Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead in the final aginst Palace
Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead in the final aginst Palace.Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead in the final 11 minutes at Crystal Palace to see their Premier League title hopes suffer a severe blow – and leave Luis Suarez in tears at the final whistle.
This was only the second time Liverpool have thrown away a three-goal lead to be held 3-3 in the Premier League – the previous occasion being against Southampton on 26 August 2000
Liverpool’s point put them back on top of the table, but the sight of players on their haunches and an emotional Suarez – his face covered by his shirt as he was ushered towards the tunnel by captain Steven Gerrard and substitute Kolo Toure – told the tale.
Manchester City are now in pole position to win the title, with home games against Aston Villa and West Ham United to come.
Liverpool’s threat was growing and it was no surprise when they finally went ahead after 18 minutes. Allen pulled away from marker Joe Ledley to meet Gerrard’s corner with space and time to head past Speroni.
Palace finally showed more ambition as half-time approached, and Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet was called into action to save from Jason Puncheon and Mile Jedinak.