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Liverpool Hands Chelsea Huge Advantage In Title Race After Beating Manchester City

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Chelsea has maintained a five point lead over Manchester City despite not being the former not being in premier league action this weekend as a result of their league cup final commitment.

Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield to move into fifth position through well taken goals by Jordan Henderson and Phillipe Coutinho in each half. The Reds took the lead in the 11th minute through a screamer by their skipper on the day, Jordan Henderson who had taken advantage of an error by the opposing side’s skipper and then cut in from outside the box to curl in a missile of a shot.

In the 25th minute, Manchester City restored parity through a well taken goal by Edin Dzeko after a show of class by Sergio Aguero had made the ball available to him.

In the second half, both teams continued to go at each other as they searched for the winning goal but it was the skillful Brazilian, Coutinho who scored the winner in the 75th minute with a fierce shot from the left flank. Both sides made changes as Manchester City introduced Wilfried Bony and Frank Lampard while Liverpool brought on Daniel Sturridge and Kolo Toure.

Sturridge came close to grabbing a third for Liverpool after an error from Yaya Toure had gifted him the ball but it wasn’t to be as the match ended 2-1 in favour of the home team.

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