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Steven Gerrard‘s late penalty secured a dramatic 3-2 victory for Liverpool over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds captain struck home from the spot with eight minutes remaining of an end-to-end contest to seal the three points.
Luis Suarez had put the Reds ahead after 21 minutes with a slick instant finish from Jose Enrique‘s pass in the box.
Spurs equalized just before halftime when center-back Jan Vertonghen headed Gareth Bale‘s center home from yards out.
The visitors’ No. 5 then put them in front shortly after the break when he lashed home a loose ball in the box from a free-kick the Reds couldn’t clear to safety.
But Liverpool leveled in the 66th minute when Hugo Lloris made a mess of trying to deal with a wayward back pass, allowing Stewart Downing to go through on goal and drill into the net with the ‘keeper out of position.
Then it was left to Gerrard to have the final say after Beniot Assou-Ekotto had brought down Suarez in the box — and the No. 8 made no mist...
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Steven Gerrard's late penalty earned Liverpool a thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham in a topsy-turvy Premier League game at Anfield.
Jan Vertonghen's quick-fire brace either side of the interval looked to have won the game for Spurs despite Luis Suarez's early goal but Stewart Downing capitalised on a defensive error before Gerrard won it from the spot.
Andre Villas-Boas insists Tottenham are good enough to put another unbeaten run together as they bid to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool ended their 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty sealed a 3-2 win at Anfield.
Defeat dented third-placed Spurs' hopes of increasing their lead over Chelsea and Arsenal in the race for a spot...
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard ended Tottenham's 12-match unbeaten run in the Premier League by clinching a 3-2 victory from the penalty spot on Sunday.
As Liverpool climbed to sixth place with a third successive win, Tottenham missed a chance to strengthen its grip on third place.
Gerrard struck the winner in the 82nd minute after Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled...
Brendan Rodgers hailed Liverpool's 3-2 turnaround triumph over Tottenham as a "great victory" for his team.
The Reds were behind to a Jan Vertonghen brace despite Luis Suarez's opener but a second-half equaliser from Stewart Downing and a Steven Gerrard penalty won it for the home side at Anfield.
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Luis Suarez edged the battle of the player of the year as he eclipsed Gareth Bale in Liverpool's topsy-turvy 3-2 victory against Champions League hopefuls Tottenham.
The Premier League's leading scorer drew first blood with his 29th of the season - and 22nd in the top flight - and, although his opposite number ad a hand in both of Tottenham's goals, the Uruguay international...