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- Oxlade-Chamberlain (o.g.)66'
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- 1st Half
- De Bruyne (P)25'
Manchester City - Liverpool
Premier League - 2 July 2020
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- End of 2nd Half
FT: Man City 4-0 Liverpool. De Bruyne, Sterling, Foden and an Ox own goal see the former champions hammer the newly-crowned champions.
GOAL DISALLOWED! City almost make it a five-star showing as Mahrez skips clear and drills a low shot past Alisson at his near post. However, it hit his hand in the build up and doesn't count.
- Yellow cardJordan HendersonLiverpool
Four minutes added.
Liverpool just want that final whistle now.
So, Liverpool's first match back after being crowned champions has ended in a humbling. The celebrations created a bit of a hangover, it seems, but credit to Pep and Co for looking to make a point.
- OffSadio ManéLiverpool
- OnTakumi MinaminoLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Mane off, Minamino on.
Almost five. Mahrez skins Fabinho before arrowing a shot just wide.
- OffRaheem SterlingManchester City
- OnBernardo SilvaManchester City
MAN CITY CHANGE: Bernardo on for Sterling.
- OffAymeric LaporteManchester City
- OnNicolás OtamendiManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Otamendi on for Laporte.
- OffTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool
- OnNeco WilliamsLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Williams on, TAA off.
- OffKyle WalkerManchester City
- OnJoão CanceloManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Walker off, Cancelo on.
This is getting embarrassing for Liverpool.
- Own-goalAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
GOAL! City break at speed and make it four! De Bruyne plays in Sterling, who cuts past his man before seeing a shot diverted into his own net by Oxlade Chamberlain.
Liverpool with a good spell that hasn't paid off yet. That long wait for an away goal goes on.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnNaby KeïtaLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Keita on for Wijnaldum.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on for Firmino.
City give the ball away cheaply just outside their own area. Mane picks it up and feeds Firmino, who sees a shot well blocked. It's not happening for Liverpool tonight.
- OffGabriel JesusManchester City
- OnRiyad MahrezManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Mahrez on, Jesus off.
Alexander Arnold has a pop from the free kick ,but sees it deflect wide of the far post.
Walker booked for a nudge in Mane's back. Liverpool are given a free kick on the very edge of the area.
Mane should reduce the arrears but steps over Henderson's incisive pass. He was eight yards out with the goal at his mercy. A strange choice!
As it stands, Liverpool are on course to lose their second league match of the season. City will move to within 20 points of the Reds....
De Bruyne cuts it back from the right for Foden, who sees a low shot hacked off the line by van Dijk.
CLOSE! Sterling spins Robertson in the centre circle and is allowed to run to the edge of the box before seeing a shot deflect just wide.
Jesus glides beyond Fabinho but then slots a shot straight at Alisson. Liverpool's defence is all at sea.
STAT: Liverpool could go five successive away fixtures in all competitions without scoring for the first time since an eight-match run under Graeme Souness from February to April 1992.
- OffJoe GomezLiverpool
- OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
HT CHANGE FOR LIVERPOOL: Gomez off, The Ox on.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! City restart the contest. Liverpool need a bit of an Istanbul to rescue anything from this one.
HT: Man City 3-0 Liverpool. De Bruyne (pen), Sterling and Foden give the former champions an emphatic interval lead against the newly-crowned champions.
- GoalPhil FodenManchester City
GOAL! It's three. City carve the champions open again. Foden plays a slick one-two with De Bruyne before lifting a sweet finish over Alisson.
STAT: Sterling has scored his first Premier League goal against former club Liverpool, in what his ninth appearance against them in the competition.
- Yellow cardBenjamin MendyManchester City
City very clinical so far. Liverpool have had some openings, but have not been as ruthless as the hosts.
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
GOAL! The hosts double their advantage. Foden jinks through the middle following a quick break. He feeds Sterling, who outfoxes Gomez and tucks it beyond Alisson.
Liverpool probe. City creak, but in the end the hosts survive as Fabinho's volleyed cross from Mane's clipped pass can't find Salah in the middle.
Brilliant feet from Jesus after another sublime through pass from De Bruyne releases him on the right of the Liverpool area. The Brazilian twists smartly to manufacture space for the shot, but then skews it horribly wide.
Cue a drinks break.
- Goal by penaltyKevin De BruyneManchester City
GOAL! De Bruyne is ice cool as he sends Alisson the wrong with a crisp, low penalty.
- Yellow cardJoe GomezLiverpool
PENALTY TO MAN CITY! Gomez tugs away as Sterling twists and turns. The referee sees it all and points to the spot. Gomez picks up a booking.
OFF THE POST! City get caught out with a high line. Firmino feeds Salah, who cuts past his man before seeing a low drive crash back off the post.
De Bruyne sends Jesus free again, but the Brazilian is offside. Alisson made the save anyhow.
DID YOU KNOW? Man City have conceded the opening goal in 11 league games this campaign - three more than their total for the previous two seasons.
The much hyped guard of honour.
Mendy whips a devilish ball into the six-yard box, but Sterling can't react fast enough to provide the finish. Van Dijk and co happy to see that delivery evade everyone in a blue shirt.
Mane heads a half decent chance wide as Liverpool again threaten. Meanwhile, random fireworks have gone on outside the stadium. The players looked a bit bemused by it.
It's been an open, entertaining start to this one. Both sides are looking to get forward at every opportunity.
De Bruyne limping a bit after treading on the ball while trying to surge clear of Fabinho. City were concerned at first, but it looks like the Belgian will be okay.
PEP v JURGEN: Guardiola has overseen three wins in his last 11 managerial jousts with Jurgen Klopp in all competitions (three draws and five defeats). Ten of those encounters have been against against Liverpool, including the Community Shield back in August. Klopp has beaten Pep more times than any other manager - eight times.
DID YOU KNOW? Liverpool's only win in their past 10 league games at the Etihad Stadium came in Jurgen Klopp's first match in charge against Man City in November 2015.
Liverpool respond. A long ball over the top frees Salah. His snap shot forces the save out of Ederson. Firmino almost gobbles up the rebound via a touch of wobbly defending, but his effort is too tame and Ederson is able to recover and keep it out.
Head to head in the league at City: Liverpool 30 wins, Man City 30 wins, 23 draws.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! The champions get us underway against the former champions.
City were out pretty early to show Liverpool respect with the guard of honour. Now that's out of the way, both teams get ready for business!
Almost time for the former champions to take on the newly crowned champions.
Earlier this season Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield in a match many Reds players have highlighted as significant in them pulling well clear at the summit. Fabinho opened the scoring on six minutes before Mo Salah doubled the lead. Shortly after the interval Sadio Mané, on his 100th league start for the Reds, made it 3-0 to put the Kop in dreamland. Bernardo Silva pulled one back with 12 minutes remaining, but the damage was done.
Plenty of good features on the Eurosport site focusing on Liverpool's title triumph. When you get a chance, check out this Podcast special featuring yours truly (Paul Hassall), host Ben Snowball and Tony Evans.
Cracker of a stat courtesy of LFC statman, Ged Rea: Liverpool clinched their 19th league title after a wait of 11,016 days. From the start of the 1990-91 campaign up to and including Neco Williams’ league debut against Crystal Palace last month, the Reds used 239 players.
As we build up to tonight's clash, why not take a quick look at the latest gossip from the continent in our Euro Papers video.
Lots of positive stories doing the rounds relating to LFC. For City, the focus is on the cup challenges that lie ahead. Leroy Sane's impending departure was announced on Tuesday while the date for their appeal against a Champions League ban was also recently revealed.
Some pre-match thoughts from Klopp: "Eight days, (so) no need for massive changes. We could have changed, but for this specific game now, against City you need pretty much the most experienced team."
City make three changes from their last league outing, when they were beaten at Chelsea. Eric Garcia comes into the defence in place of the suspended Fernandinho, while Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus also start.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - MAN CITY: Ederson; Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Jesus, Sterling... Subs: Bravo, Stones, Zinchenko, B.Silva, D.Silva, Mahrez, Cancelo, Otamendi, Doyle. /// LIVERPOOL: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane... Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Origi, Jones, Elliott, Williams.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the top of the table clash between 2018-19 title winners Manchester City and the recently crowned top dogs of English football, Liverpool. The Citizens will show respect for the Reds with a guard of honour before looking to inflict an immediate defeat on the new champions. Can Pep Guardiola's men make a belated point or will Jurgen Klopp's side remain firmly on course to break some records? Kick off 20:15 BST.