Fabinho goal vs Man City: Liverpool take the lead with a Fabinho stunner from 25 yards under controversial circumstances.
Manchester City and Liverpool have become the super clubs in English football in recent years. While Manchester City cleared all challenges in England to complete an unprecedented domestic treble, Liverpool conquered all of Europe to win the Champions League.
Liverpool are now in the running to add the Premier League in their ever-increasing trophy case while Manchester want to become the first side since Manchester United to win the Premier League three years in a row.
It is under these circumstances that the match between Manchester City and Liverpool match is extremely important and could very well be the deciding factor between who ends up with the trophy in their embrace. However, at the moment the advantage is now with Liverpool, albeit a bit controversially.
Fabinho goal vs Man City: Liverpool take the lead under controversial circumstances
The high-octane match started with both teams playing high intensity football. In the 6th minute of the match however, Manchester City appealed for a Trent Alexander-Arnold handball. However, the referee waved the appeal and Liverpool were quick to continue the play.
The Reds carried the ball from the left and Sadio Mane attempted a low cross. The ball was then sent clear of the box but Fabinho ran onto it and blasted a beauty from 25 yards out!
What a start for the Premier League leaders – but Man City are furious!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 10, 2019
— 19th ✪ 🇱🇧 (@GGeorgeskarakii) November 10, 2019
The play went to VAR to check the legitimacy of the earlier attempt. However, VAR ruled in Liverpool’s favour stating that replays showed that the ball bounced into Alexander-Arnold’s arm off Bernardo Silva’s arm.
Typical of Liverpool’s season so far. Manchester City spend first five minutes attacking Liverpool’s goal, Alexander-Arnold handball outside natural silhouette not given as a penalty, Liverpool break from it and score past reserve goalkeeper. #LIVMCIhttps://t.co/fG10zknu2D pic.twitter.com/EOnqjgG6R0
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) November 10, 2019
Liverpool currently lead the match 2-0 after Mohammed Salah headed in a cross from Andy Robertson in the 13th minute of the match. City have an uphill task on hand at the moment. No team has beaten the Reds at Anfield for over a year. If Pep Guardiola’s side are to come back with 3 points, they will have to overturn the 2-goal deficit.
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