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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola leave on Thursday

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola leave on Thursday

How Manchester City and Liverpool are preparing to go to the Etihad stadium, to live on Sky Sports On Thursday we selected 10 key moments in the Premier League title race.

Spurs storm Old Trafford

Tottenham has highlighted his credentials as a result of his first major clash on August 28, causing the country's biggest defeat of Jose Mourinho's career.

Lucas Moura scored twice to make United in the worst start of the season in the Premier League since 2014.

After finishing last season in the far second leg, United hoped to make a more permanent attack on Manchester City's crown, but by the end of the summer it looked as though they were out of the race.

Harry Kane and Lucas Moura celebrate at Old Trafford

Harry Kane and Lucas Moura celebrate at Old Trafford

Mourinho left his press conference after the match, urging reporters to show more respect, adding: "Just to finish, do you know what the outcome was? Tri-zero.

"Do you know what that means?" he asked the room, holding three fingers. "Three zeros, but that also means three Premier Leagues, and I have won more than the other 19 managers together."

"Three for me and two for them," he added, referring to the title of Pep Guardiola and Manuela Pellegrini in the Premier League of the City.

Tottenham's bad September

This impressive result in United has contributed to the best start for Tottenham in the top-season since 2009, but masked insecurity in the field.

Spurs became the first team in the history of the Premier League that failed to sign one summer, while frustrations increased among supporters due to delays with the new stadium.

Returning to the field, the defeat of early Watford runners at Vicarage Road before the first international break just highlighted why many thought Spurs lacked the depth of the challenge team for the title.

Tottenham was defeated in Watford in September

Tottenham was defeated in Watford in September

"Everyone can be a great personality in the dressing room when you win, but a blow to your nose like this will reveal you're the right team," Graeme Souness said after Watford's second half of the fight.

"Can you turn away criticism and deal with disappointment? Whether it's the biggest game of the season or one of the less loved teams you are doing what you have to do to get back on the right path."

However, Tottenham could not do this with a 2: 1 defeat of Liverpool at Wembley, which showed how far Jurgen Klopp's team was far from winning 4-1 11 months ago.

Sturridge rescues Liverpool at Chelsea

Liverpool's victory over Spurs meant that for the first time since 1990, they won the opening of five league games until the season. But they were not alone, and Chelsea enjoyed the perfect start under Maurizio Sarri.

Arsenal was one of the sides that beat Blues, while Man City was held in Wolves. The Chelsea draw at West Ham meant that in September, September 29, Liverpool came in two points behind Klopp's side.

Eden Hazard's strike looked as though he had won him for Chelsea, and the Belgian lost a great opportunity to stop the game while Alisson refused when he was at the door.

Daniel Sturridge has achieved the equalization of Liverpool against Chelsea

Daniel Sturridge has achieved the equalization of Liverpool against Chelsea

The failure turned out to be expensive because Daniel Sturridge came out of the bench and replaced three minutes later for an invaluable spot.

Sarri subsequently admitted he felt that Liverpool and now Manchester City leaders were "one step ahead" of his side, but also "began to think" to bridge the gap in a season.

Make your line up

In what every Sunday proved to be a shrinking defeat, City had the opportunity to open a three-point lead at Liverpool when they were sentenced to 85 minutes, while the two teams appeared face to face at Anfield in October. 7th

Virgil van Dijk was sentenced for a violation of Leroy Sane in the box, but after consulting with teammate Gabriel Jesus about who should be a player, the penalty for Riyad Mahrez cleared the cross and the points were shared.

Man City vs Liverpool

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It expanded City's waiting to win at Anfield in 18 games, while Liverpool's unbroken start remained intact. At that time he still felt a good spot for City, and Fernandinho's effect on the game underlined his importance aside.

But such a late losing game could be a huge psychological blow to Klopp's side.

The city stops Spurs recovery

After defeating Liverpool, Tottenham recovered and won four consecutive matches of the Premier League and returned to the Place of the Champions League in front of its Sunday Football meeting with the City.

Liverpool beat Cardiff 4-1 at Anfield two days earlier to move the top of the table to 26 points – equivalent to their equivalent in the 2008/09 campaign when they finished second.

Riyadh Mahrez from Manchester celebrates Tottenham

Riyadh Mahrez from Manchester celebrates Tottenham

So pressure was on City ahead of one of their most difficult games in the season, but Tottenham rarely tortured Ederson while Guardiola's men recorded seven clean sheets in their first 10 games.

On the surface of Wembley, which was damaged by a meeting at the NFL 24 hours earlier, City returned to the summit at an odd difference to the winner of the sixth minute Mahris.

Lacazette does something out of nothing

The two defeats at the opening of two games under the new manager Unai Emery illustrated the task that the Spaniard turned back to the title title title, but went to their home match with Liverpool on November 3 in a failed 12-match run.

Alexandre Lacazette won a point for Arsenal against Liverpool

Alexandre Lacazette won a point for Arsenal against Liverpool

It was expected that Arsenal would win many of these games, but that was the test for Emery. Rescuing the 82-minute equalizer from Alexandre Lacazette increased the conviction that Gunners' revival was not a fake zeal – and he also returned the initiative to the City.

The next day, Southampton won 6-1 at Etihad Stadium because Premier League defenders used Liverpool's points to move the top two.

The boy is launching Chelsea

Tottenham recovered from a defeat of 1: 0 in the City, winning the next four in all competitions before meeting Chelsea at Wembley on November 24th.

Sarri was still undefeated in the league, but a further unresolved match with United and Everton left them four points.

Sin Heung-Min shined in Tottenham's win over Chelsea

Sin Heung-Min shined in Tottenham's win over Chelsea

Given that leaders in the West wandered West Ham 4-0 at London's stadium and Liverpool struggled to work on their success at Watford 3-0, Chelsea's pressure was to keep pace with pace.

Tottenham led the courtesy of Dele Alli, but Chelsea was denied a penalty when Eden Hazard was caught by Juan Foytha in the box.

Finally, the Spurs surpassed them, and the brilliant solo goal of Son Heung-Mina led to the merciless end of Chelsea's unbeaten record.

Origi comes from the cold

Given that City had routinely beat Bournemouth on Saturday to open a five-point lead, the pressure on Liverpool was to keep their tails on December 2 when they hosted their Merseyside Everton opponents.

But they were grateful for a brilliant reaction alongside Alissos to reject Andre Gomez during the first half of the season, where Xherdan Shaqiri and Sadio Mane were at the other end.

Divock Origi celebrates its dramatic winner against Everton

Divock Origi celebrates its dramatic winner against Everton

More defensive midrange views from Marko Silva looked as though he had earned Everton, but replacing Divock Origi was 96 minutes behind Jordan Pickford's mistake to win three points for Red.

It was a bizarre winner after the Virgil van Dijk shot bounced back into cross-country play and Origi nodded in his first Liverpool goal from May 2017.

City Injuries for the City

Despite a fresh fall for Kevin de Bruyne in November, City looked almighty as they did not go to Chelsea on December 8, where the defeat of 2: 0, along with Liverpool's 4-0 win at Bournemouth, meant a change at the top.

But the defeat of the season's first league also came with an extra knee joint for David Silva's knee, not just in the creative department where the City was patio.

Manchester City has failed Fernandinho against Palacio and Leicester

Manchester City has failed Fernandinho against Palacio and Leicester

Loss of Fernandinho with the thigh strain, which went to the ceremony, highlighted why Guardiola wanted to sign another defensive midfielder during the summer.

The city's offer further hit the Crystal Palace and Leicester defeats on both sides of Christmas in Fernandinho's absence, allowing Liverpool to open up a significant lead.

Liverpool struck five of Arsenal

Liverpool faced a real test of title with Arsenal's visit to Anfield on Saturday, but several hours after Tottenham fell to 3-1 from Wolves, Klopp's team opened a nine-point lead with a strong 5-1 win over Unai Emery.

Liverpool struck five goals behind Arsenal

Liverpool struck five goals behind Arsenal

That was still their most intentional intention. Liverpool missed for the starting goal of Ainsley Maitland-Nile, but they responded in stunning style, breaking four goals before the half-time and adding their fifth in the second half as Roberto Firmino finished a hat-trick.

Manchester City beat Southampton the next day with 3-1, but the way the Reds disarmed Arsenal were their rivals who responded perfectly to the quarter-finals at the Etihad Stadium.

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