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Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure class

Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure class

Manchester City's defence is not lacking in investment though and shouldn't need to rely on such a safety net. Liverpool improved when Fabinho came on but overall City were the better side on the night.

Jurgen Klopp said he would have "paid a lot of money" to be where Liverpool are now - four points clear with 17 games left.

In this crucial area Liverpool look to have the edge to add to their slightly easier fixture list and the four-point advantage they already have.

Liverpool have not been used to being in this position; being the ones ahead, at the top of the table and the burden that comes with that - the pressure of being leaders and not chasers.

"In a lot of moments it was really wild, a lot of rusty moments when somebody kicked the ball out, a blue one, a red one, and you think 'what's that?'".

Stones nearly made a mess of the clearance, initially striking the ball against goalkeeper Ederson before racing back to the goal line to hack the ball to safety.

Referee Anthony Taylor gave Kompany a yellow card in the 31st minute for what Klopp deemed a reckless lunge. A player makes a decision, goes on the ground, makes a sliding tackle and wants to defend the situation.

The hosts did go through on goal themselves - and scored in the 40th minute.

"We created chances - a big one in the first half and a few in the second - and things could have been different with a little bit of luck".

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The 33-year-old further said that the Indian side would struggle too if they were without Virat Kohli or Cheteshwar Pujara. Cummins snared 6-27 in India's second innings then top-scored with 63 to push the contest into a fifth day.

Speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of the game, Neville pulled out the positive of Alexander-Arnold's performance, highlighting his contribution for his side's goal.

If Liverpool had won the game, they would have been 10 points clear of the Premier League champions.

The equalizer was created by the fullbacks in the 64th.

However, the England defender somehow managed to keep the ball out of the goal by the most minimal of margins.

Just when Liverpool was gaining momentum, City roared back in front from a blistering counterattack.

"Sane scores and the situation with Sadio when he hit the post".

We all know that.

"We could have drawn, we could have won it and that's how it is". City had counter-attacks especially when we lost the ball, it was really unsafe.

City's win cut Liverpool's lead over them to four points with 17 games remaining and put to bed any talk of Pep Guardiola's side fading away and allowing Juergen Klopp's men to run away with the title.