6 May 2014

Liverpool blow victory at Palace, title hopes hanging

11:31 am on 6 May 2014

Liverpool blew a 3-0 lead with 11 minutes remaining to draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace in an astonishing Premier League football match that almost certainly ended the Reds' hopes of a first title for 24 years.

Liverpool were seemingly coasting to victory and a three-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table with goals from Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.

But Palace stormed back with two goals from Dwight Gayle and one from Damien Delaney to leave Liverpool's title hopes hanging by a thread.

They have 81 points with one match to play while City have 80 points and two games to go, plus a nine-goal better goal difference than Liverpool.

City host Aston Villa on Thursday and West Ham United on Monday while Liverpool's remaining game is at home to Newcastle United on Monday.