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Manchester City Draw 0-0 Away at Liverpool: Reaction & Tweets

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A weird day at Anfield for Pep and his men.

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Manchester City came very close to ending the long-running Anfieldcurse but it was a Riyad Mahrez’s missed penalty at the 87th min that gave us our final score, 0-0.

Pep Guardiola and his men instead go back to Manchester with a highly serviceable draw, but will be thinking about what might have been on a day of great defending from our back four and John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, especially.

Still, it was an excellent, disciplined display by City with Liverpool’s front three kept quiet all afternoon, not to mention a first Premier League clean sheet at Anfield.

Oh yeah and still, we sit TOP OF THE LEAGUE!

On to the reaction, courtesy of ManCity.com-

Pep Reaction

“Why should we comment on the result it was obviously 0-0, so, good, we competed like we do, we controlled them in terms of their counter attacks with Mane, Salah, they’re a good attacking side and our back four was so good.

”We made good build ups, with patience and the problem was after that we didn’t create too much. We had moments, we had options, it’s OK it’s a good result.

”We tried, the important thing is we tried we didn’t concede many shots on target, so this is key at Anfield and is quite special in the terms of the environment.

”From all actions, from corners and free kicks, they’re so tall and are stronger than us but we defended well, the back four was so good in their positions.

”We had our chance, but football is like this, what’s important is what we said before the game, ‘we try to be ourselves’ so we’ll be good because we are a young team especially up front, and it was a good game for us.”

John Stones Reacts

“So close, it is one of those things in football. Riyad Mahrez was taking them really well in training all week, but it happens and we have to move on,” said Stones.

”I think it was just decided between the boys. Riyad was taking them well in training all week and had the courage to step up He is deflated and I think he feels he let us down, but he gave everything and he kept the ball well, and had he scored it would have made his day. These things happen.”

”A clean sheet at Anfield is not something you achieve very often,” Stones added. “Their attacking threat is brilliant and we stopped that today. We defended as a team and not just a back four, and we kept them to the least number of chances we could. It was always going to go right to the end.

Benjamin Mendy Comments

“WE DESERVED CLEAN SHEET”

The France star added that late penalty miss was just part of football and happens often in the game.

”We were aggressive and focused,” he said.

”We trained to defend this way during the week and it was a good point for us.”

Notable Tweets

There’s no Premier League action for the next fortnight as the international break starts again.

Then, a week from Saturday, City return to action with a home game against Burnley.

See you then, CMON CITY!