Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty as Manchester Metropolis slipped up within the Premier League title race after drawing 2-2 at West Ham United on Sunday.
Jarrod Bowen grabbed a first-half brace to provide West Ham a shock lead however Metropolis responded with second-half strikes from Jack Grealish and a Vladimir Coufal personal purpose.
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Within the latter phases of the sport, Mahrez noticed his spot kick saved by Lukasz Fabianski to provide Liverpool hope within the title race.
Pep Guardiola’s facet maintain a four-point lead on the high of the desk whereas Liverpool have a sport in hand.
The hosts had the primary likelihood of the sport inside three minutes when an unmarked Craig Dawson headed over from shut vary.
Metropolis had a declare for a penalty after quarter-hour when Kurt Zouma appeared to clip Gabriel Jesus inside the world however the referee waved protests away.
It was an important second as West Ham scored lower than 10 minutes later when Bowen beat the offside entice, skipped previous Ederson and produced a high quality end into the far nook.
On the stroke of half-time, West Ham doubled their lead as Bowen raced in behind Metropolis’s defence once more and slotted previous the goalkeeper.
Metropolis responded properly and grabbed a purpose again 4 minutes into the second half via Grealish’s deflected effort.
The guests began to dominate possession however West Ham had the higher probabilities to revive their two-goal lead.
Bowen nearly made essentially the most of a defensive mix-up however hit the facet netting whereas Michail Antonio missed when one-on-one with Ederson.
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Nevertheless, Metropolis equalised after 69 minutes when Coufal headed into his personal web from Mahrez’s free kick.
With 5 minutes remaining, Metropolis had been awarded a penalty after a VAR examine as Jesus was introduced down by Dawson inside the world.
Mahrez stepped up however the penalty was saved by Fabianski as West Ham managed to carry on for the purpose.