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Liverpool recover from early shock to beat Spurs

Monday, 2019-10-28 09:27:49
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - October 27, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld and Paulo Gazzaniga in action from a corner. (Reuters)
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Liverpool recovered from the shock of going behind in the first minute to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday (Oct 27) and restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

* Manchester United beat struggling Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road on Sunday despite missing two penalties to claim their first Premier League away win of the season and move up to seventh in the table.

* Crystal Palace came back from 2-0 down against Arsenal to draw 2-2 in an eventful Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as VAR denied the home side what would have been a late winner from Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

* Wolverhampton Wanderers shared the spoils for the sixth time in 10 Premier League games as Jonny equalised in the second half to earn them a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United on Sunday.

* Javier Hernandez scored his first La Liga goal for Sevilla to help his side to a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday which took them level on points with second-placed Barcelona.

* Real Sociedad went level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona after riding their luck to snatch a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday, continuing their superb start to the campaign.

* Promoted Granada continued their stunning start to the season by climbing above Barcelona to the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Real Betis 1-0 for a fourth consecutive home win.

* Luis Muriel hit a hat-trick as Atalanta put their midweek Champions League humiliation behind them with a crushing 7-1 win over 10-man Udinese on Sunday (Oct 27) that moved them to within three points of Serie A leaders Juventus.

* AS Roma beat struggling AC Milan 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to move up to fifth place in Serie A and continue the visitors’ miserable run.

* Napoli failed to gain ground on Serie A pacesetters Juventus and Inter Milan as they were held to a 1-1 draw at struggling SPAL on Sunday.

* Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe both scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain demolished their old rivals Marseille 4-0 on Sunday (Oct 27) in a game that further laid bare the gulf that exists between the sides and allowed the reigning champions to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1.

* Borussia Moenchengladbach scrambled to a 4-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday (Oct 27) to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga and move a point clear of second-placed Bayern Munich.

* Roger Federer clinched a record-extending 10th Swiss Indoors championship title in his hometown of Basel with a crushing 6-2 6-2 victory over Australia’s Alex de Minaur on Sunday.

* Top seed Dominic Thiem claimed his 16th career title and fifth of 2019 on Sunday (Oct 27)with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 comeback win over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in the Vienna ATP final.

* World number one Ashleigh Barty battled back against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic to make a winning start to the 2019 WTA Finals on Sunday (Oct 27) as the Australian notched up a 5-7 6-1 6-2 victory.

* Two goals in three minutes from Ji So-Yun and Sophie Ingle helped send Chelsea to the top of the FA Women's Super League as they beat West Ham United 3-1, and Arsenal went second after edging out visitors Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday.

* Tiger Woods matched Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour victories when he won the Zozo Championship by three strokes on Monday (Oct 28).

* World number one Ko Jin-young picked up the Rolex Player of the Year award for the first time after the 24-year-old forged an unassailable lead in the 2019 rankings, the LPGA Tour announced on Sunday.

* England's Steven Brown shot a blemish-free final-round 66 to finish on 17 under par and win his first title on the European Tour by a single stroke at the Portugal Masters on Sunday.

Reuters, CNA