Rivals Manchester City and Liverpool had to settle for a point apiece as they battled out a mouth-watering draw at Etihad Stadium.
A hugely entertaining match was littered with talking points, astonishing misses and a sense of injustice for both teams as they felt they were on the receiving end of debatable decisions from referee Micheal Oliver.
Right-back Liverpool James Milner put Liverpool ahead against his former club with a penalty six minutes after the half-time, after defender Gael Clichy was penalised for a raised boot on Forward Roberto Firmino.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero netted against Liverpool for the fifth successive English Premier League game at Etihad Stadium from midfielder Kevin De Bruyne's perfect cross after 69 minutes-before both sides wasted glorious opportunities to secure a vital victory in the race for top-four places.
Former Atletico Madrid Aguero was particularly liable, stumbling at the vital moment after his brilliant approach play had fashioned a clear chance eight yards out. After he fluffed his shot, former Chelsea midfielder (De Bruyne) hit the loose ball against the post.
The Red side midfielder Adam Lallana produced a candidate for miss of the season when the midfielder somehow failed to trap Firmino's pass into an empty net before, in stoppage time, Aguero volleyed over the sort of chance he normally takes with comfort.