MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City from the penalty spot during the FA Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“What a game. I’ll take the point!” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Man City

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw against Manchester City in a crucial top-four clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Premier League, Etihad
March 19, 2017

Goals: Milner (pen) 51′, Aguero 69′

Liverpool needed to pick up a victory to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive and it was a feisty affair from the off.

Roberto Firmino was named in the starting lineup despite doubts over his fitness and Ragnar Klavan retained his place at centre-back.

It was City who started off brighter but Liverpool grew into the game and they had several chances to take the lead in the first half.

The second half was even more open than the first but it was Liverpool who broke the deadlock when Firmino was brought down in the box and awarded a penalty.

James Milner cooly dispatched to give Liverpool a slim lead but City pushed for an equaliser and were rewarded when Sergio Aguero slotted the ball past Simon Mignolet with less than half an hour to go.


Fans were relieved to see Firmino in the starting line-up…


There were a few questionable decisions from Michael Oliver…

“2 clear pens, one red worthy challenge by Toure and an elbow against Matip…refs again on their way to decide a game..”
PJ POP on the forums.


But he did eventually give Liverpool a penalty and fans were ecstatic when Milner converted it…


Lallana should have made it 2-1 but he missed an absolute sitter…

“Basically, had Lallana fallen down in the path of the ball, that ball would have gone in. I’ll be shaking my head till the end of the season…”
Norse Dweller on the forums.


Despite several chances to score the winner, Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw…

“I’ll take the draw..”
DP on the forums.

“Good battle. It was the perfect game to see where we need strengthening.”
Jon Hamm on Facebook.

“I would have taken a point at the start of the game. Both sides missed a few chances they should have stuck away but hey, a point and we move onto the derby match against Everton.”
James Hoult on Facebook.

“Fair result tbh, City didn’t deserve to lose too. A point at the Etihad is always a good point..”
Mohammed Bouali on the forums.

“What a game and yes I’ll take the point. I have to admit I was nervous for the last ten minutes. I think I’m still getting my breath back now. The scoreline for both teams could have been much more though..”
Chris on the forums.

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