City beat Reds to cut gap at top to four points

Manchester City blew the Premier League title race wide open with a crucial 2-1 victory over leaders Liverpool in an enthralling contest at the Etihad which saw the champions cut the deficit at the top to four points.

City are 6-5 to retain the crown with Leroy Sane's strike proving decisive after Roberto Firmino had earlier cancelled out Sergio Aguero's first-half opener.

It was a first league defeat of the season for Jurgen Klopp's men, although they are still clinging on to title favouritism in a battle which looks set to go to the wire.

The Merseysiders are out to 10-11 with Ladbrokes for a first title triumph since 1990 and will be hoping this loss does not derail their championship dreams.

Liverpool, who were 8-15 favourites for the title with Hills before the match started, drifted to 4-6 after Aguero's goal and then went 4-9 when Firmino levelled but would have gone shorter still until Sane struck off the inside of the post.

Third-placed Tottenham will have also been pleased with the result and are six points behind Liverpool, but remain very much the outsider of three at 20-1.

Match in Focus


Ireland v Georgia

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Expert verdict
Ireland made incredibly hard work of defeating Gibraltar 1-0 on Saturday and look poor value odds-on favourites to defeat Georgia in Dublin. Georgia started their campaign with a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to Switzerland but they impressed in the Nations League – taking 16 points from a possible 18 - and drew 1-1 at home to Ireland in the last meeting between the teams (September 2017).



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