Liverpool Humble Man City To Move Eight Points Clear

Liverpool moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 3-1 win over champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool Humble Man City To Move Eight Points Clear

More tellingly, the league leaders are nine points clear of Pep Guardiola’s men after 12 games of the season played.

Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane rendered Bernardo Silva’s strike a mere consolation as Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to the season.

Manchester City have now lost three games this season with Liverpool inching ever closer to a first Premier League title in 30 years.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended goalless with Riyad Mahrez missing a late penalty but it took just six minutes on this occasion for the first goal to arrive, and it came shrouded in controversy.

A Manchester City cross into the Liverpool penalty area struck the arm of Trent-Alexander Arnold, and after referee Michael Oliver ignored the visitor’s plea for a penalty, the hosts stormed up the pitch with Fabinho beating Claudio Bravo from 25 yards with a thunderbolt of a strike.

With just 13 minutes on the clock, Liverpool got their second goal of the day after Mohamed Salah got on the end of a delightful Andy Robertson cross to head home his sixth league goal of the season.

Sergio Aguero called Alisson Becker into action in the 24th minute as the Brazilian goalkeeper parried away a powerful strike.

Left-back Angelino battled his way through a group of Liverpool players in the 28th minute but saw his effort inside the penalty area bounce off the right post before rolling out for a corner.

Liverpool’s crossings were causing problems for Manchester City and the champions went further behind seven minutes after the restart when Sadio Mane headed a sumptuous Jordan Henderson cross from the right past Bravo for his side’s third goal.

Bernardo Silva gave the visitors a glimmer of hope with 12 minutes to go when he swept in a first time strike at the near post following a fine delivery by Angelino.