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Man City 4-1 Liverpool: Citizens pull off crushing comeback at Etihad

Man City 4-1 Liverpool
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City restarted their Premier League comeback with a statement victory.

Manchester City defeated Liverpool 4-1 in their Premier League game on Saturday. A wonderful attacking display from the injury-ridden Citizens saw them get past Liverpool.

No Haaland, no problem!

Man City came back from the international break without Erling Haaland and Phil Foden. It took them half an hour to find their feet at the start of the game as Liverpool put them under pressure with quick runs.

The Reds made it 1-0 when Mohamed Salah opened the scoring from inside the box in the 17th minute. However, City immediately pushed for the equalizer, quickly reclaiming their control over the possession.

Following a few missed chances, Pep Guardiola’s men finally got back into the game through Julian Alvarez in the 27th minute. A fantastic piece of buildup play saw the Argentine youngster convert Jack Grealish’s assist from close range.

The Citizens tried to use their momentum to complete their comeback. But they had to wait until the first minute of the second period to make it 2-1.

An incredible switch of play from Alvarez saw Riyad Mahrez latch onto the ball behind Liverpool’s backline. The Algerian star then sent a precise assist to Kevin De Bruyne, who added his name to the score line with a cool finish.

The pace of the game increased dramatically after De Bruyne’s goal. Liverpool came close to finding the equalizer a minute later, but it was Ilkay Gundogan who doubled City’s lead in the 53rd minute.

Liverpool’s backline crumbled under the constant pressure from City’s in-form attacking line. The Citizens kept control of the game as Liverpool struggled to create serious chances.

Grealish put the icing on the cake for Guardiola’s men when he completed his fantastic performance with another goal. A sublime on-two between the England international and De Bruyne resulted in City’s fourth goal of the evening.

The victory gets City within five points of Arsenal, who will take on Leeds United later tonight.