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Liverpool Vs. Newcastle United – Football Match Report – December 26, 2018



Liverpool celebrated their fans with a 4-0 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday at Anfield for Christmas, extending their lead at the top of the table.

The victory brought Liverpool halfway to 51 points in season six ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who defeated Bournemouth 5-0, and seven minutes ahead of champions Manchester City, who lost 2-1 in Leicester City.

Returning to his club in 2005, he led Newcastle coach Rafael Benitez to defend his side and beat five players.

But defender Jamaal Lascelles unexpectedly kicked off Dejan Lovren for the opening game and carelessly headed an attempted half-time into the middle of Liverpool. There was a good half-volley in the eleventh minute.

Newcastle held their own until half-time, but minutes before the restart they were two minutes from time when Mohamed Salah scored his 1

3th goal of the season before the penalty kick. After a foul on Paul Dummett, that was all.

The pressure from Liverpool threatened to score a third goal at any moment, and Xherdan Shaqiri struck the cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold's close post on 79 minutes. Fabinho made it 4-0 home win over Salah's corner.

Liverpool's fans broke into songs when the Anfield stalls arrived, that Manchester City had lost in Leicester in 1990.

"We have focused only on ourselves and game by play, each game is for us a final, "said Lovren.

"We have to keep this momentum and after the next games we'll be able to see where we are, every game now plays a role," he added.

With little money available for the upcoming transfer window, Benitez barely seemed to hide his frustration at the situation in Newcastle.

"Obviously we play against it A very good team, but there are two key moments in the game," said the Spanish coach.

"The first goal made a mistake, and the second goal (was) was a gentle penalty that gave them control, and for us it was very difficult to react," he added.

Benitez must lift his side before visiting Watford on Saturday while Liverpool receives Arsenal on the same day.


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