Liverpool retakes Premier League lead thanks to Toby Alderweireld’s own goal
It might have been ugly, but the victory sent Liverpool’s Anfield crowd into delirium — their delight is perhaps understandable given the team they support last won the league title 29 years ago.
If there was ecstasy for Liverpool, there was primarily agony for Spurs after the match was decided by Toby Alderweireld’s own goal in the 90th minute.
The visitors had looked on course to take a deserved point from a tense encounter after Lucas Moura’s 70th-minute goal had canceled out Roberto Firmino’s first-half header.
But two errors from Spurs players following a corner cost Mauricio Pochettino’s team the chance of a point and also complicate their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
Following a corner, first Hugo Lloris couldn’t collect Mo Salah’s header and then the ball ricocheted off Alderweireld and trickled over the line.