Two late goals helped Sunderland salvage a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in their English Premier League encounter at Anfield on Saturday. It was an evenly contested first half in terms of goals as the score line was goalless at the break. The hosts had the bulk of the possession with a mammoth 81% but they were unable to convert their chances.
The two best chances of the game came from both side’s left backs. Alberto Moreno sent a low ball goalwards but Vito Mannone got in the way for the Black Cats and it was Patrick Van Aanholt who made his way forward but could only manage to push his shot wide for the visitors. The second stanza was far more entertaining as Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana sent the home fans into a frenzy as they both found the back of the net.
Lallana capitalised off a Sunderland defensive error and Firmino peeled off his defender and nodded home the opener. In the 77th minute the home fans started walking out in protest of the board and to be honest they left too soon as Sam Allardyce’s men drew level in a matter of seven minutes through an Adam Johnson strike that curled in from a free kick and Jermaine Defoe, who took one on the turn and fired home to sees the match finish deadlocked at 2-2. The Reds are now in eighth place while the north east club remains in 19th place.