Sunday 16 June, 2019

Man City inflict Liverpool's first loss of EPL season

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League game against Liverpool at the Ethiad stadium, Manchester England, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League game against Liverpool at the Ethiad stadium, Manchester England, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

Manchester City revived their title defense by inflicting leader Liverpool's first defeat 2-1 on Thursday, completing the Premier League's packed festive program with an engrossing encounter.

Liverpool's threatened a comeback when Roberto Firmino canceled out Sergio Aguero's first-half opener but Leroy Sane struck the winner in the 72nd minute.

The title race is wide open again just when it looked like Liverpool were on a smoother path to a first English title in 29 years thanks to City's back-to-back losses less than two weeks ago.

City have trimmed Liverpool's lead to four points and reclaimed second place from Tottenham with 17 games of the 38-match season remaining.

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