September 9, 2017 / 1:39 PM / 10 months ago

SHOWCASE-Soccer-Jesus brace fires City to 5-0 win over 10-man Liverpool

* Manchester City beat Liverpool 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium

* Sergio Aguero fired City ahead in the 24th

* Liverpool’s Mane sent off in 37th minute for challenge on City keeper Ederson

* Ederson carried off on stretcher after the high challenge

* Gabriel Jesus header made it 2-0 in first-half injury time

* Aguero set up Jesus for City’s third in the 53rd

* Substitute Leroy Sane made it 4-0 after good work from Benjamin Mendy

* Superb curling shot from Sane in injury time made it five

* Liverpool host Burnley, City are at Watford on Sept. 16


Sept 9 (Reuters) - Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City hammered Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men.

Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for a high challenge on City’s keeper Ederson, who had raced out of the penalty area and had to be carried off on a stretcher following the clash.

City were 1-0 up at that stage thanks to a Sergio Aguero goal and they soon made their numerical advantage count when Jesus headed in a De Bruyne cross.

The Brazilian tapped in his second in the 53rd minute after Aguero unselfishly played him in and Leroy Sane made it 4-0 in the 77th after combining well with Benjamin Mendy.

Sane completed the rout in injury time with a brilliant, curling left-foot shot from 25 metres into the far corner. (Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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