Premier League Scores: Result and Highlights from the EPL Fixture between Liverpool v Newcastle United on Sunday, November 04, 2012.
Result: Liverpool 1 – 1
Location: Anfield – Liverpool
|Liverpool – 1||Newcastle – 1|
|Luis Suarez (67’)||Yohan Cabaye (43’)|
As I predicted the match ended in a draw. I think this was a fair result considering the way the match went. Liverpool dominated throughout most of the match. When Newcastle had the ball they did look threatening.
Newcastle did go ahead first in the 43rd minute when Yohan Cabaye took a cross on his chest in the box and was left all along on the far side to shoot past Brad Jones into the upper corner. It was a well taken strike to put Toon ahead before the break.
In the 67th minute Luis Suarez put Liverpool on top. Suarez did an excellent job of taken the long pass on his chest, then one touch past the keeper to have the wide open shot. It was a very ironic goal considering Steven Gerrard’s comments last week about Everton being a long ball side. Now this week his team’s only goal comes from a long ball into the box.
Fabricio Coloccini earned himself a red card when he put a high boot into Suarez’s shin. This is not good news for Newcastle who will now be without the defender for West Ham, Swansea and Southampton.
Liverpool could have won the match, but were only able to put 6 out of the 23 shots on goal. They completely dominated possession with 66% of the ball. This is what Brendan Rodgers wants, but if they want to get into the top half of the league, they are going to have to start doing more with it.
First Half Highlights