NewsExpress advert Yudala banner
Goal rain at Anfield as Liverpool end Man City’s unbeaten run

By on 14/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 599

•Liverpool players celebrate
•Liverpool players celebrate

Liverpool scored three times in nine minutes on the way to a dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday which ended the Premier League leaders’ unbeaten start to the season.

Liverpool struck after less than 10 minutes when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward from midfield to collect a neat layoff from Roberto Firmino and send a low shot past City keeper Ederson.

Leroy Sane equalised shortly before the interval, but Liverpool blew City away after halftime with Firmino chipping Ederson to restore the home side's lead and Sadio Mane striking from the edge of the box.

Egypt international Mohamed Salah looked to have completed the rout when he collected Ederson’s clearance and sent the ball sailing back over the stranded keeper's head, but City substitute Bernardo Silva grabbed one back and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan prodded home in stoppage-time.

City’s first league defeat in 23 games this season left them 15 points clear at the top, ahead of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

“Congratulations to Liverpool for the victory,” City manager Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“The game was in our hands at 1-1 but our finishing was not good and then it went suddenly to 4-1. You have to live this kind of situation in the season.

“The reality is we lose the game, we have a week to recover and prepare for the Newcastle game. All credit to the opponent, we know how difficult it is against a Jurgen Klopp team, so aggressive, at Anfield too. We did a good performance apart from a few minutes.

“In every press conference for the last few months you have said that the Premier League is done and I always said no. We will defend our position game by game.”

Against the runaway leaders, Liverpool started strongly at a raucous Anfield and their high pressing game was vindicated when Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward and finished brilliantly.

In an entertaining match which produced chances at both ends, City began to assert themselves before a deserved equaliser.

Kyle Walker’s brilliant pass beat Joe Gomez and Sane, having controlled the ball superbly with his chest, fizzed a shot past Loris Karius’ weak attempted save at his near post.

The game continued at the same frantic pace after the break with chances for both sides before Liverpool, in one of the most irresistible attacking displays of the season, scored three times in nine blistering minutes.

Firmino lifted a deft finish over Ederson to restore their lead before Mane – just seconds after curling a shot against the post – unleashed an unstoppable drive into the top corner with his left foot.

With Anfield in raptures and the visitors looking shell-shocked, Ederson’s attempted clearance only found Salah who controlled the ball before clipping it over the Brazilian from long range.

Late goals from substitute Silva and Gundogan set up a tense final few minutes but City’s revival came too late. (Reuters)

Source News Express

Posted 14/01/2018 9:33:12 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Amaechi’s tortuous journey to the next level and...

CSOs seek establishment of Coast Guards

Resign or face recall, constituents tell Abia Speaker...

NLNG, Warsash partner on maritime training and safety...

Ministry says N2.7trn spent on power since 1999...

Kidnapped Russian, Ukrainian sailors regain freedom from Nigerian...

Nigeria records rise in non-oil export

Indigenous languages endangered, may go into extinction: FG...

Dogara urges Abuja IDP students to be catalysts...

For ‘a man of the people,’ Dapo Olorunyomi,...

Oyo, the politics of inanities and the Ladoja...

Group declares Umahi the new Zik; says he...

 

Latest News Speeding vehicle kills 9 schoolchildren Peace Mass Transit Chairman constructs N400m roads in Enugu Star athlete arrested for stealing car at Winter Olympics Yobe Attack: Parents form association, demand rescue of 105 abducted schoolgirls Buhari challenges varsities on cutting-edge research, as UNIABUJA graduates 3,160 Third Class, 180 Pass NSCDC decries activities of oil theft syndicates in Bayelsa Roosdorp extracts commitment from Fayemi, Malami, others Warren Buffett shares investment lesson RELEASED: Names of the over 100 Dapchi school girls abducted by Boko Haram Salah strikes again as Liverpool go second on Premiership table Yobe Governor blames military for abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls Desperate Igbo politicians behind fake IPOB leader — IPOB

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (326,971 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (319,006 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (255,628 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (209,716 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (195,168 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (188,299 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (164,001 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (147,298 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (140,748 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (130,065 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (128,726 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (123,540 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,912) Business Verdict (34) Columnists (806) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (447) Features (549) Global Business Monitor (226) International (1,807) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (105) News (33,113) Opinion (885) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,523) Religion (685) Sports (1,442) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement