Liverpool FC

19 Mar 2017


Milner spot on for Reds in thriller at Etihad

MARCH 19, 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE: MANCHESTER CITY 1 LIVERPOOL 1

A thoroughly entertaining contest at the Etihad Stadium finished with a goal apiece but it could have been so many more.

After a fraught and goalless first half, Jürgen Klopp’s side took the lead through a flawless 51st-minute penalty from James Milner past his old team.

Can sent a clever lofted pass into Firmino’s run and when the Brazilian was clumsily fouled by Gael Clichy, the referee did not hesitate in pointing to the spot for a penalty.

Up stepped Milner to coolly swipe inside the left post as Caballero dived in the opposite direction, the 50th league goal of the Englishman’s career.

The advantage was cancelled out by Sergio Aguero on 69 minutes when the Argentinian clinically firing home from close range from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.

Both sides had chances to claim victory before and after the second-half exchange of goals, but nothing could separate the Champions League-chasing rivals.

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