Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late equalizer secured a crucial point for Liverpool against reigning champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The thrilling encounter ended in a 1-1 draw, ending City’s remarkable 23-match winning run at home in all competitions.
Erling Haaland opened the scoring for City in the 27th minute with his 50th Premier League goal, breaking Andy Cole’s record by achieving the milestone in just 48 games. However, Alexander-Arnold came to Liverpool’s rescue with a superb strike in the 80th minute, canceling out Haaland’s opener and denying City a victory at home in 2023 for the first time.
The match saw a relatively even contest with both teams keeping each other largely in check. Haaland had additional opportunities to extend City’s lead, but Alexander-Arnold’s late heroics ensured Liverpool left with a share of the points.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledged the difficulty of playing at the Etihad Stadium, praising his team’s resilience. Meanwhile, City manager Pep Guardiola, visibly frustrated after the final whistle, engaged in a heated exchange with Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez, highlighting the intensity of the encounter.
The draw leaves City at the top of the Premier League table, one point ahead of Liverpool. The title race remains tight, with Arsenal having the chance to overtake City if they win their upcoming match against Brentford this evening. Liverpool, satisfied with the hard-fought draw, sits closely behind the defending champions.