The race for the Premier League title looks set to move into its final day after Manchester City lost two points in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
Riyad Mahrez failed to convert a late penalty that could have been the winning goal for Pep Guardiola’s side, which was trailing 2-0 at halftime at the London Stadium.
As a result, City scored 90 points in one game, while Liverpool, second in the chase for an unprecedented quadruple trophy, were four points behind, but with two matches remaining.
Liverpool travels to Southampton on Tuesday, and a win in that game would leave them one point behind before Sunday’s final round of games. A loss would bring the title to City.
Both sides have their last matches at home – City face Aston Villa, run by former Liverpool favorite Steven Gerrard, while Jurgen Klopp’s team hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jarrod Bowen struck West Ham twice in the first half, stunning City, but Guardiola’s men fought back strongly.
Jack Grealish gave City the lead four minutes after halftime, and the Hammers’ Czech defender Vladmir Kuphal sent a Mahrez free kick into his own goal.
City had a great chance to take all three points when VAR referee Anthony Taylor awarded a penalty for Craig Dawson’s shot on Gabriel Jesus’ goal.
Mahrez struck the spot kick hard, but at a good height for Lukas Fabianski, who made an excellent save to keep the Algerian out, frustrating City and keeping Liverpool’s hopes alive.
Tottenham Hotspur boosted their Champions League hopes next season with a nervy 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Burnley.
Spurs have risen above North London rivals Arsenal to fourth place with 68 points in 37 games – the Gunners have 66 points in 36 games and could return to the top four if they beat Newcastle United on Monday.
The game was decided by a controversial penalty just before halftime, when referee Kevin Friend reviewed the handball incident and ruled that Ashley Barnes’ arm was in an unnatural position when the ball hit it.
Kane struck an accurate shot into the bottom corner, but Burnley’s protests continued after the halftime whistle, with angry altercations in the tunnel.
Nick Pope made two outstanding spAsenia after the break, without giving Son Heung-Min a shot, and Barnes struck. into Burnley’s goal with a thunderous strike from long range.
Burnley’s defeat put them back in the top three, but the battle for group exit could also be decided on the last day of the season.
Leeds United lost two points to Brighton & Hove Albion in a 1-1 draw at home, although they were happy to salvage a point thanks to a goal from substitute Pascal Struyk.
Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck gave Brighton the lead in the 21st minute, and Leeds tried their best before Struyk shot into the far corner, causing much celebration.
Leeds, ranked 17th, are one point ahead of Burnley, but the Clarets face a trip to Aston Villa before their last game at home against Newcastle. Leeds has their last game away against Brentford.
Jamie Vardy struck twice as Leicester defeated relegated Watford 5-1 at Vicarage Road.