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Manchester City close gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points



Manchester City close gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points

Leroy Sane's winner came eight minutes after Roberto Firmino's equaliser

Manchester City blew the title race in English Premier League wide open when they defeated leaders Liverpool 2-1 on Thursday night to close the gap to four points.

City won the top-of-the-table clash and closed the gap thanks to Leroy Sane's winner that ended the Reds' unbeaten start to the season at Etihad Stadium.

Sane fired into the bottom corner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had pulled the visitors level.

Sergio Aguero scored a superb opener from a narrow angle in an incident-packed first half.

Sadio Mane had earlier struck a post with John Stones clearing off the line.

The defender's initial clearance rebounded off goalkeeper Ederson and was agonisingly close to ending up in the hosts' net before Stones hooked it away.

Liverpool also felt City captain Vincent Kompany was lucky to escape with a yellow card for a challenge on Mohamed Salah.

The win sees City move into second place, two points above Tottenham.


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