Watford 3-3 Liverpool: Miguel Britos’ Stoppage-Time Strike Denies Red Win
Miguel Britos scored a controversial 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road.
The Premier League returned in thrilling fashion on Friday night with Arsenal’s dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester and the goals continued to flow at Vicarage Road with Stefano Okaka (8) and Sadio Mane (29) exchanging strikes.
The Reds, without Philippe Coutinho due to a back injury, fell behind to Stefano Okaka’s header in the 8th minute.
Liverpool equalised when Can’s first-time flick found Mane, who had curved his run into the penalty area and produced a clinical finish with his right foot, clipped past Heurelho Gomes and inside the far post only for Abdoulaye Doucoure to restore the lead from close range.
Heurelho Gomes brought down Salah early in the second half to allow Roberto Firmino to equalise from the penalty spot.
Barely 90 seconds later, Watford’s defence was undone by a simple long ball to Firmino, and, as his lob over the stranded Gomes threatened to bounce wide, Salah arrived to bundle the ball over the line.
It should have been the winner yet Liverpool’s defence failed to deal with another Holebas corner, allowing Britos to score three minutes into added time.
The six-goal thriller came on the back of Friday’s opening match of the 2017-18 campaign which produced seven goals as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3.
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