Chelsea, Liverpool draw 2-2

LONDON – Chelsea came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in a Stamford Bridge classic – a result that strengthened Manchester City’s hold on the English Premier League title race.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp missed the game after a suspected positive test for the COVID-19 virus, while Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel dropped Romelu Lukaku from his squad after a controversial interview in which he expressed discontent with his current situation.

It looked like Klopp would be the happier of the two bosses when Sadio Mane, fortunate to escape with only a yellow card after flattening Cesar Azpilicueta with a high elbow in the opening seconds, pounced on Trevoh Chalobah’s mistake to put Liverpool in front after nine minutes.

Mo 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. (BBC)

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