Premier League

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Manchester CityMCI
 0-1J. Milner (p) 51'
S. Agüero  69' 1-1 
LIVJ. Milner (p) 51' 0-1
MCIS. Agüero  69' 1-1
HT: 0-0
Etihad Stadium (Attendance: 54,449)
Referee: Michael Oliver
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Man City remains ahead of Liverpool with 1-1 draw

(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

An open second half saw gilt-edged chances created and wasted by both Liverpool and Manchester City as the sides played an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Etihad on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero's equaliser in the 69th minute let Man City stay one point ahead of Liverpool for third place in the Premier League standings.

The opening period was subdued, with the two teams testing each other out. James Milner did take out Raheem Sterling, who was about to finish off David Silva's low cross, without being punished.

Liverpool came alive just before the break, with Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana drawing impressive saves from Willy Caballero, and carried that momentum into the break.

The Reds continued their charge after half time and took the lead in the 51st minute. Roberto Firmino got in behind the defence, whereupon Gael Clichy popped up with a high boot inside the box, and Milner sent the resulting penalty into the bottom corner.

City rallied after that, and John Stones headed wide from a corner before Caballero saved from Firmino, who had been sent clear. Their efforts were rewarded when Kevin de Bruyne sent a fine cross into the danger area for Aguero to convert.

The chances were free-flowing up until the final whistle, with Lallana miskicking in front of an open goal and Aguero stumbling at the vital moment before De Bruyne thumped the loose ball against the post.

Updated March 19, 2017