Jesus fires City to 5-0 win over 10-man Reds

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

Sergio Aguero and Jesus scored either side of a Sadio Mane red card in the first half, and Jesus added to his tally after the break before his replacement, Leroy Sane, bagged two late goals.

"With his quality, his commitment without the ball".

"He's a guy who produces a huge [amount] of passes and assists. Goes with a head high foot, no brainer." - former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop on Twitter.

Guardiola said: "We play so high the goalkeeper has to play on the 18-yard box to help us with these forward balls".

A highly-entertaining clash saw Liverpool reduced to ten men five minutes before the break, as Sadio Mane was sent off for a risky, high challenge on Ederson.

Pep Guardiola hailed Ederson's bravery after a nasty collision involving the goalkeeper provided the major talking point of Manchester City's 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool.

Speaking to BBC 606, the reds fans said: "Without Mane we're no good, and the transfer window was no good".

"If City takes too much confidence from this game today, they make a mistake", Klopp said.

"He is so important for us".

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It seemed clear the Liverpool star was going for the ball, while there was no intent to hurt Ederson.

Whilst it is often deemed more hard to play against ten men, Guardiola added the sending off proved beneficial to his side.

"It had been even at 11 v 11".

Brighton scored its first top-flight goals in 34 years in a 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

"It's a new game and we have to start from zero again". We had a lot of chances, with two yellow cards [for City] on the 18-yard line.

SIMON MIGNOLET: Made a couple of good saves to keep his side in the game in the first half but could do nothing with any of City's goals.

"You can defend not perfectly and still win 5-0".

"City is very offensive-oriented and we are very offensive-oriented".

BENJAMIN MENDY: Provided support out wide on the overlap to give youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold a few problems and created City's fourth. It is a big step for us.

The last time Liverpool players took the pitch, they walked all over Arsenal and had found zero competition.

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