The race for title in current English Premier League season continue to get hotter as this midweek, Manchester City getting inch closer into the top seat of standings after successfully defeating fellow contender, Liverpool at Etihad Stadium. Both teams were looking really eager in grabbing maximum points in that boxing day battle, but it was the Reds that started off brightly as they went one goal up on 24 minutes through Phillippe Coutinho's simple finish after an excellent attacking moves by Luis Suarez and Raheem Steerling.
That lead din't last long though as City managed to get back on level terms on 31 minutes, thanks to the effort from Vincent Kompany. Man City continue to pour forward vigorously in search for a winning goal and in the stroke of half time, they managed to turn things around through Alvaro Negredo's powerful shot. After the break, both sides continue their attacking moves, especially Liverpool, but unfortunately all of their efforts were not enough to earn them an equalizing goal as that big match ended in a 2-1 victory for the home team.