Lacazette strikes late as Arsenal hold Liverpool

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Alexandre Lacazette’s late goal earned Arsenal a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday and stopped the visitors moving three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

After a tight first half, Liverpool broke the deadlock in the 61st minute as Sadio Mane crossed from the left and Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was only able to parry the ball into the path of James Milner who blasted a low shot into the net.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Arsenal's Bernd Leno saves a header from Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (not pictured) REUTERS/David Klein
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Liverpool's James Milner celebrates with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Andrew Robertson after scoring their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Liverpool's Sadio Mane in action with Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Liverpool's James Milner scores their first goal REUTERS/David Klein E
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk in action with Arsenal's Bernd Leno REUTERS/David Klein
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in action with Arsenal's Lucas Torreira REUTERS/David Klein
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Liverpool's Alisson and Andrew Robertson in action with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 3, 2018 Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette shoots at goal under pressure from Liverpool's Andrew Robertson Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Milner was lucky to stay on the field to finish the match after a clash of heads with team mate Joe Gomez which required lengthy treatment.

The Gunners, looking to extend their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions, poured forward in search of an equaliser and the pressure paid off when Lacazette struck in the 82nd minute.

The French striker spun away to the left side of goal to keep the ball out of goalkeeper Alisson’s reach before firing a shot past the Brazilian’s reach and into the far corner.

The draw took Liverpool top of the table by one point from champions Manchester City, who host Southampton on Sunday. Arsenal stayed fourth, although Tottenham Hotspur will have a chance to push them back into fifth when they play away at Wolverhampton Wanderers later on Saturday.

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