Liverpool topples City at Anfield

Liverpool, England ( - Liverpool produced a pair of fabulous goals at Anfield on Sunday to claim a 2-1 victory over Manchester City.

Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho scored in similar fashion on either side of halftime to clinch the victory, lifting the Reds to 48 points on the season to keep pace with Manchester United in the race for fourth place.

City remains on 55 points to stay five points back of top spot.

Henderson got Liverpool off the mark just 11 minutes in when he settled a pass from Raheem Sterling, cut the ball inside to his right foot and fired a stunning effort that grazed the underside of the crossbar on its way past Joe Hart.

The Citizens, though, were level within 14 minutes as a well-worked passing sequence from David Silva and Sergio Aguero released Edin Dzeko through on goal to slip a shot past Simon Mignolet.

The two sides were level until the closing stages when Coutinho struck with another goal from distance. The Brazilian drifted inside from the left flank in the 78th minute and uncorked a curling right-footed shot that rose above Hart but dipped just under the crossbar, handing the hosts the win in spectacular fashion.

Arsenal, meanwhile, reclaimed third place in the Premier League table on Sunday by claiming a 2-0 home victory over Everton.

The Gunners grabbed the lead just before halftime through Olivier Giroud while Tomas Rosicky provided a late insurance goal to secure all three points.