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WATCH: Chaos at Anfield as Liverpool opens up 2-0, quarter-hour lead

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Fabinho loads up from outside the area and unleashes a wonderful strike that flies past Claudio Bravo to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead against Manchester City.

Two shots, two goals.

That’s what Liverpool needed -- along with some help from a handball non-call -- to take a two-goal, quarter-hour lead over Manchester City at Anfield.

The visitors had all of the ball and even looked destined to earn a penalty when Trent Alexander-Arnold handled in the box, but Liverpool raced down the field and struck first blood.

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Ilkay Gundogan’s soft clearance rolled to Fabinho, who hit a vicious strike from distance to put the hosts up 1-0 in the 7th minute.

VAR had a look and didn’t like what it saw enough to change anything. The banger stood.

And Liverpool opened up a 2-0 lead on its second chance of the day.

Andrew Robertson’s cross sailed around City’s defense to meet just-onside Salah, who headed past Bravo.

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