Manchester City scored a massive win in the Premier League on Thursday as Pep Guardiola's side beat previously undefeated Liverpool 2-1. The Reds were looking to open up a 10-point gap over City with a victory and looked close to securing a draw, but Leroy Sane's winner in the 72nd minute was the difference in a game that had no shortage of heart-pumping moments. Here are three takeaways from the game:
A Liverpool win wouldn't have ended the title race, but it certainly would of put the Reds in the driver's seat. But now with this result, boy could we be in for something special. City pulls into second place over Tottenham and is now within just four points of Liverpool.
And deservedly so. With its backline of Danilo, John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Aymeric Laporte playing together in a game for the first time, City held the league's top attack to just one goal and earned quite the character win. With injuries and such on the left side, Laporte filled in well in what's the biggest win of the season for City. Liverpool had scored at least two goals in each of its last six Premier League games, and City put an end to that. After Sergio Aguero's opener and then Roberto Firmino's equalizer, Sane did this to win the game: