Sergio Aguero’s equaliser claimed a vital point for Manchester City, who remain above Liverpool in third in the Premier League after the sides drew 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
City were looking to bounce back from Wednesday’s surprise Champions League exit at Monaco and they had to come from behind to extend their unbeaten league run to seven games.
James Milner opened the scoring from the spot shortly after half-time, picking out Willy Caballero’s bottom-right corner to score his seventh penalty of the season on his Etihad return.
John Stones should have converted a free header as a substandard City tried to improve a dire head-to-head record against Liverpool that had seen them lose five of the previous six meetings between the sides.
Aguero equalised for City with a close-range finish from Kevin De Bruyne’s right-wing cross and the Belgian hit the post as Pep Guardiola’s side cranked up the pressure in search of a winner.
But it was Adam Lallana who should have scored the decisive goal, the England international somehow mishitting his shot from eight yards after sublime Liverpool build-up play as both teams lost ground on Tottenham in the race for the second – with Manchester United now just four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s fourth-placed side.
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