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Newcastle’s Joe Willock Scores 95th-Minute Equaliser To Stun Liverpool

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Newcastle’s Joe Willock Scores 95th-Minute Equaliser To Stun Liverpool

Newcastle scored a stunning equaliser against Liverpool deep into injury time, just minutes after Callum Wilson had had a goal ruled out by VAR.

There was a breathless end to Saturday's action-packed game at Anfield, with Liverpool clinging on to a 1-0 lead. Wilson thought he'd given Newcastle an equaliser in injury time after he followed up Alisson's parry to put the ball into the net - however the ball had accidentally bounced up and touched Wilson's arm, so the goal was chalked off.

But just when it appeared Liverpool had escaped with three points, Dwight Gayle headed the ball down to Joe Willock - whose deflected shot found the back of the Liverpool net as the clock ticked up towards 96 minutes.

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It was yet another vital strike by Arsenal loanee Willock, as Newcastle put nine points between them and 18th-place Fulham and kept up their fine run of late-season form.

But it was a massive blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes. They had led for almost all of the match via Mohamed Salah's superb strike in the opening minutes.

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However Jurgen Klopp's side missed a host of chances and were punished as Newcastle came back into the game late on.

Liverpool also dropped points in midweek against Leeds United. Sadio Mane gave them the lead in that game but, once again, they could not add to their total or see the match as it finished in a 1-1 draw.

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The decision to rule out Wilson's goal appeared harsh, as it was entirely accidental and nothing the England forward could have avoided. However it was correct by the letter of the law (for now), so Liverpool thought they had escaped a near miss.

Until Willock's strike with the last kick of the game saw the match finish 1-1.

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Featured image credit: BT Sport/Twitter

Topics: Liverpool, newcastle, Premier League

Alex Reid
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