Adam Lallana won’t sleep easy tonight.
With Man City and Liverpool locked at 1-1 and just ten minutes remaining at the Etihad, the England international was presented with a golden chance to win the game.
Gini Wijnaldum’s delicate chip put Roberto Firmino in behind the hosts’ defence and when the Brazilian forward cushioned the ball into the path of Lallana it looked easier to score than miss.
But the 28-year-old took his eye off the ball at the crucial moment and only flicked the ball with his heel rather than side-footing it into the net.
Just look at the position he was in…
Both he and Firmino collapsed to their knees in disbelief.
Then it was City’s turn to squander a match-winning opportunity when Sergio Aguero, of all people, volleyed over the bar from close range.
It’s the type of chance he buries ninety-nine times out of a hundred.
A point each in the end and probably a fair result.
DREAM TEAM POINTS:
MAN CITY: Caballero 3, Fernandinho 3, Stones 0, Otamendi 3, Clichy -1, Toure 2, Sterling 0, De Bruyne 10, Silva 2, Sane 0, Aguero 8.
SUBS: Sagna 0, Fernando 0.
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 0, Clyne 0, Matip -1, Klavan 3, Milner 8, Can 3, Wijnaldum 3, Lallana 0, Mane -1, Coutinho 3, Firmino 4.
SUBS: Lucas 0, Origi 0.
STAR MAN: Kevin De Bruyne