It’s a long way back for Manchester City in their pursuit of a hat-trick of Premier League titles.
Super-sub Xherdan Shaqiri inflicted further pain on Manchester United following their defeat at arch-rivals Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL 4, MAN CITY 3
Manchester City won’t be invincibles after suffering their first Premier League defeat of the season at Liverpool.
But Pep Guardiola’s side almost pulled off a remarkable recovery as, 4-1 down with six minutes left, they appeared down and out.
Late goals from substitute Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan set up a pulsating finish in which Sergio Aguero so nearly scored an equaliser at the death on the ground where they have won only once since 1981.
This was City’s first domestic defeat since April when they lost at Chelsea while for Liverpool they are now unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions, their best run since Jurgen Klopp took charge.
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