Chelsea hold Liverpool to a draw
January 3, 2022 5:01 am
Chelsea hold Liverpool to a 2-all draw
Chelsea came from two goals down to earn a draw with Liverpool in a Stamford Bridge classic this morning.
The result strengthens Manchester City’s stranglehold on the Premier League title race.
Mohamed Salah’s moment of individual genius, a feint to fool Marcos Alonso then a perfect near-post finish, put Liverpool in command before Chelsea staged their comeback on the stroke of half-time.
Mateo Kovacic’s spectacular volley flew beyond Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, in for Alisson after 42 minutes before Christian Pulisic raced clear to equalize in first-half stoppage time.
In a hugely entertaining game, both sides had chances to win in the second half with Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy saving superbly from Salah and Mane while Kelleher thwarted Pulisic.
A winner could not be found, which leaves Chelsea, in second, 10 points behind City while Liverpool, in third, are 11 adrift of the leaders with a game in hand.
In other matches, Brentford beat AstonVilla 2-1, Brighton edge Everton 3-2, and Leeds thrashed Burnley 3-1.