Manchester City vs Liverpool Goals & Sadio Mane Red Card
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 10, 2017,
Sep 10, 2017, 21:59
"It was not a bad foul but with the way Eddy comes out of it, it's normal for a red card". Up until that point, it was a tightly contested, very competitive match.
There was not the slightest chance for Liverpool to at least score one goal, especially in the second half.
53' - GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Liverpool (Jesus).
It all turned sour for the Merseysiders from there as Sadio Mane was sent off for collecting opposition goalkeeper Ederson in the face with a raised boot in the 37 minute, forcing the Brazilian to be stretchered off the pitch.
Ederson was in the dugout after the end of the first half and is believed to have suffered a few bruises, with no lasting injuries, The Reds capitulated after the sending off and conceded goals for fun after an impressive performance against Arsenal before the worldwide break when they dispatched four past the north London club. I think after the first goal we took more control of the game.
Gary Neville, who was in the commentary box for Sky Sports immediately criticised the referee.
This is the first time that Mane has picked up a Premier League Player of the Month award since his move to England from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in 2014.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was the next player to show signs he wasn't quite settled, when his pass back to Simon Mignolet was shanked out for a corner. Fans and Pep Guardiola wondered if Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus could play together, and the two have been showing great chemistry to the delight of their head coach.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made no secret of the fact that he disagreed with Moss' call but that didn't stop the German worldwide from trying to shake the match official's hand following the final whistle.
Reds star Emre Can meanwhile will start in midfield alongside Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum. It would be another waste of time, like the game today.
"All three up front were not really involved".
The Liverpool match proved that City can win every game despite the lineup they choose, because every lineup will be filled with decisive players who can beat any team.
Liverpool couldn't get into the game, and the introductions of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, and Dominic Solanke changed nothing.