Liverpool suffered their second successive poor result at Selhurst Park after sliding to a 3-1 loss at the hands of Crystal Palace. The Eagles effectively ended the Reds’ title challenge in south London last season by coming back from 3-0 down to draw, and once again bounced back this afternoon to heap the pressure on Brendan Rodgers. Rickie Lambert netted his first goal for the club after just two minutes, but the elation of the Merseyside-born ace’s strike was punctured 15 minutes later. Dwight Gayle was once again the goalscorer – he netted three against Liverpool last season – as he punched after Yannick Bolasie’s effort hit the post. Palace had to wait until the 78th minute to take the lead through Joe Ledley – teed up by Bolasie once more – before Mile Jedinak scored an excellent free-kick to round off the win.
Spurs came back from behind away at Hull to secure a dramatic win and move into the top half of the Premier League table. The Tigers took the lead in the opening ten minutes through Jake Livermore. The former Lilywhites star offered a muted celebration after the goal, due to his close ties with the north London club.
Gaston Ramirez’s petulant kick out in the second half altered the game, as the Uruguayan saw red. The former Southampton man reacted angrily to a challenge from Jan Vertonghen and was promptly sent down the tunnel. Harry Kane than ensured Mauricio Pochettino’s men profited from the situation, as he turned the ball home after Christian Eriksen’s free-kick came back off the post.
The Dane then popped up to win the game with a neat effort from outside the Hull box to make it 2-1 with just minutes left to play.