Premier League weekend round-up: Drama at Anfield wraps up event-filled weekend

Omar Darwish
Sports Editor

Another action-packed weekend of Premier League football ended in ridiculous fashion as Tottenham Hotspur salvaged a point with the last kick of the game away to Liverpool.

Liverpool raced out of the blocks and took an early lead when Mohamed Salah took advantage of a mix-up at the back and slotted past Hugo Lloris for his 20th league goal of the season. Liverpool managed to keep Spurs at bay until Victor Wanyama smashed in a half-volley from 25 yards less than a minute after coming on as a sub in the 80th minute.

Five minutes later, Spurs won a penalty when Harry Kane went down after the slightest of touches, but Karius saved the resulting spot kick. Salah then went on to score what looked like a stoppage time winner when he squirmed through the Spurs defense and finished into the roof of the net.

Spurs striker Harry Kane.

But Spurs weren’t done yet, and the referee awarded them another penalty in the 94th minute when Virgil van Dijk brought down Erik Lamela. Kane made no mistake from the spot this time and scored his 100th Premier League goal. Having almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, Spurs will be delighted with a point that keeps them in touching distance of the top four.

Earlier in the day, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United played out a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park. Mohamed Diame opened the scoring for Newcastle and Luka Milivojevic equalized from the spot in the second half.

The Saturday lunchtime game ended in a 1-1 draw between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor in what was only City’s fourth game without a win in 26. Danilo scored his first goal for City with an exquisite curling effort, but after Raheem Sterling failed to extend City’s lead with the worst miss you’ll see all season, Johann Berg Gudmundsson popped up with a late equalizer to deny the league leaders.

Arsenal ran riot against Sam Allardyce’s underperforming Everton team, scoring four goals in the first half for their second home match in a row and adding a fifth later on. Aaron Ramsey got his first ever hat trick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut, with other new boy Henrikh Mkhitaryan also impressing with three assists.

Alexis Sanchez scored on his first appearance at his new home as Manchester United beat Huddersfield 2-0 at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for United from a Juan Mata cross before Sanchez won a penalty, saw his initial effort saved, and then scored from the rebound.

Bournemouth came from behind to beat Stoke City 2-1 to extend their unbeaten streak in the league to seven, a run that has included victories over both Chelsea and Arsenal. Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring for Stoke early on, but Josh King pulled one back for the Cherries before Lys Mousset bagged a winner.

Leicester City were held to a 1-1 home draw by Swansea City, who are enjoying an extended revival under new boss Carlos Carvalhal. Jamie Vardy scored for Leicester before Federico Fernandez leveled from a Ki Sung-yueng corner. Swansea have now only lost one game in six since Carvalhal arrived at the club, and have moved out of the relegation zone.

Brighton recorded a 3-1 victory over David Moyes’ West Ham at the Amex Stadium. Glen Murray scored first for Brighton before Chicharito equalized for a West Ham side plagued by injuries. But Jose Izquierdo and Pascal Gross scored in the second half to give Brighton a deserved win.

Finally, bottom side West Bromwich Albion lost 3-1 at home to fellow strugglers Southampton. Ahmed Hegazi scored from a Chris Brunt corner within minutes of kick off, but Southampton raced into a 3-1 lead through Mario Lemina, Jack Stephens, and a James Ward-Prowse free kick. West Brom pulled a goal back when Salomon Rondon headed in yet another Chris Brunt cross, but couldn’t do enough to grab a precious point. The result keeps the Baggies rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.

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