EPL: Goalkeeper Alisson Becker saves Liverpool
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker made two vital saves as the champions were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Premier League leaders Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
The Brazilian saved a close-range effort from Bruno Fernandes, United’s first real chance, in the 75th minute with his feet denying the Portuguese midfielder.
Then Alisson did well to keep out a blast from inside the box by Paul Pogba as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side finished a disappointing game strongly.
The result leaves United on 37 points, two ahead of second-placed Leicester City, while Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool side are third on 34 points after 18 games.
In an earlier game on Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele conjured a moment of magic to seal his side’s 3-1 victory at the Premier League’s bottom club Sheffield United.
Spurs had just seen the commanding lead given to them by Serge Aurier and Harry Kane halved by David McGoldrick’s header on the hour when Ndombele struck with an audacious flicked lob.
It was a timely goal for Jose Mourinho’s side as McGoldrick’s effort revived memories of numerous points they have dropped from winning positions this season.
This time, however, they made no mistake to record only their second win in seven league games.
For Sheffield United it was a disappointing result. With only five points from 19 games they are 11 points away from the safety zone and their hopes of avoiding relegation look slender.
“Tanguy’s goal was incredible, the technique he had to flick that ball back over the ’keeper was truly special,” Kane, who bagged his 12th league goal of the season, said.
“Anyone who can put a good spell together (is in the title race), that’s why it has been disappointing and frustrating for us dropping points from winning positions.”
Tottenham have been criticised for an overly-cautious approach when leading. And when McGoldrick glanced in John Fleck’s cross it appeared to be happening again.
But Ndomebele ensured this time there was no repeat.