Premier League, Manchester City beat Liverpool: List of records broken
Manchester City thrashed champions Liverpool 4-0 in gameweek 32 of the Premier League 2019-20 season. City, who gave Liverpool a guard of honor, were the dominant force and scored three goals in the first half. This was a statement of intent by City, whose loss in the previous gameweek against Chelsea, saw Liverpool win the title. Here we present the list of records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Raheem Sterling earned a penalty after Joe Gomez got too tight and Kevin De Bruyne made no mistake to give City the lead. City were terrific in the final third and Phil Foden found Sterling inside the area. The English international found the bottom corner. Foden scored the third with a terrific lofted shot over Alisson. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored an own goal next.
Liverpool script an unwanted record, Sterling breaks jinx
Liverpool went three goals down at half-time for the first time in 184 Premier League matches. They were 5-0 down at half-time against Stoke City in May 2015 and lost the game 6-1. Sterling scored his first EPL goal against the Reds. He had failed to score in eight appearances prior to this. Sterling scored his 13th league goal of the season.
Liverpool lose second game of the Premier League 2019-20 season
Liverpool lost their second game of the EPL 2019-20 season. This was the fourth instance where Jurgen Klopp's side dropped points. Second-placed City have cut down the gap to 20 points now. City won their 21st match of the season and have 66 points under their belt. Pep Guardiola's side became the first side to score 80-plus goals this campaign (81).
Kevin De Bruyne continues to have a defining campaign
Kevin De Bruyne scored his 11th goal of the league campaign. He also registered his 17th assist of the season. The Belgian international scripted an individual record of having his best league season in his career. He also scored his maiden goal against Liverpool in all competitions. De Bruyne now has 13 goals in all competitions this season.
Some more defining stats from the City vs Liverpool encounter
City have now won three successive top-flight home games against Liverpool. Liverpool went four goals down in a league game for the first time since September 2017. They had lost 5-0 against City at the Etihad. Foden has now scored four goals since Premier League's resumption on June 17. He has been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 24 starts across competitions.