English Premier League: Liverpool F.C. back on top after controversial 2-1 win at West Ham

Liverpool are in red-hot form in the English Premier League, winning their last nine matches to prove their title credentials, and they held their nerve impressively after West Ham's contentious equaliser to win 2-1.

updated: April 06, 2014 23:02 IST
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London: Liverpool moved a step closer to the Premier League title in controversial fashion as Steven Gerrard's penalty sealed a 2-1 victory at West Ham and capped a miserable afternoon for referee Anthony Taylor on Sunday.

Gerrard fired Liverpool back to the top of the table after Brendan Rodgers' side were given a dubious second half spot-kick by Taylor, who had earlier allowed Guy Demel's equaliser for West Ham despite a clear foul on Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

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