Liverpool comeback stuns Spurs

Steven Gerrard's late penalty earned Liverpool a thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham in a topsy-turvy Premier League game at Anfield.

Last Updated: 11/03/13 at 06:45 Post Comment

Steven Gerrard: Late penalty secured three points for Liverpool

Steven Gerrard: Late penalty secured three points for Liverpool

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Jan Vertonghen's quick-fire brace either side of the interval looked to have won the game for Spurs despite Luis Suarez's early goal but Stewart Downing capitalised on a defensive error before Gerrard won it from the spot.

Liverpool began the game brightly with Tottenham seemingly affected by their Thursday exertions in beating Inter Milan at White Hart Lane.

And just as Spurs began to take charge of the game they were on the receiving end of a move of real quality from the home side.

Philippe Coutinho showed great skill to twice put Jose Enrique away down the left before the full-back helped the ball on to Suarez who deftly slipped the ball under Hugo Lloris at the near post.

It had been harshly billed as the battle of the one-man teams between Suarez and Gareth Bale and the Uruguayan seemed determined to stamp his mark on proceedings, testing Lloris again soon after.

But his opponent in white was not to be outdone and after forcing an unconvincing save from Brad Jones early on, Bale played his part in Spurs' equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

The Welshman's inswinging cross from the right flank found the head of Vertonghen and the centre-back nodded the ball past Jones low into the far corner.

And the two men combined once more in the early stages of the second half to put Spurs ahead when Jamie Carragher was only able to head Bale's free-kick into Vertonghen's path.

The Belgium international did brilliantly to get his feet sorted out, striking the bouncing ball cleanly past Jones, and at that point there only looked to be one winner with Liverpool wilting.

But Kyle Walker's appalling back pass let the Reds back into it when Lloris could only kick the ball into Downing who stayed cool to fire the ball through the legs of Vertonghen on the line.

It was a goal from nowhere and the turnaround was complete when Jermain Defoe came up with another foolish back pass when trying to clear to give Suarez a chance in the left channel.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto bundled the forward to the ground and skipper Gerrard converted the spot-kick by sending Lloris the wrong way to claim the points and delight a buoyant Anfield.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 21 December 2014
16:00
Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal Report
13:30
Newcastle 0-1 S'land Report
Saturday, 20 December 2014
15:00
A Villa 1-1 Man Utd Report
Hull City 0-1 Swansea Report
QPR 3-2 W Brom Report
So'ton 3-0 Everton Report
Tottenham 2-1 Burnley Report
West Ham 2-0 Leicester Report
12:45
Man City 3-0 C Palace Report
Monday, 15 December 2014
20:00
Everton 3-1 QPR Report

Footer 365

Sky Bet Championship: Sami Hyypia quits Brighton after six months in charge

Sami Hyypia has left Brighton after the club accepted his resignation as manager.

Rangers AGM: Members of board heckled at fiery AGM held at Ibrox Stadium

Rangers chairman David Somers struggled to make himself heard amid boos and heckles as he addressed the club's AGM.

England's Women postpone friendly with France following World Cup draw

England Women's April friendly against France has been postponed after both nations have been drawn in the same group for the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

Mail Box

Becoming A Proper Fan Again In 2014

Man United fans can thank David Moyes for making them appreciate their club again. We also have mails on Liverpool, Newcastle, another Christmas XI and more...

Wenger Has Made Arsenal Mentally Weak

We have plenty of reaction to yesterday's result, with Mailers sick of Wenger, Mertesacker and Skrtel in particular. Plus why it's not yet time for 'Austin for England'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property