Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle
Luis Suarez scored a stunning goal as a dominant Liverpool were held to a point by 10-man Newcastle at Anfield.
The Uruguayan brilliantly controlled a long ball from Jose Enrique ball on his shoulder before rounding keeper Tim Krul and scoring with his third touch.
Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye showed the finishing prowess the Reds lacked in the first half when he powered in an acute angled strike before the break.
Fabricio Coloccini was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Suarez late on.
While Liverpool have now gone five league games without a defeat - their longest unbeaten run in 2012 - it was a game in which the familiar story of their season unfolded as they failed to make the most of their possession and chances.
The visitors displayed defensive fortitude to frustrate their hosts, but Suarez's goal denied the Magpies a first win at Anfield in 18 league games since April 1994.
Skipper Steven Gerrard was playing his 600th game for the Reds - moving him to 10th in the club's list of all-time appearance makers - and the midfielder has been the inspiration for his team on a regular basis since his debut in November 1998.
But it was Suarez who was Newcastle's chief tormentor in a game the Reds began with obvious urgency.
The home side did not take long to get into their passing stride and they quickly started to pile on the pressure, with winger Raheem Sterling's pace and trickery a particular concern for the visitors.
Suarez is never far from the action and he was soon left indignant when referee Anthony Taylor ignored his penalty appeal after he was caught by Coloccini.
Newcastle had to show the steel that has been a hallmark of their game this season to keep the Reds at arm's length.
The closest Liverpool came to a goal in the first half was when Suarez had an angled shot across goal saved by the foot of keeper Tim Krul and a Suso strike was deflected over.
But the visitors gradually came into the game and then stunned the home side by taking the lead.
Hatem Ben Arfa jinked to the byline and crossed to the far post where Cabaye controlled before rifling home a shot.
It was a goal that highlighted exactly the type of ruthlessness in front of goal Liverpool sorely miss.
Suarez had a low curling shot saved and Nuri Sahin scuffed an effort narrowly wide as it seemed Liverpool's problems in front of goal would continue.
But, after Jonas Gutierrez gave the ball away, Suarez brilliantly took down a long Enrique pass before touching the ball around Krul and slotting into an empty net.
The Uruguayan then set up Jonjo Shelvey and Sterling for chances to win the game but both wasted their opportunities.
Shelvey failed to get the required purchase on a pull-back, while Sterling was denied when his shot was deflected high off the sliding Steven Taylor.
As Liverpool pressed for a late goal, Newcastle almost exposed the home side at the back with Papiss Cisse volleying wide and Ben Arfa having a shot saved by keeper Brad Jones.
Coloccini's 84th-minute dismissal put the visitors under some late pressure and a deflected Suarez free-kick looped over before both teams had to settle for a draw.
- 01 Jones
- 03 Jose Enrique
- 05 Agger
- 37 Skrtel
- 47 Wisdom
- 04 Sahin (Downing - 74' )
- 08 Gerrard
- 24 Allen
- 31 Sterling
- 07 Suarez
- 30 Suso (Shelvey - 66' )
- 42 Gulacsi
- 16 Coates
- 23 Carragher
- 14 Henderson
- 19 Downing
- 33 Shelvey
- 11 Assaidi
- 01 Krul
- 02 Coloccini Dismissed
- 03 Santon Booked
- 14 Perch (Simpson - 26' )
- 27 S Taylor
- 04 Cabaye (Ferguson - 68' )
- 08 Anita
- 10 Ben Arfa
- 18 Gutierrez
- 09 Cisse
- 19 Ba (Sa Ameobi - 49' )
- 37 Harper
- 05 Simpson
- 06 Williamson
- 31 Ferguson
- 25 Obertan
- 23 Sh Ameobi
- 28 Sa Ameobi
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee ends the match.90:00 +3:19
Luis Suarez crosses the ball in from the free kick, Papiss Cisse gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jonjo Shelvey to the near post, Steven Taylor makes a clearance.90:00 +3:19 Booking
Booking Davide Santon is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.90:00 +2:50
Davide Santon challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.89:31
Centre by Stewart Downing, Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.89:12
Jonjo Shelvey crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Taylor.87:45
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.87:22
Davide Santon challenges Steven Gerrard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard, Jonas Gutierrez manages to make a clearance.86:56
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard to the near post, clearance by Davide Santon.86:36
Jonjo Shelvey sends in a cross, clearance by Sammy Ameobi.85:38
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard by Papiss Cisse. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.84:53
The ball is sent over by Raheem Sterling, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.83:25
Steven Gerrard delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.83:25 Dismissal
Dismissal Fabricio Coloccini receives a red card.83:11
Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Fabricio Coloccini results in a free kick.82:36
Sammy Ameobi takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.81:32
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball.79:00
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.78:25
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing played to the near post, Papiss Cisse makes a clearance.77:52
Jonas Gutierrez challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Raheem Sterling.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.76:36
Papiss Cisse produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.75:29
Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing to the near post, clearance by Jonas Gutierrez.75:12
Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Taylor.73:38 Substitution
Substitution Nuri Sahin goes off and Stewart Downing comes on.73:01
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luis Suarez from the left by-line to the near post, Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.72:53
Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Jonas Gutierrez gets a block in.72:44
Steven Gerrard produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Taylor.72:35
Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Taylor.71:03
Unfair challenge on Sammy Ameobi by Nuri Sahin results in a free kick. Hatem Ben Arfa has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.70:41
Centre by Shane Ferguson, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.70:24
Short corner taken by Shane Ferguson from the left by-line.69:38
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Suarez on Jonas Gutierrez. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.69:21
Handball by Papiss Cisse. Martin Skrtel takes the direct free kick.69:05
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.67:21 Substitution
Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Shane Ferguson coming on for Yohan Cabaye.66:39
Sanchez Jose Enrique provided the assist for the goal.66:39 Goal scored
Goal! - Luis Suarez - Liverpool 1 - 1 Newcastle Luis Suarez grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle.65:14 Substitution
Substitution (Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Jonjo Shelvey coming on for Jesus Fernandez Saez.64:33
Corner from left by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye.63:51
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Nuri Sahin.63:07
Sanchez Jose Enrique gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.62:14
Danny Simpson challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.62:05
The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Hatem Ben Arfa.60:36
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.59:04
Nuri Sahin produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.57:50
Corner taken by Nuri Sahin, clearance by Jonas Gutierrez.57:37
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.55:31
Foul by Nuri Sahin on Danny Simpson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.53:48
The ball is sent over by Raheem Sterling. Martin Skrtel is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.53:21
Foul by Davide Santon on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard, save by Tim Krul.52:45
Effort on goal by Vurnon Anita from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.51:00
Unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by Raheem Sterling results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.49:34
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vurnon Anita on Raheem Sterling. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard from left wing.48:45 Substitution
Substitution Sammy Ameobi replaces Demba Ba.47:59
Short corner worked by Luis Suarez.47:06
Inswinging corner taken by Jesus Fernandez Saez, clearance by Demba Ba.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:00 +2:07 Half time
Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.45:00 +1:45
Steven Taylor has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.45:00 +1:10
Handball decision goes against Jesus Fernandez Saez. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.44:50
Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.44:11
Effort from outside the area by Yohan Cabaye goes wide right of the goal.42:53
The assist for the goal came from Hatem Ben Arfa.42:53 Goal scored
Goal! - Yohan Cabaye - Liverpool 0 - 1 Newcastle A goal is scored by Yohan Cabaye from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle.42:46
The ball is swung over by Hatem Ben Arfa,40:52
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Demba Ba makes a clearance. Effort on goal by Jesus Fernandez Saez from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.40:31
Jesus Fernandez Saez takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.39:56
The ball is swung over by Luis Suarez.38:43
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Yohan Cabaye. Strike on goal comes in from Steven Gerrard from the free kick.35:18
Centre by Danny Simpson, clearance made by Daniel Agger.31:32
Hatem Ben Arfa fouled by Jesus Fernandez Saez, the ref awards a free kick. Davide Santon takes the free kick.31:17
Short corner taken by Nuri Sahin.31:06
Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.30:53
Daniel Agger delivers the ball, Davide Santon makes a clearance.29:18
Foul by Joe Allen on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left channel. The official flags Steven Taylor offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Jones.27:56
Headed effort from inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the goal.27:33
The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance by Steven Taylor.25:57 Substitution
Substitution James Perch goes off and Danny Simpson comes on.24:55
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Nuri Sahin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.21:37
Corner taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Demba Ba.21:28
Daniel Agger fouled by Demba Ba, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Allen takes the direct free kick.21:16
Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Davide Santon. Tim Krul takes the free kick.20:51
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.19:57
Hatem Ben Arfa has a shot and went wide right of the goal.18:12
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by James Perch. Luis Suarez has an effort direct from the free kick.16:28
The ball is crossed by Vurnon Anita, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.16:12
The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez.15:03
Nuri Sahin concedes a free kick for a foul on James Perch. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.14:03
Effort on goal by Demba Ba from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.10:46
Foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.10:07
Shot from outside the area by Raheem Sterling misses to the left of the target.7:49
Inswinging corner taken by Nuri Sahin from the right by-line, clearance made by Demba Ba.7:20
Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, save made by Tim Krul.7:09
Jesus Fernandez Saez takes a shot. Blocked by Davide Santon.5:45
The ball is crossed by Andre Wisdom.4:17
Raheem Sterling delivers the ball, Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.3:13
Short corner taken by Raheem Sterling.2:55
Centre by Raheem Sterling, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.1:30
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in. Vurnon Anita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Steven Gerrard delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Tim Krul.0:00
The match gets underway.
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