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Coutinho's curler earns Liverpool 2-1 win over Manchester City

AP , Sunday 1 Mar 2015
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, centre, celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 1, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Philippe Coutinho scored a late winner against Manchester City at Anfield for the second straight season as Liverpool won 2-1 on Sunday to dent the champions' chances of hauling in Premier League leader Chelsea.

The in-form Brazilian playmaker capped another impressive display by curling in a superb shot from 25 meters in the 75th minute.

Captain Jordan Henderson scored a similar goal to put Liverpool ahead in the 11th and although Edin Dzeko equalized in the 25th after a slick move, City was sluggish in a match it needed to win to keep the pressure on Chelsea.

City stayed five points behind Chelsea but has played a game more. Chelsea was playing in the League Cup final later Sunday.

Liverpool climbed above Southampton to fifth.

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