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Classic match replay: City 2-1 Liverpool 2019

Enjoy our pivotal Premier League victory over the Reds in full with a CITY+ subscription.

A thrilling encounter, decided by the smallest of margins... quite literally!

Heading into the game seven points off the top, Pep Guardiola's men hosted league leaders Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on this day in 2019.


It was quite simply a must-win for the Champions and the atmosphere was electric, as the home side produced a superb performance to clinch a pivotal three points in the title race with a hard-fought 2-1 win.

A typically stunning Sergio Aguero strike had opened the scoring before Roberto Firmino equalised.

Leroy Sane's drilled effort settled the contest with 18 minutes of normal time remaining, although it could all have been very different had John Stones not prevented the Reds from drawing first blood, reacting quickest to stop the ball from crossing the line by a matter of millimetres after Sadio Mane had struck the post and Stones' clearance had ricocheted off Ederson!

City held on for a precious win to reignite our title charge - and just how important it would turn out to be...

CITY+ subscribers can enjoy the match in full via the video above...