Fernandinho's late own goal forced Manchester City to settle for a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, while Tottenham were held to a goalless draw by Watford.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been forced to play Fernandinho as a centre back due to injuries to John Stones and Aymeric Laporte
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Neymar could play some part as a substitute at Anfield, but Brazil boss Tite is unlikely to take any unnecessary risks, with their opening FIFA World Cup fixture against Switzerland looming on June 17.
Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho scored a goal each as Manchester City F.C. crushed Chelsea F.C. 3-0.
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The victory secured the World Cup favourites Brazil top place in Group A, with a better goal difference than Mexico, and in theory an easier tie in the second round.