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Late Sunderland comeback stun Liverpool at Anfield

Sunderland scored twice in the final 10 minutes to come from behind and rescue a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

The hosts looked on course for three points in the absence of indisposed manager Jurgen Klopp, but late goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe saw the Black Cats claim an unlikely point.

The hosts dominated possession for most part of the game but failed to take advantage of that until a late breakthrough goal from Roberto Firmino put Liverpool in the lead via a header from a James Milner cross.

Sunderland also missed a chance to go level as Patrick Van Aanholt blasted his shot to the side net.

Liverpool then doubled their lead through Adam Lallana in the 70th minute and appeared to have put the Black Cats to bed, but substitute Adam Johnson pulled one back for the visitors when his free kick squirmed under the arm of Simon Mignolet.

The comeback was then completed with just one minute of normal time remaining as Wahbi Khazri found Defoe, who held off Mamodou Sakho before turning and firing a clinical finish past the keeper.

That proved to be enough for Sunderland to claim a point as Liverpool made it just one win in their last six Premier League games to remain eighth on the table, while the Black Cats are now four points from safety..

 

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