In the 11th round of the 2022/23 Premier League season, there was a highly anticipated focus game by fans. Liverpool, sitting at Anfield Stadium, scored the only goal of the game with Egyptian Prince Salah, and defeated their strong enemy Manchester United 1-0. City, while Guardiola’s side suffered their first defeat of the season.
From the start of the campaign to the 15th minute, Rodri passed the ball. After Haaland in the penalty area shot from the left rib and was blocked by the opponent, Gundogan attacked from the top of the arc in the penalty area and was confiscated by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. In the 24th minute, after Milner’s cross from the right side of the penalty area was thrown by Edson, Robertson attacked the goal from the penalty area but went above the post.
In the 38th minute, Robertson set off a melee from a corner kick on the left. After Jota returned, Elliott’s low shot on the right side of the top of the penalty area was blocked by his teammates. Then De Bruyne made a cross from the right side of the penalty area, and Haaland jumped from the back and headed the goal, which was resolved by Alisson.
Klopp sent off after showing red card
In the 50th minute of the second half, Elliott sent a through ball. Salah followed up and formed a single-handed long run. He pushed the ball under the interference of the opponent’s defender, but the ball missed the goal post. In the 53rd minute, Foden, who was in the penalty area, scored with a supplementary shot, but after looking at the VAR, the referee on duty determined that Haaland had fouled Fabinho first, so the goal was ruled invalid and Liverpool escaped. Overwhelmed by the lead.
In the 69th minute, Gundogan sent a return pass, and Bernardo Silva missed a low shot from the left side of the top of the penalty area. Firmino then picked a pass to the penalty area, and Salah crossed the defense and shot the far corner but missed. In the 76th minute, after De Bruyne made a free kick in the frontcourt and was confiscated, Alisson kicked the ball fiercely. Salah got the ball with his back in the frontcourt and passed Cancelo and formed a single-handed opportunity. A tee shot at Ederson gave Liverpool a 1-0 lead over Manchester City .
It is worth mentioning that Salah also scored the third goal in the Premier League this season, and also scored the 9th goal of Manchester City in his career.
In the 84th minute, Foden made the ball. After Gundogan’s shot in the penalty area was saved by Alisson, Thiago knocked down Rodri and was shown a yellow card by the referee. In the 85th minute, Bernardo Silva hugged Salah, but the referee did not make a penalty. Liverpool coach Klopp immediately expressed his dissatisfaction with the referee, and was then shown a red card, so that Klopp could only Reluctantly returned to the locker room.
In the end, Liverpool still maintained the score of 1-0 until the end of the game. After taking all 3 points, they rose to 8th place in the standings with 13 points.