We have a title race, ladies and gentlemen.
Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League table is down to four points following a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
In an utterly pulsating affair, Pep Guardiola’s side managed to cut Liverpool’s advantage thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.
Sane’s 72nd minute strike, which restored the hosts’ lead after Roberto Firmino had equalised, means the second half of the 2018-19 campaign promises to be thrilling.
Liverpool are still in pole position but they are being hunted down by a Man City team desperate not to lose their crown.
And with Kevin De Bruyne now available following an injury, they’re only about to get better.
Man City had to make do without the Belgian on Thursday evening but thankfully for them, Sane delivered the biggest goal of the season so far.
Germany's tweet about Sane
The German’s shot cracked against the post and, unlike an earlier effort from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane which also connected with the frame, crossed the line.
Sane’s goal was celebrated back in Germany, where the national team dedicated a tweet to the 22-year-old.
Yet Die Mannschaft didn’t get the reaction that they were probably expecting.
Their tweet read: “Never write off the champions 🔥 @LeroySane19”.
Which is ironic because that’s exactly what Germany did at the 2018 World Cup by leaving Sane out of their squad.
Football fans picked up on this and quickly set about reacting.
Still, it’s rather nice that Germany would show support to Sane now.
Guardiola heaped praise on his players after the match, admitting that defeat probably would’ve ended the title race.
"I am proud of them, but not just today,” he told BBC Sport. “We lost two games in four days but you can't forget what they have done for 16 months.
“We knew that it was a final today, if we lose it is almost over.”
With this victory, the Man City boss will be desperate for his players to keep the pressure on Liverpool and hope that they crack.News Now - Sport News