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A strange 85th minute goal from Brazilian Willian
earned English Premier League champions
Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that
this was after Mohamed Salah’s 15th goal of the
season looked to have given the hosts the three
points.
Two minutes after coming on as a late substitute
at Anfield, Willian whipped in an attempted cross
from the right which floated over Liverpool
goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the net.
Salah, who was outstanding for Liverpool, had
put his team ahead in the 65th minute when Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain poked the ball away from a
hesitant Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Egyptian then pounced on the loose ball to
fire past Courtois.
The result leaves Chelsea in third place on 26
points, eight behind leaders Manchester City who
play on Sunday, while Liverpool are fifth on 23
points.
In other Premier League games also played on
Saturday Jose Mourinho’s United bounced back
from their surprise UEFA Champions League
defeat at Basel in midweek to win.
It was their 39th straight home win in all
competitions.
The win also meant the Red Devils equalled a
51-year-old record set by Sir Matt Busby, thanks
to Lewis Dunk’s second half own goal.
“I think we were more spirit and heart than
quality. My boys didn’t play well but they gave
everything,” Mourinho said.
“For me probably Brighton deserve more than the
result they got.”
Also, Tottenham’s bid to win the title for the first
time since 1961 was left in tatters after a 1-1
draw with lowly West Bromwich Albion left them
10 points behind City.
Spurs have had mixed results at Wembley since
moving into their temporary home while White
Hart Lane is rebuilt.
But, once again, they lacked a cutting edge
against supposedly inferior opponents.
“We weren’t clinical. It is always difficult in the
Premier League when you concede a goal so
early,” Pochettino said.
“I’m disappointed because the effort was
massive, but we lost two points.”
NAN

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