(Video) Watch: Liverpool Vs Newcastle 2_0 Full Goals And Extended Highlgights
Liverpool restored their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish as they beat 10-man Newcastle United 2-0 at St James’ Park.
The Reds took an early lead through well-worked goals from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo before Nick Pope was sent off for handling outside his box in desperately attempting to prevent a third.
The host made light of their numerical disadvantage in constantly threatening — most notably when Dan Burn struck the bar — Jurgen Klopp’s men held on to inflict the Magpies’ first league defeat since the two sides met at Anfield in August.
Liverpool now sit six points behind fourth-placed Newcastle with a game in hand and the prospect of a late charge into fourth looking far likelier than it did just two weeks ago.
As for the Magpies, they must quickly refocus on a League Cup final meeting with Manchester United next weekend.