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EPL: Reds blow two-goal lead to end 15-match unbeaten run


12-05-2016 12:53 BJT

We kick off with football from the English Premier League where title hopefuls Liverpool travelled to face Bournemouth. Juergen Klopp's Reds came in on a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions and were not expected to have much trouble against the newly promoted hosts. And things would pretty much go to script until with about 15 minutes to play, Liverpool fall apart.

The Reds, playing in neon yellow, are up 3-1 and James Milner almost adds a fourth by curling in this corner kick that needs to be confirmed by goal line technology. It looks awfully close on this replay and indeed just a fraction of the ball is touching the line so no goal. Check out the expression on the referee's face

Liverpool's defensive frailty would be exposed in the space of three minutes. In the 76th, Callum Wilson's cross somehow finds its way to Ryan Fraser who drives it into the bottom corner to make it 3-2 Reds.

The equalizer comes in the 79th. Defender Steve Cook brings down Fraser's cross and flicks it into the net to make it 3-all as the home fans go berserk over the incredible comeback. Plenty of men back for Liverpool, but Cook has too much space.

Five minutes of injury time would be added, but Bournemouth only need three while Klopp looks a bit desperate at the momentum shift. The hosts work the ball out of the corner and Cook takes a shot from distance that is spilled by Loris Karius allowing Nathan Ake to poke it home. Bournemouth go on to complete the comeback for a 4-3 victory and one the biggest wins in their club history. The loss for Liverpool means they stay in third place, four points behind leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool missed an opportunity to trim Chelsea's lead at the top. The Blues remain in first with 34 points, three ahead of Arsenal. Manchester City dropped to fourth, behind Liverpool on goal difference. Manchester United drew with Everton in the other match Sunday, as the Red Devils stay sixth with 21 points, far from the expectation from the star-studded squad.



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