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Liverpool Cruise to Victory Over Newcastle Thanks to Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo Goals

19 February 2023, Sunday
Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo got the ball rolling for Liverpool early on, as the Reds recorded a comfortable 2-0 away victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday. Nunez opened the scoring after just 10 minutes, running in behind the Newcastle defence and emphatically beating goalkeeper Nick Pope. Liverpool then doubled their lead shortly afterwards through Gakpo, who had now scored in two consecutive games.

Saturday's game saw Liverpool take a victory over Newcastle that puts them within six points of 4th-place Newcastle, who have just one win in their last seven league games. The Reds' win was made even harder when they were a man down on the 22-minute mark after Pope was sent off for handling the ball outside the penalty area, meaning he will miss the club's first major final in 24 years when they face off with Manchester United in next week's Carabao Cup final. Jurgen Klopp stated that whilst his side had done well, they lost their grip when playing with 10 men.

After controlling a long pass delivered by Trent Alexander Arnold in the 10th minute, Nunez slammed the ball home to put Newcastle a goal down in the game. This was checked and cleared by the VAR due to the chance that the ball had hit the player's arm while he controlled it. Newcastle's only prior league defeat had been against Liverpool at the end of August. Despite having opportunities to score in the second half, the team failed to equalise, although their manager commented that they were still a step ahead anyway by saying, But we still had our moments where we should have scored more in the second half. We are a step further forward.

Liverpool comfortably defeated Newcastle United 3-1 thanks to a double from no less than debutant forward Cody Gakpo, who opened his account with the Premier League champions. 

Gakpo got Liverpool's opener in the first half after he unleashed a powerful effort past Newcastle goalkeeper, Nick Pope. The goal was later doubled by the Netherlands-born forward seven minutes later when he was expertly fed through by Mohamed Salah.

But it was Alisson who snuck in with a long clearance to catch Pope off guard, who ended up handling the ball outside of the penalty area after initially attempting to head it. The goalkeeper was denied a red card and the game went on. 

Newcastle responded well, having two shots which were denied by the woodwork and the impressive Alisson. 
Nevertheless, Liverpool had done the damage and ensured there was no way back for the away side.

Newcastle could take a lot of pride from Saturday's game, despite the result not going in their favour. Despite being a man down, they arguably had the upper hand for the majority of the match.

The Magpies had a couple of great chances to take the lead, with Allan Saint-Maximin seeing his drive brilliantly saved by Alisson and Dan Burn's header crashing against the frame of the goal. Fabian Schar also had an effort that went across goal, and Callum Wilson missed his own scoring opportunity.

After the match, Eddie Howe said: "I thought they were clinical with their chances when they came and obviously Nick Pope's sending-off changed the game." Although the manager had not had a proper word with Nick, the player appeared visibly upset.
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