Thursday 22 February 2018 / 06:07 PM

REDS HALT CITY’S RUN IN SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER

Manchester City’s unbeaten 22-game start to the 2017/18 Premier League season is over, going down 4-3 to Liverpool in a breath-taking encounter at Anfield.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave the hosts a ninth-minute lead with a brilliant goal, but City gun Leroy Sane levelled the scored five minutes before the interval.

A stunning 10-minute period midway through the second stanza proved decisive, with Roberto Firmino’s goal just before the hour mark quickly followed up by scores from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah – the latter an extraordinary 40-yard strike – for a 4-1 Liverpool lead.

Man City struck back late through Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan, but Liverpool held on for a momentous win – despite enjoying just 35 percent possession.

The victory lifted Liverpool to equal-second with Manchester United, who host Stoke City tomorrow morning, and out-of-sorts defending champs Chelsea on 47 points. City remain 15 points ahead of the field, pending the result of the United-Stoke clash.

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CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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