Darwin Nunez Sees Red as Stubborn Crystal Palace Hold Liverpool at Anfield in Epic Premier League Clash

Darwin Nunez Sees Red as Stubborn Crystal Palace Hold Liverpool at Anfield in Epic Premier League Clash

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
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  • Liverpool vs Crystal Palace saw the Reds held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Anfield on Monday night
  • Wilfried Zaha scored the encounter's opener in the 32nd minute, before Luis Diaz earned Liverpool a crucial point in the second half
  • The match saw Darwin Nunez earn a straight a straight red card for headbutting Joachim Andersen in the second half of the match

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Premier League clash ended in a stalemate as the two sides settled for a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

The Reds were hoping to register their first win of the new campaign during the tie, having dropped points in their season opener against newly-promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Wilfried Zaha celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace at Anfield. Photo by Clive Brunskill.
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However, the Merseysiders' frustrating start to the season continued on Monday night, August 15. as they dropped more points once again.

Despite their dominance for the better part of the match, Liverpool had nothing to show for it as they were held to a disappointing draw.

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The hosts had loads of goal-scoring chances in the opening exchanges of the tie but failed to convert them before Palace punished their wastefulness with a clinical finish counter through Wilfried Zaha in the 32nd minute.

Darwin Nunez had a chance to equalise moments before the break but was unlucky to find the target as his effort hit the inside of the far post.

Darwin Nunez sent off during Palace clash

Things went from bad to worse for Liverpool minutes into the second half after Nunez was given a straight red card for headbutting Joachim Andersen.

On his part, Andersen was booked for pushing Nunez before the match was restarted.

Palace were unable to take advantage of the hosts' numerical deficiency and eventually conceded in the 61st minute through Luis Diaz, who beat five players with a combination of dummies and quick feet, before flashing a curler past Guaita from the edge.

The match eventually ended in a 1-1 draw as Liverpool dropped points once again.

Erik ten Hag speaks after the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has broken his silence after his side suffered a 4-0 embarrassing defeat to Brentford on Saturday, August 13.

The Red Devils were looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track when they took on the Bees, having lost in their season opener against Brighton.

However, Ten Hag's charges continued with their woeful form at the Gtech Community Stadium as they were humbled by a resurgent Brentford side.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.
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