Tottenham holts Liverpool run

Liverpool’s successive victories stopped and they came out with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham in the 18th stage of the English Premier League competition.

Liverpool were the better side at the start of the game and almost opened the scoring early with the header from defender Andrew Robertson from close range (2) and a powerful shot by the other defender Trent Alexander-Arnold from outside the area that french goalkeeper Hugo Lloris narrowly pushed into a corner (11). Tottenham succeeded in opening the scoring contrary to the course of play and from a counterattack following a cross inside the area from Frenchman Ndombele to Harry Kane penetrated and shot to the right of Brazilian goalkeeper Allison Becker (13).

It was Kane’s first goal at home this season, putting an end to eight games goal drought. Tottenham almost added the second goal from a counterattack led by Kane and passed the ball to South Korean international Son who followed it from close range next to the right-hand post (16). Guinea international midfielder Nabi Keita hit a powerful volley from outside the area that Lloris pushed into a corner (23). Dele Alli wasted a golden opportunity to strengthen the lead after a superb pass from Son that Allison pushed with his fingertips to a corner (29).

Portuguese international Diego Jota equalized for Liverpool with a close-range header following a cross from Robertston (35). Liverpool managed to take the lead with Robertson’s header from close range following a pass from Trent (70). Tottenham equalized with a fatal mistake by the Liverpool goalkeeper in dispersing a cross into his area in front of Son who followed it inside the empty goal (74).

Liverpool suffered a heavy blow by the dismissal of defender Robertson following a strong intervention from behind on Brazilian defender Emerson, confirmed by referee Paul Tierney after checking the “VAR” (77). Robertson became the first player to score, make a goal, and be sent off in the English Premier League since Serbian Mitrovic in 2016.

Liverpool scored 41 points in second place by a margin of three points behind leaders Manchester City while Tottenham increased their tally to 26 points.

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