Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham: Harry Kane keeps Spurs in touch of Premier League leaders Leicester

2 Apr

Harry Kane scored a fantastic strike to rescue a point against Liverpool as Tottenham kept in touch with league leaders Leicester.


After a mistake-ridden first half, Philippe Coutinho gave the Reds the lead after the break with a well-worked one-two with Daniel Sturridge.

However only ten minutes later and Spurs were level as Kane scored his 11th goal in as many games.

The result means Tottenham cut Leicester’s lead at the top to four points with the Foxes to play their game in hand against Southampton on Sunday.

Liverpool looked like they had blown any outside chance they had of claiming the coveted fourth place last time out against Southampton but started quickly against Tottenham.

James Milner had an early chance after good work from Adam Lallana but his shot was well blocked by Kevin Wimmer.

However Mamadou Sakho was in a particularly clumsy mood and gifted in-form Harry Kane a great chance to counter attack but he dragged his effort wide of Simon Mignolet’s post.

Sturridge, who looked rusty for England in midweek, had a golden opportunity to put the Reds a goal ahead but, despite being in acres of space and one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, he fired straight at the Frenchman’s legs.

And Lloris was to thank again when his cat-like reflexes denied Lallana’s turn and volley.

Tottenham started the second half the stronger of the two sides but Liverpool struck on the counter in the 51st minute when Coutinho exchanged passes with Sturridge before cushioning it effortlessly into the bottom corner of the net.

Spurs nearly hit straight back but Heung-Min Son couldn’t direct his volley on target after Eric Dier’s delightful lofted pass.

After 62nd minute Spurs did level and it was a stunning finish from Harry Kane after easily turning Dejan Loven before beating Mignolet for his 22nd Premier League goal of the season.

As the game entered the closing moments Coutinho came within inches of snatching victory but his shot flew just wide of the post with Lloris rooted to the spot.

The draw means Liverpool remain in ninth place but they continue their record of only losing once to Spurs at Anfield since 1998.

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