Big Match Preview - Man City vs Liverpool

Started by Bensergi, Sep 09, 2017, 12:17 PM

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Sep 09, 2017, 12:17 PM Last Edit: Sep 09, 2017, 02:29 PM by Bensergi
Man City vs Liverpool

Big Match Preview: A win for either side will be rewarded with the top spot - at least before Man Utd head to Stoke. But you get the sense it is already such a vital checkpoint in the season with both sides sitting in the top four after grabbing seven points from their opening three games. City are on a fine 11-game unbeaten run, their best under Pep Guardiola, and they have a stellar home record to protect with just one defeat in their past 23 games. Liverpool are also unbeaten against City under Jurgen Klopp's charge with 3 wins and 1 draw. And best of all, they always seem to crack the City defence, having scored in 13 straight games against them in all competitions!

Big Team news: Man City's Raheem Sterling is suspended for that silly goal celebration with the fans after scoring the late winner at Bournemouth. But right-back Kyle Walker is back after a one-match ban. Ilkay Gundogan is back in full training and ready to go, while captain Vincent Kompany faces a late fitness test. Liverpool will need to have a little check on Roberto Firmino following international duty. Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are still in the treatment room, while it's confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will not be in the squad.

Big Stat: Sergio Aguero has scored in all five of his league matches against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

Fastgoal's prediction: Man City 3-2 Liverpool


Sep 10, 2017, 12:25 PM Last Edit: Sep 10, 2017, 12:45 PM by Bensergi
Match Stats:

  • Man City 5-0 Liverpool
  • Shots: 13-7
  • Possession: 66%-34%
  • Corner kicks: 8-3

Manchester City handed Jurgen Klopp his heaviest Premier League defeat, beating 10-man Liverpool 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool had started dangerously but, on 24 minutes Sergio Aguero received Kevin De Bruyne's through-ball and rounded Simon Mignolet to score.

Klopp's task got harder when firstly, Sadio Mane was sent off for serious foul play after kicking Ederson in the face when chasing a through-ball on 37 minutes.

Then, in the sixth minute of first-half stoppage time, an unmarked Gabriel Jesus headed in De Bruyne's cross.

Jesus made it 3-0 on 53 minutes when Sergio Aguero, through on goal, squared for the Brazilian to finish.

Leroy Sane came on to add gloss to the scoreline, firstly converting a neat one-two with Benjamin Mendy and then curling home a stunning goal in stoppage time.

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