Joe Allen struck a late equalizer to give Liverpool well deserved one-point in a thrilling encounter against Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday.
After this result, the Gunners have won one of their last five away league games and now top the table on goal difference from Leicester City, who won at Tottenham Hotspur. The title favorites Manchester City are three points off the pace after a goalless draw with Everton earlier in the day.
The home side took an early lead when midfielder Roberto Firmino opened the scoring with a shot on rebound in the 10th minute. Four minutes later, Arsenal bounced back in the high intensity clash as Aaron Ramsey leveled the scores 1-1. Ramsey’s low effort had beaten the Liverpool goalie Simon Mignolet at the near post.
Jurgen Klopp’s men responded just five minutes later, the Brazilian midfielder Firmino put his team back in front with an impressive strike. James Milner fed Firmino 20 yards out and the Brazil forward took one touch before unleashing a brilliant shot into the top corner.
The visitors produced second equalizer within six minutes thanks to Olivier Giroud, who got his head onto Ramsey’s inswinging corner kick. Maceio-native Firmino had an opportunity to register a hat-trick on the stroke of half-time but clipped the top of the crossbar after good work in the midfield.
Arsene Wenger’s men went ahead for the first time on 55 minutes when Bellerin and Campbell combined together before the French striker Giroud fired home his second of the night. Liverpool boss Klopp made his intentions clear to find a spark as he brought on Benteke as well as debutant defender Steven Caulker.
Joe Allen, who had been on the pitch only for eight minutes, struck in the last minute of the match to snatch a point for jubiliant Klopp. The Belgian striker Benteke’s pass fell at the feet of Allen, who placed a right-footed shot into the bottom left corner. IMAGE/Reuters