Newcastle United came from two goals down to draw level against Liverpool and now gave themselves a decent chance of survival in the premier league with only three matchdays left. Cisse and Colback second half goals canceled out Sturridge and Lallana first half strikes.
Cracking game at anfield as Liverpool raced to a comfortable 2-0 lead in first half an hour to spoil Benitez return to his former hunting ground. However Papiss Cisse scored right after the break to setup a grand stand finish to the game and Jack Colback scored in 66th minute to complete the turnaround with 20 odd minute to play.
Jurgen Klopp’s resurgent Liverpool side hosted relegation threatened Newcastle United in the premier league game this Saturday, 23 April 2016 and Liverpool continued their amazing run of form scoring in just second minute of the game when Daniel Sturridge finished off with a nice turn an finish inside the box. Liverpool doubled their lead at half hour mark when Lallana finished off a superb move with a spectacular left footed finish in the top corner. We will have match highlights of the game right here after the match.
Rafael Benitez return to anfield looks to end on a disappointing note after his side went 2 goals behind in first half thanks to Sturridge and Adam Lallana who both scored with fine left footed finishes. Newcastle United must take something from this game to stand a chance of survival in the premier league as race for 17th place hots up with Sunderland, Norwich all locked together.
Papiss Cisse’s goal in 49th minute put life back into Newcastle United who looked threatning with the ball throughout the second half and could have scored the equalizer on couple of occasions.
Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle United
[ Premier League, Saturday, 23 April 2016 ]
02′ 1 – 0 Daniel Sturridge
30′ 2 – 0 Adam Lallana
49′ 2 – 1 Papiss Cisse
66′ 2 – 2 Jack Colback
Newcastle United has been struggling big time in the league this season and they were pretty much set for relegation couple of weeks ago but two back to back good results have kind of put some hope in the team and if they can repeat their december performance against Liverpool where they won 2-0 at St James Park they can give themselves a superb chance of survival with only three more games to play for.
Liverpool on the other hand has been sensational under Klopp recently and they have closed the gap between them and top four teams and a good run from now to end of the season might see them seriously challenging for the champions league places. However they do have midweek Europa League game to look forward to which might see Klopp using some of the fringe players this weekend.
Last time these two meet was back in December 2015 when Newcastle ran out 2-0 winners thanks to stellar performance by Georginio Wijnaldum who was on the scoresheet while Skrtel scored an own goal. Newcastle need to produce same performance to give themselves a fighting chance for premier league survival.
Team News & Lineups: Williamson and Cheick Tiote are ruled out for Newcastle United who will be lining up with Cisse upfront with Perez and Wijnaldum playing in attacking roles behind the centre forward. Liverpool will welcome back Sturridge back in the starting lineup for the first time in 2 month in premier league. Who is likely to partner Benteke upfront. Coutinho and Firmino are doubtful but Henderson should playing in midfield. This is how both teams are expected to lineup on Sunday afternoon.
Predictions: Newcastle do tend to up their game against the bigger sides and playing at home they will be motivated to get the better of Liveprool at St James Park. But on current form The reds are the most inform team in England and will be touch to contain. I am going with a exciting 2-2 draw in this one and probably Newcastle to start turning their season around.