English Premier League Sport

Lacazette saves point for Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette’s late equaliser gave Arsenal a 1-1 draw in an entertaining clash with Liverpool at The Emirates on Saturday

Liverpool hit the woodwork twice through Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk during a frantic but goalless first half and had a fair goal from Sadio Mane disallowed for offside.

The visitors took the lead through James Milner (61) after Bernd Leno had pushed a Mane cross into his path, but Arsenal drew level through Lacazette’s sweet finish from 12 yards (82).

The result means Liverpool temporarily go top of the Premier League ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Southampton on Sunday, while Arsenal remain unbeaten in 14 games.

The first half was played at breakneck speed with several chances for both sides. Henrikh Mkhitaryan got up above an uncertain Alisson to head just wide of goal from a deep cross, before Liverpool went up the other end and had the ball in the net.

Milner’s ball over the top of Arsenal’s defence found Firmino, who poked the ball against the post only for the ball to fall into Mane’s path. He tapped home, but the flag was up, despite Mane being offside from the first phase of play, but behind the ball for Firmino’s effort at goal.

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