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Substitute strikes in stoppage time for Newcastle United to claim draw at Anfield

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A stoppage-time goal by Joe Willock secured Newcastle United a 1-1 draw at Liverpool that hit the champions’ hopes of a top-four finish.

Mohamed Salah celebrates with Roberto Firmino after scoring his 20th goal of the season

Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool in front after only three minutes and the hosts went on to dominate the first half, with Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Salah all wasting chances to extend their lead.

Mohamed Salah smashes the ball into the back of the net to give Liverpool an early lead against Newcastle

Joelinton was denied by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson on 55 minutes while Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold missed further opportunities for the Reds.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago challenges Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin

Newcastle substitute Callum Wilson had a goal overturned in stoppage time following a VAR review for handball by him.

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson stretches as he tries to keep the ball in play

But moments later, Willock struck from the bench for the second match in a row, after netting the winner versus West Ham United last weekend.

A fourth match without defeat leaves 15th-placed Newcastle nine points clear of the bottom three.

Mohamed Salah shoots straight at Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, one of several missed opportunities for the home side

Liverpool climb to sixth on 54 points, one behind Chelsea and West Ham, who play later in the day.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane shows his frustration as another chance goes begging for the hosts
Diogo Jota tries to get a shot away early in the second half

See: Liverpool report | Newcastle report

Callum Wilson’s goal is overturned following a VAR review for handball by him

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 2 May v Man Utd (A)
Newcastle: 2 May v Arsenal (H)

Match officials

Referee: Andre Marriner. Assistants: Richard West, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: Lee Mason. VAR: Andy Madley. Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.

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