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Football: Anichebe accepts gift to frustrate Liverpool

Published on Feb 2, 2014 11:58 PM
Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) West Bromwich Albion's Diego Lugano tangling for the ball during their English Premier League match at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich on Feb 2, 2014. 

WEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Victor Anichebe came off the bench to rescue a point for West Bromwich Albion as they hit back to draw 1-1 with Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday.

The former Everton striker capitalised on a mistake by Liverpool defender Kole Toure in the 67th minute, three minutes after he had been introduced, to cancel out Daniel Sturridge's first-half opener.

The result left Albion a point above the relegation places, while fourth-place Liverpool's lead over Merseyside rivals Everton is now only two points following the Toffees' 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa on Saturday.

West Brom manager Pepe Mel made five changes to the team beaten 4-3 by Aston Villa in the mid-week derby.

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