Spurs held 1-1 at Liverpool, drops points in title pursuit

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Tottenham dropped two points in its pursuit of English Premier League leader Leicester by drawing at Liverpool 1-1, with England forward Harry Kane becoming a Spurs record-breaker in scoring the equaliser on Saturday.

Kane swiveled before burying a low shot into the far corner in the 63rd minute to earn Spurs a point at Anfield, canceling out Philippe Coutinho’s goal for Liverpool in the 51st.

By scoring for the fourth straight league game, Kane reached 22 league goals for the season — more than any other Tottenham player has managed in a single Premier League.

“For me, he is one of the best strikers in the world,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “He showed again that I am not wrong.”

With games running out this season, Pochettino saw it as two points lost rather than one gained as Leicester was handed another boost in its bid to become arguably the most unlikely title winner in English football history.

Leicester can move seven points clear of second-place Tottenham with six games left by beating Southampton at home on Sunday.

“We need to believe,” Pochettino said. “In football, all can happen. It was difficult to come here and try and win the three points.”

History showed this was the case, with Tottenham having won just one of its previous 21 league trips to Anfield. But none of those Spurs teams were genuine title-chasers like the current crop.

If it wasn’t for Hugo Lloris, Liverpool would have been two or three goals clear by halftime as the goalkeeper saved from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana (twice). Sturridge had the most clear-cut opportunity when he was played clear through by Coutinho, only to shoot straight at Lloris.

Liverpool needed only one chance early in the second half to take the lead, though, as Coutinho exchanged passes with Sturridge before opening his body and sidefooting into the bottom corner.

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Spurs held 1-1 at Liverpool, drops points in title pursuit


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