City blast Liverpool for five as Mane sees red

Leroy Sane

Image source: @ManCity

Manchester City beat ten man Liverpool comfortably at the Etihad Stadium in the early kick off on Saturday afternoon.

The big decision came on the 37th minute of the game when Sadio Mane was sent off by John Moss. Mane collided with City keeper Ederson, as the Liverpool forward’s foot was high, with his studs going into the keepers face, the man in the middle had no option but to send Mane off.

While that sending off did change the game, you can’t take anything away from City, whose football on the day was nothing short of magnificent. The red card did kill the tie off in a way, however City did put their chances away, and something Liverpool couldn’t do.

City had scored before that big decision, with Sergio Aguero putting the home side ahead on the 24th minute. Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant pass found the Argentinian who rounded Simon Mignolet to give his team the lead.

Gabriel Jesus then scored his first of two on the day just before the halftime whistle to extend City’s lead. He scored again on the 53rd minute to put the game to bed for the home side. Leroy Sane got two goals on the day on the 77th and 90+1 minutes respectively.

The defeat for Liverpool was their biggest under boss Jurgen Klopp and their first of this season. It was also his joint heaviest defeat in his managerial career, the other being a 6-1 loss when he was Mainz manager against Werder Bremen in 2006.

Not since 1937 have City put five plus goals past Liverpool in a game, and Aguero also become the top scorer for a non-European player in the Premier League, with a total of 124, taking over the previous holder of the record Dwight Yorke with 123.

Both City and Liverpool are in Champions League action on Wednesday night with City going to Holland to face Feyenoord while Liverpool host Sevilla.

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