(Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City) Liverpool took the lead twice, but Manchester City struck back and provided a point for each of the teams.
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After a goalless first half, where Manchester City were the best team, the second half was a small fireworks display.
And it was Liverpool who had the best start. Sadio Mané put Liverpool in the lead just before the time was played. Phil Foden tied ten minutes later, before the climax of the match came a quarter of an hour before the end.
Mohamed Salah danced free inside the area and returned Liverpool to the lead with a dream goal.
– It’s world class twice. He does everything on his own, says TV 2 expert commentator Nils Johan Semb.
– I have no superlatives. You can’t do better, he continues.
However, it was not the last goal of the match, as ten minutes before the end Kevin De Bruyne tied and made sure there was a point for each of the teams.
– I am very happy with the result. Another day we could have won all three points, but I’m glad we didn’t lose today, Phil Foden tells the BBC.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was also relatively happy with one point, but was very unhappy that James Milner was not sent off just before Salah’s goal. The Englishman already had a yellow card when Bernardo Silva was fouled on the edge, but he missed a second yellow card.
– It’s a yellow card. It is empty. In such a situation, a City player is sent off. It’s too clear, it should have been a second yellow card, Guardiola told Sky Sports.
– Thank God that a soccer game has two rounds. We are very happy with the second half, and not so happy with the first half, for obvious reasons, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp tells Sky Sports.
With one point from Liverpool and Manchester City, it is Chelsea who top the Premier League after seven league rounds, one point ahead of Liverpool and two points ahead of Manchester City.
It was the interaction between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané that would lead to the first goal of the match.
Salah found himself very well free on the right wing and the pass to Mané was perfectly weighted. Alone with Ederson, Mané was frozen and put Liverpool ahead in the 58th minute.
Liverpool’s good play continued in the minutes afterwards, but when it looked like Liverpool was in control, Manchester City struck. Gabriel Jesús found the back of the net with a beautiful free kick.
Salah sent Liverpool back to the lead with a pearl goal, but again City responded quickly. Kevin De Bruyne’s shot went through midfielder Joël Matip and behind an outscored Alisson.
Liverpool had a chance to decide four minutes before the end when Fabinho hit the ball in front of an open goal, but Rodri in the last second dived in and saved a point for Manchester City.