When Dwight Gayle tucked in Crystal Palace’s third goal of the night to complete an unlikely comeback for his side, most people thought that Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes were over.
The 3-3 draw means that Liverpool are now only one point ahead of Manchester City, with Manuel Pellegrini’s team having a game in hand over The Reds.
Former Liverpool front-man Michael Owen, however, still believes that the point could be enough when the final totals are accumulated at the end of the season.
Own took to Twitter to say:
Once the dust has settled, a bit like Man City v Sunderland, that point for Liverpool may not be the end of the world.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 5, 2014
A helping hand was always required from Aston Villa or West Ham. That's still the case. Win, lose or draw, Liverpool have been outstanding.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 5, 2014
Fair play to Palace, what a season. The fans at Selhurst Park are top class. Games like that can only happen in Premier League.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 5, 2014
Even though Owen may think that Liverpool can still finish on top of the table, this now looks unlikely.
Liverpool had established a 3-0 lead after goals from Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, but a deflected Damien Delaney strike and two late-goals from substitute Dwight Gayle earned Tony Pulis' men an unlikely point.
Manchester City are now firmly in control of the race for Premier League title. Victory at home in their remaining fixtures against West Ham and Aston Villa - both whom have nothing to play for - and the Premier League title will be heading back to the Etihad.