Liverpool failed to win for the second time since the start of the season, drawing 1-1 at home to Crystal Palace. The match offered a lot of nerves, emotions and goal chances, as Wilfred Zaha was accurate for the guests from London. Luis Diaz was the scorer for the Merseysiders. Liverpool’s new star Darwin Nunes was sent off with a straight red card for a silly no-ball tackle on Joakim Anderson.
The match at Anfield started with the traditional pressure of the home team, who by the 10th minute missed two good chances through James Milner and Harvey Elliott.
In the middle of the first half, Mohamed Salah turned well in the penalty area, but it would have gone wide.
After half an hour of play, he outran the Eagles’ defense and headed the ball into the center of the goal, where Vicente Guaita intervened without a problem.
On the counterattack, Crystal Palace took the lead. Eberechi Eze combined with Wilfred Zaha, who hit the ground to render Alisson helpless and silence the stands at Anfield.
In the 41st minute, Zaha missed his second goal of the game after receiving a great pass in the penalty area and firing into the ground. This time, however, the home guard was on point and made the save.
His colleague on the other side had to intervene in the 44th minute, reflecting a header from the young Harvey Elliott.
In the fourth minute of extra time in the first half, Darwin Nunez intercepted a cross in the penalty area, but the ball ricocheted off the post.
Four minutes after play resumed there were doubts over Joel Ward’s handball in the penalty area, but referee Tierney signaled play to continue.
In the 57th minute, Darwin Nunes made a big mistake after being provoked by Joachim Andersen. The Uruguayan didn’t hold his nerve and headbutted the Palace defender, who immediately fell to the ground, and referee Paul Tierney sent off the home side’s blade.
This red card, however, seemed to give the Merseysiders a boost and they pressed the visitors. Thus, in the 61st minute, James Milner found Luis Diaz on the left wing. The Colombian made a breakthrough into the interior of the pitch, successively passing five Palace players. A very well-directed shot from the edge of the penalty area followed, which left Guaita powerless – 1:1.
Palace then had a chance to regain the lead, but Zaha’s shot from a clear position in the 79th minute went wide of the left-hand post of the Liverpool goal.
Until the end, Jurgen Klopp’s men tried to press their opponents, with Salah trying his luck in the 87th minute from the edge of the penalty area, but the ball went wide.
Three minutes later, Fabio Carvalho shot very well from a direct free kick, but the ball went wide.
By the end, Andersen squandered a good chance for Palace to head home in the 94th minute to leave both teams a point apiece, leaving the Eagles 16th with 1 point, while Liverpool are 2 in 12- ata position.