Bandaged heroics: Skrtel stuns Arsenal with late goal April 16, 2015

“It was a great cross from Adam Lallana. Injuries are all part of football,” he told Sky Sports.

10-man Liverpool salvages late 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud put Arsenal 2-1 up

Martin Skrtel heads injury equalizer at Anfield

Sunderland beats Newcastle 1-0 in north-east derby

It last won the French title in 2010 but under coach Marcelo Bielsa leads champions PSG by three points.

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The result lifts Liverpool to 10th, while Arsenal moves up to sixth, four points outside of the top four.. I had missed a header a bit m88 before and I have been waiting for a goal for a long time,” he added.

Arsenal went ahead just after the hour mark when Giroud connected with a Cazorla cross and Arsene Wenger’s men looked set to revenge a 5-1 defeat in the corresponding fixture last season.

Martin Skrtel celebrates his dramatic late equalizer for Liverpool against Arsenal at Anfield.

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi secured a ninth straight home win for Marseille with the winner.

Looking a little dazed, he looked set to be substituted but instead was patched up with the bandage and carried on.

Liverpool, who reached the semifinals of the English League Cup in midweek, was the dominant side in the first half and went ahead through a fine strike from Philippe Coutinho.

In France’s Ligue 1, Marseille tops the table ahead of the Christmas break after a 2-1 win over Lille Sunday.

That came in the middle of Liverpool’s superb run which saw the team narrowly fail to win the EPL title.

(CNN) — Sporting a head bandage after a painful earlier clash it just had to be Martin Skrtel to perform injury time heroics to salvage a vital 2-2 draw for Liverpool against Arsenal Sunday.

Skrtel shrugged off his injury when questioned after the match.

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But the lead was short lived and Debuchy leveled with a header just before half time.

Slovakian international defender Skrtel bravely powered a bullet header from an Adam Lallana corner into the visiting net with his team down to 10 men.

But trailing to goals by Mathieu Debuchy and Giroud, Liverpool looked set for another damaging defeat, their cause not helped by the red card needlessly gained by substitute Fabio Borini at the start of the extended added time.

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It was the fourth straight win in the fiercely contested derby for the Black Cats, easing them away from the relegation zone.

Referee Michael Oliver had added nine minutes of extra time — ironically most of it as a result of the injury suffered by Skrtel after being accidentally caught by the studs of Olivier Giroud.

With Luis Suarez leaving for Barcelona, this season has been a struggle, increasing the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers, but Skrtel’s late brave intervention could prove a turning point.

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Earlier, Sunderland beat Newcastle 1-0 in the Tyne-Wear derby, with Adam Johnson scoring a 90th minute winner for the visitors.

Then up stepped Skrtel to power the equalizer, but there was still time for Santi Cazorla to almost put Arsenal ahead again, his effort pushed away by Brad Jones.

“It was painful at the time, but I think it is all right now

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