Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool: Reds’ title hopes in tatters after incredible Eagles comeback

Liverpool handed Manchester City a potentially decisive advantage in the Premier League title race after losing a three-goal lead on their way to a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Reds took the lead through Joe Allen in the first half when the diminutive midfielder was left unmarked at a corner, with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez striking once each in the second to give Brendan Rodgers’s side a clear advantage.

But the visitors let their lead slip, with first Damien Delaney hitting a deflected shot past Simon Mignolet and then Dwight Gayle notching another shortly afterwards.

Liverpool, shellshocked, were on the back foot and had a disastrous result confirmed just before the end of normal time when Gayle picked up Glenn Murray’s chested pass and finished coolly.

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