Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Pochettino's men held at Anfield to hand the advantage to the Foxes

Spurs were held at Anfield, in a fantastic advert for the Premier League, to hand the title advantage to Leicester City

Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Pochettino's men held at Anfield to hand the advantage to the Foxes
Kane celebrates with his teammates after superb equaliser (Picture source: Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Sturridge.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (C), Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Son, Alli; Kane.
SCORE: 0-1, Coutinho 51'. 1-1, Kane 63'
REFEREE: John Moss (ENG): Booked - Coutinho, Can
INCIDENTS: Premier League Fixture, held at Anfield between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane scored a wonderful goal in the second half for Tottenham Hotspur to earn them a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield to hand leaders Leicester City the advantage in the Premier League title race. 

Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for the Reds six minutes into the second half to give the home side a deserved lead. Kane though showed his class twelve minutes later to strike a lovely shot past the diving Simon Mignolet

Spurs started the game on the front foot

The game began at a fast pace with both teams pressing each other well and the first decent chance of the game fell to the away side. A good passing move from the Spurs players led to a shot from Christian Eriksen inside the box who saw his shot well saved by Mignolet in the opening ten minutes.

The home side finally got going after twenty minutes and almost took the lead through an own goal when Heung-Min Son inadvertently hit the ball towards his own goal only for Hugo Lloris to make a stunning save down to his left. 

Kane, then after a period of pressure from the home side, almost gave Spurs the lead before the half-hour mark when the ball was won back in midfield and was played to Kane in space but the striker dragged his shot just wide of the goal instead of passing to his teammates. 

Liverpool should have been in front before half-time

Liverpool though produced the best chance of the game when Coutinho played a lovely through ball to Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge one on one with Lloris hit it straight at the keeper much to the dismay of the Liverpool fans who would have thought he was destined to score it. 

Adam Lallana before the first half ended forced Lloris into two more important saves to keep the score goalless at half-time. Spurs started the half better but the home side grew into the game and should have been in front at half-time. 

Coutinho gave Liverpool a deserved lead

The second half began very scrappily until Coutinho got the ball in the Spurs half. The attacking midfielder then played a nice one-two with Sturridge who played the ball back to the midfielder who curled the ball brilliantly past Lloris to give the home side a deserved lead. 

Coutinho celebrates his opener versus Spurs | Photo: Getty Images
Coutinho celebrates his opener versus Spurs | Photo: Getty Images

The home side nearly made it two shortly after but Sturridge missed a big chance. Coutinho picked the ball up on the wing and played a lovely cross into the box to where Sturridge was but the striker put his header over the bar. 

Spurs finally showed some urgency and should have been back on level terms before the hour mark but Son put his shot wide from a volley when it seemed end easier to score. 

Superb Kane strike got Spurs back on level terms

Kane then made his mark on the game finally when he drew his side level in the 63rd minute through a brilliant strike. Eriksen provided the assist for the goal by keeping the ball in but Kane did most of the work himself by turning Dejan Lovren in the box and curling the ball past Mignolet. 

Mignolet shortly after the equaliser had to be at his best for Liverpool to keep out a strong shot from Eriksen from the edge of the box. The game started to liven up at a ferocious pace with both teams not settling for a draw. 

The game had slowed down for 15 minutes until Coutinho found some space before the end of the game in the box before the end but saw his shot go inches wide of the post with Lloris well beaten.

Moussa Dembele came close in the last few minutes of the game as he unleashed a good strike from the edge of the box but was denied by another superb save from Mignolet. The game finished 1-1 in a game that was an excellent advert for the Premier League

The result is a good one for Leicester City who play Southampton on Sunday hoping to take advantage of Spurs slipping up. 

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