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Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings as Matip scores last-minute own goal

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Spurs grinded out a thrilling victory against their nine-man opponents.

Tottenham defeated Liverpool 2-1 in their Premier League game on Saturday. The Spurs edged closer to the top of the table after snatching another crucial home win.

What happened?

Liverpool started the game on the front foot, with Cody Gakpo and Andy Robertson forcing two brilliant saves out of Vicario early on.

However, a straight red card for Curtis Jones changed the course of the game in the 26th minute. The Liverpool star was initially given a yellow card, but the referee sent him off after a VAR review of his tackle on Yves Bissouma.

Tottenham quickly established their dominance after their opponents went a man down. The hosts broke the deadlock through Son Heung-min in the 36th minute. But the Reds managed to clinch an equalizer just before the half-time whistle. Gakpo controlled Virgil van Dijk’s short pass inside the box before smashing it past Vicario with a powerful finish.

Spurs started their efforts to restore the lead as soon as the second half started, but Liverpool avoided conceding an early goal. The Reds were then rocked with another yellow card when Diogo Jota received his second yellow card of the night.

Jurgen Klopp brought in Wataru Endo, Ibrahima Konate, and Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool were forced to spend the remainder of the game inside their own half.

The Reds almost escaped London with a point, but the hosts managed to claim the three points with a last-minute winner. A cutback from Pedro Porro was smashed into the roof of the net by Joel Matip as the Reds settled for their first defeat of the season.

Player Ratings

Tottenham: Vicario (6); Porro (8), Romero (7), Van de Ven (6), Udogie (7); Bissouma (7), Sarr (7), Maddison (8); Kulusevski (7), Richarlison (8), Son (7).

Bench: Solomon (7), Davies (6), Skipp (5), Hojbjerg (6), Veliz (6).

Liverpool: Alisson (8); Gomez (6), Matip (5), Van Dijk (8), Robertson (7); Szoboszlai (7), Mac Allister (5), Jones (4); Salah (6), Gakpo (7), Diaz (5).

Bench: Jota (4), Konate (5), Endo (5), Alexander-Arnold (4), Gravenberch (5).