Last-gasp Liverpool grab draw

Liverpool score 96th-minute equaliser through the injured Skrtel to share points against Arsenal at Anfield.

    Skrtel headed the ball into the net in the 96th minute [Getty Images]
    Skrtel headed the ball into the net in the 96th minute [Getty Images]

    Martin Skrtel powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.

    In the seventh of nine minutes of injury time, Skrtel leaped high to head a right-wing corner from Adam Lallana into the bottom corner.

    Despite being mostly outplayed, Arsenal recovered from conceding a 45th-minute goal to Philippe Coutinho by scoring in first-half injury time through Mathieu Debuchy before Olivier Giroud swept home from close range in the 64th.

    Substitute Fabio Borini was sent off two minutes into stoppage time for picking up two quick bookings, yet there was still time for Skrtel to rescue a point for Liverpool, which climbed a place to 10th.

    Arsenal is sixth, four points of the top four.

    Earlier, Adam Johnson's late winner earned Sunderland a 1-0 victory over his boyhood team Newcastle United in a riveting Tyne-Wear derby at St James Park.

    With a minute remaining, and just after Moussa Sissoko had almost won it for hosts Newcastle, Johnson slammed a shot past keeper Jak Alnwick to wrap up a fourth successive win for Sunderland in the fixture.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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