On Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur moved up to second place in the Premier League standings, one point behind Manchester City, after claiming a 2-1 victory against Liverpool with a stoppage-time goal from Joel Matip that resulted in an own goal. The victory left Tottenham Hotspur behind Manchester City by one position.
After Cody Gakpo had equalised Son Heung-min’s first-half goal, Liverpool, coached by Juergen Klopp, had fought gamely to attempt to take home a point. During the tense match, the visitors had Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota sent off for their involvement in the altercation.
Son gave Spurs the lead in the 36th minute, ten minutes after Jones was sent off for a hard challenge on midfielder Yves Bissouma, but Gakpo levelled the score just before halftime with a brilliant shot on the spin in the area. Son gave Spurs the lead in the 36th minute, 10 minutes after Jones was sent off for the hard tackle.
However, the Dutch midfielder sustained an injury during the scoring and did not come out for the second half. Jota came on to replace him, but the Portuguese attacker was sent off in the 69th minute after receiving a second yellow card, and Liverpool maintained their lead until Matip scored an own goal.
As a result of Tottenham’s win, they are now tied for second place with Arsenal, who are now in third position, and both clubs are now one point behind Manchester City, who suffered a defeat away at Wolverhampton Wanderers. After suffering the setback, Liverpool is now in fourth place with 16 points.