Manchester City thrashed Liverpool 5-0 as the Premier League title hopefuls faced off at Etihad Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool looked dangerous in the opening stages, but the game turned on a dramatic red card as Sadio Mane was dismissed for a high challenge on City goalkeeper Ederson.
Mane caught Ederson was a boot to the face outside the penalty area and was sent off by referee Jon Moss, and City took full advantage as goals from Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus (two) and Leroy Sane (two) ensured a miserable day for Klopp in Manchester.
Sergio Aguero became the all-time leading non-European Premier League scorer when he struck Manchester City’s opening goal against Liverpool on Saturday.
That’s how fans reacts to Man City win :
Liverpools season over early September again 😂😂#MCILIV
— Bryan Evans 🇨🇱 (@BryanEvans947) September 9, 2017
#MCFC last five against Liverpool…
R E V E N G E#MCILIV
— AbutiThato (@Thato_Lelope) September 9, 2017
Literally couldnt start the day better @ManCity 💙💙💙
— Sean Hennerley (@SeanHennerley) September 9, 2017
— Sean Cardovillis (@seancardo) September 9, 2017
— Bassey (@Basorge6_wyac) September 9, 2017
— Ben Palmer (@Palmerb06) September 9, 2017
— ⚽⚽ (@football_hg7) September 9, 2017
#MCILIV today's match proves Liverpool is so so overrated and hyped and more importantly how poor are Arsenal who lost 0-4 to them….
— Vineet Manotra (@vineetmanotra) September 9, 2017
— Abdullah Ih (@YmcDullah) September 9, 2017
Argentina international Aguero opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium after 24 minutes when Kevin De Bruyne sent him clear to round Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and slot home.
It was his 124th Premier League goal since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, taking him clear of former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke’s record of 123.
The goal — the sixth successive time Aguero has scored at home to Liverpool — also made him the Premier League’s 15th highest scorer overall, one behind former Arsenal star Nicolas Anelka and two short of Robbie Keane’s tally.