Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane shine as Man City rout Liverpool 5-0 after Sadio Mane red card

Manchester City took advantage of Sadio Mane's controversial sending off to thrash Liverpool 5-0 in an eventful Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Mane was shown a straight red card in the first half for a high challenge on Ederson that led to the city goalkeeper being carried off on a stretcher.

City were already leading at this point through Sergio Aguero but Gabriel Jesus and substitute Leroy Sane then both struck twice in a commanding performance.

The hosts later reported that Ederson was not concussed and was checked for facial fractures at the medical institute adjacent to their training complex before returning to the stadium.

Check out the gallery above all of the key moments.

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Liverpool winger Sadio Mane’s dismissal in the first half of Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City split opinion in the football world.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at selected reaction to the red-card incident, which led to home goalkeeper Ederson leaving the field on a stretcher.

“Rubbish decision to send off Mane. Rubbish.” – Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who added on Twitter: “Both players running at each other at high speed. He’s just trying to flick the ball like any striker would.”

“It’s a red card. He had his eyes on the ball, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t endangering his opponent. He hasn’t tried to do him. If anything it’s Ederson’s quickness off the line that’s got him sent off. I thought he was in (to score), but if you don’t get there, with a boot that high, and clash with his head, it’s a red card. It took a few angles, and I needed convincing because I didn’t think it at first.” – Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports.

“I don’t think that is a red card. His eyes are on the ball, it’s ridiculous. He wins that challenge, the goal is there for him. It wasn’t one of those where you think the goalkeeper is the favourite. He does well to get out, and his foot is high. Jon Moss, you have just ruined the game there. He didn’t need to give a red card. He could have given a yellow. I think he’s got it wrong. The reason Ederson is injured is because his back three have ridiculously tried to play the offside.” – Gary Neville on Sky Sports.

“It was an easy decision. It’s a red card. Intent is not relevant.” – former Premier League referee Graham Poll on BT Sport.

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Sadio Mane

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Sadio Mane was “unlucky” to be sent off during the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.

City goalkeeper Ederson was involved in a nasty collision with the Liverpool forward during the first half of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Benfica stopper was caught in the face by a high foot from Mane, who was subsequently given a straight red card by referee Jonathan Moss.

Ederson was removed from the pitch on a stretcher after eight minutes of treatment and was taken to the nearby Manchester Institute of Health and Performance to be assessed for fractures.

Sadio Mane's sending off

Sadio Mane’s sending off

The City number one then returned to the stadium towards the end of the game and, while Klopp was relieved to see the keeper looking well, the Reds boss feels Mane’s challenge was an accident.

Klopp told Sky Sports: “I don’t think it’s a red card, he didn’t see him. I saw the goalie already and obviously it’s not that bad. In the first moment everyone thought it was really bad.

“It was unlucky, it was an accident. The goalkeeper comes out, Sadio wants the ball. To get a red card in a game like this is really unlucky.”

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