Man City score five to demolish 10-man Liverpool

Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City thrashed 10-man Liverpool as they sent out an ominous message of intent to their Premier League title rivals.

Liverpool were already trailing to Sergio Aguero’s cool finish when Sadio Mane was sent off eight minutes before half-time for a high challenge on Ederson that left City’s keeper requiring lengthy treatment for facial injuries before he was replaced by Claudio Bravo.

City took ruthless advantage of their numerical advantage, adding a second before the break through Gabriel Jesus’s header, helped by a Liverpool side who folded dramatically in the second half.