Full-time: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

  • Top-four rivals play out a truly breathless draw at the Etihad Stadium
  • First half ends goalless despite several penalty appeals
  • James Milner sends Willy Caballero the wrong way from the penalty spot and silences the boo boys after Gael Clichy goes in high on Roberto Firmino
  • Sergio Aguero steers home the equaliser after a pinpoint cross from Kevin De Bruyne
  • Adam Lallana produces a miss of the season contender after failing to tap in from six yards
  • Result leaves City third, two points behind second-place Tottenham and 12 adrift of leaders Chelsea
  • Liverpool lie a point further back in fourth, having played one game more
  • Earlier: Tottenham 2-1 Southampton, Middlesbrough 1-3 Manchester United
Sergio Aguero

That is it for IBTimes UK's live coverage of a cracking clash in Manchester. Thanks for following along.



Liverpool stay one point further back in fourth, having played one match more. They are four points ahead of fifth-place Manchester United, who have two games in hand.


That result means that City head into the international break third, 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea and two behind second-place Tottenham.

Guardiola's side face back-to-back fixtures against Arsenal and Chelsea in early April.


A thrilling draw contested by two well-conditioned and committed attacking teams.

Don't let the relatively mundane scoreline fool you - that was a real corker. A shame that it had to end really, as both sides were still attempting to push the pace right to the death.



Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool


Sagna's cross from the byline goes to waste and Aguero sends a dipping volley into the stands.

It's all over.


The unmarked Argentine volleys over at the back post.

Some of the finishing in this game has been extremely suspect, to say the least. It's only added to the spectacle.

Sergio Aguero


Mane is cautioned for a bad foul on Silva. Four minutes of added time for one of these teams to find a winner.



Aguero edges in front of Matip and diverts a low Silva cross wide of Mignolet's left-hand post.


Sterling lifts over Mignolet and agonisingly wide after a defence-splitting through ball from Silva.

Liverpool then counter quickly with numbers and Firmino ignores the lung-busting run of Lallana before shooting into the side netting from an acute angle.

This is truly breathless stuff.


Probably the miss of the season from Lallana, who somehow fails to tap home from six yards after Wijnaldum's lofted pass is squared nicely by Firmino.

That was an absolute sitter in every sense of the word. Firmino was already celebrating the goal.

Adam Lallana



Aguero links up brilliantly with Sane before losing his footing at the vital moment. The ball falls kindly for De Bruyne, who leathers a shot against the post.

So close.


Coutinho makes way for Origi. That is Klopp's first substitution of the day.


One of the best crossers of the ball in all of Europe, for my money.



Firmino, rather than cut the ball back to a teammate, tries to catch out Caballero at his near post. A low shot crashes into the side netting.


With just under 20 minutes left to play, City draw level. Aguero finds a pocket of space to the left of Klavan and steers a fantastic low De Bruyne cross beyond Mignolet.

Sergio Aguero


Goal: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool (Sergio Aguero)



End-to-end stuff at the Etihad. Sterling draws the ire of the home fans after losing possession with a sloppy pass.

Sagna, having been waiting patiently to enter the fray for quite some time, comes on in place of the struggling Toure.

Presumably he will go to right-back, with Fernandinho pushing into midfield.


A gorgeous reverse pass from Coutinho releases compatriot Firmino. Caballero rushes out to prevent the former Hoffenheim playmaker from doubling Liverpool's advantage.


Stones heads De Bruyne's flat corner wide and lets his frustration show.


Mr 100%...



Milner, who has been booed by the City fans all afternoon, sends Caballero the wrong way from 12 yards. Emphatic penalty.

First blood to the visitors.

James Milner