Manchester City, Liverpool play 2-2 draw to keep EPL title race open

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Manchester City was held to a 2-2 draw at the Etihad stadium by Liverpool to keep the English Premier League (EPL) title pursuit insight on Sunday.

Pertinent as the match was to both clubs, neither was able to take advantage to either leapfrog or extend the lead at the top of the EPL table.

A win by Liverpool could have seen the Reds topple Manchester City on the top of the EPL table with two points lead while on the reverse, Manchester City would have extended the point difference to four.

Liverpool had on two occasions cancelled out Manchester City’s goals through Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane’s goals after Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus gave the host a lead in the match.

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Jota, signifying Manchester City to be very good in their performances at home games, described the match as very intense.

Speaking with BBC Sport after the match, he said, “Very intense game. They are very good at playing at home. We tried to do our best but we felt, in the end, we could have done a little better. They had their chances and we had ours too. We were fighting until the end.

“We tried to condition their game the way they wanted but they are obviously very good at what they do so it’s not easy. You know sooner or later you can steal one or two balls and it’s a football game so you need to take advantage of your chances,” he added.

However, Manchester City which will play Liverpool on Saturday, April 16, 2022, in the FA Cup semi-finals, will travel to Spain to play the second leg Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

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