NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. Liverpool overcomes Newcastle United 1-0 after N. Keita scored just 1 goal (19′). Liverpool was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the St. James’ Park stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. In the presence of 52,281 spectators. The referee was Andre Marriner with the help of Simon Long and Scott Ledger. The 4th official was Andy Madley. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.4 degrees Celsius or 61.57 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 41%.
Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 66% while Newcastle United was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Liverpool was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 24 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Liverpool won the contest.
Newcastle United shot 4 times, 2 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Liverpool shot 24 times, 10 on target, 14 off target.
Newcastle United received 1 yellow card (Joelinton). On the other side, Liverpool received 3 yellow cards (Diogo Jota, J. Gomez and S. Mane).
After playing this encounter, Newcastle United will stay with 43 points to stay in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Liverpool will have 79 points to stay in the 2nd place.
Liverpool will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 7th of May with a 19-7 head to head in favor of Liverpool (8 draws).
Newcastle United: Formation and Lineups
Newcastle United adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Eddie Howe chose to play with the following team: Martin Dúbravka , Emil Krafth , Fabian Schär , Dan Burn , Matt Targett , Bruno Guimarães , Jonjo Shelvey , Joe Willock , Miguel Almirón , Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin .
Newcastle United made 3 changes: F. Schar for J. Lascelles (61′), J. Willock for C. Wood (67′) and E. Krafth for J. Murphy (85′).
Best player: Martin Dúbravka
The player that probably impressed the most for Newcastle United was the goalkeeper: Martin Dúbravka. His rating is 8.64. He performed 9 saves.
Liverpool: Formation and Lineups
Also Liverpool adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Jürgen Klopp played with: Alisson , Joe Gomez , Joël Matip , Virgil van Dijk , Andrew Robertson , Naby Keïta , Jordan Henderson , James Milner , Luis Díaz , Diogo Jota and Sadio Mané .
Liverpool made 3 changes: S. Mane for M. Salah (69′), J. Milner for Fabinho (69′) and J. Milner for Thiago (78′).
Top player: James Milner
Probably the most impressive player in Liverpool was James Milner even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 56 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
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