Manchester City got a vital victory at the Etihad Stadium, to end Liverpool’s 20 match unbeaten run in a frenetic match that saw the host pick up four yellow cards while the visiting side had two.
The victory means the fans at Etihad now have an assurance that City are still major contenders for the premier league title after closing the gap against the league leaders to four points.
Aguero opened scoring in 40th minutes to break the goal drought with a spectacular finishing that reignited celebration at the Etihad Stadium keeping the scoreline 1-0 at half time.
Roberto Firmino nodded in at 62 minutes within City’s six yard box to threaten City and levelled the scoreline at 1-1 before Leroy Sane converted Sterling’s pass barely eight minutes after Firmino’s goal to reassure the fans that victory was certainly theirs.
The game was filled with so much tension, and indeed it looked like a final. But it went in favour of the defending champions who have so much to prove to their visitors that they are also interested in a back-to-back win of the premier league title.
City manager Pep Guardiola also used the victory to level up his head-to-head records with Jurgen Klopp as both managers have now recorded 6 victories against each other in the 14 meetings with 2 draws standing in between.