Published: Dec 20, 2021
Kerala Blasters gave 10-man Mumbai City FC a taste of their own medicine with a comprehensive 3-0 win in the Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.
Published: Dec 20, 2021
Source: India Today
Tottenham Hotspur hold Liverpool to thrilling 2-2 draw, Chelsea's title chances slip at Wolves
Harry Kane ended his league scoring drought as Tottenham Hotspur held Liverpool to a thrilling 2-2 draw at home while Chelsea's title ambitions took a further hit after their goalless draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers. A mistake by Liverpool keeper Alisson gifted Tottenham's Son Heung-min a 74th-minute equaliser the hosts fully deserved although the visitors were fuming about some contentious decisions.
Chelsea complained about having to play with a coronavirus-depleted squad in drawing at Wolverhampton. The Stamford Bridge side have thus fallen six points behind leaders Manchester City, who now also lead second-placed Liverpool by three points.
Chelsea was missing seven players with COVID-19 and Jorginho at Molineux was not risked after inconclusive test results.
Harry Kane ended his two-month league scoring drought to put Tottenham in front after 13 minutes and Antonio Conte's side should have been further ahead before Diogo Jota equalised.
Andy Robertson put Liverpool ahead in the 69th minute as Liverpool looked set to record a ninth successive win in all competitions. But Son pounced to make it 2-2 and the visitors ended with 10 men after Robertson was red-carded for a wild tackle soon afterwards.
Both sides' starting lineups were impacted by COVID-19 with Tottenham having some regulars fit only for the bench, while Liverpool's Thiago joined Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones on the absent list after being forced to isolate.
On an afternoon of several contentious decisions, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was booked for protesting after Jota was pushed over in the area in the first-half but was not awarded a penalty.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, was critical of the league for not postponing the trip to Wolverhampton that ended 0-0 on a weekend when six of the 10 games were called off due to coronavirus cases.
"We were put in a huge risk of health and safety to the players, not just because of COVID but also physically," Tuchel said. "I'm not sure if I'll catch COVID. Hopefully I will not catch it."