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De Bruyne’s late goal earned Manchester City 2-2 draw at Liverpool





Kevin de Bruyne’s late strike handed Manchester City a well-deserved point after Mohamed Salah seemed to have earned Liverpool a brilliant win at Anfield this Sunday. 

The two Premier League giants entered the contest hoping to take the top spot from Chelsea. However, the draw meant that Londoners remained at summit.  

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the first half but squandered opportunities to take the lead. 

And they were punished for their mistakes after the interval as Sadio Mane made the best use of Salah’s perfectly-judged through ball to put his side ahead. 

However, the Reds’ lead didn’t last long as Phil Foden smashed an equaliser in the 69th minute of the game. 

The Anfield crowd was delighted when the Egyptian forward beat four City defenders before scoring a stunning goal in the 76th. 

Guardiola, who was furious that James Milner hadn’t been given a second yellow for upending Bernardo Silva, was ecstatic when Kevin De Bruyne’s shot took a deflection off Joel Matip to find the nets in the 81st minute. 

The contest ended in a draw as neither side could add more points to the total.

Jurgen Klopp’s side couldn’t complain at securing only a point from this encounter, given their overall performance in the match.  

They are now one point ahead of City at the second place in league table with this draw. 

Following the international break the Reds will play at Watford, while Burnley will be hosted by the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium. 




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