Manchester City were victorious against Liverpool in the early kick-off today, putting five goals past the Reds in an event filled afternoon. It was a shaky start for both defences with Otamendi particularly coming under pressure from that man Salah. An exquisite ball from De Bruyne to put Sergio through gave City the lead mid-way through the first half, then a Gabriel Jesus header just before the break provided the Blues with some breathing room. However, the talking point of the first half was a Sadio Mane red card that left Ederson needing lengthy treatment on the pitch and eventually being stretchered off with reports of a possible fractured jaw and cheekbone. City were cruising in the second half against ten men and put three more past Liverpool to seal the day with a 5-0 win.
The red card, two up top and our defensive issues were talking points during the game.
Here’s what you had to say:
Man City 5-0 Liverpool FT:
Pass accuracy: 91%-77%
Chances created: 11-4
A comprehensive win in the end. pic.twitter.com/JgDfOX1DTN
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 9, 2017
The red card
— Andy Leyden (@AndrewLeyden1) September 9, 2017
— MCFC World (@MCFCworld) September 9, 2017
Everyone using the red card as an excuse. We went down to 10 men against Everton and came back from a goal down and bossed the game! #MCFC
— R (@RossSanderson4) September 9, 2017
Aguero – Jesus partnership starting to get going?
The beginning of a great pairing – G Jesus & Aguero. Watch this space. #MCFC
— Gemma-lauren (@GemmaFarrell_) September 9, 2017
I feel like #MCFC is going to be ok w Aguero and Jesus playing together.
— Sport Large (@sport_at_large) September 9, 2017
— Sathya Kabra (@sathyakabra) September 9, 2017
Finally a bit on the game
— Lawrence Jones (@ljones5) September 9, 2017
— Rik (@RikJB) September 9, 2017
— Steven Gidwaney (@stevengidwaney) September 9, 2017
Great win! Good to see the 2 strikers firing. Finally being more clinical, need to be consistent with it. COME ON CITY 💙 #MCFC 💙
— Jordan Wilson (@JordanW91) September 9, 2017
Some good news regarding Ederson to end on
Ederson is back in the dugout with a large sticking plaster on his face. Looks like a good sign that nothing is broken. #MCFC
— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) September 9, 2017