S Agüero (24),G de Jesus (45+6, 53),L Sané (77, 90+1)
S Mané ( 37)
Man City vs Liverpool
12:30pm Saturday 9th September
HIGHLIGHTS: MAN CITY 5-0 LIVERPOOL
That concludes our coverage from an
incident-packed Premier League clash at the Etihad. Be sure to keep across all
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FULL INTERVIEW: GUARDIOLA
And Patrick Davison caught up with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after his side put Liverpool to the sword.
FULL INTERVIEW: KLOPP
We've brought you Jurgen Klopp's quotes following Liverpool's hammering at Manchester City, but now you can watch the German's full interview with Sky Sports' Patrick Davison.
DE BRUYNE: MANE
Kevin de Bruyne
also claimed Sadio Mane was slightly unfortunate to see red.
The Sky Sports’ Man
of the Match said: "It's not a bad foul, but with the way Eddy comes out
of it, it's normal for a red card. If he doesn't have that injury it's probably
PEP UNCERTAIN ON MANE
has described Sadio Mane’s collision with Ederson as “huge”, but stopped short
of declaring it worthy of a red card.
“In this kind of action, Mane didn’t see Ederson and was
looking at the ball, but the impact was huge,” he told Sky Sports.
“I don’t know if it was a red card but what I am sure
about is that Kyle Walker’s red against Everton was not.”
Man City: Ederson
(7), Walker (6), Stones (7), Otamendi (5), Mendy (6), Danilo (6), Fernandinho
(7), D. Silva (7), De Bruyne (9), Jesus (8), Aguero (8).
(6), Mangala (6), Sane (7).
(6), Alexander-Arnold (5), Klavan (6), Matip (6), Moreno (6), Henderson (7),
Wijnaldum (6), Can (6), Salah (6), Mane (5), Firmino (6).
(6), Milner (6), Solanke (6).
Man of the
match: Kevin De Bruyne
KLOPP: MANE UNLUCKY TO SEE RED
The decision to send Sadio Mane off has certainly split
opinion, and Jurgen Klopp is in the
camp that the Liverpool forward was unfortunate.
think it's a red card, he didn't see him,” the Reds boss told Sky Sports. “I saw the goalie already
and obviously it's not that bad. In the first moment everyone thought it was
unlucky, it was an accident. The goalkeeper comes out, Sadio wants the ball. To
get a red card in a game like this is really unlucky."
‘RED CARD RIGHT’
Having been given another 45 minutes to reflect on Sadio
Mane’s red card, Jamie Carragher was
adamant referee Jon Moss made the right call.
“Very few red cards are because a players wants to do another
player. I’ve done bad challenges and they are reckless and mis-timed. Mane isn’t
thinking about hurting the goalkeeper, he’s so focused on the ball.
“But that’s not the point, it was reckless and dangerous
and that’s the rules and that’s why it’s a red card.”
MAN OF THE MATCH
Sky Sports co-commentator
Gary Neville named Kevin de Bruyne
as today’s Man of the Match.
absolutely fantastic. In the big moments in the game, the first goal, it's a
wonderful, wonderful pass.
the second goal, in my opinion it's the biggest moment in the game other than
the sending off in terms of taking the game away from Liverpool.
“The goal wasn't
down to Liverpool being down to 10 men because they had bodies in the box, it
was just a brilliant cross."
reflects on the heaviest defeat of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool tenure.
“Liverpool were only a man down defensively, so we
shouldn’t have seen what we saw there, conceding four goals. I understand why
Klopp went to a back three but it didn’t work, Can didn't look comfortable in
a back three.
"Liverpool were poor second half but City are the one team in the
Premier League you do not want to go down to 10 men against because they’ve got
the players to absolutely destroy you.”
KLOPP'S HEAVIEST DEFEAT
CITY CLIMB TO TOP
Here's what City's emphatic victory does to the Premier League standings...
MAN CITY 5-0 LIVERPOOL
The full-time whistle sounds at the Etihad to bring an end to a miserable afternoon for Liverpool. Manchester City put the Merseysiders to the sword with four unanswered goals following Sadio Mane's first-half dismissal.
GOAL! MAN CITY 5-0 LIVERPOOL (Sane, 90+1)
Sensational! Leroy Sane saves the best goal until last, whipping an unstoppable left-footed effort that flashes past Mignolet into the top corner. What a goal that was!
MAN CITY 4-0 LIVERPOOL
90: Into TWO minutes of added time at the Etihad.
87: SAVE! Mignolet is on hand to prevent City grabbing a fifth. The Reds stopper leaps across his goal-line to deny Aguero from slotting Sane's cross into the back of the net.
85: Sane receives a stern word from the referee after coming through the back of Moreno to get the ball. He did win the ball but took a chunk of the Liverpool full-back at the same time.
83: Can makes a hash of clearing Fernandinho's pass, which was intended for Aguero, and Aguero pounces. He pushes the ball around the Liverpool midfielder but the angle is too wide to test Mignolet as his shot sails over.
81: City are unable to deepen Liverpool's misery even further as De Bruyne - for the first time this afternoon - plays an aimless cross into the area which is cleared.
80: YELLOW! Frustration beginning to set in for Liverpool as Can is booked for catching Aguero with a late challenge.
GOAL! MAN CITY 4-0 LIVERPOOL (Sane, 77)
It gets worse for Liverpool as City grab their fourth. Mendy has been at the forefront of City's attack in recent minutes and he finally finds that killer pass, picking out Sane whose first-time finish flashes past Mignolet at his near post.
MAN CITY 3-0 LIVERPOOL
74: Mendy has been given licence to bomb forward down the left and he doesn't need a second invitation, delivering two low crosses into the Liverpool area which Aguero is just unable to meet.
72: CLOSE! Mendy whips a cross into the Liverpool area which Matip almost turns beyond his own 'keeper, but Mignolet pulls off a fine near-post save.
71: SUB! Third and final change for City as Eliaquim Mangala replaces Nicolas Otamendi.
70: Alexander-Arnold whips the free-kick into the City area but it's cleared before it finds a red shirt.
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69: Solanke does well toward off the interest of two City defenders before releasing Milner, who draws a foul from Danilo on the right wing.
67: SUB! Third and final change for Liverpool as Roberto Firmino makes way for Dominic Solanke. You can understand Jurgen Klopp's logic with this game now surely beyond his team.
65: CHANCE! Fernandinho slots a great pass through to find sane on the left wing. He cuts it back for De Bruyne, who had checked his run in the area, but his finished leaves much to be desired, sailing high over the bar.
Here's an update on Ederson's condition from our reporter Patrick Davison...
"After initially being assessed at the stadium, Ederson’s not
gone to hospital but the Manchester institute of health and performance near
the stadium. He’s being checked for possible cheek and jawbone fractures."
62: City, understandably, with all of the possession as they search for a way through a Liverpool side who, after the addition of Milner, are battening down the hatches.
58: SUB! Second change for Liverpool as James Milner comes on against his former club, replacing Georginio Wijnaldum.
57: SUB! He's not happy about it but Gabriel Jesus makes way for Leroy Sane. Perhaps Guardiola has an eye on a congested September for City.
56: City work a lovely short corner which releases Mendy in behind, but his driven cross is gathered by Mignolet.
GOAL! MAN CITY 3-0 LIVERPOOL (Jesus, 53)
City do get their third as Fernandinho releases Aguero and the Argentine unselfishly squares for his team-mate to convert past the isolated Mignolet. Bordering on embarrassing for Liverpool now.
MAN CITY 2-0 LIVERPOOL
53: DISALLOWED GOAL! City have have a second goal ruled out for offside as Aguero's toe-poke is chalked off.
50: Oxlade-Chamberain floats a nice ball over the City defence, releasing Firmino momentarily before Stones turns the ball behind for a corner. Even with 10 men, Liverpool are still able to ask questions of this City defence.
48: Liverpool look to have shuffled their pack in light of Mane's dismissal. The visitors are now set up in a back three, with Alexander-Arnold and Moreno as wing-backs. Oxlade-Chamberlain slots into midfield and Firmino is the loan man up top.
HALF-TIME SUB! Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his Liverpool debut, coming on for Mohamed Salah.
KICK-OFF! City get the second half underway!
CARRA: RED CARD
Despite his allegiances with Liverpool, Jamie Carragher was left in no doubt the decision to send Sadio Mane off was the right one.
“It’s a red card. I didn’t think it was initially, I
needed a lot of replays, but the boot in face says it all. Initially, I thought
Mane made contact with Ederson’s chest but he didn’t. Yes, Mane’s eyes were on
the ball but it doesn’t matter, he still endangered an opponent.”
Both teams to score is now 6/5 with Sky Bet and not to 4/6. Sergio Aguero is 7/4 to score a brace, 12/1 to get a hat-trick and 3/1 to get the next goal. Gabriel Jesus is 2/1 for a double, 14/1 for a hat-trick and 7/2 to get the next goal. Click here for latest in-play match odds!
WATCH: MANE'S RED CARD
The half-time whistle sounds at the Etihad and Liverpool, despite making such a bright start, have an absolute mountain to climb after Sadio Mane's straight red. City were shaky at the start but took the lead through Aguero, with Jesus doubling their tally against the 10 men from Merseyside. Jurgen Klopp's unbeaten run league run against Manchester City looks to be coming to an end.
45+8: Salah sprints clear down the right flank, skipping over De Bruyne's rash challenge, but City manage to dispossess the Liverpool winger before he has the chance to reduce the arrears.
GOAL! MAN CITY 2-0 LIVERPOOL (Jesus, 45+6)
City do have their second and it's all down to De Bruyne again as he puts the ball on a plate for Jesus, who, having just been denied by the offside flag, heads beyond Mignolet from close range.
MAN CITY 1-0 LIVERPOOL
45+3: GOAL DISALLOWED! Jesus wheels away in celebration after beating Mignolet to a superb De Bruyne cross, but the flag correctly goes up for offside, with the Brazilian a yard beyond the last man.
45+1: Into EIGHT minutes of added time.
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