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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool match 2-2 draw in a pre-Christmas Premier League classic

On Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool match 2-2 draw in a pre-Christmas Premier League classic.

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool raised spirits by raging to a 22-2 draw in the pre-Christmas Premier League classic on Sunday following a week marred by postponements related to COVID-19.

A lapse by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson caused Tottenham’s Son Heung-min an equalizer in the 74th minute that the hosts were deservedly able to get, even though Tottenham was raging over some controversial decision-making.

Harry Kane ended his two-month streak of league goals to bring Tottenham ahead after 13 minutes. However, Antonio Conte’s team should have been ahead before Diogo Jota equalized.

Andy Robertson put Liverpool ahead in the 69th minute when Liverpool was poised to register a ninth consecutive victory in every competition.

However, Son was quick to strike back to draw the game to 2-2, and the visitors were left with 10 men following Robertson was sent off for a reckless challenge shortly afterward.

Tottenham has not played in two weeks following two league games postponed due to a COVID infection, yet they put on an energetic display and missed numerous golden chances.

The draw was an acceptable result from a match that reflected a dark and smoky northern London afternoon.

The draw leaves Liverpool three points in the back of Manchester City, who won earlier on in the day. Tottenham is seventh with 26 points but has games left over the teams directly ahead of them.

The starting lineups of both sides were affected by COVID-19, with Tottenham being able to use some regulars to be benched, and Liverpool’s Thiago was joined by Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, and Curtis Jones on the absent list following the decision to be isolated.

The change affected Liverpool more, as the opposition’s counter-attacks constantly shattered their defense.

Although Kane seemed much like his former self thanks to a well-played goal. However, the England captain was fortunate not to get dismissed for a dangerous studs-up challenge on Robertson just after.

After a long day of controversial decision-making, Liverpool manager Klopp was arrested for protesting following the incident in which Jota was pushed into the first half of the game but was not given an extra-time penalty.

Kane has only scored one goal in the league this year, and that was just two months ago. However, he scored a goal with a high-quality final after being sucked in through Tanguy Ndombele’s passing ball.

Kane later played in Son, who could not score from point-blank distance. Then, given a rarely-seen league debut, Dele Alli looked sure to score. But Alisson spectacularly saved his strike from Son’s pass.

Son was once again guilty when he was presented with a second opportunity. But the missed shots were re-inflicted on Spurs as Jota was able to intercept Robertson’s clipped cross to take a shot past Hugo Lloris.

The pace was as quick in the second period with Kane getting snuffed out with a goal by Alisson after being played into with the help of Alli and then sending in a reflex shot from the close range across the goal line.

A tackle then slew Alli by Trent Alexander-Arnold. But, spurs still insisting on the penalty, Liverpool went down the opposite side and scored the lead by allowing Alexander-Arnold to cross to Robertson to score.

Tottenham was level, but following a cross by Harry Winks should have been taken by Alisson But the Brazilian dropped the ball in the direction of Son, who was able to roll in the ball from a narrow angle.

Robertson’s reckless stomp at Emerson Royal saw him red-carded following a VAR-check in the 79th minute, even though the hit appeared to be similar to the one Kane dealt him in the first period.

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