Townsville Bulletin



MANCHESTER City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against Liverpool in a thrilling match between the Premier League title rivals on Sunday as Tottenham won to ease the pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo.

Mohamed Salah appeared to have won the game at Anfield after Phil Foden had cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener but Kevin De Bruyne’s late deflected shot rescued a point for Pep Guardiola’s men.

The result leaves the Premier League title race tantalisin­gly poised. Unbeaten Liverpool is a point behind leader Chelsea, while City is in third place, two points off the top.

Earlier, Spurs beat Aston Villa 2-1 and Leicester drew 2-2 at Crystal Palace, while new boys Brentford scored deep into stoppage time to beat West Ham 2-1.

City’s dropped points against Southampto­n last month looked potentiall­y costly, with tricky away matches to come against Chelsea and Liverpool.

But the defending champions have shown their mettle with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge and now an impressive performanc­e at the home of their fiercest rivals. “What a game,” Guardiola said. “That is the reason the last years Man City and Liverpool were always there because we try to play in this way.”

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