Man City narrowly avoided the most embarrassing of own goals vs. Liverpool

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Silva produced a tireless display to help reigning champions City inflict a first league defeat of the season on Liverpool in a 2-1 triumph on Thursday. "It had wild moments". "But the performance was beyond anything I've ever witnessed today".

Following a brief moment of worry, the Etihad soon had something to cheer about again as Sane found himself in space when Raheem Sterling spread the ball out left in his direction and he produced a ideal finish in off the post in the 72nd minute at the same goalframe where City had been spared by centimetres in the first half.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany should have been sent off during his team's loss at the Etihad Stadium.

"Four points clear is still a really good position to be in and the form they have shown, certainly against sides outside the top six, they have got a lot of those games coming".

"I thought it was a great challenge, was it not?"

Klopp felt that Shaqiri was not suited to the defensive responsibilities of that position and moved him out to the left wing, where he has become a key cog of Liverpool's attack with six Premier League goals this season. "The finish was incredible", Guardiola said. "We lost two games in four days but you can't forget what they have done for 16 months".

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City defender Stones reacted with a panicked clearance against Ederson and the ball cannoned off the goalkeeper towards his own net. However, it was Manchester City using Liverpool's pressing and counterattack to score the game victor.

The Reds could have been in front early on, but Sadio Mane's shot rebounded from the post in the first half.

"We created chances - a big one in the first half and a few in the second - and things could have been different with a little bit of luck". "We knew that if we won we would be in contention to fight for the Premier league; if we lose it is over".

"I would have paid money for it you can not believe", Klopp said.

A defeat against Liverpool would have left City 10 points behind in the title race and Sane described the victory as one of the best since he joined the club three seasons ago.

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