Last-gasp Harry Kane penalty earns Tottenham Hotspur draw at Liverpool
Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League objective from the penalty spot in stoppage time to grab some extent for Tottenham Hotspur in an exciting 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah capitalised on a mistake from Eric Dier to place Liverpool in entrance within the third minute, taking his tally to 20 league objectives for the season.
Substitute Victor Wanyama thundered residence an equaliser 10 minutes from time earlier than Kane missed from the penalty spot within the 87th minute.
In essentially the most dramatic of finales, Salah thought he had gained it within the 91st minute, just for Spurs to win one other penalty which Kane transformed to depart his workforce fifth within the desk, two factors behind third-placed Liverpool.
“It is difficult to get every decision right,” Sours supervisor Mauricio Pochettino mentioned. “When they are right and show character I needed to congratulate them.”
Defender Virgil van Dijk, returning to the Liverpool beginning lineup, did a effective job of holding an unchanged Spurs quiet for almost all of the primary half.
Liverpool’s job was made simpler by their early opener. Dier, in trying to make an interception, diverted the ball into the trail of Salah, placing the Egypt worldwide clear by way of to interrupt the impasse.
Tottenham’s solely shot on course within the first 45 minutes got here by way of the boot of Mousa Dembele, however his half-volley was simply saved by Loris Karius.
Spurs improved after the break and nearly equalised by way of Son Heung-min within the 58th minute, however Karius stood tall to make the block.
The guests equalised out of the blue when Wanyama thundered the ball into the online from distance earlier than the drama unfolded.
Kane’s tame penalty was simply saved by Karius after the England striker had been felled within the field earlier than Salah danced his well past two Spurs defenders and fired into the online to attain what regarded prone to be the winner.
However, the linesman noticed a foul by Van Dijk on substitute Erik Lamela within the field, giving Kane the prospect to make amends.
“The softest touch in the whole game decides the game,” Klopp mentioned. “It is not a penalty.”
Kane duly transformed from the spot with just about the final kick of the sport to silence Anfield.