Liverpool held by Spurs boosts Man City's title bid

AP , Saturday 7 May 2022

Liverpool drew with Tottenham 1-1 and went to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday but handed Manchester City a chance to pull three points clear.

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool s Mohamed Salah, right, fights for the ball with Tottenham s Ryan Sessegnon during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, May 7, 2022. AP


The end of a 12-match league winning run at Anfield dampened Liverpool's bid for a quadruple of trophies.

City was at home to Newcastle on Sunday when the defending champion can regain first place and go three points ahead.

Son Heung-min's close-range finish from Ryan Sessegnon's pass put Tottenham ahead in the 56th minute.

Tottenham's resolute defense was repelling Liverpool attacks until a shot from Luis Diaz outside the penalty area deflected off Rodrigo Bentancur and beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Despite Tottenham holding Liverpool for a second time this season, the point hurt its attempt to overhaul Arsenal in fourth place with three games to go.

Ahead of Thursday's north London derby, Arsenal was a point ahead of Tottenham, and plays Leeds on Sunday.

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