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Salah penalty leaves him joint top scorer as Liverpool draw with City

Mohamed Salah has eight goals to his name in the Premier League, on level with three other players

AFP , Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Nov 2020
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah controls the ball next to Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. AP

Mohamed Salah moved joint top in the Premier League's scoring chart after converting a penalty as Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

A win at the Etihad would have taken the Reds to the summit but they were forced to settle for a draw in a battle between the two dominant powers over the past two seasons.

That meant Leicester clung onto top spot after leapfrogging Tottenham Hotspur with a 1-0 win at home to Wolves.

Jurgen Klopp's champions made an aggressive start against City, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota all in a fearsome-looking starting line-up.

The visitors went ahead in the 13th minute when Salah converted a penalty after Kyle Walker clipped Mane in the box. The Egyptian forward took his tally to eight goals, on level with Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tottenham's Son Heung-Min and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy.

City drew level just after the half-hour mark when De Bruyne picked out Gabriel Jesus in the area with his back to goal. The City striker cleverly turned past Trent Alexander-Arnold and poked past Alisson Becker.

City were awarded a penalty themselves just before the interval after a VAR check when Joe Gomez was unable to get his arm out of the way of a De Bruyne cross but the Belgian skewed wide.

The draw left Liverpool in third place on 17 points after eight games, one behind Leicester and five clear of City, who have a game in hand.

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