LIVE – Manchester City-Liverpool: City breaks through Gundogan and can finally breathe


Another extraordinary collective movement made of short passes in small spaces! Alvarez strikes on goal but it’s sent back by Alexander Arnold at Gundogan’s feet. The German finishes the job, 3 to 1!


What a fabulous opening from Alvarez who launches the opposite Mahrez! The Algerian crosses with the right foot to the penalty spot for De Bruyne who passes in front of Alisson and scores! 2 to 1 for City!


Still 45 minutes to play in this Manchester City-Liverpool where nothing is decided! Defeat is not an option for either team.


It’s the break at the Etihad Stadium! Status quo between Manchester City and Liverpool who leave temporarily with a score of 1-1! Salah had opened hostilities by taking advantage of a gift from the City defense but the Sky Blues came back to level thanks to Julian Alvarez, after a collective action of great beauty. This scenario does not suit anyone, it should get carried away in the second period!

Fabinho in his decisive turn

Very good center back from Mahrez for Gundogan who continues with a big low shot! Fabinho throws himself and counters the shot!

Very good gesture from Dias

Nearly perfect through ball from Henderson for Salah but Dias kicks the ball away! It was hot !

Grealish still on the ground

It’s been two or three times in a row that Grealish has been knocked down by Alexander-Arnold! Both players seem to have a contant.

Rodri came close to the ultimate sanction

It’s starting to get tense with a new foul from Rodri on Gakpo who went against! The Reds ask for the second yellow, which has the gift of annoying Guardiola and his players!

Rodri takes his yellow

After Salah, it’s up to Rodri to take a yellow card for a shirt pulling on Diogo Jota.

The Mahrez Festival continues

Every time Riyad Mahrez touches the ball, there is danger! He starts on the right, enters the axis and tries to give Alvarez blind … The Argentinian did not understand!


What collective action from Manchester City! Mahrez starts to dribble and returns to the axis to find Gundogan and the German shifts Grealish! Center in a touch of the English for Julian Alvarez who finishes the action with the flat foot! 1 to 1, the match is restarted!

Big comeback from Grealish

Starting against on a pass from Elliott, Salah thinks of playing his duel with Ederson but is quickly taken over by Grealish who counters his cross towards Jota!

City keep putting the pressure on

Corner for Manchester City which continues to revolve around the surface of the Reds. It’s hit by De Bruyne but sent back by Jota!


Pass from outside the foot of De Bruyne for Gundogan in the area and the German shifts Mahrez to the right! The Algerian takes the ball in half-volley but it is above!

It was hot for Liverpool!

It combines well between Grealish and De Bruyne with the Belgian who crosses back towards Alvarez! The Argentinian is too short!

Salah gets angry and takes a yellow

In the duel with Aké, Salah is finally sanctioned for protection with the elbow. He gets angry, hits the ball and takes a yellow card!


Big surprise at Etihad Stadium with Salah’s goal! Starting at the extreme limit of offside with a gaping hole in the center of the field, Jota resists Akanji and plays with his body in the area to offer the goal to Salah with a flat foot! THE GOAL IS VALIDATED BY THE VAR, LIVERPOOL LEADS 1 TO 0 AGAINST CITY!


Two men are around the ball, Mahrez and De Bruyne. It will finally be for Riyad Mahrez who chooses the open side and brushes Alisson’s skylight!

Big foul on De Bruyne in front of the box

Very big late sole from Henderson on De Bruyne’s ankle and it will logically be a free kick… at the entrance to the area!

The first strike of the match is Cityzen!

Ball badly returned by the Liverpool defense and Mahrez heads back in the axis for Rodri! The Spanish midfielder hits on goal but it’s in the arms of Alisson!

Fabinho accumulates faults

Jack Grealish dribbles on the left side and is jostled by Fabinho who makes a series of faults! The referee calls the Brazilian to order.

Mastery is blue at the moment

Pep Guardiola’s players put their foot on the ball and spin it up and down. Grealish gets a free kick on another Fabinho obstruction.

Liverpool have been silent 6 times away this season

Liverpool have failed to find the back of the net in seven different Premier League games this season, six of them away: the last time the Reds did not score so many away matches in the competition was in the 2011/12 season.

Already duels

After a duel without the ball with Fabinho, Gundogan remains on the ground, hit by a hand in the face.


And here we go for this first match of the 29th day of the Premier League with a huge clash between Manchester City and Liverpool! A poster that marks a new episode in the duel between Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp, between a team that still wants to believe in the title and another launched in the crazy operation for the top 4.

As a reminder, Haaland is forfeited for this match, injured in the adductors… Should City be worried about Liverpool?

Erling Haaland has scored 42% of Manchester City’s Premier League goals this season (28 of 67). His goals also earned the Citizens 20 points. The three figures (28 goals, 42% and 20 points) are the highest ever achieved by a Manchester City player in a single Premier League season.

Liverpool are not very happy off their bases

Liverpool have scored just 12 points in their 13 away matches in the Premier League this season, compared to 30 at home – The Reds are the team with the biggest difference between points won at home and away exterior in the competition (18).

The lineups fell, Haaland forfeited

Injured, Erling Haaland does not appear on the score sheet and is therefore forfeited for the clash against the Reds. Pep Guardiola had cast doubt on his participation in this meeting.

The City compo:

Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Mahrez, Alvarez

Replacements: Ortega, Walker, Phillips, Laporte, Silva, Gomez, Perrone, Palmer, Lewis.

The Liverpool compo:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott, Gakpo, Jota, Salah

Replacements: Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Nunez, Arthur, Matip

Hello everyone and welcome to the Premier League clash of the weekend

We are having fun in advance! The 29th day of the Premier League starts this Saturday with the clash between Manchester City and Liverpool. Kick-off at 1:30 p.m. at the Etihad Stadium, match broadcast on TV by Canal+ Foot but also to follow in this live-text on RMC Sport and with regular radio updates on RMC.

Second in the standings with one game less, the Mancunian club can put pressure on Arsenal by returning to five points. Losing would further complicate the dreams of a new coronation for Pep Guardiola, who finds his best sporting enemy Jürgen Klopp.

The mission is different for the Reds: after a failed first part of the season, Liverpool is in full recovery in the standings. Sixth, the club has certainly not abandoned its goal of top 4, with Tottenham (4th) and Newcastle (5th) marking time in recent weeks. The challenge, the show, it promises!


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