Manchester City’s breathless draw with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon almost encapsulated their season as a whole; they were comfortably the better side for lengthy periods, but they failed to make their dominance pay and their rivals closed the gap.
This was undoubtedly the best game of the Premier League season so far, with its two best sides delivering a stunning spectacle. City’s Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne drew first blood in the 5th minute at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Just five minutes later, Liverpool equalized the score with Diogo Jota but the Citizens grabbed the lead once more with Gabriel Jesus in the 36th minute.
However, it only took 47 seconds for Liverpool to level proceedings in the second half as Sadio Mane clinically dispatched Mohamed Salah’s defense-splitting through-ball to ensure it would be honors even at the Etihad and the title race would go right down to the wire.
Both sides approached the game with attacking intent as they desperately looked to gain the advantage in the race for English football’s elusive crown. However, the two sides couldn’t be separated over the course of 90 exhilarating minutes at the Etihad.
Liverpool, who got their first draw after 10 consecutive league wins, have failed to clinch a win in their last five Premier League games against Manchester City. Manchester City top the league standings with 74 points, while Liverpool are placed second with 73 points.