On an evening when severe weather conditions with heavy winds and rain in northern England led to the
postponement of games involving Americans Jozy Altidore
(Manchester City-Sunderland) and Tim Howard
Palace), two matches in London had a huge impact on the English Premier League title race.
Liverpool came back from two one-goal deficits to win,
3-2, at Fulham on Steven Gerrard
's penalty kick in stoppage time, and move to within four points of leader Chelsea, which had tied West Bromwich, 1-1, on
Arsenal could have taken the lead with a win over Manchester United at the Emirates, but the Gunners left the field to boos as they had to settle for a 0-0 tie that leaves them
still a point behind Chelsea.
The only American to play on Tuesday in England was Geoff Cameron
for Stoke City. Clint Dempsey
did not dress
for Fulham. U.S. World Cup Contenders: GOALKEEPERS: Tuesday: Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 0-0 at Cardiff City Wednesday:
Tim Howard, Everton (England), vs Crystal Palace-postponed. DEFENDERS: Tuesday:
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England), 3-0 at Huddersfield
Oguchi Onyewu (did not dress), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 0-3 at Wigan Athletic
(90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 0-1 vs. Burnley Wednesday: Geoff
(90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-1 vs Swansea City MIDFIELDERS:
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 0-1 vs. Burnley FORWARDS:
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), at Man. City-postponed.
Clint Dempsey (did not dress), Fulham (England), 2-3 vs. Liverpool