Manchester City maintained their slim one-point lead atop the Premier League with a classic draw against nearest rivals Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
The clash of the country’s two best teams lived up to its pre-match hype, and in the end, there was nothing separating them, with the championship still up for grabs with seven games left.
City raced out to an early lead with Kevin de Bruyne’s deflected goal, but Liverpool swiftly equalised through Diogo Jota’s deflected drive.
Pep Guardiola’s team controlled the first 45 minutes but failed to convert a slew of opportunities until Gabriel Jesus sneaked in behind Alexander-Arnold to score nine minutes before the interval from a Joao Cancelo cross.
Liverpool had seemed curiously anxious but came out revitalised after the restart, equalising in the 47th minute when Sadio Mane celebrated his 30th birthday with a goal off Mohamed Salah’s brilliant assist.
Raheem Sterling had a goal disallowed for offside as both teams fought for a winner in this magnificent contest, with City replacement Riyad Mahrez squandering a late opportunity to win it when he hoisted his shot over the bar.