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Salah salvages point for Liverpool at Fulham


Fulham did fellow London club and Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur a huge favour by holding champions Liverpool to a draw at Craven Cottage.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scores the equalising goal in their Premier League clash against Fulham from the penalty spot. Picture: Neil Hall, Reuters

LONDON – Champions Liverpool missed an opportunity to go clear at the top of the Premier League as they needed a late Mohamed Salah penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw at lowly Fulham on Sunday.

Juergen Klopp’s side were outplayed by Scott Parker’s adventurous team before halftime at Craven Cottage and trailed to Bobby Decordova-Reid’s superb 25th-minute effort.

They were more like themselves after the break and levelled in the 79th when Salah beat Alphonse Areola from the spot after a rather harsh handball decision.

The visitors looked likely to go and grab the winner but Fulham held out for a well-deserved point to leave Liverpool level on 25 points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

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Fulham are fourth from bottom with eight points.