Two goals early in the second half from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan gave City a decisive edge before Jack Grealish wrapped up victory in an absorbing contest at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Liverpool, so used to being City's chief title challengers themselves, had taken an early lead through Mohamed Salah but Haaland's replacement Julian Alvarez quickly levelled and the visitors tired after the break.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — No Erling Haaland, no problem for Manchester City. Even without the Premier League’s leading scorer, Pep Guardiola's team came from behind to rout Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday and stay in pursuit of first-place Arsenal. Haaland, who has scored 42 goals in all competitions this season, was ruled out of the game at Etihad Stadium after failing to recover from a groin injury. But even after falling behind to a 20th-minute strike from Mohamed Salah, City powered back with goa
City ran riot without injured striker Erling Haaland.