Man City 2-1 Liverpool Stats and Highlights
Manchester City moved above opponents Liverpool up to second in the Premier League with an entertaining comeback win at the Etihad Stadium.
All the goals were scored in the first half as Liverpool, who were top of the league at the start of the day, led from Philippe Coutinho’s calm finish.
Vincent Kompany equalised with a near-post header from David Silva’s corner.
City won after Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet allowed Alvaro Negredo’s poked shot through his grasp.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling wasted the away side’s best chance of an equaliser, firing wildly over the home crossbar.
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Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Thursday, 26 December, 2013
Kick off: 17:30 GMT
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0-1 Coutinho 24′ | Mobile users click here
1-1 Kompany 31′ | Mobile users click here
2-1 Negredo 45’+1′ | Mobile users click here
Six of their last nine Premier League meetings have been draws, with City’s two wins and Liverpool’s solitary victory all coming by a 3-0 scoreline at home.
City are the only team in the Premier League yet to drop a point at home this season. They have also scored in each of their last 58 Premier League home games.
Their tally of 35 goals in their opening eight home games is the most in the top flight for 51 years since Tottenham did the same in 1962-63.
They have failed to score in their last two Boxing Day matches, drawing 0-0 with West Brom in 2011 and losing 1-0 to Sunderland last year.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have the best record in the division against top-half opposition, winning five of eight games and losing only at Chelsea.
The Reds have won their last four league matches, scoring 17 goals in doing so. They last won five consecutive league fixtures within a single season in April-May 2009.
However, they have only won one of their last five Premier League away games (D2, L2).
Liverpool have won 11 of the 12 games in which they have opened the scoring this season, drawing the other.
Their last Boxing Day win was in 2009 when they beat Wolves by 2-0.
Luis Suarez already has 10 goals this December – the most in a month by any player in Premier League history. He has 29 goals in 26 league appearances this calendar year.