With chances to win this game late on for either side, a point seemed a fair reflection of Sunday afternoon’s encounter between two top four teams.

The first half was initially a cagey affair, but both teams had settled into their rhythms by the halftime whistle. Penalty shouts went up from both sides, with City probably having the most legitimate claim to a spot-kick as James Milner chopped at Raheem Sterling’s feet as the winger prepared to finish from close range.

Liverpool’s best chance of the half had to be the opportunity gifted to Sadio Mane after a poor John Stones’ back-pass, extinguished by a tremendous effort from centre-half Nicolas Otamendi to keep up with the Senegalese forward all the way into the penalty area.

Liverpool eventually opened the scoring after Gael Clichy failed to recover from a mistake, clattering through the back of Roberto Firmino inside the penalty area, allowing James Milner to tuck away his seventh goal of the season from the penalty spot.

City pressed on, though, and Sergio Aguero got on the end of a brilliant Kevin De Bruyne cross to equalise.

Lallana and Aguero both wasted chances late, and as such both teams can feel lucky to come away with a point.

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