Liverpool edge out Fulham

Arsenal held to goalless draw by strugglers United

Liverpool edge out Fulham

Liverpool's surge towards a first league title since 1990 continued on Wednesday when they beat Fulham 3-2 with a last-minute penalty while Arsenal's challenge took a knock after a 0-0 home draw against Manchester United.

The most open Premier League championship race for years continued on a wild and windy night across Britain, leaving Chelsea top, just seven points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur who chalked up a superb 4-0 win at Newcastle United.

The other match that survived the weather ended in a 1-1 draw between Stoke City and Swansea City at the Britannia Stadium, a result that left both sides mired in the equally tight battle to avoid the drop that has 11 teams in its grip.

The storms caused Manchester City's game against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium and Everton's match at Goodison Park against Crystal Palace to be postponed because of dangerously high winds.

After drawing 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, Chelsea lead the way with 57 points, one in front of Arsenal with 12 matches to play.

Manchester City are third on 54 with a game in hand on the top two, followed by Liverpool on 53 and Spurs on 50.

Everton are sixth on 45 points, three clear of United who have won just two of their last seven league matches.

The most dramatic game of the night was played at Craven Cottage where bottom-of-the-table Fulham twice led against Liverpool.

It was Fulham who took the lead when defender Kolo Toure, guilty of a terrible error that cost Liverpool victory at West Brom earlier this month, sliced the ball into his own net after eight minutes.

Daniel Sturridge equalised four minutes before the break before Fulham stunned the visitors by going ahead again through Kieran Richardson.

Brendan Rodgers's side equalised for a second time when Philippe Coutinho found the net from 20 metres in the 72nd minute.

Sascha Reither then brought down Sturridge in stoppage time and skipper Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot.

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry