October 4, 2023

Newcastle United 0-2 Liverpool: Reds finish Newcastle run with medical win

Newcastle United 0-2 Liverpool: Reds finish Newcastle run with medical win
Newcastle United 0-2 Liverpool: Reds finish Newcastle run with medical win
Cody Gakpo scored his second objective for Liverpool

Liverpool’s pursuit of a top-four Premier League end gathered additional momentum on the expense of Newcastle United’s related ambitions with a vital win at St James’ Park.

Jurgen Klopp’s facet, who secured their first league win of 2023 within the Merseyside derby towards Everton on Monday, took management with two early targets from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo.

Newcastle’s depressing evening worsened with a first-half purple card for goalkeeper Nick Pope, ruling him out of subsequent Sunday’s Carabao Cup closing towards Manchester United at Wembley.

Nunez powered residence the opener from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross after 10 minutes, then Gakpo scored for the second successive match seven minutes later, pouncing on Mohamed Salah’s piece of creation to beat Pope.

The Newcastle keeper then left referee Anthony Taylor with no choice however to ship him off after 22 minutes when he misjudged a touch from objective in an try to problem Salah. He slipped and needed to deal with to cease Liverpool’s Egypt ahead from racing clear.

Mockingly, Pope’s substitute Martin Dubravka is cup-tied for Wembley having performed for Manchester United in an earlier spherical, leaving former Liverpool keeper Loris Karius because the almost certainly contender to face Erik ten Hag’s facet.

Newcastle have been unable to beat the handicap as they went all the way down to solely their second league defeat this season, the primary additionally coming towards Liverpool at Anfield in August.

It capped a disappointing build-up to Newcastle’s first Wembley closing because the FA Cup in 1999, however they nonetheless confirmed loads of spirit regardless of their numerical drawback, Liverpool keeper Alisson turning Allan Saint-Maximin’s shot on to the bar, whereas Dan Burn additionally rattled the woodwork with a header. The Brazilian additionally saved properly from Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson.

Klopp may have left Tyneside extremely glad after determined away defeats at Brentford, Brighton and Wolverhampton Wanderers as Liverpool now stand solely six factors behind fourth-placed Newcastle with a sport in hand.

Liverpool improve stress

Liverpool confirmed indicators of recovering their previous menace within the snug 2-0 win towards Everton within the Merseyside derby.

The trick was to observe that up towards what has been a formidable Newcastle facet this season given the inconsistency that has dogged the Reds’ marketing campaign.

This is the reason Klopp can be elated with the result, not just because it means Newcastle will really feel the specter of Liverpool shifting nearer to the top-four place the Toon Military even have their eyes on.

This was removed from the right Liverpool efficiency, relying too closely on the excellent Alisson as their defence was opened up too typically for Klopp’s liking earlier than Tuesday’s last-16 Champions League assembly with holders Actual Madrid at Anfield.

There was, nevertheless, a lot to be constructive about as Nunez turned his good work right into a objective with a thumping end and the enhancing Gakpo was on the mark once more, though Liverpool is likely to be upset they didn’t add to their objective tally.

Diogo Jota additionally delivered a harmful cameo as he strikes near full health after a protracted damage absence, whereas fit-again Virgil van Dijk comfortably got here via his first 90 minutes since sustaining a hamstring damage.

This has been an excellent week for Liverpool after so many disappointments this season, with successive victories offering the right tonic earlier than the assembly with the facet that beat them in final season’s Champions League closing.

Newcastle ideas flip to Wembley

Newcastle’s followers swallowed their disappointment on the closing whistle by immediately switching consideration to their large Wembley date with Manchester United.

Even that was overshadowed by the purple card that guidelines out keeper Pope, such an influential determine of their transformation beneath Eddie Howe this season. Make no mistake, it is a bitter blow to their hopes of profitable the primary silverware because the Inter-Cities Festivals Cup in 1969.

And the added fear for Howe is that Newcastle, so spectacular on this marketing campaign, have hit a dry spell on the most important level of their season up to now, their final league win coming towards Fulham in mid-January.

Newcastle can be lifted by the return of Bruno Guimaraes at Wembley, however there was additionally loads for the house followers to be inspired by, regardless of the end result.

Their facet by no means gave up regardless of dealing with a just about unattainable job at 2-0 down and decreased to 10 males, enjoying with character and creating possibilities all through – though once more there was a scarcity of finish product.

It was an anti-climax given the excessive hopes earlier than kick-off, however Newcastle can now repair full concentrate on their largest sport in years and the possibility to finish that 54-year trophy drought.

Participant of the match

NúñezDarwin Núñez

Newcastle United

  1. Squad quantity10Participant titleSaint-Maximin

  2. Squad quantity1Participant titleDúbravka

  3. Squad quantity2Participant titleTrippier

  4. Squad quantity24Participant titleAlmirón

  5. Squad quantity7Participant titleJoelinton

  6. Squad quantity14Participant titleIsak

  7. Squad quantity33Participant titleBurn

  8. Squad quantity36Participant titleS Longstaff

  9. Squad quantity5Participant titleSchär

  10. Squad quantity4Participant titleBotman

  11. Squad quantity32Participant titleAnderson

  12. Squad quantity11Participant titleRitchie

  13. Squad quantity9Participant titleWilson

  14. Squad quantity22Participant titlePope

  15. Squad quantity23Participant titleMurphy

  16. Squad quantity8Participant titleGordon



Formation 4-3-3

  • 22PopeBooked at 22mins
  • 2TrippierSubstituted forMurphyat 64′minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 4Botman
  • 33Burn
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 7JoelintonSubstituted forRitchieat 71′minutes
  • 32AndersonSubstituted forDúbravkaat 24′minutes
  • 24AlmirónBooked at 37minsSubstituted forGordonat 64′minutes
  • 14IsakSubstituted forWilsonat 64′minutes
  • 10Saint-Maximin


  • 1Dúbravka
  • 3Dummett
  • 6Lascelles
  • 8Gordon
  • 9Wilson
  • 11Ritchie
  • 12Lewis
  • 19Manquillo
  • 23Murphy


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 2Gomez
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 14HendersonSubstituted forElliottat 59′minutes
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 20mins
  • 43BajceticSubstituted forMilnerat 59′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 18GakpoSubstituted forJotaat 59′minutes
  • 27NúñezSubstituted forFirminoat 59′minutes


  • 7Milner
  • 8Keïta
  • 9Firmino
  • 19Elliott
  • 20Jota
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 32Matip
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher

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