It was an interesting weekend in Premier League as four out of top six sides in the league dropped points. Only Manchester United and Arsenal were able to register maximum points from their respective games.
The game between Liverpool and Tottenham at Anfield was built-up as the main attraction of the weekend, and it totally lived up to its billing. The game between two sides competing for top-four places ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
The game at Merseyside had it all – a brilliant solo goal, a stunning long-range goal, controversial penalties, defensive errors, officiating errors etc.
Spurs had come into this game following a convincing 2-0 home win over Manchester United. However, they were behind within three minutes from the kick-off as Mohammed Salah latched on to an astray back pass from Eric Dier and put the ball in the net.
The visitors huffed and puffed for the equalizer, but it didn’t come – until the 80th minute, when substitute Victor Wanyama scored a stunning long-range goal. The last minutes of the game were full of controversies as the visitors were awarded two suspicious-looking penalties – Harry Kane missed the first but scored the second in the injury-time to earn a draw for his side.
In between both penalties, Salah scored an amazing solo-goal to add one more goal to his tally. He was the best-performing player in the game, he picked up eight fantasy points from the game. The Egyptian tops the EFL point-tally with 114 points this season.
Goalkeeper Loris Karius was given a chance in the goal by Jurgen Klopp, but he finished the game with -2 points. The German was also responsible for first of the penalties which he saved eventually.
New-signing Virgil van Dijk endured another forgettable outing and he could only manage -1 points in the game on the account of conceding two goals.
For the visitors, Harry Kane missed one penalty but scored the second one to pick up two points from the game. Midfielder Victor Wanyama, who has recently come back from a long-term injury, was on the pitch for only 17 minutes, but he was responsible for igniting Spurs’ comeback and he earned a decent three fantasy points from the game.
In the end it was a welcome point for the visitors, but the hosts were left feeling frustrated by the officials.
Following the action this gameweek, the Reds remain in the third place with 51 points. Spurs are just behind them in the fifth spot with 49 points.
The North London side will face their local rivals Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on Saturday while Liverpool will travel to Southampton on Sunday.
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