Premier league LIVE: Premier League: Liverpool, Manchester City’s match ends in 1-1 draw
Kevin De Bruyne’s missed penalty proved costly for Manchester City as they played out an engrossing 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
Mohamed Salah did convert a 13th-minute spot-kick as the reigning Premier League champions struck the first blow in the heavyweight top-flight tussle, putting them on course to sit top of the table during November’s international break.
City, however, weathered the early storm amid the Manchester downpours before countering impressively through Gabriel Jesus, his sixth goal in his past seven league outings.
They could have scored again before half-time had the usually reliable De Bruyne not failed to convert from 12 yards out, the Belgian missing the target completely after another penalty was awarded for handball.
1 – Kevin De Bruyne’s penalty is the first to miss the target completely in a @premierleague game since October 2018, when in the same fixture at Anfield, Riyad Mahrez blazed over against Liverpool for Manchester City. Spooky. #MCILIV pic.twitter.com/OesSCn9NSk
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 8, 2020
The majority of the pre-match focus had been on Jurgen Klopp’s team selection, though the German solved the selection poser involving Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino by picking both, seemingly deciding attack to be the best form of defence for his team following previous results in this fixture.
The bold approach reaped an early reward, albeit one gifted to them by Kyle Walker’s ill-timed lunge on Sadio Mane. Salah duly slotted home from the spot for his eighth league goal of the season.
Aggrieved following a potential foul on Raheem Sterling at the other end prior to the opener, City took their time to get to grips with Liverpool’s attacking system.
De Bruyne’s ability to find a pocket of space allowed him to set up the equaliser for Jesus, the Brazilian’s turn deceiving Trent Alexander-Arnold and allowing him to poke the ball beyond Alisson.
City had the chance to take the lead before the break. Joe Gomez was punished when a cross struck his outstretched arm, only for De Bruyne to uncharacteristically drag wide.
Jesus spurned a glorious opportunity of his own, heading Joao Cancelo’s inviting cross wide, during a second half that saw a more considered approach from both sets of players.
Liverpool faded as an attacking threat as the minutes ticked by, not aided by the loss of Alexander-Arnold to injury, but avoided suffering any late knockout blow, thereby maintaining the five-point gap between themselves and City.
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Manchester City vs Liverpool LIVE : TEAM NEWS
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus could make just a second Premier League start of the season following a goalscoring return from injury in the midweek win against Olympiakos. Sergio Aguero, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho remain out.
Liverpool expect to welcome back defender Joel Matip, who has missed the last two games through injury. Naby Keita is available after returning in Tuesday’s Champions League win but Thiago Alcantara is still sidelined.
Match – Manchester City vs Liverpool
Date – NOV 8 2020
Time –10:00 PM (IST)
A bumper Sunday could start with Tottenham on top of the table should they win against West Brom. It could be short-lived though with Leicester facing off against Wolves two hours later and Liverpool hosting Manchester City in the tie of the weekend.
Arsenal and Aston Villa conclude the weekend on Sunday evening.
Sunday, November 8
- West Brom vs Tottenham
- Leicester City vs Wolves
- Man City vs Liverpool
- Arsenal vs Aston Villa
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Gameweek 8 fixtures and results
Friday, November 6
- Brighton 0-0 Burnley
- Southampton 2-0 Newcastle
Saturday, November 7
- Everton 1-3 Manchester United
- Crystal Palace 4-1 Leeds United
- Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United
- West Ham 1-0 Fulham
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Last matches of MANCHESTER CITY:
2020-10-31 SHEFFIELD UTD – MANCHESTER CITY 0-1
2020-10-24 WEST HAM – MANCHESTER CITY 1-1
2020-10-17 MANCHESTER CITY – ARSENAL 1-0
2020-10-03 LEEDS – MANCHESTER CITY 1-1
2020-09-27 MANCHESTER CITY – LEICESTER 2-5
2020-09-21 WOLVES – MANCHESTER CITY 1-3
Last matches of LIVERPOOL:
2020-10-31 LIVERPOOL – WEST HAM 2-1
2020-10-24 LIVERPOOL – SHEFFIELD UTD 2-1
2020-10-17 EVERTON – LIVERPOOL 2-2
2020-10-04 ASTON VILLA – LIVERPOOL 7-2
2020-09-28 LIVERPOOL – ARSENAL 3-1
2020-09-20 CHELSEA – LIVERPOOL 0-2
Match Facts: MANCHESTER CITY
MANCHESTER CITY is unbeaten for 4 matches.
MANCHESTER CITY has scored at least one goal in the last 6 matches.
MANCHESTER CITY has scored at least one goal in the last 2 home matches.
Match Facts: LIVERPOOL
LIVERPOOL has won the last 2 matches.
LIVERPOOL is unbeaten for 3 matches.
LIVERPOOL has scored at least one goal in the last 7 matches.
LIVERPOOL has scored at least one goal in the last 3 away matches.
LIVERPOOL was not able to win one out of the last 2 away matches.
2020-07-02 MANCHESTER CITY – LIVERPOOL 4-0
2019-11-10 LIVERPOOL – MANCHESTER CITY 3-1
2019-01-03 MANCHESTER CITY – LIVERPOOL 2-1
2018-10-07 LIVERPOOL – MANCHESTER CITY 0-0
2018-01-14 LIVERPOOL – MANCHESTER CITY 4-3
2017-09-09 MANCHESTER CITY – LIVERPOOL 5-0
2017-03-19 MANCHESTER CITY – LIVERPOOL 1-1
2016-12-31 LIVERPOOL – MANCHESTER CITY 1-0
2016-03-02 LIVERPOOL – MANCHESTER CITY 3-0
2015-11-21 MANCHESTER CITY – LIVERPOOL 1-4