Liverpool lost ground in the Premier League title race in a pulsating draw at Tottenham that was packed with incident and saw Andrew Robertson sent off for the visitors.
Manchester City’s 4-0 victory at Newcastle earlier meant Liverpool could not top the league at Christmas for the first time in four years, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now three points adrift.
Harry Kane ended his Premier League goal drought when he found the bottom corner from Tanguy Ndombele’s pass but Spurs wasted a number of opportunities to double their lead.
Diogo Jota made the hosts pay on 35 minutes by heading in a cross from Robertson, who had missed a golden chance of his own in the opening 70 seconds.
Robertson then headed the Reds in front in the second half only for Son Heung-min to level after a mistake by Alisson four minutes later in an open and frenetic game.
The Liverpool full-back was then sent off for a reckless hack on Emerson Royal, a decision given after Paul Tierney reviewed the decision on the pitch-side monitor.
The draw extends Antonio Conte’s unbeaten league start at Tottenham to five games, though his side stay seventh with games in hand on those above them.
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- 12Leite de Souza JuniorBooked at 28mins
- 6D Sánchez
- 33DaviesBooked at 58mins
- 19R SessegnonSubstituted forReguilónat 86′minutes
- 28NdombeleSubstituted forSkippat 64′minutes
- 8WinksBooked at 47mins
- 20AlliSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 81′minutes
- 10KaneBooked at 20mins
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 18Lo Celso
- 27Lucas Moura
- 5KonatéBooked at 85mins
- 26RobertsonBooked at 77mins
- 8KeïtaBooked at 84mins
- 80MortonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forFirminoat 60′minutes
- 20JotaSubstituted forGomezat 90+2′minutes
- 10ManéSubstituted forTsimikasat 82′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 76N Williams
- Paul Tierney
Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Liverpool 2.
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Liverpool 2.
Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Winks.
Konstantinos Tsimikas (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Emerson Royal tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.
Substitution, Liverpool. Joseph Gomez replaces Diogo Jota.
Foul by Diogo Jota (Liverpool).
Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Reguilón replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ibrahima Konaté.
Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Naby Keïta (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.
Naby Keïta (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur).
Substitution, Liverpool. Konstantinos Tsimikas replaces Sadio Mané.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura replaces Dele Alli.
Foul by Sadio Mané (Liverpool).
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) is shown the red card.
VAR Decision: Card upgraded Andrew Robertson (Liverpool).
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