Manchester City are leaders again after showing the relentlessness required to wrest the top spot back from Liverpool, who had 24 hours at the summit after beating Manchester United. The title race is now a six‑match shootout.
City had diced with squeaky posterior time by not scoring until the 53rd minute. But then Riyad Mahrez bundled home and the champions were on their way. Before that nerves had jangled, fans counting each failed attack against a clock that was ticking towards two dropped points, at least. Not now. And if City beat Watford here on Saturday Liverpool will have to stew overnight on a four-point deficit before their Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield.
Written by Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
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