Arsenal’s slip-up against Liverpool has enabled Man City to take the lead in the race for the Premier League title

Manchester City have regained control of the Premier League title race after Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead and drew against Liverpool at Anfield.

The league leaders got off to a flying start, taking a 2-0 lead early on with goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus. However, Liverpool fought back and managed to pull one back through Mo Salah just before halftime.

Salah had a chance to level the scores from the penalty spot, but he put his effort wide after Rob Holding fouled Diogo Jota.

Liverpool continued to press and was eventually rewarded when Roberto Firmino scored a late equalizer to salvage a point in a thrilling encounter at Anfield.

Despite the disappointment of dropping points, Arsenal can take some positives from their performance, while Manchester City will be pleased to have the title race back in their hands.

The leveler would have been cheered by Man City fans as it is a huge moment in their bid to win a third straight Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola’s side battered Southampton 4-1 on Saturday and are six points behind Arsenal after this weekend’s action.

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However, they still have a game in hand over the Gunners, who they also host at the Etihad Stadium in a match of epic proportions on 26 April.

With a slightly superior goal difference, City will lift another title if they win all of their games.

The clash between Liverpool and Arsenal was undoubtedly one of the best of the season and went up another gear when an altercation between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Granit Xhaka got everyone fired up.

But there was a shocking moment at half-time as linesman Constantine Hatzidakis appeared to elbow Liverpool defender Andy Robertson.

Liverpool players fumed to the referee and footage shown by Sky Sports confirmed Jamie Carragher’s claims that the Scot was on the receiving end of an elbow.

Geoff Shreeves reported that the former Hull City man was raging in the tunnel, while Gary Neville suggested a hefty punishment may be coming the way of the assistant.

However, Roy Keane had no sympathy in the slightest and branded Robertson a “big baby”.

PGMOL have said they will investigate the incident.

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