Manchester City managed to lower the volume of Liverpool's heavy metal football on Saturday, but they could do nothing about Trent Alexander-Arnold's bolt from the blue. The England international's late sizzler snatched a 1-1 draw for the Reds against the run of play and ended City's 23-game winning streak at home, after Erling Haaland had scored his 50th Premier League goal in record-breaking time.
After being left shell-shocked by the madness of their 4-4 draw with Chelsea before the international break, City sought to wrest back control of the play in this top-of-the-table clash and they did a pretty good job of it. Haaland sent City ahead in the first half and Ruben Dias thought he had doubled their lead after the break, only for the goal to be harshly ruled out for an apparent foul by Manuel Akanji on Alisson.
The Brazilian goalkeeper was all over the place throughout the match and escaped a number of near misses due to careless touches, as well as being too slow to get down for Haaland's opening strike. He was bailed out by Alexander-Arnold, but City will be cursing the fact they did not add to their lead before then, as Julian Alvarez missed a glaring chance after being teed up by the electrifying Jeremy Doku.
The result may have felt unfair on City, but is a huge boost for the Premier League's other title contenders, and a lift for neutrals hoping to see the title eventually escape the grasp of Pep Guardiola's side.
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