M. City vs. Liverpool live: Premier League 2017/2018 - AS.com

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M. City

5' Otamendi

24' Aguero

27' Fernandinho

45' Out Ederson Moraes in Bravo

50' Gabriel Jesus

52' Gabriel Jesus

56' Out Gabriel Jesus in Sane

70' Out Otamendi in Mangala

76' Sane

90' Sane


19' Trent Alexander-Arnold

36' Mane

45' Out Salah in Oxlade-Chamberlain

57' Out Wijnaldum in Milner

66' Out Roberto Firmino in D. Solanke

79' Emre Can

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90'+1' Game over! Guardiola and Klopp with some hugs. That was an annihilation.

90'+1'  Leroy Sane with a curler into the top corner. No chance for Mignolet. An absolute peach.

89'  Oxlade-Chamberlain links up with Henderson and his return pass is brutal. City recover and take over possession again.

88'  Only a matter of time now.

87'  Leroy Sane with a great cross to the back post and Aguero nearly turns it home but Mignolet to the rescue.

85'  Sane goes right through the back of Alberto Moreno and gets a talking to by the ref.

84'  A disasterous debut for Oxlade-Chamberlain. He gets the ball on the left and takes off but loses out and wins a throw. 

82'  Man City throwing the ball around now. All too easy. 

80'  Can takes Aguero down and gets a booking for himself.

79'  Mendy and De Bruyne have been sensational today.

77' Leroy Sane makes it four. One of the same crosses that had been turned away by Liverpool. This time Sane slots home at the near post. 

75'  De Bruyne tries a cross now but it's repelled too.

74'  Mendy with another cross. The exact same. The exact same result. He needs to change up his style.

71'  Mendy drives a cross into the box. It clips Matip and forces a good save form Mignolet. Liverpool escape an embarrassing fourth.

70'  Nope. Liverpool have no ideas.

70'  James Milner down injured now and Trent swings in the free. 

66' Firmino off for Solanke.

65'  Leroy Sane with a lovely cutback to de Bruyne but it bounces up to him and he strikes over.

62'  De Bruyne pops one towards Silva. Too much for him as Can intercepts. 

60'  Liverpool with few options now looking forward. They can hold the ball but when it comes time to attack, they're lost. 

58' James Milner replaced Wijnaldum.

57' Sane replaces Gabriel Jesus. He's on a hat-trick but Pep decides to take him off for rest.

56'  Mendy with a dangerous ball across the box. Mignolet gathers.

55'  City win a corner. 

55'  City looking like they're good value for three or four here! Nearly break again but cut out.

54' They break in an almost identical fashion and this time Aguero plays it to Gabriel Jesus to is left. Goal!

53'  Aguero scored but it's ruled offside. 

51'  Firmino tries to break free. Has to settle for the corner, which comes to nothing. Liverpool still on the ball.

Another Ederson update. 

49'  The sting gone out of this one.

Klopp has changed it up entirely. 

48'  Firmino loses out but chases Aguero back and wins it back. Liverpool back in possession.

46'  Mendy down the left and gets a cross in but it's tame and Mignolet rushed out to claim it.

45' Chamberlain on for Salah. So, Liverpool lose their two best players.

Looks like Oxlade-Chamberlain is getting ready to come on.

Ederson update: 

45'+9'  Seems an age ago that the game started. But be have half-time. Wonder what the debate will be about at half-time.

45'+7'  Salah through again on th right and he loses out again. Really nothing going right for Liveprool now.

45'+7'  Into the seventh minute of extra-time. you get the sense thta both sides seeing it out until half-time. Been a long half.

45'+5' Gabriel Jesus just headed gome from a De Bruyne cross. A perfect cross too. Mignolet poor too as it seems to go right through him.

45'+2'  After a really long stoppage, we have action and a goal! No, it's ruled out. Jesus heads home but he's offside. 

I guess the debate ends here. 

43'  All the best to Ederson, who does look to be in trouble as he is stretchered off. 

43' Claudio Bravo replaces Ederson.

40'  Mane had really started to influence the game. 


40'  Ederson being taken off injured on a stretcher.

37'  That one is sure to merit plenty of debate. It didn't look too bad but Ederson was headering the ball so it might have been worse than it initially looked.

37' Mane straight red. Ball comes down and both him and Ederson and they collide. Hmmmmm, a really difficult one but slightly harsh, maybe. 

36'  Matip with a long, low pass though City's midfield but it's picked off easily. Poor from Liveprool's defense in the last few minutes.

34'  Klavan makes a dog's dinner of a simple clearance and Jesus robs him of the ball. Corner lands to Stones and Mignolet saves.

33'  Henderson with a cross that finds nobody. 

31'  Mane puts Salah through on goal and he simple has to score. But Ederson saves. 

29'  Emre Can from the free. Drives wide. Poor free really. He beat the wall but that's just because they had no interest in where he was hitting it.

28' Fernandinho takes Mane down at the edge of the box. A dangerous run by Mane and Fernandinho sacrifices himself.

27'  Salah nearly finds a way to respond. He cross but Ederson grabs it.

Aguero doesn't miss those. 

25'  Wijnaldum thrown off the ball by Fernandinho. He needs to be stronger there.

25' Simple as that!Aguero rounds Mignolet and slots home. De Bruyne with the through ball. 

23'  Seems City have highlighted the threat on the wing and almost conceded that they can't stop it. What they're doing well is filling the middle to prevent those runs coming to anything. Mane the latest to be rejected cutting in.

22'  Salah breaks free. Has his options cut out with good defending from Stones to close him down and the winger hits it into Ederson's hands.

21'  Good break by Liverpool comes to nothing. Mane to Can and the German tries a scooped pass over the top. He puts too much on the scoop and overhits it.

20'  Trent fouls De Bruyne and gets a yellow. Just outside the box. Moss had set a precedent with the yellow on Otamendi but that one for Trent was harsh.

19'  Firmino fouls De Bruyne. Chance for a deep cross. 

18'  Emre Can with a strike that Ederson gets his body behind and saves.

17'  Stones tries a ball across the field. Another throw and he throws his hand up to say 'my bad'.. and it was!

16'  Walker with a cross from way out on the right that goes out for a throw on the left. Very poor.

15'  Salah, again, chases down a lost cause. Helays it back to Trent, who does the same to Henderson. Cross that reaches Firmino but he can't do anything other than help it towards Ederson.

14'  Salah races clear, leaving Otamendi in his wake. His crossed effort is half-blocked. Liverpool, as expected, looking lethal on the break.

13'  Fernandinho strikes a speculative effort. He foes force mignolet into a save as he wasn't sure if it might sneak into the bottom corner.

12'  Trent with a backpass but leaves Mignolet with far too much to do. 

11'  City starting to grow into this one. No massive chances for either side. 

10'  Silva makes it to the ball before it goes over the line. They concede the throw though when Jesus loses out with the cutback. 

8'  Matip hoofs it out for a corner. No messing around. 

7'  De Bruyne has a strike but Mignolet drops fast to his left and makes little of it.

6' Otamendi takes Salah out of it just outside the box. Gets booked for the clumsy tackle too.

5'  Liverpool with most of the ball to start this one. They're building again.

3'  Mane wins the ball against Walker and gives away a free. Looked soft but on second viewing, he might have clippd Walker's ankle before he got the ball.

3'  Corner lands straight in Ederson's hands. 

2'  Ball down to Firmino, who heads it backwards. Stones makes a stones of the clearance. Liverpool looking dangerous now outside the box. A shot by Alex Moreno ends up going out for a corner. 

1'  Game on at the Etihad.

We are ready for action.

Klopp has played Pep 10 times with five wins and four losses with one draw. For all of the talk of goals, by myself included, there were only three in two games last year. And last year also saw the first draw between the managers.

Klopp was waxing lyrical about the midfielder yesterday during the press conference. Sees him as a player who can contirbute in many situations. 

Just in case we forget, here are Liverpool's subs. Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it and could play a part today. Karius, Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Sturridge

Ooops.... spoke to soon. 
Glorious no less. 

Mendy, the newest joker in the Premier League, almost had his career ended by his tricks. Not that insightful but he does play with that youthful exuberance, and it's nice to see.

The wisdom of crowds suggest it might be a 3-5-2, which on further inspection is probably more likely. Danilo, Stones and Otamendi with Walker and Mendy and then Fernandinho, De Bruyne and Silva with the other two lads up front. 

   And now a nice stat for Klopp. 
The football gods can be kind. After an international break, that was largely forgettable, we get this. A tactical battle for the ages and one that continues to spring up some of the best games of football in any season. Almost guaranteed goals today!

Klopp sticking with his usual 4-3-3. The speed of his front three the main talking point and the gamechanger for the Reds. 

Although you can never really tell with Pep, it seems he is using a 4-4-2 today. That will obviously change throughout the game but Danilo on the right with Walker and Mendy as full-backs and Silvao, De Bruyne and Fernandinho making up the other three midfielder with Danilo. Aguero and Gabriel Jesus up top.

Man City team news: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Danilo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva (c), Aguero, Jesus

Liverpool team news: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Guardiola before the game, "Jurgen’s Liverpool side are a top team and have started well, comfortably coping with their Champions League qualifier and defeating Arsenal in comprehensive fashion. We must be ready for their attacking football, while imposing our own quality on the game. We have created a good amount of chances so far this season, and if we take the opportunities that come along I am confident that results will follow."

if you were trying to figure out the styles of each manager and why they both work etc. and also if you have some time to kill, have a read of this! 

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