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City slicker: Manchester City ace Phil Foden celebrates scoring against Liverpool

City slicker: Manchester City ace Phil Foden celebrates scoring against Liverpool

Fabinho shows the strain on a tough night for the champions

Fabinho shows the strain on a tough night for the champions

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City slicker: Manchester City ace Phil Foden celebrates scoring against Liverpool

Manchester City formed a guard of honour for the newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool before dishing out a 4-0 hammering at the Etihad Stadium last night.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds must still have been in party mode as a Kevin De Bruyne penalty and further goals from Raheem Sterling and the impressive Phil Foden gave City a commanding lead at the break. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's own goal on 66 minutes added to Liverpool's misery and Riyad Mahrez thought he had scored the fifth before it was ruled out for a handball.

The embarrassing result was only Liverpool's second league defeat of the season.

In the earlier game, Sheffield United picked up their first win since the Premier League restarted as they swept aside Tottenham 3-1.

Harry Kane had a goal ruled out by VAR when the Blades were leading 1-0 in the first half after Lucas Moura was deemed to have handled the ball.

"I think that moment is game over," said Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.

"I think in the second half my players were not mentally strong enough to cope with that disappointment and they have to be."

Belfast Telegraph