Football: Liverpool toppled at Man City's citadel
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, (AFP) - Alvaro Negredo's ninth goal in nine home games saw Manchester City continue their peerless home form as they beat Liverpool 2-1 in a gripping Premier League encounter on Thursday.
Vincent Kompany and Negredo were City's goalscorers as they responded to Philippe Coutinho's opener to maintain the division's only perfect home record and move their team, ominously, into second place in the table.
Liverpool, meanwhile, fell from first place to fourth, but they trail new leaders Arsenal by only three points.
Having weathered a characteristically strong start to the game from the hosts, Liverpool stunned Manuel Pellegrini's men by taking the lead after 24 minutes.