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Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Firmino header helps Reds reclaim top spot

Toby Alderweireld scores an own goal for Tottenham

Toby Alderweireld's late own goal gave Liverpool a priceless victory and put them back on top of the Premier League.

Visitors Tottenham looked on course to earn a point - and even wasted chances to go in front - after Lucas Moura deservedly equalised Roberto Firmino's first half-header for the home side.

Liverpool were on the brink of losing ground to Manchester City - 2-0 winners at Fulham on Saturday - until the title race took another dramatic twist in the closing moments in front of the Kop.

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris failed to hold Mohamed Salah's routine far-post header and the ball ricocheted into the net off Alderweireld.

It was sheer elation for Liverpool, who are now two points clear of City having played a game more, but misery for Spurs, who are in a real fight for a top-four place and were left to regret Moussa Sissoko's glaring miss when through on goal minutes earlier.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Liverpool

  • 13Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 14HendersonSubstituted forOrigiat 77'minutes
  • 7MilnerSubstituted forFabinhoat 77'minutes
  • 11SalahSubstituted forLovrenat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Roberto Firmino
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 3Fabinho
  • 6Lovren
  • 8Keita
  • 20Lallana
  • 22Mignolet
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 27Origi

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 6D SánchezSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 69'minutes
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 17Sissoko
  • 2Trippier
  • 23EriksenSubstituted forLlorenteat 90+1'minutes
  • 20Alli
  • 3Rose
  • 10Kane
  • 27Lucas MouraBooked at 80minsSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 12Wanyama
  • 18Llorente
  • 21Foyth
  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 33Davies
  • 52Skipp
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
53,322

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpoolAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

Delay in match Fabinho (Liverpool) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Dejan Lovren replaces Mohamed Salah.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Fernando Llorente replaces Christian Eriksen.

Goal!

Own Goal by Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Offside, Liverpool. Andrew Robertson tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Son Heung-Min following a fast break.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies replaces Lucas Moura.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Lucas Moura.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Harry Kane.

Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur).

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Fabinho replaces James Milner.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Divock Origi replaces Jordan Henderson.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Milner.

Hand ball by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen following a set piece situation.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Davinson Sánchez.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joel Matip.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

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