The result means Man City and Liverpool both have 80 points after playing the same amount of games, but City’s goal difference is 9 superior than that of Liverpool’s.
In a strange twist to the title race, Liverpool fans looked to local rivals Everton for a helping hand in their title aspirations, needing Man City to drop points to realistically take destiny back into their own hands.
Ross Barkley gave Everton an early lead, but City hit back to take a 3-1 lead shortly into the second-half.
Romelu Lukaku’s 65th minute header gave the Toffees a glimmer of hope, but the game faded out towards the end and Manuel Pellegrini’s men held out for the key victory.
However, all is not lost for Liverpool and Pellegrini admitted after watching his side win on Merseyside on Saturday that the title race is far from over.
“We still have two games to play against teams with nothing to fight for, who can come to our stadium and play without pressure.”
Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool next face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night. A point will put the Reds top again but with Man City facing Aston Villa on Wednesday night, a win is all but necessary.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) May 3, 2014