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Fans Think Liverpool Were Lucky To Not Have Two Players Sent Off

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Fans Think Liverpool Were Lucky To Not Have Two Players Sent Off

Fans couldn't believe that Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara both got away with not being sent off during Liverpool's brilliant 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

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There was lots of talk about the title decider ahead of the game, with Jamie Carragher claiming it was English football's 'greatest' ever rivalry.

Other talk surrounded referee Anthony Taylor, with the Reds' fans annoyed that a referee from Manchester was allowed to take charge, despite the 43-year-old supporting National League side Altrincham F.C.

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Taylor didn't have too many big decisions to make for most of the game, as some great moments led to the two sides being level at 2-2.

Late in the game however things exploded into life for the officials, as Fabinho's challenge on Bernardo Silva in the 82nd minute asked some big questions, with the midfielder only picking up a yellow card.

Minutes later, Thiago was lucky that he didn't pick up a second yellow, as he seemed to take out Kevin de Bruyne, but Taylor this time didn't even give a foul.

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City fans were also to remind everyone that in the first game between the two sides this season, which also finished 2-2, Liverpool were lucky not to be reduced to 10 men.

In that game, which included a superb goal by Mohamed Salah, former City player James Milner was on the receiving end of the refereeing decisions, as he didn't pick up a second yellow card.

On Sunday the game was again considered one of the game's of the season, as Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring after just a few minutes.

Diogo Jota then equalised, before the Portugal forward nearly managed to nick the ball from Ederson in a moment of pure madness from the home team's goalkeeper.

Gabriel Jesus' goal gave the hosts a half time lead, before Salah's pass set up Sadio Mane in the first minute of the second half to make it 2-2.

Despite both sides having chances it remained that way, leaving Pep Guardiola's side still one point ahead of their rivals with seven games to go.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Premier League, Fabinho, Anthony Taylor, Thiago Alcantara

Ryan Sidle
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