did well to carve out some space and unleash a low strike that came off the upright and sailed into Kelleher's arms.

In the end, both sides were unable to find a late winning goal despite chances at both ends of the pitch as the points were shared in the end, with Arsenal ending the weekend top of the log,
Source: www.snl24.com
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