Sergio Aguero rescued a point for Manchester City as they lost ground on Manchester United and now sit nine points behind their rivals with thirteen games to go. Anything can happen but it’s going to be difficult to get back from here.
Contrary to what Roberto Mancini said at Full Time – Liverpool deserved the victory. If you look at the in-depth stats below, from our Stats Centre (powered by Opta), Liverpool dominated the game completely – higher possession, more chances created and better passing accuracies! However the one stat that has let Liverpool down, as it has all season, is the error led to goal statistic and that is the one that allowed Manchester City to rescue a goal. Pepe Reina went running out to Sergio Aguero who finished brilliantly however there would not have been that chance had the keeper stayed on his line. Pepe Reina now has committed six errors this season and four of them have led to goals.
It could have been worse for City as Pablo Zabaleta was first the hero by blocking Sturridge early on and then almost scoring an own goal in a mix up with Joe Hart. As you can see below Liverpool more than doubled the creativity of the Champions.
Daniel Sturridge (averaging a Premier League goal every 91 minutes so far for Liverpool) and Steven Gerrard scored long-range goals to put themselves into the lead but for the second time in a week they could not hold onto a lead as Reina’s error cost them.
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