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26/12/2013 14:47 GMT | Updated 26/12/2013 14:55 GMT

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool In Pictures

Manchester City retained their imperious 100% home Premier League record as they denied Liverpool the chance to regain top spot in an entertaining encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

Manuel Pellegrini's side made it an impressive nine out of nine - with 37 goals scored - to move into second place behind Arsenal as the Reds slipped to fourth after a 2-1 defeat.

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Negredo watches his winner edge over the line after Mignolet's howler

However, had Raheem Sterling's effort not been wrongly ruled out for offside before either side had scored - and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet not made a hash of Alvaro Negredo's winner - Brendan Rodgers' side could well have got much more out of this game.

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Philippe Coutinho gave the Reds a deserved lead and Vincent Kompany nodded in an equaliser, before Mignolet's clanger allowed Negredo to net the winner.

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