Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool: Gareth Bale Scores at Both Ends
Live Premier League commentary
Aaron Lennon (TOT) 6', Gareth Bale (TOT) 15', Gareth Bale og (LIV) 71'
Spurs: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Gallas, Vertonghen; Sandro, Dembele (Huddlestone); Lennon, Dempsey (Sigurdsson), Bale; Defoe.
Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Downing (Assaidi); Allen, Henderson (Shelvey), Gerrard; Sterling, Suarez, Jose Enrique.
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Spurs move up to 23 points with that victory, seven ahead of Liverpool. The referee has played a significant part in this result again but Spurs have taken the points with this 2-1 victory against Liverpool.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for plenty of reaction and analysis over the coming hours, from this game and the rest from tonight's Premier League fixtures. That's all then from me—see you next time.
Full time result: Spurs 2-1 Liverpool
Liverpool's unbeaten run then comes to an end after eight matches, as they suffer a frustrating defeat to Spurs.
The home team certainly started far better, racing into an early two-goal lead which was ultimately too much for the Reds to overcome.
Liverpool came right back into the game from the 20th minute or so onwards, and by the end of the game certainly merited at least a point, but their failure to finish off goalscoring chances has cost them big again.
Full time at White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Liverpool 1
90+3'—Spurs look to have done enough as they clear the ball again and again. Seconds left.
90+2'—Two minutes of injury time remaining now.Liverpool coming forward again now and Spurs have everybody behind the ball.
90+1'—Suarez gives the ball away dangerously on the edge of his own penalty area and Sigurdsson has the chance to get a shot away, but he delays and is closed down.
90'—Jose Enrique is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Aaron Lennon, who heads for the corner flag to allow his defence time to regroup.
Four added minutes to be played.
89'—SUAREZ WANTS A PENALTY—AND SHOULD HAVE HAD ONE. The forward takes a long Jose Enrique pass down superbly inside the penalty area and turns to shoot, before William Gallas stands on his foot and sends him toppling to the ground. The ref merely waves play on.
Tottenham sub: Tom Huddlestone on for Moussa Dembele
86'—GOOD HIT!! Agger's long throw into the box is cleared as far as Jose Enrique who shoots first time from 25 yards—and it flies just a few inches past Lloris' near post.
85'—Suarez twists and turns his way into the penalty area one more time and it's another corner to Liverpool. Dawson again rises highest to clear though.
83'—Another moment of danger for Spurs to deal with. Suarez controls the ball superbly and lays it off for Sterling; the young winger bursts into the six yard box and pulls the cross back but Lloris is down to land on the ball before any lurking attacker can reach it.
82'—We've had a brief stoppage for treatment for Moussa Dembele, but the game is back underway.
7 - No fixture in Premier League history has seen more own goals than Tottenham against Liverpool. Calamity.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 28, 2012
80'—GREAT CHANCE! Agger does superbly to loft the ball over Walker and hook the ball back into the six yard box—but Suarez blazes his volley hard and high, over Lloris' crossbar.
79'—Liverpool trying to pick up the pace of the game again as we move into the final 10 minutes or so. Suarez breaks the offside trap down the right and tries to cross low, but his effort is cut out with Shelvey waiting in the middle.
Liverpool sub: Oussama Assaidi on for Stewart Downing. Jose Enrique has moved to left-back.
77'—Liverpool want a free kick up one end but the referee waves play on—then Daniel Agger withdraws his foot from a tackle and Gareth Bale goes diving to ground regardless. Yellow card for the man who has scored for both teams tonight. Interesting to see if that is picked up on again by the media, what with Suarez in the match and all...
75'—Liverpool fans are in good voice now as they sense a chance for their team to get back into the match. Spurs have conceded eight times in the final 10 minutes of games in this season's Premier League—Liverpool look like they'll have to increase that number if they are to get anything out the game. Luis Suarez looks up quickly and tries to lob Lloris from the halfway line, but mis-cues his shot.
Liverpool are finally back in the game and it's taken an own goal to get them there. Shelvey's corner is flicked on by Agger, Gerrard heads back across goal to the far post where Walker is waiting to clear—but he only boots it straight against Bale, and it rebounds into the net. 2-1 now, and Liverpool really pressing hard.
Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1
Gareth Bale own goal, 71 mins
70'—BIG CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL. Glen Johnson plays a one-two with Suarez and crosses low, and Jose Enrique sees his shot deflected behind for a corner.
70'—Gallas makes two blocks in as many seconds as first Agger and then Suarez try their luck on goal from outside the area. The away team are just not testing Lloris here.
68'—Bale hits it again—but it flies wide of Reina's far upright. Good hit.
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