Liverpool today achieved the three points of their game against Newcastle in a dramatic way, although clearly deserved for their persistence and dominance (2-1). After conceding Alexander Isak’s goal in his Premier debut in the first half, the ‘reds’ equalized at the hour mark through Roberto Firmino and, with time running out, Fabio Carvalho achieved victory in another magical chapter of the legendary Anfield.
It was difficult for Liverpool to develop the game due to the casualties, among others, of Darwin Núñez, who served his third and last suspension after his expulsion on matchday two against Crystal Palace, and Thiago Alcántara. If on Saturday he endorsed a historic 9-0 at Nottingham, today he crashed for an hour against goalkeeper Nick Pope and Newcastle’s solid defense.
The ‘reds’ turned their game down the left wing, but Luis Diaz was not successful in his duel with Kieran Trippier, while Mohamed Salah couldn’t with Matt Targett on the right either.
Isak opens the scoring
Despite the absence of Allan Saint-Maximin, author of a great goal on Sunday against Wolves (1-1), Newcastle was the only team to shoot between the three posts in the first half. First with a free kick that did not surprise Alisson and later in the goal.
Isak had barely appeared with a shot from the edge of the area that went high, when he received in solitaire from Sean Longstaff after a bad rejection by the local defense, and the former Real Sociedad striker took advantage of his teammate’s good pass to beat Alisson in cold blood with a shot placed.
Isak is annulled 0-2
After the break an effective Isak scored again before being substituted. He escaped on a long ball and, after two cuts in the area, scored a great goal, but the referee annulled the goal for starting offside very little at the start of the play (54′).
This action acted as a shock to Liverpool, who tied shortly after. Salah finally found space to run and sent Firmino back, who crossed into the net first (60′).
It was the second well-directed shot from the ‘reds’, who from that moment completely enclosed a Newcastle that no longer showed signs of life in attack and focused their efforts on keeping the tie.
The magic of Anfield
He was about to get it with a very confident Pope who frustrated the chances generated by Liverpool time and again despite his lack of foresight. But where the ideas do not arrive, the drive and magic of Anfield do. Already with the injury time consumed, the young Fabio Carvalho shot Pope with a shot from close range after the commotion that followed the launch of a corner.
Liverpool thus achieved its second consecutive victory after its poor start to the Premier League and, with 8 points, follows 7 behind the leader Arsenal. Newcastle, meanwhile, conceded their first defeat after three straight draws.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold (Fabio Carvalho, 71′), Joe Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson (Tsimikas, 71′); Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson (Milner, 71′); Salah, Firmino and Luis Diaz
Newcastle: Pope; Trippier, Lascelles, Burn, Targett; Willock, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton; Almirón (Elliot Anderson, 84′), Isak (Murphy, 64′) and Fraser (Wood, 64′)
Goals: 0-1 Isak (38′), 1-1 Firmino (61′), 2-1 Fabio Carvalho (98′)
Referee: André Marriner. Yellow cards for Lascelles (87′), Trippier (90′)
Spectators: 50,000 at Anfield
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