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Own goal gifts Liverpool win over Spurs, Chelsea stage late comeback

A 90th minute own goal from Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld gave Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 win to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool celebrates after Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld scores an own goal late in the game.

Liverpool celebrates after Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld scores an own goal late in the game.Credit:AP

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris parried out a back post header from Mohamed Salah but the ball struck the Belgian central defender and rolled over the line.

Liverpool are on 79 points with Manchester City, who won at Fulham on Saturday, on 77 points but with a game in hand.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the 16th minute getting between the Spurs central defenders to meet a perfectly shaped cross from left-back Andy Robertson with a firm header.

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Tottenham were well on top after the break however and it was no surprise when they drew level – Harry Kane swinging a wonderful cross-field pass to Kieran Trippier whose low ball was flicked on by Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura drove home the loose ball.

Spurs could have made it even worse for Juergen Klopp's side five minutes from the end but Moussa Sissoko blasted over at the end of a dangerous counter-attack.

Then came the late winner as Anfield erupted with relief and delight.

Chelsea in thrilling comeback

Late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek helped Chelsea complete a thrilling comeback to beat Cardiff City 2-1 away.

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta scores his side's first goal at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta scores his side's first goal at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.Credit:PA

With Chelsea heading for an embarrassing defeat against third-bottom Cardiff on Sunday, their captain Azpilicueta dragged them back into the match with a goal that appeared to be offside.

The visitors then completed the fightback when substitute Loftus-Cheek stormed in at the back post to plant a header in the bottom corner.

Chelsea stayed sixth in the table with 60 points, level with fifth-placed Arsenal, who have played a game fewer, and a point behind Manchester United in fourth.

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