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Only two teams in Premier League history have kept 10 consecutive clean sheets at home:?? Manchester United (1994)?? Liverpool (2018)Klopp has built a brick wall. pic.twitter.com/PrtRHP1Ntj— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 7, 2018
Only two teams in Premier League history have kept 10 consecutive clean sheets at home:?? Manchester United (1994)?? Liverpool (2018)Klopp has built a brick wall. pic.twitter.com/PrtRHP1Ntj
What a horrible penalty from Mahrez. Grabbed ball from Jesus, so assumed was confident. But actually looked very nervous, so banished any technique and just smashed it, only to see his shot inevitably sail miles over the bar... #LFCMCI— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) October 7, 2018
What a horrible penalty from Mahrez. Grabbed ball from Jesus, so assumed was confident. But actually looked very nervous, so banished any technique and just smashed it, only to see his shot inevitably sail miles over the bar... #LFCMCI
FULL-TIME | Liverpool 0-0 Man City
It ends ALL SQUARE! It's the first 0-0 draw between Man City and Liverpool at Anfield since 1986!
We now have a three-way tie at the top of the log with Chelsea moving level on 20 points!
Riyad Mahrez’s penalty will land on Mars in 17 hours time. #LIVMCI— Yaniu (@yaniu8) October 7, 2018
Riyad Mahrez’s penalty will land on Mars in 17 hours time. #LIVMCI
91' Liverpool 0-0 Man City
Man City will be kicking themselves after missing a chance to take the lead after being outplayed for most of the game by Liverpool
If it ends in a draw we'll have a three-way tie at the top of the log!
G. Jesus with the freak move.too bad he got slapped in the face!!#LIVMCI— Shontong Balentong (@shontong81) October 7, 2018
G. Jesus with the freak move.too bad he got slapped in the face!!#LIVMCI
Lovern defending like wolverine #LIVMCI— David Gibson (@davidgibson771) October 7, 2018
Lovern defending like wolverine #LIVMCI
65' Liverpool 0-0 Man City
Things are beginning to heat up now as both sides go in search of the opener!
58' Robertson concedes a corner from a Mendy cross.
Van Dijk handles the ball in the area with the City bench screaming for a handball but the referee rules a foul against City.
46' Liverpool 0-0 Man City
Liverpool gets us underway in the second-half!
3 - No Premier League match this season has had fewer shots in the first half than Liverpool v Manchester City (3 - level with Newcastle v Arsenal & Huddersfield v Cardiff). Sparing. pic.twitter.com/8k35qg88Nf— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 7, 2018
3 - No Premier League match this season has had fewer shots in the first half than Liverpool v Manchester City (3 - level with Newcastle v Arsenal & Huddersfield v Cardiff). Sparing. pic.twitter.com/8k35qg88Nf
17 - Liverpool are unbeaten in 17 home matches against Man City in all competitions (W12 D5), since losing 2-1 at Anfield in the Premier League in May 2003. Fortress. pic.twitter.com/JwHC0eW90V— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 7, 2018
17 - Liverpool are unbeaten in 17 home matches against Man City in all competitions (W12 D5), since losing 2-1 at Anfield in the Premier League in May 2003. Fortress. pic.twitter.com/JwHC0eW90V
A total of 3 shots between both teams and 0 shots on target in that first half lol #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/fmtvWsB57N— FootySays (@Footy_Says) October 7, 2018
A total of 3 shots between both teams and 0 shots on target in that first half lol #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/fmtvWsB57N
One of the worst halves of football I’ve ever seen. Neville thinks pep will be “happier of the two”. His team haven’t registered a shot in 45 minutes!#LIVMCI— Basit Chaudhry ???? (@IAmABdulBasitAB) October 7, 2018
One of the worst halves of football I’ve ever seen. Neville thinks pep will be “happier of the two”. His team haven’t registered a shot in 45 minutes!#LIVMCI
37' Man City win a corner as David Silva ghosts into the box and forces Van Dijk to make a challenge.
Lovren clears the resulting corner-kick.
36' Both teams are struggling in the final third. Liverpool have not managed
to sustain a period of possession, while City give the ball away on
their latest break as Mendy passes straight to Wijnaldum.
The game needs
a spark from somewhere.
27' James Milner has just gone down on the field of play and is now receiving medical attention.
Naby Keita is being called on from the bench.
19' Horrible mistake by Joe Gomez who miscues his attempted clearance with the ball falling to Aguero inside the area.
Lovren does well to get in a challenge and concede a corner.
FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 0 - 0 MANCHESTER CITY
That's it! The whistle sounds and Mahrez hangs his head. His missed penalty is the defining moment of the game. It did not seem like either team were willing to risk losing this game, so a draw seemed to be the most likely outcome from the outset.
Gomez' long throw is headed away by the City defenders. Liverpool look the more hungry of the two sides.
Wijnaldum is given a yellow card from dissent. The fourth official raises his board and signals three additional minutes.
Liverpool sense they could win this. After a couple of minutes of intense attack City win a goal kick after good defense from Walker.
MISSED! Mahrez has blazed his penalty over the bar and Klopp celebrates as Guardiola grimaces.
PENALTY! Van Dijk brings down Sane as the German went to shoot, from a tight angle it must be said.
Both teams seem unwilling to risk the point they have. The game has slowed down as it enters the last ten minutes.
Gomez barges down the right and does well to dig out a cross. Sturridge gets his head to it but cannot generate the pace needed to trouble Ederson.
Lovren inadvertently hits Jesus in the mouth inside the Liverpool box. But the referee gives a corner as opposed to a penalty.
Bernardo's cross is palmed away by Allison before being picked up by Mahrez who smashes his shot toward the near post. Allison does well to save behind for a corner.
Jesus does well to win the ball and start a counter. He plays a one-two with Silva before taking on Lovren. It is fair to say the Liverpool man comes out on top after a crunching challenge.
Sturridge, who has played for City, comes on to replace Firmino.
A beautiful take by Salah from Robertson's long ball allows the Egyptian an opportunity. The strike, however, lacks the control shown with his touch and ends up in the stands.
Salah's free kick from the right hand side floats narrowly wide of Ederson's post.
Aguero continues his goal drought at Anfield as he is replaced by Jesus.
Mendy gets a yellow card for pulling back Salah. The free kick will be sent into the box.
Salah has half a chance at the other end but his curler is easily gathered by Ederson. This game has come to life!
Mahrez has another chance, this time on his right foot. But it is tame and straight at Allison.
That is more like it! Silva finds Mahrez who is one-on-one with Robertson. His quick feet allows him space to shoot but it goes narrowly wide of Allison's goal.
Sterling swings in a corner that seems to hit Van Dijk on the arm but he was impeded before that. So a free kick is awarded to the Reds.
Silva does well to win the ball back in midfield and lays it off to Fernandinho. He drifts toward goal and has a swipe at goal which ends up nearer the corner flag.
Aguero is into the book for a very late challenge on Henderson.
Chaos in the City box, Keita cannot sort his feet out in time to get a shot away. Henderson knocks the ball back toward goal but Sterling is in the way.
Robertson's driven cross deflects off Laporte with Firmino and Salah lining up to volley it into the net.
Gomez collects the ball tidily on the left hand side of City's boxed and lashes a shot against Mendy. First bit of adventure shown by the fullback.
Van Dijk launches a cross field ball out for a goal kick. Slow start to the second half for both sides.
Firmino kicks us off for this second half. Both sides are unchanged at the break.
Milner is down for some treatment on his hamstring. Keita gets his shirt on and looks to be ready to come on. Pep Guardiola uses the opportunity to give his players plenty of instruction.
HALF TIME: LIVERPOOL 0 - 0 MANCHESTER CITY.
Martin Atkinson blows on his whistle to mark the end of this first half. It was feisty, and threatened at times to spark into life but never quite did. The only shot from Salah and the Aguero penalty shout will feature on a short highlight reel.
A speculative backhell pass by Salah is smothered by Ederson. That should be that for the first half.
Untidy tackle from Henderson on Bernardo sparks more unrest amongst the players. We could see plenty of cards tonight.
City have definitely wrestled the ascendancy from Liverpool. Unbelivably however, the only shot of the game was Salah's dragged effort in the opening minutes. Far from a cagey encounter though.
A beautiful piece of City quick passing ends with Silva winding up from a tight angle. However, Van Dijk snuffs out the shot.
Atkinson has to have a chat with both captains after the Fernandihno's foul sparks an unsavoury reaction from Mane.
Sterling tests out Mendy's foot injury as he plays a through ball, however the speedy fullback couldn't quite get there before the ball rolled out of play.
Confirmation of that change, Keita replaces Milner in a straight swap that shouldn't see a change of formation.
City are looking comfortable after that frantic start as the start to dominate possession.
First man in Atkinson's book is Bernardo for a rash challenge on Salah.
Penalty shouts waved away by Atkinson! Gomez' shocking attempt to clear Lovren's defensive header allows Aguero to take the ball down in the box. Lovren seems to barge the striker in the back but nothing given.
Man City are slowly but surely working their way into the game as they show some composure on the ball and pass it around in their half for the first subdued period of the game.
Gomez is robbed in the middle of the park by Fernandinho, who feeds Sterling. The winger does well to beat one but eventually his low cross is blocked out for a corner by, the culprit, Gomez.
This time Milner's delivery is much better and Lovren's header falls graciously at the feet of Ederson.
Milner's deep corner ends up comfortably in Ederson's gloves. All Liverpool up until this point.
Neat interplay between Robertson and Mane on the left sees the latter skip past Bernardo and into the box. He crosses but Mendy's toe prevents Salah from poking home.
Salah brings a high ball under his spell before twisting and turning Stones in the box. But the forward lashes his shot wide of the near post.
City have an early chance to counter-attack through the rapid Walker. His ball sends Mahrez through on goal but he is flagged offside.
Aguero knocks the ball back from the center circle and we are underway at Anfield!
Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo; Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino.
For City, Mendy has recovered from his foot problem to start at left back in place of Delph.
Team news is that Keita has not recovered in time to start and Henderson is the man to replace him. Lovren is back however, and Alexander-Arnold makes way with Gomez shifting to right back.. For City, Mendy has recovered from his foot problem to start at
Man City have lost three matches against Liverpool in 2018, losing in the Premier League in January and two Champions League matches in April.
Liverpool hold the upper hand in this fixture over recent years having last lost at home to City back in May 2003. Meaning they are 17 home matches unbeaten against today's opponents.
Hello and welcome to Anfield for this early meeting of the top two sides in the Premier League, Liverpool and Manchester City. It cannot quite be billed a title decider, but for the two sets of fans it may feel like it.
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