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Liverpool Revenge City As Swansea Dents Arsenal’s Title Hopes

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Liverpool were in fine form on Wednesday night as they defeated Manchester City 3-0 to exact some revenge on The Citizens for Sunday’s League Cup final defeat.

Goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino capped an impressive victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side against a lackluster City side at Anfield.

Lallana put the host ahead in the 34th minute, before James Milner poked in a second against his former club, after a slick touch from Lallana had opened up the City defence.

Roberto Firmino finished off a beautiful flowing move in the second half to put the icing on the cake for The Reds and damage City’s title hopes and secure an impressive league double over Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Pelegrini, who spoke after the game complained about the fatigue factor, forgetting his opponents had their confidence and energy sapped after the Wembley penalty shoot-out.

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The Chilean said: “From the beginning we were not fresh. Liverpool had more energy. They recovered the ball at high pace.

“They could make more changes. We didn’t have any midfielders to change without Yaya [Touré]. We had just defenders or one striker to make the change.”

The result means City are now 10-points behind leaders Leicester, with a game in hand.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side, are also level on points with their fiercest rivals Manchester United, who narrowly defeated Watford on Wednesday night, while West Ham, Stoke and Liverpool are also gaining momentum.

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Elsewhere, Arsenal’s hopes of winning a first Premier League title in 12-years suffered another devastating blow as Swansea came from behind to defeat the Gunner’s 2-1.

Joel Campbell put Wenger’s side in front, before goals from Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams compounded the Gunner’s to their third straight defeat in all competitions.

Arsenal are now six-points behind leaders Leicester, and they face a tough away trip to Tottenham on Saturday.