FT: Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool. A comfortable win for City then, with the game never the same after Mane's red card, and Guardiola's men go top.
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Manchester City - Liverpool
Premier League - 9 September 2017
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- GoalLeroy SanéManchester City
GOAL! 5-0 and a stunner from Sane! The German picks the ball up five yards outside the box, with time to think, and bends a shot past Mignolet into the top corner.
De Bruyne slips Sane in behind the Liverpool backline and he crosses for Aguero at the back post, but Mignolet read the situation well as is able to keep the shot out.
Sane comes through the back of Moreno, unnecessarily given the situation of the game, and is fortunate to escape a booking.
- Yellow cardEmre CanLiverpool
A frustrated Can catches Aguero with a late challenge and goes into the book.
- GoalLeroy SanéManchester City
GOAL! 4-0. Sane plays a neat one-two with Mendy sweeps the left-back's low cross past Mignolet at the near post.
A low cross from Mendy is deflected goalwards by Matip and expertly saved by Mignolet.
Mangala, who many expected to leave this summer, comes on for Otamendi who against hasn't impressed today.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnDominic SolankeLiverpool
On comes Solanke, who might not touch the ball very much.
Having made two goals, De Bruyne has a great chance to score one for himself as Sane finds him with a cutback but he blazes over.
Liverpool offering very little now and it feels like a good opportunity for Man City players to inflate their stats.
Walker, who's been quiet, crosses into Mignolet's arms.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnJames MilnerLiverpool
Boos for former City man Milner as he replaces Wijnaldum. A tad harsh, that.
- OffGabriel JesusManchester City
- OnLeroy SanéManchester City
Despite being on a hat-trick, Jesus departs for Sane.
This could be a long afternoon for Liverpool now. Suddenly Mendy is causing plenty of problems down their right.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL! 3-0. Just seconds after having a goal disallowed, Aguero is put through on goal by Fernandinho and he lays the ball off for Jesus to score.
Firmino combines with Oxlade-Chamberlain to win a corner, but Liverpool aren't able to make anything of it.
There's a subdued feel to the Etihad right now.
- OffMohamed SalahLiverpool
- OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
We're back underway. One change at the break, with Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Salah. Liverpool look to be playing three at the back now, with Can having joined the defensive ranks.
HT: Manchester City 2-0 Liverpool. It looked to be going well for the visitors, but they have it all to do now at a man down and two goals down.
Salah goes on a good run down the right, but ends up somewhat isolated and is disposed by Mendy as he enters the City box.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL! 2-0 to City. De Bruyne fools Alexander-Arnold with a dumy to get some space, then sends in another great cross for Jesus who is onside this time and nods home.
Liverpool, for now at least, don;t seem to have changed anything after the red card. They're playing the same formation, just minus Mane.
Jesus thinks he's scored, having just flicked a delicious De Bruyne cross into the net, but the linesman's flag denies him. Correct decision.
- OffEdersonManchester City
- OnClaudio BravoManchester City
A standing ovation as Ederson is eventually taken off on a stretcher, and hopefully he's alright. There will be eight added minutes and Bravo is on.
Ederson still receiving treatment on the pitch.
Fair to say opinion is divided. More importantly, Ederson looks like he is quite badly hurt and won't be able to continue. Bravo will be on shortly.
It was a high boot, and it was near Ederson's head, but Mane only had eyes for the ball and Klopp looks furious.
RED CARD! Mane sets off after a through ball, as does Ederson, and the goalie gets there just before Mane who had raised his foot to try and flick the ball beyond him. Referee Moss is quick to show a red card, but Mane had to go for the ball there.
A City corner drops to Stones and he shoots low from a mere eight yards but Mignolet makes a great save with his left foot to keep it 1-0.
Klavan gets his pocket picked by Jesus, who proceeds to make his way into the box, and Mignolet bails out Klavan with a good save from close range.
Lot's of love for De Bruyne - rightfully so - after the goal.
Best chance yet for Liverpool as Mane slips in Salah, one-on-one, but the Egyptian telegraphs where he's going to shoot allowing Ederson to make a nice save.
The free-kick is in a great position, central and about two yards outside the box, but Can wastes it, missing the target by some distance.
- Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester City
Fernandinho now booked for bringing down Mane on the edge of the box.
Liverpool react well, with Salah in down the right again, and Ederson has to be off his line quickly to claim a cross heading towards an unmarked Mane.
- GoalSergio AgüeroManchester City
GOAL! City lead! Out of nothing, De Bruyne splits the defence in half with a beautiful through ball which Aguero gets on the end of, rounds the goalkeeper then rolls home.
Salah glides past Otamendi on the right then dribbles into the box but makes a poor decision, shooting straight at the goalkeeper with the outside of his left foot from a tight angle. Otamendi all over the place again.
- Yellow cardTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool
De Bruyne charges down Alexander-Arnold's clearance, wins the rebound and then gets hauled down by the right-back who joins Otamendi in the book.
Can is the latest player to shoot from range but slips as he does so, meaning there's no power on the shot and it's an easy save for Ederson.
City look shaky at the back already, with Salah and Mane both finding space in wide areas, and on this occasion the former cuts the ball back for Henderson to cross and he finds Firmino at the back post however the forward can only stab the ball straight at Ederson.
Fernandinho tries his luck from range and produces one of those scuffed strikes that seems to gain speed as it gets closer to the goal. Mignolet tips it wide and City promptly waste another corner.
Referee Moss has a word with Alexander-Arnold about how long he's taking to take throw-ins and 30 seconds later he slices a backpass to give away a corner. Not the best of starts for the youngster.
Already this looks like it might be an end-to-end encounter. City are straight up the other end where Mignolet is equal to a 25-yard drive from De Bruyne.
Moreno hits the resultant free-kick straight into the wall.
- Yellow cardNicolás OtamendiManchester City
Salah runs at Otamendi for the first time and is scythed down by the Argentine just outside the box. Clear booking.
The hosts have a free-kick midway inside the Liverpool half which De Bruyne clips into the box and Jesus flicks wide.
Moreno finds himself in a central position on the edge of the Man City box and has the first shot of the game, which is deflected behind.
Liverpool get the game underway.
And now they are out on the pitch. Here we go.
The players are in the tunnel now, wearing tracksuit jackets as has become standard protocol by now.
Just 10 minutes until kick-off now, so here's a reminder of the teams in full.
MAN CITY: Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D. Silva, Aguero, Jesus. Subs: Bravo, Gundogan, Mangala, Delph, Sane, B. Silva, Foden.
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Wijnaldumm, Salah, Firmino, Mane. Subs: Karius, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Sturridge, Solanke, Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Klopp has won three of his four Premier League games against Man City, including a 4-1 triumph at the Etihad that featured this goal.
Under Klopp, Liverpool have lost just once in 22 Premier League games against a top seven side from the previous season, winning 12 of those games.
Pep Guardiola not giving much away in his pre-match TV interview. "Of course" he looks forward to games like this, he's playing two strikers "because we try to score goals" and he wouldn't confirm whether or not City will be playing a back three.
And that form hasn't gone unnoticed.
Sadio Mane has scored in each of his last four Premier League games.
And on player who isn't playing, of course, is Phillipe Coutinho, just as Klopp said he wouldn’t yesterday. And according to his boss the Brazilian agreed completely” with that decision. More from Klopp here.
Both teams enter this match unbeaten on seven points, so if there's a winner that team will go top, albeit only for a short while should Manchester United avoid defeat later. Another thing they have in common is that both aren't in Champions League action until Wednesday, so the managers have a bit more leeway in terms of playing players in both games.
With a record like that it's no surprise he's back in the line-up.
As for Liverpool, the biggest thing to note is that Ragnar Klaven starts, with Dejan Lovren having to make do with a place on the bench where he's joined by new boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Simon Mignolet is back in the team, as is Trent Alexander-Arnold, with the Reds making three changes too.
Three changes for Manchester City as Kyle Walker, John Stones and Sergio Aguero come into the side for the injured Vincent Kompany, suspended Raheem Sterling and benched Bernardo Silva.
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Liverpool's trip to Manchester City. Two attacking teams, two shaky defences and a lot riding on the game even at this early stage it has all the hallmarks of a cracker - and here's hoping that's not a cue for a 0-0.
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