Manchester City drew 2-2 against Liverpool in the 32nd week of the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium, Sunday (10/4).
This result keeps the position of the two teams in the standings unchanged. Man City remain at the top with a one-point advantage over Liverpool who have collected 73 points.
Man City immediately controlled the match since the kick off of the first half began. The pressure exerted by the hosts resulted in the opening goal in the sixth minute.
Kevin De Bruyne’s shot from outside the penalty box which changed direction because it hit Joel Matip’s leg broke into the Reds goal.
Liverpool is not standing still. Through an attack on the right sector, the Reds could equalize to 1-1 thanks to Diogo Jota’s goal in the 13th minute.
In the 36th minute Man City could score a goal to lead 2-1. Gabriel Jesus, who escaped the offside trap, was able to take advantage of Cancelo’s pass to find Alisson’s goal and the advantage lasted until the first half was over.
Liverpool only needed a minute in the second half to make it 1-1. Mohamed Salah’s through ball from the right side went straight to Sadio Mane who calmly shook Ederson’s goal and the score changed to 2-2.
Liverpool almost took the lead for the first time in this match through Jota in the 52nd minute. Unfortunately, Jota’s flick using Salah’s bait was still too weak and Ederson could easily anticipate it.
Man City just got a chance to score in the 60th minute. Jesus made an individual action that ended with a left-footed shot but was still blocked by Van Dijk.
Three minutes later Man City took the lead again in this match through Raheem Sterling. But the goal was disallowed by the referee after a Man City player was already in an offside position before Sterling’s goal was created.
Man City again had a chance to score in this match. But Jesus’ decision to shoot from a tight angle failed to produce a goal and Man City’s golden opportunity was wasted.
Substitutions are made by both teams to change the situation of the match. Liverpool included Luis Diaz, Nabey Keita and Roberto Firmino while Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish were played by Pep Guardiola.
Towards the end of the second half, Man City had the opportunity to regain the lead through Mahrez’s free kick. It’s just that his shot was still thin on the right side of Alisson’s goal.
After that there were no more goals that both teams could create. The Man City vs Liverpool duel ended in a 2-2 draw.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold; Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane
Premier League Data and Facts: Manchester City vs Liverpool
At the first meeting in the Premier League this season, in Week 7, City won a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s two goals, while Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne scored City’s two goals.
In their home match against Liverpool in the Premier League last season, City drew 1-1. Liverpool took the lead through Mohamed Salah’s penalty, then City responded through Gabriel Jesus’ goal.
City are unbeaten in their last 4 matches against Liverpool in the Premier League (W2 D2 L0).
City are unbeaten in their last 5 home games against Liverpool in the Premier League (W3 D2 L0).
City have only lost 1 in their last 12 home matches against Liverpool in the Premier League (W7 D4 L1).
Phil Foden dan Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City in Premier League 2021/22 so far: W23 D4 L3 (70-18 goals).
Manchester City home record in Premier League 2021/22 so far: W11 D1 L2 (40-10 goals).
Most goals for Manchester City in Premier League 2021/22 so far: Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling Riyad Mahrez (10).
Most assists for Manchester City in Premier League 2021/22 so far: Gabriel Jesus (7).
City have always won in their last 3 matches in all competitions.
City are unbeaten in their last 8 matches in all competitions (W6 D2 L0).
City have won 8 of their last 9 home matches in the Premier League (W8 D0 L1).
Manchester City’s last 5 Premier League home games (MMMKM): 6-3 vs Leicester, 1-0 vs Chelsea, 2-0 vs Brentford, 2-3 vs Tottenham, 4-1 vs Manchester United.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates with Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz
Liverpool in Premier League 2021/22 so far: W22 D6 L2 (77-20 goals).
Liverpool’s away record in Premier League 2021/22 so far: W10 D3 L2 (38-13 goals).
Most goals for Liverpool in Premier League 2021/22 so far: Mohamed Salah (20).
Most assists for Liverpool in Premier League 2021/22 so far: Trent Alexander-Arnold (11).
Liverpool have always won in their last 5 matches in all competitions.
Liverpool have always won in their last 10 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool have always kept a clean sheet (not conceded) in their last 5 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s last 5 away Premier League games (SMMMM): 2-2 vs Chelsea, 3-1 vs Palace, 1-0 vs Burnley, 2-0 vs Brighton, 2-0 vs Arsenal.