Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is “more than happy” with the 2-2 draw his side earned at Anfield against Liverpool (Premier League Outright – City 10/11, Liverpool 4/1).
City were seeking to respond to a Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain during the week and were the better side in a goalless first half on Merseyside.
However, a lovely, composed finish from Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead on the hour mark after excellent work from Mo Salah – though it was short-lived following Phil Foden’s excellent accurate strike from the left side of the box.
Salah (5/2 Fav Premier League Top Scorer), Liverpool’s star of the show, restored the Reds’ advantage with a wonderful solo goal after a mazy run before Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected effort ended the scoring.
Liverpool and City are second and third in the Premier League behind leaders Chelsea respectively but Guardiola was happy to take a point from Anfield.
“If you ask me about the points of course I am happy if you ask me about the performance I am more than happy,” the Spaniard said.
“The way we have played the last three games has been magnificent. We have played a lot of players and they have all played with personality and personality and unfortunately we could not win.”
Earlier, Tottenham (11/10 Top Six Finish) got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a hard-fought win against Aston Villa in North London.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Ollie Watkins’ strike before Matt Targett’s own goal won the game for Spurs after he was pressurised by Lucas Moura.
After three straight losses with three goals conceded in each, it was a timely win for Nuno Espirito Santo who was already being called into question.
Leicester City’s poor start to the season continued after they threw away a two-goal lead at Crystal Place to draw 2-2.
First-half goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy put the Foxes in a seemingly commanding position.
However, Patrick Vieira’s substitutes came up trumps with Michael Olise and Jeff Schlupp grabbing goals to salvage a deserved point in a 2-2 draw.
It means Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester have only picked up eight points from seven matches as they sit 13th.
Lastly, an added-time winner from Yoane Wissa saw Brentford steal the three points from West Ham United to climb up to seventh.
Bryan Mbeumo slid home the opener in the first half before Jarrod Bowen lashed a right-foot effort home from a corner.
But Wissa’s goal sent the away end into raptures and Brentford are now above the Hammers in the table.