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Liverpool vs Newcastle: Match review

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Tim Krul kept the tie with an amazing save at the end (©GettyImages)
Tim Krul kept the tie with an amazing save at the end (©GettyImages).

Liverpool faced a tough opponent in Newcastle United this weekend in what turned to be a 2-2 draw. The match saw Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard score his 100th Premier League goal.

That wasn't enough for the victory however as Newcastle was spurred on by the home support. They jumped ahead when midfielder Yohan Cabaye shot a screamer to Simon Mignolet's bottom right hand corner. 

Newcastle would've entered the second half with the lead if it weren't for defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa pulling down Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the penalty area. This foul resulted in a red card and a penalty, which Gerrard would calmly put away. 

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett was subbed in for midfielder Moussa Sissoko at half time in an attempt to keep the 1-1 draw. And 11 minutes past the half, Dummett scored from a Yohan Cabaye free kick to regain Newcastle's lead, the score now 2-1. 

Liverpool's dynamic duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge wouldn't give up, though. Midway through the second half, Suarez would send a cross to Sturridge who sent it into the back of the net. The goal put Liverpool level with Newcastle at a 2-2 scoreline with 72 minutes played.

Not wanting to settle for the point, Liverpool continued to attack. And the constant attacking pressure from Liverpool almost paid off three minutes later when defender Cissoko sent in a cross and Suarez smacked a volley off the crossbar. 

The Liverpool players would have been celebrating a victory if not for the goalkeeping heroics of Newcastle keeper Tim Krul. The Dutchman pulled off an amazing save in the dying embers of the game from a Luis Suarez free kick to save the point. 

Liverpool beat Newcastle in many statistics including shots (22-7), shots on target (7-4), possession (62-38) and corners (13-3). 

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Topics:
Football
Premier League
Steven Gerrard
Newcastle United
Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge
Luis Suarez
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