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Anfield (ATT 44,752) 10th March 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: M Oliver

Liverpool Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham

Liverpool 3

L Suarez (21)
S Downing (66)
S Gerrard (pen 82)

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Tottenham 2

J Vertonghen (45, 53)

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Premier League: Liverpool come from behind to beat Tottenham at Anfield

Last Updated: 11/03/13 6:45am

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Steven Gerrard's late penalty earned Liverpool a thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham in a topsy-turvy Premier League game at Anfield.

Best of the Match:

  • Man of the Match: Luis Suarez opened the scoring and had the final say by winning the late penalty.
  • Goal of the Match: Suarez finished a flowing move involving Jose Enrique and Philippe Coutinho to put Liverpool ahead.
  • Key Moment: Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris allowed the Reds back into the game with some sloppy play that turned the game.

Jan Vertonghen's quick-fire brace either side of the interval looked to have won the game for Spurs despite Luis Suarez's early goal but Stewart Downing capitalised on a defensive error before Gerrard won it from the spot.

Liverpool began the game brightly with Tottenham seemingly affected by their Thursday exertions in beating Inter Milan at White Hart Lane.

And just as Spurs began to take charge of the game they were on the receiving end of a move of real quality from the home side.

Philippe Coutinho showed great skill to twice put Jose Enrique away down the left before the full-back helped the ball on to Suarez who deftly slipped the ball under Hugo Lloris at the near post.

It had been harshly billed as the battle of the one-man teams between Suarez and Gareth Bale and the Uruguayan seemed determined to stamp his mark on proceedings, testing Lloris again soon after.

But his opponent in white was not to be outdone and after forcing an unconvincing save from Brad Jones early on, Bale played his part in Spurs' equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

The Welshman's inswinging cross from the right flank found the head of Vertonghen and the centre-back nodded the ball past Jones low into the far corner.

And the two men combined once more in the early stages of the second half to put Spurs ahead when Jamie Carragher was only able to head Bale's free-kick into Vertonghen's path.

The Belgium international did brilliantly to get his feet sorted out, striking the bouncing ball cleanly past Jones, and at that point there only looked to be one winner with Liverpool wilting.

But Kyle Walker's appalling back pass let the Reds back into it when Lloris could only kick the ball into Downing who stayed cool to fire the ball through the legs of Vertonghen on the line.

It was a goal from nowhere and the turnaround was complete when Jermain Defoe came up with another foolish back pass when trying to clear to give Suarez a chance in the left channel.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto bundled the forward to the ground and skipper Gerrard converted the spot-kick by sending Lloris the wrong way to claim the points and delight a buoyant Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers was proud of his players and told Sky Sports after the game: "I think our character in the game was outstanding.

"Earlier on in the season that game might have tipped against us but the longer we've worked together now the more cohesion we've shown to keep going."

Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas was quick to look forward after seeing his side lose their unbeaten run.

"We've suffered set-backs before. But we've jumped out of them and I think that it's a wonderful opportunity for us to put ourselves back on track."

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1 Chelsea 26 60
2 Manchester City 27 55
3 Arsenal 27 51
4 Manchester United 27 50
5 Liverpool 27 48
6 Southampton 27 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 44
8 Swansea City 27 40
9 West Ham United 27 39
10 Stoke City 27 39
11 Newcastle United 27 35
12 Crystal Palace 27 30
13 West Bromwich Albion 27 30
14 Everton 27 28
15 Hull City 27 26
16 Sunderland 27 25
17 Queens Park Rangers 26 22
18 Burnley 27 22
19 Aston Villa 27 22
20 Leicester City 26 18

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