Erling Haaland, the hottest striker in the world at the moment, was rendered impotent as Liverpool beat Manchester City in a Premier League match at Anfield on Sunday.
Arsenal players and staff must have doubled their celebration as they beat Leeds earlier today and extended their lead at the top of the table to four points after City bit the dust at Merseyside.
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The match had started with Manchester City dominating, but Liverpool grew into the match.
Mohamed Salah, who has scored five out of Liverpool’s six goals against Manchester City, had the best chance of the game in the 50th minute when he came face-to-face with Ederson Moraes but the Brazilian pulled off a great save to deny the Egyptian.
Manchester City thought they had taken the lead in the 53rd minute, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruled that Haaland had pulled Fabinho in the build-up to the goal.
Liverpool then lost another chance in the 55th minute when Diogo Jota headed over after Salah had found him with a chipped pass. Salah then missed another chance in the 69th minute.
After Alisson Becker, the Liverpool keeper, gathered the ball, he found Salah in space, and the pacey winger turned Joao Cancelo inside out after the Portuguese did not get his tackle right before firing past Ederson.
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Anfield erupted as the goal was significant for the Reds, being their first time not having to fight their way back from a goal down.
Jurgen Klopp was sent off in the 86th minute after his outburst with the assistant referee and the fourth official after a decision did not go his way.
Darwin Nunez, who was subbed on, then sent his effort wide in the 87th minute after refusing to pass to Salah, who was open and ready to punish the City defence again. The Uruguayan also missed in the 77th minute.
The victory today means Liverpool are five matches unbeaten in all competitions against Manchester City.
Liverpool are now eighth with 13 points after nine points.
Manchester City remain second with 23 points, four behind leaders Arsenal.