Newcastle United earned a great win against Liverpool at St James’ Park in the English Premier League on Sunday. The hosts edged out Jurgen Klopp’s side 2-0. We can’t say that it was the most exciting game in this season so far, but we can learn a lot from this clash. The Magpies were the better team as Liverpool struggled to creat their scoring chances in a big contrast to their 6-1 victory over Southamptonin the middle of the week.

In the first half Newcastle has managed to remain largely untroubled as they defend well against Jurgen Klopp’s side. Liverpool had a big problem with breaking down the hosts near their penalty box, as they recorded zero shotson target in the first half. They were able to control the ball and dominate the possession, but scoring a goal in the first half was too much for them. The Reds should have taken the lead in the 19th minute of the game, but Christian Benteke he couldn’t find a way to beat Newcastle’s goalkeeper from close range.

The hosts slowly pushed forward with more confidence in their attacks. Papiss Cisse should have open the scoring after he beat Nathaniel Clyne on the right side, but Simon Mignolet was able to save his effort from close range. Newcastle finished the half as a better team but they couldn't confirm their dominance after first 45 minutes.

In the second half Newcastle Unitedcontinued to lead the game as Giorginio Wijnaldum sent coupe of shots wide.

Jurgen Klopp finally decided to bring his big weapons - Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, but soon Newcasle took the lead when Liverpool’s Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel deflected Wijnaldum’s shot and put the ball in his own net.

Liverpool should have scored goal by their own with 10 minutes remaning when Alberto Moreno scored a goal with the perfect volley over Rob Elliot, but referee incorrectly called an offside.In the last minutes of the game The Reds were looking for a late equaliser, but they conceded another goal instead as Giorginio Wijnaldum finished a great through ball from Sissokho.

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