Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Kane drags a point out of Anfield

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  • Spurs now 4 pts shy of Leicester
  • Lloris stars in draw
  • Mignolet with big late save

Philippe Coutinho and Harry Kane traded second half goals as Liverpool hurt Tottenham’s title hopes with a 1-1 draw Saturday at Anfield.

The NBC audience was treated to a tumultuous affair that had chances lacking finish.

Spurs now trail Leicester City by four points. The Foxes travel to Southampton for a Sunday match that could see them extend their Premier League lead to seven points with six matches to play.

Liverpool has 45 points, good for ninth place in the Premier League, though the Reds have played just 30 matches.

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The match’s first half-hour was full of fits and starts, with a prime chance coming Daniel Sturridge‘s way in the 36th minute. The English striker’s left-footed shot failed to nutmeg Hugo Lloris, and it remained scoreless.

That moment may’ve opened things up a bit, and Adam Lallana spun to belt an 18-yard shot that Lloris parried wide of the goal.

Lloris made a stunning stop, again on Lallana, moments later. The Frenchman went vertical to barely slap Lallana’s chance out for a corner.

Liverpool broke through in the 51st minute, with Coutinho working a 1-2 with Sturridge en route to belting his shot around Lloris.

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Son Heung-Min came close to equalizing just a few minutes later, darting into the right of the box but flashing his shot clear of the frame.

That game-tying goal came when Christian Eriksen barely saved a ball on the end line, using the outside of his foot to flick the ball to Kane. The big Englishman turned and buried his chance to make it 1-1.

Simon Mignolet made a terrific save as the match entered stoppage time, a few moments after Coutinho missed a good chance just wide of the frame.