- Firmino puts Reds ahead
- Robertson stars at left back
- Moura provides equalizer off quick restart
- Salah forces late Spurs own goal
Pickford/Origi. Now Lloris/Salah. You need a little good fortune to win a title fight.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris‘ late mistake and myriad missed chances doomed Tottenham Hotspur and kept Liverpool’s title hopes in order as the Reds won 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool keeps its two-point advantage on Manchester City, the latter having played one less game, while Spurs remain on 61 points. Tottenham is level with fourth place Manchester United.
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Lucas Moura took an extra touch in the 11th minute as Spurs wasted a chance to test Alisson Becker, who had a shaky first minute.
Liverpool’s first chance came in the 16th, and the Reds punished Spurs through Firmino’s header of a terrific Andy Robertson cross.
Trent Alexander-Arnold swung an effort at goal two minutes later, but it went wide of the frame.
Dele Alli tore into a 33rd chance that just missed the frame, a rare moment of Spurs promise.
Mane curled a shot wide in the 37th as Liverpool reasserted control.
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Spurs again controlled the early stages of a half when play resumed, but Liverpool stayed structured and stout at the back. Spurs were also a bit sloppy in the final third.
Alisson parried Kane into the path of Eriksen, whose shot was blocked by Robertson for a corner. Liverpool dealt with that, but quickly gave the ball back to Spurs.
Moura shook the game at the end of a quick restart, as Trippier and Eriksen both moved the ball square for the forward to blast back Alisson.
Alexander-Arnold just missed putting the Reds back in front in the 76th minute with a splendid swirling left-footed effort that Hugo Lloris tipped over the bar.