Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool: Late Mane Goal Gives Reds’ title hopes.
Sadio Mane’s crucial second-half equaliser kept Liverpool in the Premier League title race in a tense 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
In January, Jurgen Klopp’s team trailed City by 14 points, but a 10-game winning run reduced the gap to just one point, setting up a title decider at the Etihad Stadium.
In a thrilling start, Diogo Jota cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s opening, and Mane quickly followed suit after the break, thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ 36th-minute goal.
Both teams were unable to find a winner, with a goal by Raheem Sterling being disallowed, as Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their slim advantage with seven games remaining.
This result defied a trend for when the Premier League has seen its top two meet in the final 10 games of a season. In the last eight such meetings, prior to this, the team starting the day in second place had won seven times – including the last five in a row.
City, who have now not lost against Klopp’s side in the last five Premier League meetings (W2 D3), seemed set to take the three points when they became the first team to lead Liverpool at half-time in the league this season, but Mane’s composed finish means this race has a long way still to run.