Liverpool have ended Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League run after they edged the Citizens 4-3 in their mammoth clash at Anfield on Sunday evening.
Leroy Sane’s near post strike just before halftime cancelled out the Reds early opener from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as both sides played out a 1-1 draw at the interval.
The Reds however turned on the style with two goals in two second half minutes through Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane before leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah added a 4th goal seven minutes late with a 40-yard strike.
Manchester City made the scoreline respectable towards the end with two late goals from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan to end the seven-goal thriller of a game 4-3 in favour of the home side.
The crucial win ends City’s 30-match unbeaten run dating back to a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea as well as their 22-match unbeaten start to the current season.
Liverpool move above Chelsea into 3rd spot by virtue of the victory while Manchester United can cut City’s gap to 12 points with a win over Stoke City at Old Trafford tomorrow night.
In the other Premier League game on Sunday, Bournemouth came from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 at home courtesy goals from Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe.
The two goals ensured that Hector Bellerin’s opener for the Gunners turned out to mere consolation as Bournemouth (24 points) beat Arsenal for the first time ever to move from 17th to 13th position.
Standings (Top 6) via Points
1. Manchester City 62
2. Manchester United 47
3. Liverpool 47
4. Chelsea 47
5. Tottenham Hotspur 44
6. Arsenal 39