rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » EPL PHOTOS: Last-gasp Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

EPL PHOTOS: Last-gasp Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

Last updated on: February 05, 2018 15:23 IST

IMAGES from English Premier League matches played on Sunday

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores their second goalTottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the equaliser and his 100th Premier League goal at Anfield on Sunday

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the equaliser and his 100th Premier League goal at Anfield on Sunday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time to snatch a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

 

Mohamed Salah capitalised on a mistake from Eric Dier to put Liverpool in front in the third minute, taking his tally to 20 league goals for the season.

Substitute Victor Wanyama thundered home an equaliser 10 minutes from time before Kane missed from the penalty spot in the 87th minute.

In the most dramatic of finales, Salah thought he had won it in the 91st minute, only for Spurs to win another penalty which Kane converted to leave his team fifth in the table, two points behind third-placed Liverpool.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores their second goal

IMAGE: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores their second goal. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

“It is difficult to get every decision right,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

“When they are right and show character I needed to congratulate them.”

Defender Virgil van Dijk, returning to the Liverpool starting line-up, did a fine job of keeping an unchanged Spurs quiet for the majority of the first half.

Liverpool’s task was made easier by their early opener. Dier, in attempting to make an interception, diverted the ball into the path of Salah, putting the Egypt international clean through to break the deadlock.

Tottenham’s only shot on target in the first 45 minutes came via the boot of Mousa Dembele, but his half-volley was easily saved by Loris Karius.

Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-Min Son attempts to cross as Liverpool's Jordan Henderson blocks his attempt

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-Min Son attempts to cross as Liverpool's Jordan Henderson blocks his attempt. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Spurs improved after the break and almost equalised through Son Heung-min in the 58th minute, but Karius stood tall to make the block.

The visitors equalised out of the blue when Wanyama thundered the ball into the net from distance before the drama unfolded.

Kane’s tame penalty was easily saved by Karius after the England striker had been felled in the box before Salah danced his way past two Spurs defenders and fired into the net to score what looked likely to be the winner.

Crystal Palace fight back to draw relegation tussle with Newcastle

Crystal Palace's James McArthur and with Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez vie for possession

IMAGE: Crystal Palace's James McArthur and with Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez vie for possession. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Luka Milivojevic's second-half penalty secured a point for CrystalPalace as they recovered from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Newcastle United on Sunday.

Mohamed Diame gave Newcastle the lead from a corner midway through the first half when he slotted the ball in at the far post after Ayoze Perez’s cross from the right had gone through a packed goalmouth.

Palace equalised 10 minutes into the second half when they were awarded a penalty for Ciaran Clark’s foul on Christian Benteke and Milivojevic converted despite Karl Darlow getting a hand to the ball.

Newcastle might have been two goals up at halftime but Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made two good saves in quick succession, blocking Brazilian winger Kenedy’s shot with his chest then diving to his left to palm away Perez’s effort from the rebound.

Palace, who came close to a winner several times in a frantic final half hour, climbed to 14th on 27 points, three clear of the relegation zone and two ahead of Newcastle in 16th.

Source:
© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.