Premier League: Nervy Liverpool F.C. stay in strong title contention, beat Sunderland

Liverpool F.C. had taken a 2-0 in the first half but a nervous last half hour against Sunderland showed that the team is feeling the pressure of staying in contention for the Premier League title.

updated: March 27, 2014 17:52 IST
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Liverpool: Title-chasing Liverpool F.C. overcame an attack of nerves to squeeze to a 2-1 win over Sunderland and move to within a point of leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Steven Gerrard's free kick and Daniel Sturridge's deflected shot put Liverpool two goals clear by the 48th minute, but the pressure of being a serious challenger for the title for the first time since 2009 showed in the final half-hour. (Also read: Liverpool F.C. star Steven Gerrard tells wife to stay at home for World Cup)

Ki Sung-yeung's 76th-minute header came amid a dominant spell for the relegation-threatened visitors and Liverpool survived some hair-raising moments in the last minutes to seal a seventh straight league win.

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