The best league in the world you say?
Man City’s top of the table clash with Liverpool has already provided more excitement than their meeting earlier in the season.
The biggest chance in the early stages of the first-half fell to Jurgen Klopp’s men who were literally millimetres from opening the scoring.
A lovely team move from Liverpool ended with Mo Salah slipping Sadio Mane through one-on-one who came agonisingly close to finding the back of the net.
The utter chaos that then ensued was more something you associate with Sunday league and not the Premier League.
*Insert generic line about Hackney Marshes.*
Time seemed to move in slow motion as Stones made his glorious ascent back to the goal-line and hook the ball away from danger, nutmegging an onrushing Salah in the process.
From certain angles the ball actually looks as though it went over the line, before the goal decision system (GDS), played the pantomime villain and denied Liverpool an opener.
Sergio Aguero then compounded Liverpool’s first-half misery when he opened the scoring for City in the closing stages of the opening 45 minutes.
In May, we might well look back on Stones’ goal-line clearance as the moment where the title was won or lost for either side.
It was the finest of margins.
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