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EPL: Liverpool Trash Newcastle 1-0 To Keep Title Chase Alive




Visitors, Liverpool beat Newcastle 1-0 to go top of the English Premier league on Saturday.

Liverpool in the early stages of the game showed determination, and as expected, they had the majority of the possession as they tried to breakthrough with a quick goal.

Newcastle attempted to go long and get in behind the defense using the speed of their attack, but Virgil van Dijk, did a good job of fending off the danger and cutting off any potential Newcastle breaks.

A nervy moment came when Alisson was forced far out of his box, challenging a Newcastle player all the way at the touchline. However, he managed to nudge the ball out of play for a throw-in and then sprint back into position.

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There was controversy in the 19th minute when James Milner slid in on Schar to intercept the ball. But Referee Andre Marriner saw it as a fair challenge, and the quick turnaround lead to Liverpool’s first goal, whereby Jordan Henderson latched onto the loose ball and got it to Keïta, then Keïta slid it to Jota and ran into the middle to get the return pass. And calmly rounded the keeper and slotted it into the net.

In the second half, another opportunity went begging for Liverpool, as Gomez crossed the ball to Mané, who side-footed it wide of the target on his first touch.

Then getting into the middle stretch of the second half, Liverpool attack looked a bit tired in. It wasn’t a surprise when Mohamed Salah came on for Mané in the 69th minute. Fabinho additionally replaced Captain Henderson to shore up the defense and protect their slim lead.

Meanwhile, Newcastle manager, Eddie Howe pinned his hopes on big, tall aerial threats, trading Willock for Wood.

Liverpool are currently first on the table as Manchester City is yet to play.



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