The clash between the Premier League’s superpowers had been billed as a defining moment in season and Liverpools chance to win a league title in 30 years – and this outcome leaves them with a commanding advantage over Leicester City in second place.
Liverpool struck first after only six minutes when Fabinho banged in a 25-yard drive past stand-in goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, the goal given after a VAR check for handball against Trent Alexander-Arnold was not given as a penalty controversially.
Manchester City were dangerous in possession but Jürgen Klopp’s team were clinical in attack, as proved when Mohamed Salah doubled their lead six minutes later, heading in at the far post from Andrew Robertson’s pin point cross.
It was all over as a contest six minutes after half time when Jordan Henderson’s pinpoint delivery lto the back post was met by Sadio Mané who headed in.
Bernardo Silva grabbed one for the champions with 12 minutes on the clock but it was too late
Guardiola was fuming at the final whistle, appearing to thank referee Michael Oliver sarcastically before leaving the pitch, shortly after being enraged when another penalty claim against Alexander-Arnold was waved away.
By Accelerate sports