London: Liverpool ended Tottenham Hotspur’s 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty gave them a 3-2 win at Anfield on Sunday after the visitors led 2-1 with little more than 20 minutes to play.
The result lifted Liverpool up to sixth in the table and dented third-placed Spurs’ hopes of closing in on Manchester City in second place as they chase a spot in next season's Champions League.
In another match, Papiss Cisse dragged Newcastle nine points clear of the Premier League relegation zone by scoring in stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 victory over Stoke.
Jonathan Walters had given Stoke the lead against the run of play from the penalty spot in the 67th minute, but Yohan Cabaye equalised six minutes later from a free kick before Cisse’s late winner.
Uruguayan Luis Suarez opened the scoring with his 50th goal for Liverpool after 21 minutes with a superb strike inside goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ near post, but Spurs equalised just before half-time with a header from Jan Vertonghen.
The Belgian defender then fired Spurs ahead after 53 minutes after the Liverpool defence failed to clear, but Stewart Downing equalised in the 66th minute following a mistake from Kyle Walker.