Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy this afternoon took to Twitter to highlight a piece of footage from the aftermath of the Citizens’ victory over Liverpool last night.
Man City 2-1 Liverpool
City welcomed Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Reds to the Etihad for a crucial meeting in the race for the Premier League title.
The scintillating form of the Merseysiders, coupled with a surprise blip on the part of the champions over the Christmas period, meant that a Liverpool win last night would have seen a massive 10-point gap opened up between the sides in the English top-flight table.
However, in the end, Pep Guardiola’s men performed when it mattered most, securing all 3 points with a 2-1 win.
Sergio Aguero and Leroy sane bagged the hosts’ goals, either side of a Roberto Firmino equalizer just past the hour-mark.
As such, the Premier League title race looks wide open once more, with City just 4 points off table-toppers Liverpool, and Tottenham a further two points adrift in 3rd.
Throughout last night’s clash, one of the key talking points surrounded the tremendous atmosphere at the Etihad.
City’s stadium, which is so often singled out by opposing fans as one of the quieter Premier League venues, was rocking from start to finish on Thursday evening, with the Sky Blues’ fans, staff and players alike having all contributed to one of the spectacles of the English season thus far.
The full-time whistle at the Etihad produced the loudest roar of the night, following a nervy spell during which the home side were forced to defend for their lives.
We WANTED it and we GOT it!
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 3, 2019
Mendy’s mistaken identity
And, amid the celebrations, one eagle-eyed fan managed to catch footage of Benjamin Mendy bursting onto the pitch to congratulate his teammates.
Mendy, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, was unable to contain his excitement following the game’s tense finish.
However, in making his way towards the trio of Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling, Mendy, who was not dressed in the club’s colours, was spotted by a pair of stewards, and seemingly mistaken for a fan.
The duo subsequently sprinted after Mendy, only to realise their mistake at the last second.
The Frenchman saw the funny side of the incident, though, with the footage showcased below:
😂😂😂😂 bro was about to tackle me https://t.co/PDPTz1ka1H
— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) January 4, 2019