Kyle Walker makes Liverpool admission after Man City fall 14 points behind league leaders | Football | Sport
Kyle Walker has admitted Manchester City are in a “difficult” position to claw back the 14-point gap to Liverpool at the top of the Premier League. City were strong favourites going into the Manchester Derby against Manchester United at home, but came up against an inspired performance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to inflict further damage on Pep Guardiola’s title hopes.
Liverpool had further increased their lead over City to 14 points earlier in the day with a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth, putting further pressure on the Citizens to get a result against United.
But it was Solskjaer’s side who came racing out of the blocks and quickly took a 1-0 lead after Marcus Rashford converted from the penalty spot following a VAR decision.
Anthony Martial soon doubled United’s lead to give them a two-goal cushion going into the break.
City came out firing in the second half, creating a number of good opportunities to halve the deficit, but David de Gea pulled off a number of stunning saves to keep the defending champions out.