Manchester City retain title after Liverpool draw

 Manchester City retain title after Liverpool draw

Manchester City retain title after Liverpool draw

LONDON: Manchester City preserved their one-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a pulsating 2-2 draw against title rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s side twice led in the blockbuster showdown at the Etihad Stadium thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus.

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Liverpool hit back to equalise on both occasions through Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane. But it was City who finished happier with the result of a high-quality encounter between arguably the world’s two best teams.

With just seven games left, reigning champions City remain in pole position to pip second placed Liverpool to the title.

That would give City a fourth English title in five seasons as they look to win a treble of the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup this term,

Liverpool’s hopes of a second top-flight crown in three years have undoubtedly dented by their failure to take three points home from Manchester.

Jurgen Klopp’s team will need a slip from City. During the run-in if their bid for an unprecedented quadruple is to come to fruition.

Since the start of the 2018-19 season, combining the four campaigns. City and Liverpool are separate by just a single point.

On January 15, the title race looked done. Also dusted as City were 14 points ahead of Liverpool, who had two games in hand.

Liverpool’s 10-match winning run in the league had whittled away at City’s advantage. But the leaders’ ability to end that streak leaves the destiny of the trophy in their hands.

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