Witness the exhilarating clash between Manchester City and Liverpool in a complete replay of the match, including all the highlights. This electrifying showdown took place in the 2023/2024 season of the England Premier League on Matchday 13. The action kicked off at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, November 25, 2023. The game was officiated by the esteemed Chris Kavanagh of England and was hosted at the renowned Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Experience the thrilling encounter between these two powerhouse teams in the soccer world.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Full Match Reports
Erling Haaland etched his name in Premier League (PL) history, becoming the quickest player to reach 50 goals, yet his feat couldn’t secure victory over Liverpool. A sensational equalizer from Trent Alexander-Arnold ensured a deadlock between these contemporary rivals at the Etihad Stadium.
The hosts showcased an immediate intent to exploit the right-hand side of Liverpool’s defense, but the opening quarter-hour remained cagey, characterized by mutual respect and few scoring opportunities. A wayward pass from Reds goalkeeper Alisson presented Phil Foden with a chance, but the Brazilian redeemed himself with a comfortable save. On the other end, Alisson’s compatriot, Ederson, thwarted Darwin Núñez’s header, signaling Liverpool’s offensive prowess.
However, Alisson’s distribution lapses left the visitors exposed, and this time, there was no fortunate escape. Attempting to initiate a counter, the Brazilian slipped while releasing Mohamed Salah, sending his kick skyward. Nathan Aké seized the opportunity, maneuvering between Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexander-Arnold, and released Haaland. The Norwegian, with trademark composure, navigated the ball out of his feet and found the bottom corner, marking his 50th PL goal in just 48 appearances—a staggering 17 fewer than the previous record holder, Andy Cole.
Remarkably, this was Liverpool’s sixth consecutive PL away match conceding the opener, yet Jürgen Klopp’s men entered the break undeterred, showcasing resilience with a league-high 11 points from losing positions this season. Despite their usual prowess in front of goal, the Reds struggled in the second half, with Ederson playing more as a sweeper than a keeper. Alisson faced challenges, and the referee’s intervention nullified Ruben Dias’ strike due to a foul on the Liverpool stopper by Manuel Akanji.
Both teams approached their scoring attempts with composure, but the brilliance of the visitors emerged unexpectedly. Alexander-Arnold, found by Salah at the edge of the area, advanced and skillfully placed the ball into the bottom corner, standing tall in front of the silenced home supporters. This goal thwarted City’s pursuit of a record-equalling 24th consecutive home victory and left the titans separated by a single point in the enthralling PL title race.
Man of the Match: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).