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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Pascal Gross (90'+3' PEN)
  • Diogo Jota (60')

VAR denies Liverpool at Brighton as late penalty earns point

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Liverpool slipped to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Brighton after Pascal Gross scored a late penalty after a VAR check on Saturday.

Andy Robertson was adjudged to have kicked Danny Welbeck in the box and VAR gave the penalty in stoppage time.

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Diogo Jota had put Liverpool in front in the 60th minute but Brighton earned a point late on.

Jurgen Klopp's side go top of the Premier League and bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Liverpool started brightly but it was Brighton who had the first big chance after 10 minutes as Aaron Connelly went through on goal but missed the target.

The hosts were awarded a penalty nine minutes later when Neco Williams brought down Connelly in the box but Neil Maupay's spot kick went wide.

Liverpool thought they took the lead before the break when Mohamed Salah scored but VAR correctly ruled the goal out for offside.

Jota broke the deadlock on the hour mark when he skipped past two defenders and slotted the ball into the far corner.

The Portugal international has now scored nine goals in all competitions since joining the club from Wolves.

James Milner limped off in the latter stages in the game with a hamstring injury while Salah was unhappy after being substituted for Sadio Mane.

Mane had a header ruled out for offside late on before Gross' penalty scored rescued a point for the hosts.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester United 19 +11 40
2 Manchester City 18 +18 38
3 Leicester City 19 +14 38
4 Liverpool 19 +15 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur 18 +16 33
6 Everton 17 +7 32
7 West Ham United 19 +5 32
8 Chelsea 19 +10 29
9 Southampton 18 +5 29
10 Arsenal 19 +4 27
11 Aston Villa 16 +11 26
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace 19 -11 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United 18 -12 19
16 Burnley 18 -12 19
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 -7 17
18 Fulham 18 -12 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 19 -28 11
20 Sheffield United 19 -22 5