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TITLE RIVALS DRAW IN THRILLER

MOHAMED Salah’s incredible solo goal lit up a thrilling draw between Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City yesterday.

Salah picked the ball up wide on the right, jinked past a number of City challenges before slotting in at the far post to put his side 2-1 ahead.

But Kevin de Bruyne’s deflected goal allowed Pep Guardiola’s side to claim a point in a breathtaking second half.

City dominated the first half but could not find the breakthrough with Phil Foden seeing an effort smothered by Alisson and De Bruyne heading over.

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Liverpool improved in the second half and Diogo Jota’s spin and shot was pushed away by Ederson before Sadio Mane stroked in the opener on the hour mark after great work by Salah. Foden then equalised by drilling a superb finish into the far corner.

A winner for either side would have taken them top of the table, but the draw leaves Liverpool a point behind leaders Chelsea, with City a point further back in third.

Meanwhile, Tottenham eased the pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo as Matt Targett’s decisive own goal capped an improved display in their 2-1 home win against Aston Villa yesterday.

Nuno’s side had lost their last three Premier League games and were wobbling again when Ollie Watkins cancelled out Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener.

Another frustrating result would have piled extra scrutiny on Nuno heading into the international break, but Targett’s own goal lifted the tension at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In other results, Crystal Palace drew 2-2 with Lesicester while West Ham were stunned 1-2 by promotion-side Brentford. – AFP/BBC.

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