Manchester City and Liverpool draw could be one point away

The Cityzens entered half-time trailing 2-0 and Mahrez missed a penalty in the 86th

Manchester City slipped this Sunday when visiting West Ham, drawing 2-2 in a game in which they went to half-time two goals down and in which Mahrez missed a penalty in the last line right.

The Premier League leaders cityzens left for Matchday 37 with the desire to add another triumph towards the title, but what awaited them in the first half was a bucket of cold water, which came via a brace from Jarrod Bowen.

The England winger, in two counterattack situations, aged 24 and 45, has built a solid lead for the Hammers, who still have a mathematical chance of overtaking Manchester United in sixth place.

The second half had a different, but no less dramatic story. City chased after the damage, first by Jack Grealish, who made it 2-1 in the 49th minute and then thanks to an unintentional assist from defender Coufal, who netted an own goal and leveled the scoreboard display (69th).

The story of the match was heading for an epic comeback for the townspeople, who had João Cancelo and Bernardo Silva in the starting line-up, and that fairy tale almost materialized at 86, when Craig Dawson beat Gabriel Jesus in the repair area.

However, on the penalty Fabianski was a villain for City and a hero for the Londoners, saving Mahrez’s shot, to the despair of Guardiola and company.

All things considered, the one who smiles at the slippage of the cityzens is Liverpool, who can leave for the last day of the Premier League one point behind the leader, who totals 90, if they beat Southampton on Tuesday.

West Ham, on the other hand, have guaranteed they will not fall from seventh again, reaching 56 points and still having a chance to overtake sixth-placed Manchester United on 58 in the final round of the English Premiership.

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