Liverpool title charge stalls in EPL draw

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There was frustration from Jurgen Klopp at dropping vital points but no moaning.

His Liverpool's 1-1 Premier League draw with a tactically disciplined and defensively robust Tottenham handed Manchester City an even greater initiative in the English Premier League title race.

The damage would have been greater had Luis Diaz's deflected strike not cancelled out Son Heung-min's tap-in for the fifth-placed visitors.

"I'm really proud of the performance," Klopp said. "The mentality we showed."

It's the mentality that might yet propel the Champions League and FA Cup finalists, who have already collected the League Cup, to a treble.

A quadruple of trophies could soon become out of reach.

Liverpool are back in first place in the league but City can pull three points clear with three games remaining by beating Newcastle on Sunday.

"The boys are more disappointed than I am," Klopp said.

It's five straight away losses for Manchester United - with 16 goals conceded in that run - after a 4-0 loss to Brighton for another low in Ralf Rangnick's interim spell as manager.

Trailing 1-0 at halftime after Moises Caicedo's long-range strike, United conceded three goals in 11 minutes from the 49th as Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard scored for a rampant Brighton team with little to play for at the end of the season.

The best United can realistically hope for is a sixth-place finish and a spot in the Europa League.

The season will end with United's fewest points since 1991, before the Premier League era launched.

Todd Boehly certainly got drama after taking his seat at Chelsea as a prospective part-owner, just not what he was hoping for as the west London club collapsed to draw against Wolverhampton 2-2.

Boehly appeared to live the emotional rollercoaster of the match - from the early VAR calls disallowing two Chelsea goals, to the double from Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, to the equaliser by Wolves defender Conor Coady in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time.

Third-placed Chelsea are still not certain of securing Champions League qualification for the first full season of Boehly's reign.

Roy Hodgson couldn't keep Watford up in perhaps the final job of his long coaching career.

Watford's immediate return to the Championship was sealed by a 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace, for whom Wilfried Zaha scored a penalty.

When Hodgson - the 74-year-old former England manager - was hired in January, Watford was in next-to-last place and the team is still there with three games remaining.

Burnley might yet join Watford and already-relegated Norwich in the Championship after losing at home to Aston Villa 3-1 for their first defeat under interim manager Mike Jackson.

It left Burnley two points clear of third-to-last Everton, which has two games in hand.

Brentford, though, can start preparing for another season in the Premier League after beating Southampton 3-0 in its first top-flight campaign since 1947.

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