Manchester City Snap Liverpool's Unbeaten Run To Reignite Title Race

Manchester City Snap Liverpool's Unbeaten Run To Reignite Title Race

Spurs face a tough test against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool face the deep Champions League experience of Bayern Munich while City have the easier, on paper, task against Schalke 04 now 13th in their domestic league.

The midfielder pointed to the manner of the victory, in which Leroy Sané scored the victor after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Agüero's opener.

"We went toe to toe with a very aggressive team and we matched them".

I'm still not not sure how it happened, but Stones then managed to react quickly and clear the ball off the line, nutmegging Salah in the process.

After manager Pep Guardiola lavished Silva in praise post-match, City midfielder Fernandinho followed suit, saying: "I think he showed his class".

"I am proud of them (the players), but not just today".

Stones' first goal-saving intervention came just after Sadio Mane had hit the post with the deadlock yet to be broken 17 minutes in, and Aguero capitalized on that reprieve shortly before the break. Alisson demonstrated why Liverpool spent a then world record £67 million for a goalkeeper in July to bolster their title chances with a brilliant save from Aguero as the Argentine tried to round him at the end of a blistering City counter-attack.

City once again did prove their quality as champions, rising to the occasion to beat a Liverpool side who were unbeaten and had won their last nine games. "It was that or let him go through on goal". "The finish was incredible", Guardiola said. For us it was just another important Premier League game.

"We need Sergio in this kind of game". "He has to defend the ball, win the ball, pass the ball!"

The Liverpool pair are in contention for the prize after helping the team to seven successive victories during the period. It's true that we didn't win it for a long time, the club didn't and we never won it as a team, that's how it is. "Then we could have scored two; of course, City had counter-attacks, especially when we lost the ball, it was really unsafe".

"I have already said to the boys this is OK".

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