Playing away from home, Liverpool entered the game full of determination and a fast attacking style. From the beginning, coach Juergen Klopp applied it surprising the defense of Man City.
Sadio Mane took the ball and broke into the penalty area 11 minutes from the left flank phase and was cut down by defender Kyle Walker. The referee pointed to the 11m point and Mohamed Salah easily defeated goalkeeper Ederson on the penalty spot, opening the score for Liverpool.
Being conceded, Man City put the squad to attack and put great pressure on Liverpool’s field.
31 minutes, from a quick ball on the left wing, the ball was passed in the middle for De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder then gave a favorable pass for Jesus to penetrate the penalty area to defeat goalkeeper Alisson, averaging 1-1 for Man City. Excited after the equalizer table, Man City continued to push up the attacking squad and successive sieges opened up opportunities for coach Pep Guardiola’s students.
In the 39th minute, from the quick ball on the right wing, De Bruyne went the ball down the penalty area and then made a cross for his teammates. Defender Joseph Gomez in an effort to stop the ball to touch the ball in the penalty area.
The Man City players reacted fiercely and referee Craig Pawson stopped the game to review the VAR. After reviewing the slow motion, the referee determined that Gomez had let the ball touch his hand in the penalty area and gave the Man City players a penalty.
But on the penalty spot, midfielder De Bruyne was disappointed when he finished out, missing the opportunity to score a second goal for Man City. The next minute, Man City continued to attack and if Jesus and De Bruyne got better at their chances, coach Pep Guardiola’s students would have ended the opponent.
In the opposite field, Liverpool also had several opportunities to score a second goal after counterattack situations, but unfortunately Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota… could not take advantage of even in an empty position.
In the end, Man City drew Liverpool 1-1. In this draw, Man City ranked 11th with 12 points, and 3rd with 17 points, equal to Tottenham and 1 point behind top team Leicester City.