Chelsea, Liverpool Share Spoils in Premier League Cracker

Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool a last-gasp point at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday with an 89th minute strike to cancel out Eden Hazard’s fine first-half finish.

Fresh from their League Cup defeat of the Reds midweek, Chelsea went ahead in the 25th minute when Mateo Kovacic put Hazard through on goal with a perfectly weighted ball, allowing the Belgian playmaker to fire in neatly past the left hand of diving goalkeeper Alisson into the bottom corner.

Both sides had chances to increase the score in a rip-roaring game at Stamford Bridge, with Antonio Rudiger’s goal-line clearance denying Mo Salah before half-time while Hazard missed a glorious opportunity to double his side’s lead after the break.

It looked like Chelsea would end Liverpool’s unbeaten record in the league until a minute of normal time left when former Chelsea striker Sturridge fired in a stunning left-foot shot into the top corner to leave Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arizabagala stranded.

The result puts Liverpool level with Manchester City at the top of the table on 19 points after Pep Guardiola’s men ran out 2-0 winners at Brighton and Howe, while Chelsea, also unbeaten, are third on 17.

Earlier, Arsenal continued their surge up the table with a 2-0 victory over battling Watford, while Harry Kane bagged a brace as Tottenham Hotspurs beat Huddersfield 2-0.

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