Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool both went into their match at Anfield today knowing a win would be hugely important. Spurs needed three points to have any hope of keeping pace with Manchester City at the top of the table, and Liverpool needed to take advantage of a slip by Chelsea at home against Manchester United that's blown the race for fourth place back open. But instead of going for broke, neither team did much of anything.
It's true that both sides defended well, apart from a few incidents in the latter stages of the game which saw Luis Suarez, returning from a long ban, miss an open header, Andy Carroll blaze over from a great position and Gareth Bale somehow completely mess up a one on one with Pepe Reina. But the real story of the match was an incident involving a pitch invader - a cute little cat wandered onto the pitch in the first half and captivated the nation's collective attention. Fortunately, it was ushered off the playing surface before it could stalk and devour little Luka Modric, allowing the match, which would eventually finish at 0-0, to be played out in full.