Alan Pardew’s West Brom managed to keep Liverpool’s ‘fabulous quartet’ at bay as they somehow held off the Merseyside club to a goalless draw at Anfield.
Liverpool were favorites going into the game with Klopp fielding a strong attacking lineup to put in a strong performance after the disappointing draw with Everton, but found themselves denied time and time again by a resolute West Brom defence.
The Reds finally looked to have secured all 3 points in the 82nd minute as Dominic Solanke fired the ball into the net past Foster.
However, referee Paul Tierney disallowed Solanke’s goal, with replays showing the ball hitting the young forward’s arm as he looked to bring it under control after Jonny Evans managed to deflect an incoming cross.
The decision did not bode well with Liverpool players who openly confronted the officials regarding the decision which led to a messy tussle with West Brom players getting involved in the action as well.
The controversy did not die down even after the full time whistle with Jurgen Klopp expressing his disappointment with the officiating for the second time running following the late penalty awarded to Everton during the Merseyside derby.
Check out the move which led to the controversial decision here:
The Premier League title race is in danger of turning into a one-horse race especially after Manchester United, seen as City’s strongest contenders, failed to stop Pep’s unbeaten side in their local derby on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho however refuses to rule his side out of the race just yet and United kept themselves in the picture with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford yesterday.
The atmosphere at the famous old ground looked subdued with most fans already contemplating the possibility of finishing behind their noisy neighbours.
The uninspiring performance from United also didn’t help as the home crowd was left frustrated for large parts of the game after yet another lacklustre display in a fixture many felt United should have dominated.
Just when it looked like a mini revolt was brewing in the stands Marcus Rashford took it upon himself to entertain the home crowd and almost produced a magical solo goal only for his 25 yard belter to be denied by the post.
United fans were left aggrieved as many felt the young striker deserved the goal to go in after Rashford put in another marauding display on the left flank since being introduced after the break.
Mauricio Pochettino is respected throughout the footballing world, more so by the Tottenham Fans who absolutely adore him for what he has done for the club so far.
Not just the quality of football Spurs play under him, the fans also love the Argentine for dishing out warm hugs to players after a match.
So, when Melvyn Xuereb, a Spurs fan from Canada, requested a hug from Pochettino on the One Hotspur Fans’ Forum event, the boss did not hesitate for a single minute and was on his feet to embrace the fan.
Xuereb, who loves the way Poch hugs the Spurs players after a big win, expressed his joy to Spurs TV after the event.
This was certainly a heart-warming moment for everyone in attendance as Pochettino showed he’s a gentleman off the pitch as well and proved why he is loved around the world.
Check out the video below –
“I was wondering, can I get a hug from Mauricio Pochettino?”
Just when Toon fans were beginning to lose hope of having any festive cheer concerning their club after the Magpies’ horrendous on-field form, news of a potential breakthrough in takeover talks has given fans hopes of having a gleeful Christmas.
A screenshot of a Facebook post showing details of Amanda Staveley’s potential takeover emerged last night. According to the post, the deal is set to cost £320 million with Mike Ashley set to receive additional add-ons of £15 million if the Magpies make it to Europe
I understand Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley are close to reaching agreement for sale of NUFC. Ashley will fund January spending and be refunded by Staveley when deal completed end of January. Sale in region of £300m.
Rafa Benitez has previously voiced his concerns about the lack of transfer funds and according the leaked image, the Spaniard is reportedly set to be given a £100 million transfer kitty after the takeover next month.
With the threat of relegation hanging over the club after having only one win in 11 games in the league, this development is most certainly a positive news for Newcastle United fans who were growing increasingly restless due to the uncertainty surrounding their club.
Check out the screenshot that broke the good news last night –
Eden Hazard picked up yet another Man of the Match award as the Blues ran out 3-1 winners at Huddersfield Town last night. The absence of Alvaro Morata through a slight niggle meant Hazard started in a false 9 role at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The freedom of the role seemed to suit the little Belgian well as he was seen all over the pitch, running down the wings at times and even taking on defenders head-on as he ran down the centre of the pitch.
Although, he had no goals to show for his enterprising performance, Hazard’s sorcery with the ball was on full display.
Sprinting to win loose balls and then setting off on a run from the halfway line or dribbling past defenders with utmost ease whilst shuffling the ball from one foot to another, his footwork was mesmerising.
The nimble turns and dainty fakes one way and then running off in the other direction left defenders kicking out at thin air in frustration.
Check out the clips below where the Belgian magician is seen weaving circles round players, adorning himself in a somewhat superhuman aura –
Eden Hazard was electric again tonight. In the form he's been in of late, it's nearly impossible to guard him. Defenders just end up grabbing at thin air or fouling him. Mostly the latter. What a player. #CFCpic.twitter.com/hT7iNBa2h6