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Summary

  1. Man City stay third, Liverpool fourth after draw
  2. Milner scores penalty after Clichy fouls Firmino
  3. Aguero with near-post finish from De Bruyne cross
  4. Result: Tottenham 2-1 Southampton
  5. Eriksen & Alli goals keep Spurs second
  6. Result: Middlesbrough 1-3 Man Utd
  7. Fellaini, Lingard & Valencia with Utd goals

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By Alex Bysouth

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Where next?

Well, there was just about enough action in the final game today to carry you all the way through the international break...

OK, maybe not, but it certainly was a thriller.

So what next for the sides eyeing a top-four spot?

Liverpool return to Premier League action with a massive Merseyside derby against Everton a week on Saturday, while Arsenal host Manchester City on the Sunday.

Elsewhere, Chelsea welcome Crystal Palace, Tottenham visit Burnley and Manchester United host West Brom.

We'll catch you next time...

The top seven...

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So here's how the top seven looks after today's games, Manchester United climb above Arsenal into fifth, while Manchester City and Liverpool lose a little bit of ground on Tottenham.

Fans are a little quiet - Guardiola

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More from Pep Guardiola, who has called for a little more noise from the City fans...

"I want to stay with the guys for a long long time. I don't want to change anything. I want to stay here and help this club make a step forward and battle to qualify for the Champions League will be until the last day.

"We played three days after going out of the Champions League. How the players suffer and fight to qualify against Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach, how we play in the second half against Monaco, to be out was so tough for all of us.

"The players in training did not speak. How they react against Liverpool means a lot.

"The fans were amazing sometimes they are a little quiet, they have to be so proud of the players."

Liverpool needed more luck - Klopp

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Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool needed more luck

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp feels his side "needed a bit more luck" but was "more than OK" with his side's performance after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep's proudest hour (and a half...)

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Here is what Pep Guardiola had to say to Match of the Day after the final whistle.

"Normally, two teams want to win and football is fantastic, when two teams want to defend football is complicated," he said.

"Congratulations to Liverpool and Manchester CIty. It is one of days I am proud the most. I have not had long career as manager and it is one of the most special days of my life. 

"The Champions League defeat was so tough for us and how we recover today with mentality and attack, we could not attack more because Liverpool are a top team."

Let's hear a bit more from Pep Guardiola, the happiest man in Manchester... 

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Kieran Clark: 5 of the bottom 6 have sacked their managers; however, rock bottom Sunderland stick by their man at 7 points from safety 

Tunde Paul: if you think the game btw MCvsLFC isn't good enough, then u must be a fan of park-a-bus-in-goal United or born in 18th century 

Jay: Klopp is a real rockstar 

'Liverpool draw one of most special days of my life'

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Liverpool draw most special day of my life - Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola describes his side's 1-1 draw with Liverpool as "one of the most special days" of his life.

Pep Guardiola is seriously chuffed by that draw...

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Our reporter Simon Stone is at the press conference at the Etihad Stadium...

Klopp says Lallana apologised for miss. "I said why? His performance was outstaning."

Klopp on Pep's 'happiest day of career' comment: "He is Spanish. They are a little bit more emotional than Germans."

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RKA: if you complain that match, go and watch WWE 

barmybluenose: Only other top team not in europe are top of the prem So is klopp that good? Can't wait till LFC are in europe.Then we'll see. 

Lotak: Great day for spurs and Utd. I'm a happy spurs fan! 

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"Liverpool are in a battle with Arsenal and Manchester United for the top four. Two of those will miss out. The other three are sorted with Chelsea, Tottenham and City.

"You will never get me asking a manager to leave his position but the reaction of the Arsenal players told. You saw it with Leicester, and Chelsea last season. When Arsene Wenger needed his players  most, they did not perform." 

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Former England striker Alan Shearer on Facebook Live: "Both Manchester City and Liverpool had big chances to win it but a draw was probably a fair result. City could not afford to lose this game, partly after what happened against Monaco, they needed a reaction and performance

"I am not sure it is Pep Guardiola's proudest performance after what he achieved as a coach and player. He was pleased with the commitment and passion of his players. It was strange thing to say."

We've set Alan Shearer loose on Facebook Live...

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Anyone complaining about the MCvLFC game today need to stop watching football and do something else instead - or just stop moaning! That was a cracking game with both teams going for it - totally entertaining

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I'm not happy right now - Klopp

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A little more from Jurgen Klopp: "Our set pieces were good. It is difficult to defend this.

"We had three or four open goals in the six yard box. They had their moments too. Maybe it's OK, but I'm not happy in this moment. 

"Give me a few hours and then I'm happy."

'We could have won this game'

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp talking to Sky Sports: "To get a point at Manchester City for each team in the world is absolutely OK.

"There were a few situations where we couldn't defend their quality. We could have won this game, because we forced the goalkeeper into a few outstanding saves.

"We a phase between 50-70 where we had them and didn't close the game. We let them recover on the pitch, so they came back.

"They deserved the goal, but we could have scored more. Two highly motivated sides, both wanted to win until the last seconds."

Well Guardiola seems delighted, how about Jurgen Klopp?

One of my happiest days as a manager - Guardiola

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is pretty pleased speaking to Sky Sports.

Asked how happy he was with the performance, he said: “You cannot imagine. It is one of the happiest days of my career as a manager. I am so proud.

“After the Champions League, the last few days at training people were so, so, sad, people don’t talk too much. We arrive here against Liverpool who have no Europe all season and one week to prepare. The spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days as a manager.

“We created more than them. Our problem is we don’t score when they are easy goals. At least we showed spirit that we didn’t show in the first half in Monaco.

“When you approach one game after 10 games winning nothing is special. You have to consider the situation we played this game, how we played against them, a top team - they have exceptional players – means a lot to me. That is why I am so happy."

Shearer's verdict

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Alan Shearer's on Match of the Day 2 later. What did he make of events at Etihad Stadium? Join him on Facebook Live...

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Mick Stewart: No more top 6 games for lfc others will all drop points. Top 4 in own hands

Javel Bleach: And seeing as #Liverpool always drop points v. the strugglers, nothing is more uncertain than Top4! 

Tomst:  Great result for #Tottenham

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If you fancy reading the match report from the Etihad Stadium in the meantime, then click right here.

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Pep looks breathless, he's called it "one of the best days" in his coaching career.

Full quotes coming right up.

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Keep your reactions to that cracker coming in, we'll have the managers for you soon.  

A few contentious decisions to be discussed, no doubt.

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I'm so happy with the way City are playing under Pep. They create acres of space giving them so many chances to score, but they've just not been clinical enough. Jesus looked deadly when he arrived so I'm looking forward to getting him back.

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Who is the happier after today's results then? 

Manchester United climb to fifth, Tottenham get some breathing space in second, but it's still Chelsea sitting pretty at the top.

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Kevin Chadwick: Well that's the top 3 misses of the season done and dusted in one game

Yullaw: Looks like Man United & Arsenal are going to be 3rd & 4th while City & Liverpool will drop out of the Top4 

Liz Tray: Can't believe some complaining! Power, pace, energy, chances, entertainment; not perfect quality but a great advert for the PL 

'A draw was fair in the end'

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Liverpool goal scorer James Milner on Sky Sports: “Both teams went for it. I am sure it was good for the neutrals to watch. We are disappointed that when we have been up we have not got three points. A draw was fair in the end.

“They are such a good team. They’ve got runners everywhere, they’re all sharp. It is not the easiest of days coming here. We can’t be too disappointed with a point."

Asked about his first half-challenge on Raheem Sterling, Milner said: “It was 50-50. It is one of those where you have seen them given. Lucky for me it wasn’t.”

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And the stats...

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James Milner now holds the record for the most Premier League games scored in without losing (47 Games: W37 D10 L0).  

Sergio Aguero has netted in each his five Premier League home games against Liverpool (five goals) for Man City.

City have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 13 games in all competitions against Liverpool, shipping 24 in the process.

Liverpool have now won more points in 10 games against the top six this season (20) than they have in 10 games against the bottom six (19).

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This definitely feels like a loss... Can see Aguero returning to Spain this summer. He just isn't a Pep type of striker. Only woke up in the last 20 mins! Stones best defender today

Steve, Manchester.

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Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

It was like two boxers looking for the knockout.

John Stones was very good for Manchester City.

Stones and Caballero
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That was brilliant. Plenty of chances, plenty of controversy.

Thirteen shots each, but just three on target for Manchester City and four for Liverpool.

Pep speaks with officials
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JButler: Very poor quality game, terrible advert for the top end of English football. No wonder our teams are useless in Europe.

Peter Campbell: As frustrated as I am that Liverpool didn't win, a draw was fair in an extremely intense match. 

David Thackeray: It's when you see games like this that you realise how low MU and Arsenal have sunk.

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Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

What a game we have seen. It could have been 5-5. 

It has been brilliant.

Both teams showed attacking flair with pace, power and intensity.

Lallana and Aguero both should have won it. 1-1 - fair result.

FULL-TIME

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That's it. Catch your breath, go and have a lie down, but make sure you're up for Match of the Day to watch it all over again. 

Exhilarating. But only a point apiece.

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Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

There are a lot of exhausted bodies out there, a few passes going astray.

The crowd are screaming for Manchester City to get forward, but Liverpool are defending resolutely at the death.

Bacary Sagna does manage to dig out a cross, but the visitors scramble it clear.

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Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

It should have been 2-1. What a chance. 

Out of anyone on the park you would have wanted it to fall to Aguero.

Aguero reacts
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