Spurs 1-1 Liverpool: Reds have Mané goal ruled out at White Hart Lane

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Saturday 27 August 2016 - 12:30 pm
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85' Henderson
94' Matip
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Liverpool dominated the majority of their third consecutive away game but left with just the one point at White Hart Lane.

After a win against Arsenal and a disappointing result at Burnley all eyes were on which Liverpool would turn up today. It was also the reds final game before the the international break and then a return to Anfield.

From last week's 2-0 defeat Klopp made two changes with Sadio Mane replacing Daniel Sturridge and Joel Matip coming in for Ragnar Klavan who wasn't fully fit.

The lunchtime game was a frenetic affair from the outset with Spurs utilising their traditional high pressing approach.  The reds weathered the storm though and after the 10th minute eased themselves into the game.  Vorm in the Tottenham goal heavily involved in the first half - saving with his legs after a Coutinho shot sent him the wrong way.

Sadio Mane was at the heart of all Liverpool's good moves - with Vorm on more than one occasion running out from his goal to intercept the onrushing Liverpool player.

Towards the end of the first half Firmino was clipped as he powered into the box, and James Milner dispatched the 43rd minute penalty to give Liverpool a deserved half time lead.

James Milner scores penalty v Spurs

Spurs saw some better chances in the second half as finally Mignolet was tested.  He passed those first tests - ensuring a Lamela free kick went over the bar and producing a terrific save from an Alderweireld header.

At the other end a pacy Liverpool move ended with Sadio Mané firing into the net.  The flag was up though - Lallana who provided the assist was judged to be offside.  Replays suggested it was close - there was little advantage given to the attacking side by the officials.  Klopp reviewing the decision on the touchline did not look amused.

It was the second major decision didn't go the reds way.  In the first half a Liverpool free kick was retaken because a Spurs defender was 'grappling' in the penalty area.  Last week saw such offences dealt with harshly in the Premier League.

With the game approaching its conclusion Spurs got the equaliser - against the run of play.  A cross from the right wing bouncing off a collection of heads by the penalty spot and falling to the unmarked Danny Rose.  Mignolet rushed out but Rose fired into the net.

The game was set up for a grandstand finish but there would be no further goals.  A two week international break before the reds difficult start continues - champions Leicester visiting Anfield.

Anfield Online Man of the Match

A very impressive Premier League debut for Joel Matip.

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