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Chelsea 1-1 draw at Liverpool As Willian And Sallah Both Scored


Chelsea 1-1 draw at Liverpool As Willian And Sallah Both Scored

Willian earned Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the English Premier League thanks to a late stroke of fortune at Anfield on Saturday.

The Brazilian, just on as a substitute, appeared to aim a cross to a couple of teammates at the far post but the ball instead went over Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the top corner in the 85th minute.

It canceled out a 65th-minute goal by Mo Salah, who slotted home a low finish against the club that sold him last year for his 15th goal in 20 matches this season.

Willian’s goal denied Liverpool a place in the top four and might spark more debate about the merits of Mignolet, who was caught leaden-footed and unawares.

It also stopped Chelsea from being embarrassed by another former player.

Two months ago, it was Kevin De Bruyne — discarded prematurely by then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho — scoring the winner against the Blues for Manchester City.

Salah was at Chelsea around the same period and made just six league starts before being sent on loan by Mourinho to Fiorentina and then Roma, which he eventually joined on a permanent deal.

Chelsea stayed in third place and the point was celebrated wildly by manager Antonio Conte after the final whistle.

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