Gerrard puts dent in Spurs' Euro bid in 3-2 thriller
LONDON (AFP) - Steven Gerrard put a dent in Tottenham's bid to qualify for the Champions League as the Liverpool captain's late penalty clinched a 3-2 win at Anfield on Sunday.
Andre Villas-Boas's team were on course for a valuable three points when Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen struck twice for the visitors either side of half-time after Luis Suarez gave the Reds a 21st minute lead.
But Stewart Downing capitalised on woeful defending from Spurs right-back Kyle Walker to equalise in the 66th minute.
And England star Gerrard netted the winner from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute after Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled Suarez.