The team of the season, Manchester City, was finally defeated in a 7-goal thriller against Liverpool. In a space of nine minutes, Liverpool managed to score three goals, leading to the dramatic 4-3 win over the unbeaten Premier League leaders.
Liverpool struck first when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sent a low shot past the Manchester City keeper Ederson, after he had surged forward from the midfield to collect a neat layoff from Roberto Firmino. Shortly after, Leroy Sane equalised the scoreboard. The game went on smoothly, but it was tense for the first half.
Manchester City Blown Away After Half Time
After the halftime, Liverpool blew City away with Firmino chipping Ederson to restore the home side’s lead. The Liverpool players had surely come to the game to win it. Later on during the game, Sadio Mane scored a goal from the edge of the box. Some best online slots sites were quite disappointed to see Man City lose.
Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah looked to have completed the rout, collecting Ederson’s clearance and sending the ball sailing back over the stranded keeper’s head. It is easy to conclude that the defenders of Manchester City were not in form… or it wasn’t just their lucky day.
City then made a comeback when the substitute Bernardo Silva found the back of the net. A high-pressure game can only be sustained for so long. Clearly, the players were affected by fatigue close the end of the match. Liverpool players almost lost the game, as they couldn’t run as hard anymore. With the Champions League underway, high-pressure games can present new problems in terms mental and physical fatigue.
Just when everyone was tiring, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan prodded a goal home in stoppage time.
After 23 games this season, City finally met its defeat when it was least expected. Besides the loss, the team is still 15 points clear at the top. The English team is ahead of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. After the transfer season activity, it comes as no shock to regular real money online casino and sports bettors that Man City – also known as the Citizens – are top of the league. This is good news for some sports fans.