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Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool match report, goals, result

Manchester City routed 10-man Liverpool with goals from Agüero, Gabriel Jesus (2) and Sané (2). Mané was sent off for dangerous play, which resulted in Ederson being stretchered off.
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu F
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Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool: match report

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City hammered Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men.

Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for a high challenge on City’s keeper Ederson, who had raced out of the penalty area and had to be carried off on a stretcher following the clash.

Mané goes in recklessly on Ederson
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Mané goes in recklessly on EdersonOLI SCARFFAFP

City turn the screw after Mané sent off

City were 1-0 up at that stage thanks to a Sergio Aguero goal and they soon made their numerical advantage count when Jesus headed in a De Bruyne cross.

The Brazilian tapped in his second in the 53rd minute after Aguero unselfishly played him in and Leroy Sane made it 4-0 in the 77th after combining well with Benjamin Mendy.

Sane completed the rout in injury time with a brilliant, curling left-foot shot from 25 metres into the far corner.

Manchester City vs Liverpool: How it happened

Manchester City vs Liverpool: match preview

Pep Guardiola's side squeezed past Bournemouth before the international break while Liveprool were the cause of yet another existential crisis at Arsenal, thumping them 4-0 with minimal fuss. Both Klopp and Guardiola regroup after successes and failures in the transfer market to reignite their quest for the Premier League title at the Etihad at 13:30 CEST on Saturday.

While fans, players and managers alike will wait for another week or two to try and glean anything from the league table, everyone knows who the favourites are and will be when the league table is all that matters later in the season. Losing ground now can be detrimental to standings but it can also be anathema to a team's momentum.

Manchester City

A run at Alexis Sanchez as the summer transfer spending drew to a close ended in tears for Man City and while Pep Guardiola says he can't rule a move for the Chilean out "next time around", he will have to make do with the attacking options he has at his disposal until at least January.

Not necessarily a bad thing but there is bad news for Guardiola, who says that Vincent Kompany will probably not make it back in time for Liverpool's visit north with a calf injury. The central defender has been hampered before with calf issues and they appear to have resurfaced. He missed over 20 games for the citezens last season with muscular injuries and Guardiola will be hoping it's just a minor setback for his captain. If you were to read into the manager's comments, however, it might read slightly worse than that. "I am sad," he said.

"The last seven eight, nine games last season he played no problem. Pre-season, we took care of him and he played all three games. Now, unfortunately, we've lost him, but we will try and get him fit as soon as possible."

On the good news front, Ilkay Gundogan is back training and available for selection.

New signing, Benjamin Mendy, made his debut against Bournemouth but is excited to be making his home debut at the weekend, “Liverpool at home… it’s a huge game,” said Mendy. “I’m excited and really looking forward to play my first home match. Whether it is Liverpool or whoever, I will prepare myself for the game in the same way.

Liverpool

Phillippe Coutinho stays. That was the message Liverpool sent out long before the window shut but some mud-slinging from Barcelona and repeated bids meant there was some ambiguity lingering in the Merseyside air as deadline day approached.

The Brazilian appeared for his national side during international break but Tite correctly asserted that he is fit but has not played very much football. That was the case when they traveled to Colombia and Coutinho made a brief appearence at the end of the game. Jurgen Klopp obiously feels the same, as he explains, "I decided to leave him out of the squad for City so we can use these four or five days for real and proper training. We got all the numbers from the Brazilian FA around the training and the intensity of training, it was all OK, but he played twice around about 15 or 20 minutes. He could have played 15 or 20 minutes again in the City game, maybe longer, but I think it makes sense [for him to train]. And by the way, he agreed completely; it was not that he said ‘No, I don’t need training, I want to play’ or whatever. It was a good conversation.”

Ben Woodburn exploded onto the international scene and could be ready to do the same for Liverpool should Klopp call on him. He scored a goal, the winner against Austria, and assisted another in 50 minutes of action during wins against Austria and Moldova.

The addition of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain excited Klopp, who also said at his press conference on Friday that "he is good in tight spaces, really good in big spaces...is a good dribbler" and so the former Arsenal player could feature heavily in a variety of roles for the German. He is in the squad and ready for action in the biggest game to date in the 2017/18 Premier League.

Manchester City vs Liverpool live online: potential line-ups

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy, D. Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Jesus, Sané

Head coach: Pep Guardiola

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Robertson, Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané

Head coach: Jürgen Klopp

Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream online: betting odds

Manchester City are the bookies' favourites to come out on top at the Etihad Stadium, with a win for the hosts priced at €1.85 per euro bet and Liverpool valued back at €4.20.

Place your bet on Manchester City vs Liverpool here.

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