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Aguero, Sane strike as Man City end Liverpool’s unbeaten run, close gap at top of EPL

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Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane scored to help Manchester City beat Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, thereby closing gap on the Premier League leaders.

After early exchanges and harsh tackles between both sides, Aguero lashes a shot into the roof of the net from tight angle to put the hosts ahead in the 41st minute.

Trailing from the firat half, Liverpool levelled minutes after the break when Roberto Firmino stooped low to head in Robertson’s cross from close range.

But City got back ahead on 71 minutes as Sane’s brilliant low drive found the net off far post.

The Pep Guardiola side, which suffered two shocking defeats recently, held on to the lead and ensured they secured all three points.

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With the result, Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the league since the start of the season has ended.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola said: “The game was a real game for both sides, we beat an incredible team. We were outstanding from the first minute.

“We are happy for this victory to reduce the gap. Everything is open.”

On his part, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “It was not our or City’s best game because we both made it difficult for the other team.

“I have already said to the boys this is OK. We lost it but it will happen.

“Tonight it is not nice but it is not the biggest problem,” he added.

 

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