Monday’s cover: Liverpool rescue point from Arsenal at Anfield
The National’s Sport cover for the Monday, December 22 issue, features a bandaged Martin Skrtel, who powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday.
In the seventh of nine minutes of injury time, Skrtel leaped high to head a right-wing corner from Adam Lallana into the bottom corner.
Despite being mostly outplayed, Arsenal recovered from conceding a 45th-minute goal to Philippe Coutinho by scoring in first-half injury time through Mathieu Debuchy before Olivier Giroud swept home from close range in the 64th.
Substitute Fabio Borini was sent off two minutes into stoppage time for picking up two quick bookings, yet there was still time for Skrtel to rescue a point for Liverpool, which climbed a place to 10th. Arsenal is sixth, four points of the top four.
It was the least Liverpool deserved for an effervescent performance that overran Arsenal at times but exposed the team’s biggest problem this season – a lack of a true goal scorer to finish off the glut of chances created.
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Published: December 22, 2014 04:00 AM