De Bruyne’s mistake turned out to be decisive – a draw at Etihad
Manchester City 1: 1 Liverpool (Goals: 0: 1 Salah 13 ‘(P), 1: 1 Gabriel Jesus (31’). The teams of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp shared the points.
In the eighth round of the EPL, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City hosted Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and the teams shared the points: Gabriel Jesus answered the Mo Salah penalty soon after.
The game started with the advantage of Liverpool, and in the 12th minute, Sadio Mane won a penalty, which was scored by Salah and promoted to the “Reds”. Guardiola’s players became more active and even equalized at the 31st minute. Gabriel Jesus easily beat Trent Alexander-Arnold and struck him accurately. Shortly after, City had an ideal chance to get ahead. This time a penalty was awarded in the direction of the visitors’ goal and Kevin de Bruyne came to the ball. However, the Belgian could not use the chance, and the score remained unchanged.
It is noteworthy that until now, Bruyne is the first player in the Premier League after 2018, who could not shoot a penalty in the frame of the door at all. Finally, the same mistake was made by Riyad Mahrez in the City-Liverpool match.
In the second half, the teams did not create many goal moments, and a logical draw was recorded. Liverpool were injured by Alexander-Arnold, who was substituted. How serious the Englishman’s injury is will be known later. Liverpool are third in the tournament with 17 points, while Manchester City are 11th with 12 points (in 7 games).