Joel Matip’s own goal handed Liverpool their first Premier League defeat in nearly six months and denied the Reds top spot in a dramatic encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Defender Matip headed home Pedro Porro’s promising cross five minutes into second-half added time to end the visitors’ resistance after 26 minutes with two men down, sending Tottenham second as Ange Postecoglou’s transformed side continued their unbeaten start of the seven games. time.
Curtis Jones’ dismissal for a late challenge on Yves Bishouma during the first half, which was upgraded from a yellow card after a VAR review and monitor review by referee Simon Hooper, allowed Spurs to seize the momentum, taking lead when Son Heung-min struck. to Richarlison’s cross for his fifth goal in six appearances against Liverpool.
Tottenham vs Liverpool result
|Tottenham||2||Son Heung-min (36), Joel Matip own goal (90 +6)|
|Liverpool||1||Cody Gakpo (45 +4)|
Luis Diaz had a questionable goal disallowed for offside just before Son’s opener and Richarlison hit the post for Spurs with a shot just before Cody Gakpo turned and fired home an equalizer in first-half added time.
Gakpo immediately showed he had injured his knee and was replaced by Diogo Jota at half-time, but the Portugal international had been involved for less than 25 minutes when he was sent off for two yellow cards inside 90 seconds for a foul on Destiny Udogie.
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Tottenham, who had Son’s strike blocked 15 minutes after the restart, used their increased advantage to push to end their 11-game winless streak in the game, but Liverpool defended with resilience and even created chances of their own. , Virgil van Dijk sends in a free header from the corner.
Just when a series of Spurs attacks looked likely to lead to little more than a sensation of dropping two points, the hapless Matip produced a finish that the impressive Alisson was unable to stop, beating the keeper and ending his side’s 17-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Manchester City’s surprise defeat by Wolves earlier on Saturday means Tottenham will be a point behind the leaders when Postecoglou’s side travel to Luton Town on October 7. Fourth-placed Liverpool visit Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise in the Uefa Europa League group stage on Thursday and are away to Brighton & Hove Albion four days later.
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