Premier League: West Brom grab late equalizer against Liverpool

  • West Brom struck late to earn a crucial point away at Anfield
  • Sadio Mane put Liverpool ahead with his sixth goal of the season 
  • The Baggies frustrated the Reds before Semi Ajayi struck late to earn a point for Sam Allardyce’s side

Semi Ajayi scored a dramatic late equaliser against leaders Liverpool to earn struggling West Brom their first point since Sam Allardyce took charge.

Jurgen Klopp’s side looked to be going five points clear at the top of the table when Sadio Mane chested down Joel Matip’s long ball forward and fired past Sam Johnstone.

Liverpool dominated for long periods without adding to their lead but the Baggies improved after the break and equalised in the 83rd minute.

Ajayi leapt high above the home defence to send a header in off the post to spark jubilant celebrations from the away team at Anfield.

West Brom keeper Johnstone made a superb save to deny Roberto Firmino a winner near the end.

This result will give Allardyce, the last opposition manager to win a Premier League game at Anfield, with Crystal Palace in April 2017, huge encouragement as he looks to keep his new team in the Premier League.

A week after being beaten 3-0 at home by Aston Villa in his first game in charge, West Brom refused to go under against the leaders and showed the spirit and character needed in a relegation battle.

Having drawn 1-1 at Manchester City in Slaven Bilic’s final game in charge, the Baggies have now taken points off last season’s top two clubs.

Elsewhere, Roman Saiss struck in the 85th minute to give Wolves a point against Tottenham.

Spurs went ahead in the opening minutes through Tanguy Ndombele and looked to be sailing to three points before the Morrocan struck.

Leeds beat Burnley 1-0 as West Ham played out a 2-2 draw with Brighton.