In the English Premier League‘s eleventh round on Sunday evening, Liverpool defeated Manchester City with a clear-cut goal, handing them their first loss of the year.
The game’s lone goal was scored by Mohamed Salah’s feet in the 76th minute.
Liverpool – Manchester City Played on 10/16/2022
With this victory, Liverpool’s score increased to 13, moving them up to eighth position,
while City’s total remained at 23, 4 points ahead of Arsenal, the team in first place.
Liverpool attempted to stop Manchester City from exerting its authority by applying intense
pressure to the players of the host club. This caused some confusion for the visiting team’s
defense throughout the first thirty minutes of the match. In the 15th minute, City striker
Erling Haaland’s effort rebounded off the defenders and found Phil Foden, whose attempt
also failed. This was the first opportunity of the game.
Diogo Jota was unmarked when Harvey Elliott crossed the ball on 21, and his feeble shot fell
into goalkeeper Ederson’s hands.
De Bruyne made a great effort on the right side in the 40th minute, and after raising a cross,
Haaland met it with a header that Allison caught.
After receiving a pass from his teammate Roberto Firmino five minutes into the second half,
Salah found himself all alone in City’s goal. However, he decided to shoot rather than pass to
Jota, leaving Ederson all by himself with his fingertips.
In the 55th minute, Foden scored for City, but the referee overturned it after reviewing video
because Halland interfered with the goal-building shot.
In the 56th minute, a counterattack caused the City defense to falter. Salah brilliantly elevated the ball to Jota, who crossed it despite being in a good position.
After receiving a ball from Gundogan in the 64th minute, goalkeeper Alison displayed heroism by saving a new attempt from Halland.
In the 70th minute, Salah made space for himself on the right flank before firing a left-handed shot that went just beyond the far post.
When goalie Alison sent a quick ball forward in the 76th minute, Salah was able to escape Joao Cancelo’s control, be singular in the goal, and score the opening goal for Liverpool.
Darwin Nunez, a substitute, nearly scored Liverpool’s second goal in the 77th minute when he blasted the ball and missed the target.
Five minutes before the game’s conclusion, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sent off for challenging the official’s decisions, and in the 87th minute, substitute Fabio Carvalho chose to advance the ball and shoot rather than pass to Salah or Jota, squandering the chance to extend the lead over Liverpool.