In a dramatic showdown, Manchester City and Liverpool shared the honors

Manchester City maintained their one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League standings following a frantic 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The match lived up to its blockbuster billing from the start, with City flying out of the blocks and sprinting into a fifth-minute lead as Kevin De Bruyne’s drive was deflected past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

Liverpool reacted admirably, drawing level eight minutes later via Diogo Jota, who was aided by a great Trent Alexander-Arnold pullback, but the tide swung again in the 36th minute when Gabriel Jesus handed City the lead for the second time.

It was the first time Liverpool had trailed at the interval in the Premier League this season, but Sadio Mane equalized 46 seconds into the second half after being picked out by a Mohamed Salah ball.

Raheem Sterling believed he had given the hosts the lead again in the 63rd minute, but the former Liverpool attacker was deemed offside after a VAR review.

Both teams had chances to win the game, but neither could produce a winner, handing City a fourth Premier League championship in five seasons as they advanced to 74 points, one clear of their title rivals after 31 games.

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