Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool: Danny Rose strike earns Spurs point
By Charlotte Marsh
Last Updated: 28/08/16 12:42am
A second-half strike from Danny Rose earned Tottenham a point against Liverpool as they drew 1-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Reds took the lead late in the first half after Erik Lamela clipped Roberto Firmino just inside the box and James Milner converted the penalty.
After having few chances, Tottenham burst into the game with half an hour to play and made it count as Danny Rose volleyed home in the 72nd minute to earn a point for the hosts.
Tottenham started the brighter but it was Liverpool who should have taken an early lead as Firmino was released by Sadio Mane in the box. Philippe Coutinho, in space on the right, took aim - but Michel Vorm got down to make a save at the near post.
The Spurs goalkeeper kept the Brazilian playmaker at bay twice more during the first half, with his second a mirror image of the first as Coutinho was once again found in space but saw his effort saved low at the post.
Kyle Walker was replaced by Vincent Janssen in the 28th minute after suffering with illness, and the striker should have had a penalty four minutes later. He raced into the box but was grappled by Premier League debutante Joel Matip - but referee Bobby Madley remained unmoved much to the anger of the home fans.
Madley reacted only to speak to the players when Jan Vertonghen grappled with Matip at a Liverpool corner but 10 minutes later, he did point to the spot in favour of the Reds as Lamela was judged to have clipped Firmino just inside the box.
Milner who stepped up to send Vorm the wrong way and put the Reds ahead just before half-time.
Liverpool were dominant in the second half, with Firmino playing in Georginio Wijnaldum whose effort just goes over the bar before Matip just headed over the crossbar from a Milner corner.
The Reds should have added a second to their tally in the 57th minute, as Wijnaldum played in Lallana, who in turn set up Mane to power the ball into the back of the net - but the flag was already raised for offside against the England international much to the dismay of Mane who was already celebrating.
But Tottenham came racing back into the tie just after the hour mark with Eriksen skying an effort over the bar after a great cross from Dier, before Simon Mignolet was called into action to keep out a Lamela free-kick and bullet header from Toby Alderweireld.
The hosts were back on terms in the 72nd minute as Dier whipped in a cross from the right flank, with the ball ricocheting off the head of Lamela and falling into the path of Rose at the back post. The England defender was afforded the time and space to compose himself and squeeze a volley past Mignolet.
Daniel Sturridge was dropped to the bench after scoring twice in midweek, although not without voicing his frustrations at being played out wide against Burnley, and came on as a late substitute in the 88th minute.
Spurs went the closest to grabbing the winner in the closing stages as Alderweireld again headed over the bar, but it ended level with both sides ultimately deserving of a point.
Tottenham: Vorm (7), Walker (5), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (7), Rose (7), Dier (6), Wanyama (6), Eriksen (6), Alli (7), Lamela (7), Kane (6).
Subs used: Onomah (5), Winks (n/a), Janssen (6).
Liverpool: Mignolet (7), Clyne (6), Matip (6), Lovren (8), Milner (7), Henderson (7), Wijnaldum (6), Lallana (7), Mane (7), Coutinho (7), Firmino (7).
Subs used: Sturridge (5), Origi (6), Stewart (n/a).
Man of the match: Dejan Lovren