Manchester City go into the break with a commanding lead. Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both on the scoresheet and Mane got his marching orders late in the half for a challenge on Ederson, who was pulled off on a stretcher. The Reds have a lot to do in the second half.
City make it two!
No offside this time. De Bruyne turned at the side of the box and crossed the ball into the six-yard box. Jesus is there to direct a header past Mignolet.
Jesus gets a head to the ball and finds the back of the net. The flag is up however and it’s still a one-goal difference.
Fantastic cross from Mendy out wide and he finds Walker all the way at the back post. The ball is blocked for a corner.
8 minutes of stoppage time
We will go all the way to the 53rd minute after the game was stopped.
Bravo is on for City
Ederson is stretched off amid a standing ovation at the Etihad.
Game still paused
Ederson is being treated. There will be plenty of stoppage time.
Ederson’s afternoon is over
Ederson will come off on a stretcher. The keeper was accidentally caught in the face by Mane and Bravo is ready to come on now.
Liverpool down to ten men
The long ball for Mane to run but Ederson raced off his line and the striker caught the keeper with a raised foot. Referee Jon Moss showed him a straight red and Mane is distraught.
Red card Mane!
Great save Mignolet!
The ball fell to John Stones from the corner and Mignolet stuck out a foot to save. A yard either way and we’re talking 2-0.
Gabriel Jesus showed strength and skill to get down the right and Mignolet saved.
Mane threaded a lovely ball for Salah who ran in behind the defenders and went for placement. Ederson got down with a strong hand to deny the winger.
Can standing over…
And blasts wide! He tried to curl it into the far post from inside the D. Poor challenge…
Dangerous free-kick Liverpool
Mane was brought down just outside the box. Fernandinho gets booked.
City take the lead!
Aguero got the through ball from De Bruyne, with Liverpool’s back line completely square. The striker went round Mignolet easily before finishing into an empty net.
Salah looking lively
The Egyptian skips past Otamendi again and he then fails to find a teammate in the middle.
Yellow card Alexander-Arnold
The right-back brought down De Bruyne at the side of the box.
Can slips as he goes for goal
City looked in control with De Bruyne running the game, but they are all at sea at the back. Liverpool are starting to exploit the spaces.
Henderson whipped in a ball from the right which found Firmino unmarked. The striker is unable to trouble Ederson.
The City midfielder with a low shot from 20 yards, but Mignolet palms the ball away for a corner.
City break forward with De Bruyne carrying the ball. The Belgian cannot find a pass and goes for goal from 25 yards.
Yellow card Otamendi
Strong challenge from the defender on Salah and he goes in the book after 5 minutes. Dangerous free-kick for the Reds…
Bright start from both sides
Liverpool win an early corner at one end and the hosts race up the other end to win a free-kick.
Liverpool get the ball rolling!
David Silva and Jordan Henderson led their teams out. What a game we have here!
And they’re out!
Great atmosphere at the Etihad.
Not long to go
The players will be out shortly to kick off the match in 15 minutes.
Aguero in, Kompany out
Aguero is in for the suspended Sterling. John Stones in for Kompany and Kyle Walker returns from suspension. Jurgen Klopp favours Mignolet in goal ahead of Karius, while Klavan plays in central defence ahead of Lovren.
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Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Danilo, Fernandinho, D. Silva, De Bruyne, Jesus, Aguero.
Subs: Bravo, Gundogan, Mangala, Delph, Sane, B. Silva, Foden.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Can, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
Subs: Karius, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke.