City hit back to earn a draw with Liverpool

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March 19 (Reuters) - - MANCHESTER CITY 1 LIVERPOOL 1

Manchester City had to come from behind to hold Liverpool 1-1 as both teams lost ground in the Premier League following victories for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

City, in third place, stayed a point ahead of the Merseysiders with a game in hand thanks to Sergio Aguero's equalising goal.

Knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in midweek, City fell behind when full back Gael Clichy conceded a penalty six minutes after halftime and James Milner scored from the spot against his old club.

Liverpool, who had come into the game more after a slow start, were pegged back 18 minutes later when Aguero scored from Kevin de Bruyne's fine low cross.

De Bruyne then hit a post and Adam Lallana missed badly for Liverpool in an exciting finish.

(Reporting by Steve Tongue, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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