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Perhaps that is not such a bad omen for City. They were ultimately crowned champions that year, after all. Yet that moment went on to produce a title race that was far too close for comfort for either Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp.
The standard may have dropped somewhat since then. Nobody expects a point winner and point runner-up, given that this is the most peculiar of seasons.
Indeed, City and Liverpool now enter the November international break in eleventh and third respectively and a challenge from elsewhere cannot be ruled out.
Whatever the result, it would not have a substantial bearing on the title race of a season that is just eight games old and yet, you would not have known that from the blistering start.
Fielding a bold four-man attack, Liverpool began particularly well. The champions found routes in behind City time and again throughout the first half, yet only made one count.
City were furious. During the very same passage of play, Sterling had attempted to stay on his feet after being barged by Diogo Jota on the edge of the Liverpool penalty area, then eventually fell to the ground.
Play on, said referee Craig Pawson. Ederson and Ruben Dias argued their case but without success, leaving Salah to step up and convert from the spot as he invariably does.
City had a point. To their credit, they did, edging the final 20 minutes of the first half and finding an equaliser through Jesus.
It was an example of why City have persisted with the Brazilian, despite an erratic spell in Manchester to date. This feels like it has the potential to be a breakout season for Jesus.
It was not even half time and a rout - maybe even one greater than the thrashing handed out to a man Liverpool on this ground three years ago - felt possible.
In the end, there would only be one more, with Sterling embarrassing Robertson once more by stepping around his sloppy challenge and finishing off a rapier-like City break.
His only disappointment at the end of the evening would be missing out on a hat-trick against his former club. And mercifully for Liverpool, Riyad Mahrez saw a late strike ruled by VAR for handball in the build-up and they avoided the ignominy of a fifth.
Little attention will be paid to this result when the story of this season is told to future generations on Merseyside, or anywhere else for that matter.
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City showed respect to the title winners with a guard of honour before kick-off, but it was strictly back to business soon enough as Kevin De Bruyne's penalty put the hosts ahead after Joe Gomez had hauled down Raheem Sterling Sterling then turned scorer, slotting into the corner from 10 yards after Phil Foden's pass 35 , and then Foden got in on the act, rounding off a fine move following a one-two with De Bruyne Sterling had a say in the fourth as his shot was inadvertently turned home by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for an own goal 66 , meaning Liverpool were down in a Premier League game for the first time since their defeat in this fixture in September The result leaves the gap between the sides at 20 points.
Man City: Ederson 8 , Walker 6 , Laporte 6 , Garcia 6 , Mendy 7 , Gundogan 7 , Rodri 7 , Foden 8 , De Bruyne 9 , Sterling 9 , Jesus 6 Subs: Mahrez 7 , Cancelo 6 , Bernardo NA , Otamendi NA Liverpool: Alisson 6 , Alexander-Arnold 5 , Van Dijk 6 , Gomez 3 , Robertson 3 , Wijnaldum 5 , Fabinho 6 , Henderson 5 , Mane 5 , Salah 6 , Firmino 4 Subs: Oxlade-Chamberlain 6 , Origi NA , Keita NA , Williams NA Man of the match: Kevin De Bruyne.
As is customary in the first game after securing the title, Liverpool were given a guard of honour upon entering the pitch at the Etihad, and in case City needed another reminder who the newly-crowned champions of England were, fireworks were heard outside the ground early on in the game.
On the pitch, Liverpool had the better of the chances in the opening stages, helped by City's high defensive line. A simple direct ball met Mohamed Salah, whose drive was beaten away by Ederson, before the Brazilian got up to stop Roberto Firmino's rebound.
Salah went even closer shortly after, hitting the foot of the post with a low effort from 15 yards after cutting in from the right, but City took the lead midway through the half and never looked back.
Receiving the ball in the box, the brilliant Sterling rolled Gomez, and the defender's persistence with the arm was deemed unfair as Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot.
De Bruyne stepped up and made no mistake for his fourth goal in five games since the restart. The game was open and frenetic in the first half, but City were the more clinical.
Former Liverpool man Sterling doubled their lead as City countered; Foden burst into the box and spread for Sterling on the left, and the forward's first touch was superb, gaining a yard on Gomez before sticking through his legs and into the bottom left corner.
City praised. Full post-match press conference underway Klopp here. Klopp's verdict He said to Sky Sports: "Two teams prepared for a massive fight.
Carra on the penalty decision It wasn't the only penalty given in the same manner today - Wolves' Max Kilman also conceded one against Leicester City.
Gomez on the penalty call Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: "It is frustrating. Positive sign Long may this continue! Wide open The Premier League table is open after some wild results early on.
This stat says more about how good Liverpool were last season more than anything else! Match in pictures Relive it all here Gary Lineker's verdict City were much better defensively.
But Liverpool could have scored more. Player ratings Make sure to let him know if you agree in the comments! Next up The Premier League leaders come to Anfield - Leicester City after the international break.
Fabinho watching He was enjoying himself! Full story on Trent injury He was replaced by James Milner, who did an excellent job. Content with a point And Thiago and Fabinho among those players who are still to return from injury.
Man of the Match Let us know who you think deserves the accolade. FT: Man City Liverpool Liverpool's free-kick comes to nothing from Shaqiri and the five-point gap between the sides remains.
Liverpool free-kick This could be the last action of the game as Salah draws a foul. No Trent on the field, though.
Got to be a cross, surely, even from a narrow angle. Walker booked He knew what he was doing there.