Tottenham tied 2-2 with Liverpool with a penalty in the 95th minute

Tottenham tied 2-2 with Liverpool with a penalty in the 95th minute
    Tottenham tied 2-2 with Liverpool with a penalty in the 95th minute
    A controversial both of Harry Kane's penalty in the 95th minute saved on Sunday a point for Tottenham against Liverpool at Anfield (2-2) and kept the unbeaten of those of Mauricio Pochettino, who continue without losing sight of the positions of Liga of Champions.

    The encounter, not free of controversy, with two penalties in favor of the 'Spurs' in the time of discount (one failed and another converted by Kane), went back and forth and could fall from either side.

    The Egyptian Mohamed Salah advanced to Liverpool twice (with a goal two minutes into the start and another in the first minute of second-half stoppage time), but first Victor Wanyama, with a goal in the 80th, and then Kane , from the fateful point after a 'little miss' by Van Dijk on Lamela, decreed the definitive 2-2.

    Pochettino's men, who arrived in Liverpool after a fair win over Manchester United (2-0) on weekdays, were on the verge of bowing for the first time since last December 16, when they were routed 4-1 by Manchester City, but Kane, who celebrated his 100th in the Premier League, avoided it.

    Many of the options of both teams to be the course that comes in the Champions League went through this match, with Liverpool third, with 50 points, and Tottenham fifth, with 48. In between, with also 50 points, the current champion, Chelsea, who was humiliated last Wednesday at home against Bournemouth (0-3) and closes the day on Monday Vicarage Road against Watford.

    Jürgen Klopp made two changes to the team that thrashed Huddersfield 0-3 on weekdays, and Van Dijk, the world's most expensive defender, and youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold took the places of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez. Above, the dreaded MSF: Mané, Salah and Firmino.

    For his part, Pochettino, technician 'Spur', clung to the saying 'If it works, do not touch it' and left home in Anfield with the same 'eleven' as he could with United.

    What the North London counted was not to have such a disastrous start to the match. Two minutes later, a pass back from Dier enabled Salah and the Egyptian, with everything in his favor, crossed before the departure of Lloris to go up 1-0 to light and celebrate his number 20 in the league this year (27 in all competitions).

    They did not loosen those of house, that had options to double their advantage shortly after. Midfielder James Milner was the clearest, receiving a pass from Alexander-Arnold and, with a soft touch, he passed the ball over Lloris although his shot went slightly out.

    There was hardly any news of Tottenham in the first half, and only Démbélé, on the edge of the break, tested Karius with a shy shot from the edge that the German goalkeeper easily caught from the ground.

    The second half was Tottenham, braver and knowing that he needed to go on the attack to enter the game. Dele Alli, unnoticed until now, had a golden chance after a rejection of Karius to Son shot, but his first hit went to the right.

    It moved chips to the 20 minutes Klopp to try to recover the control and gave entrance to Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum by Mané and Henderson. Pochettino quickly responded with Lamela, who occupied the post of today's disappointing Davinson Sánchez.

    The draw came in the 79, work of Wanayama, who sang goal just one minute after entering the field. The African footballer picked up a rejection on the edge of the area and from about 25 meters a missile was drilled that drilled the mesh 'Red'.

    With the 1-1 the game became even more electric and crazy, and in 84 the referee whistled the first penalty of the afternoon: Kane, in clear out of play, stood alone against Karius and, not without a certain theater, was zancadilleado within the area. However, the German goal retaliated and cleared the shot of '10', center and hands.

    The possible 1-2 went, in just three minutes, to 2-1, when Salah took off all the rivals that were put in front and defined with the left and heel in the small area to leave the duel on a plate for yours.

    There was still time for more, and with the local fans already celebrating a victory that was not expected, Lamela was dropped after a clash with Van Dijk and the referee decreed the second penalty of the day. This time it did not fail Kane, who cheated on Karius and rescued a draw for his team that knows almost to victory. EFE
    Wael Elyamani
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