Club football is back with a bang as Manchester City edge Liverpool 3-2 in a fiesty 5 goal encounter.
Erling Haaland did not take long to put himself on healines as he converted a cross from Kevin De Bruyne in the 10th minute to put the Cityzens ahead.
10 minutes later, Fabio Carvalho equalised. Both teams went in for half-time.
The second half tarted with a blast as Riyad Mahrez bagged a goal to put Cityens ahead but Mo Salah was on hand to equalise.
Nathan Ake headed home a ball from De Bruyne in what was the match winner. Now Manchester City are through to the next round of the Carabao Cup
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Goal! Man City 3-2 Liverpool
In the first half, Kevin de Bruyne put in a great cross for Ake that the defender couldn’t take. This time, it’s a repeat move and it works as Ake connects perfectly with the Belgian’s ball. It’s 3-2, now let’s see if City can hold on to their lead this time.
Goal! Man City 2-2 Liverpool
Liverpool straight back on level terms through Salah! What a game.
Goal! Man City 2-1 Liverpool
City immediately in front after the break via Riyad Mahrez.
Here we go again! The players are back out and ready to for for the second 45 minutes. Let’s see if this one gets settled in the 90 minutes or if we’ll need extra time.
That was a strong 45 minutes. I wonder what the second half holds.
Goal! Man City 1-1 Liverpool
This time, it’s onside and Liverpool do level. James Milner is played in down the right and plays a nice ball to Carvalho, who just passes it into the bottom corner. It’s 1-1 and we have a cup tie on our hands.
Goal! Man City 1-0 Liverpool
The World Cup meant he had to spend a month in the shadows, but Erling Haaland is back and back among the goals. He gets on the end of a cross and sticks out a leg to produce a classic Haaland finish. It’s 1-0 to Manchester City and they deserve it.
Here we go then! Club football feels like it’s properly back as we see this competitive game between Manchester City vs Liverpool. Erling Haaland has an early chance in the opening seconds, finding space and the opposition goalkeeper in no man’s land, but he fires well over.
We have the first competitive Manchester City starting XI since the World Cup break, and it’s as follows: Ortega; Lewis, Akanji, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Palmer.
We also have the confirmed Liverpool line-up for this Carabao Cup clash, which is: Kelleher; Milner, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Bajcetic, Thiago, Elliott; Salah, Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho.