English Premier League Report: Newcastle United v Liverpool 04 May 2019

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Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah

English Premier League

Result: Newcastle United 2-3 Liverpool

Date: 04 May 2019

Venue: St James' Park 

Liverpool managed to reclaim top spot in the Premier League once again after edging Newcastle United in a five-goal thriller on Saturday evening.

The Reds broke the deadlock after 12 minutes when an un-marked Virgil van Dijk nodded home a corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The hosts weren't behind for too long as they restored parity on 19 minutes, with Christian Atsu firing home from close range after Salomon Rondon saw his strike cleared off the line.

The pendulum swung once again as Alexander-Arnold registered a second assist by picking out Mohamed Salah, who volleyed home from 12-yards out on 27 minutes.

Chances continued to fall as the Reds nearly bagged a third goal 10 minutes before the break, but Martin Dubravka produced a fine save to keep out Sadio Mane's close-range effort.

The Magpies continued pushing for an equaliser and they were rewarded on 53 minutes thanks to a thumping volley from Rondon in the box.

The visitors suffered another blow after 67 minutes when Salah had to be stretchered off after heavy collision with Dubravka in the Newcastle box. He was replaced by Divock Origi.

With the final throw of the dice, Jurgen Klopp threw on James Milner and withdrew Dejan Lovren with seven minutes remaining in the half.

The visitors restored their lead in the 85th minute as Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles nodded the ball into his own net to hand Liverpool all three points.

The win sees the Reds move top of the table, two points ahead of Manchester City who face Leicester City on Monday evening.

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