Premier League: Leaders Chelsea held 1-1 by Liverpool at Anfield

Blues still 9 points clear of 2nd place Tottenham


Chelsea held 1-1 by Liverpool at Anfield | Image: Twitter @PremierLeague

Internet Desk: Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday. It was the Blues who took the lead in the 25thminute of the match through David Luiz while Georginio Wijnaldum came to Liverpool’s rescue as the midfielder equalised with a 57th minute header from James Milner’s cross.

Antonio Conte’s side should have got the winner as they were awarded a spot kick by the referee in the 76th minute of the match. But Diego Costa failed to convert from the spot-kick. The Spanish striker’s shot was pushed away by Mignolet as the ‘keeper made amends for his earlier error.

The Blues have now finished without three points, but are still nine points clear of second placed Tottenham. The London based club’s dream run of winning 13 matches consecutively came to an end. It was also the second time in their last 17 league games that the Blues have failed to secure the full points.

“It’s a pity Diego missed the penalty, but we must be happy with the result and the performance because it is not easy to play away at Liverpool,” Conte said at the post match press conference.

Fourth placed Liverpool, 10 points behind Chelsea, have only won one of their last nine matches in all competitions, but their battling display at least partially eased the pain of Saturday’s FA Cup embarrassment against second tier Wolves.

“I’m not sure happy is the right word, but I’m proud because the boys did outstanding things against a really good side,” Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said.

Related News



Breaking News:
  • 2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni shine as India beat Australia in a must win game     Massive heartbreak as India out of the AFC Asian Cup after losing 0-1 to Bahrain     I-League 2018/19: Chennai City FC comes from behind to beat East Bengal in a thriller     2nd ODI: Dhoni’s batting still a concern as India lock horns with Australia in a must win game     Its not impossible to win the series from here: Bhuvneshwar Kumar     AFC Asian Cup: India eyeing for a historic knock-out berth by beating Bahrain     Shubman Gill & Vijay Shankar named as replacements for Rahul, Pandya     1st ODI: Rohit Sharma’s heroics in vain as Australia takes 1-0 lead at SCG     Suspended Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul to be sent home on first available flight from Australia     Dhoni, Shikhar join Indian ODI team’s optional practice session at SCG