Manchester City 2 Liverpool 2 – Aguero rescues a point for champions
Was this the moment when Manchester City lost their Premier League crown? Nothing less than three points were surely required to keep the pressure on Manchester United although Roberto Mancini’s side could only manage a draw against a lively Liverpool team.
February 3rd, 2013
It was a pulsating encounter with the visitors clearly uninterested in settling for a point and they might have had all three if Pepe Reina had decided against charging for the ball in the 78th minute, allowing Sergio Aguero to hook the ball into an empty net.
Five minutes earlier, Steven Gerrard had given Liverpool the lead after a spellbinding shot from 30 yards which beat Joe Hart to his right, with Brendan Rodgers’ team looking good for their lead at that stage.
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge continue to illustrate they are one of the most dangerous duos in the Premier League and it was the latter that cancelled out Edin Dzeko’s opener in the first half.
It was the second time in a week that Liverpool had returned home from a tricky away fixture with a 2-2 draw, with the Reds having stormed into a 2-0 lead at the Emirates on Wednesday before being pegged back.