LIVERPOOL EXTEND LEAD AT THE TOP OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE AS THEY DEFEAT MANCHESTER CITY 3:1

By Godson Ikiebey-

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points on Sunday, November 10, 2019 as they defeated defending champions Manchester City 3:1 thanks to goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

A frantic start at Anfield saw the hosts take the lead when Fabinho rifled a shot past stand-in goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from 26 yards out after just six minutes of play.

A VAR check allowed the goal to stand, much to the fury of the City players, who believed they should have been awarded a penalty at the other end of the pitch seconds earlier for a handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

There was more misery for the visitors six minutes later when Andy Robertson’s inch-perfect, bouncing cross met the head of Salah, who directed the ball past Bravo and into the net to double Liverpool’s lead.

Mane extended the hosts’ advantage early in the second half by heading in at the back post from a Jordan Henderson cross making Bernardo Silva’s tidy finish on 78 minutes nothing more than a consolation goal.

Meanwhile, City striker Sergio Aguero was substituted as his run without a goal at Anfield — where he has never scored — stretched to 782 minutes.

The result means the European champions remain unbeaten in the league this season with 11 wins and one draw, while City drop to fourth in the table.

(ESPN)

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