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Late Collapse May Cost Liverpool a League Title

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • A Liverpool supporter sits in the stand following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    A Liverpool supporter sits in the stand following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • A Liverpool supporter sits in the stand following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    A Liverpool supporter sits in the stand following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Luis Suarez, holds his shirt to his face following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Liverpool's Luis Suarez, holds his shirt to his face following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • A Liverpool supporter sits in the stand following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • A Liverpool supporter sits in the stand following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Liverpool's Luis Suarez, holds his shirt to his face following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

London — Liverpool wasted a three-goal lead in the final 16 minutes, crushing its Premier League title hopes with a 3-3 tie at Crystal Palace on Monday night that put Manchester City in prime position to win its second championship in three seasons.

Liverpool built a 3-0 lead by the 55th minute on goals by Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, who tied the Premier League record of 31 goals in a 38-game season.

But Palace rallied in stunning fashion. Damian Delaney scored in the 79th minute on a 25-yard left-footed shot that deflected off a leg of defender Glen Johnson and left goalkeeper Simon Mignolet no chance to stop it.

Two minutes later, Yannick Bolasie picked up the ball just outside his own penalty area, made a 70-yard dash down the left flank and squared the ball to an unmarked Dwight Gayle who beat Mignolet with a right-footed shot just inside the far post from about 12 yards.

Joe Ward’s long pass from the midfield stripe was met in the 88th by by Glenn Murray. He chested the ball into the path of an unrushing Gayle, who slotted home from near the penalty spot.

Man U’s Rooney Out

London — Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s next-to-last match of a lackluster English Premier League season against Hull today because of a groin injury.

Rooney sat out the 1-0 loss to Sunderland on Saturday due to a combination of the injury and a stomach bug.

The injury could be a concern for England coach Roy Hodgson, who announces his World Cup roster on May 12.

Brazilian Club Punished for Fan Death

Sao Paulo — A Brazilian soccer team has been ordered to play its next two home games in an empty stadium after a man was fatally struck on the head by a toilet bowl thrown from the stands.

A sports tribunal also suspended all of the fan groups of the second-division club from attending matches anywhere in Brazil until the person who threw the toilet bowl is turned over to authorities.

Santa Cruz’s Arruda Stadium had already been closed by the Brazilian soccer federation Saturday, a day after the 26-year-old fan was killed in the fighting in the World Cup host city of Recife.

The death prompted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to call for actions to contain fan violence in Brazil’s stadiums.