Livepool's lead at the top of the English first division was cut to one point today (Saturday) after they had been held to a I-I draw at Tottenham Hotspur, in a match marred by several clashes between fans and police.
Kickoff; Play in progress during both halves; Tottenham and Liverpool scoring; scuffle in crowd.
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Background: Livepool's lead at the top of the English first division was cut to one point today (Saturday) after they had been held to a I-I draw at Tottenham Hotspur, in a match marred by several clashes between fans and police.
About 50 policemen were drafted behind one goal after the interval. There were numerous fights and several people were helped away apparently with head injuries.
Tottenham, who have played 25 matches at home without defeat, proved too fast and skilful for Liverpool over long periods. They went ahead in the 27th minute through left winger Cliff Jones who side-footed a centre from Greaves into the net.
Liverpool were unable to equalise until 15 minutes from time when world cup player Roger Hunt climaxed a great solo run with a fine shot from a acute angle.
Liverpool now have 21 points from their 15 matches. Manchester United, who have a match in hand, and Sheffield Wednesday, Liverpool's closet challengers, both won and have 20 points.
Heavy rainstorms, especially in Southern England, led to waterlogged grounds. Nine English league games were postponed and a tenth abandoned after half-an-hour.