Liverpool v Newcastle

And that's it. Liverpool leapfrog Southampton to move into fifth placed thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen. They now sit just four points behind fourth placed Manchester City.

Newcastle's horrible run continues; they remain in 13th place on 35 points.



Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle United


Ryan Taylor takes, but can only curl a harmless effort over Mignolet's bar. That should be that.


Can Newcastle muster anything in these final few minutes? They have a chance from a free kick 30 yards out to just that, after Cabella is blocked off the ball by Lucas.


Four minutes of time added on at Anfield.


Another change for Liverpool and Raheem Sterling's night is over. Rickie Lambert replaces him for the final few minutes.


Sterling spurs another great chance! Henderson again is the creator, swinging another cracking ball across the face of goal from the right. Coming in from the left, Sterling tries to meet it first time but can only lash a wild effort over the bar.


Newcastle are now down to 10 men. Armstrong tries to jink past Allen but the ball is hacked away. Sissoko tries to retrieve it but doesn't get there in time, and instead plants his studs into the shin of Lucas. It's a second yellow, but it could have easily been a straight red.


RED CARD - Moussa Sissoko


Coutinho and Sterling combine with a delightful one two that sees the latter freed down the right. His first touch is excellent and his cuts in from the flank but Sissoko is back to make an important interception.


Just over 10 minutes of this contest remaining.


Glen Johnson and Sissoko stare down angrily after a spat over a throw in or something. It's all handbags, are both are booked.


Antoehr change for Newcastle as Adam Armstrong comes on for Abeid.


Lovren comes close to making it three, leaping above Williamson to connect with a header from a corner but he can't keep it down.


Liverpool have a bit of breathing space now. Williamson can's react quick enough as Can hooks a ball into the six yard area. It rebounds off the Newcastle defender into the path of Allen, who lashes a sweet strike into the roof of the net.


Goal! Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle United (Joe Allen, 70)


Williamson makes an error out on the left that Borini seizes upon. He races infield and opts to take on the shot from a tight angle despite having Sterling free off to his right. His shot, unsurprisingly, saved.


Jonas Guiterrez now enters the fray, to replace Obertan.


Newcastle win a corner after Obertan fires into the shins of Lovren, after partaking in some of the slowest step overs known to man.


Newcastle fail to clear their lines and Sterling can flick the ball out to Coutinho. He takes on Sissoko and lashes the ball on goal, but it is straight at Krul who can gather at the second time of asking.


Newcastle come again, with Cabella picking out the right pass this time to find the run of Sissoko. Or it would have done, had Lovren nod read it well and intercepted.


Jordon Ibe's night is over, Fabio Borini comes onto replace him.


Dear God... What a miss from Raheem Sterling. Henderson brilliantly powers his way down the right at pace and lifts a low cross into the six yard area. Ryan Taylor makes an utter mess of his attempted clearance, misa-kicking the ball completely, leaving Sterling with the simple task of prodding the ball home from yards out. He swings his left boot at it, and drills his effort wide of the post!


Sterling deftly flicks the ball inside past Taylor and races in from the left, only for Janmaat to get across and clean up, flicking the ball off the Liverpool man to get his side a goal kick.