Jurgen Klopp’s men took the lead at White Hart Lane thanks to a James Milner penalty but the Spurs left-back earned his side a share of the spoils with a second-half strike
A second-half strike from Danny Rose earned Tottenham a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.
Philippe Coutinho forced a great save from Michel Vorm before Liverpool took the lead thanks to a James Milner spot-kick after Erik Lamela fouled Roberto Firmino inside the penalty area.
Sadio Mane thought he had doubled the Reds’ lead as he tapped home from close range after the interval, but his strike was chalked off as Adam Lallana was adjuged to have strayed offside before playing his team-mate in.
And Spurs rallied to snatch a point as Rose drove a low shot through several Liverpool bodies to maintain his side’s unbeaten start to the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side started well, but had Vorm to thank for a brilliant save to deny Coutinho with just four minutes played as the former Swansea City man stuck out a foot to deny the Brazilian who was unmarked just six yards from goal.
Christian Eriksen saw a free-kick beaten away by Simon Mignolet and Dele Alli sliced a promising opening wide from 18 yards out as Spurs continued to look the more dangerous early on.
Liverpool, having begun to settle, applied some pressure of their own and it took two superbly timed sprints from goal from Vorm to deny Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum, before he saved another low shot from Coutinho from close range.
Kyle Walker was forced off through illness just before the half-hour mark, with Pochettino introducing Vincent Janssen in his stead in an effort to spark life back into Spurs’ attacking play.
But it was down the hosts’ right flank – now occupied by Eric Dier – that Liverpool found a breakthrough three minutes before half-time.
Lamela clipped the heels of Firmino after failing to stop his run into the area, and Milner swept the ball into Vorm’s bottom-right corner from 12 yards to put Liverpool ahead.
Matip clipped the crossbar with a header eight minutes after the break, causing further unrest among the home fans, who were incensed when Mane – already booked – escaped punishment for a heavy challenge on Rose for the second time in the match.
Mane found the back of the net in the 56th minute but Lallana was adjudged to have edged offside before he squared the ball for the Senegal international to score.
Eriksen fired over from the edge of the area before Mignolet produced two fine saves to keep out Lamela’s free-kick and Toby Alderweireld’s header, as Spurs suddenly found some attacking impetus.
And they found their breakthrough in the 72nd minute to punish some poor Liverpool defending. Lamela flicked on Eriksen’s cross from the right and Rose, arriving unmarked, had time to set himself and shoot low past Mignolet’s near post to earn Spurs a point.
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