Liverpool's hopes of its first Premier League title look dimmer after its 1-1 tie at Wigan on Wednesday left it two points behind defending champion
Manchester United, which has a game in hand. The result left the Reds needing a victory when they host Chelsea on Sunday. Also on Wednesday, U.S. keeper Tim Howard
helped Everton tie
Playing in his first game on loan from Middlesbrough, Egyptian striker Mido
scored on a penalty kick in the 83rd minute to give Wigan a
tie at the JJB Stadium.
The outcome left Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez
"In the second half," he said, "I
was not happy with a lot of things."
Chelsea is tied with Liverpool after its 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on a pair of goals by Salomon
Aston Villa, a 1-0 winner over Portsmouth on Tuesday, is fourth, a point behind Liverpool and Chelsea.
A last-gasp equalizer from Robin van Persie
gave Arsenal a 1-1 tie at Everton that left the Gunners in fifth place, eight points behind Manchester United. Everton would have leapfrogged Arsenal with a win.
Howard had saved a strong header from van Persie earlier in the second half.