Full-time: Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle United

  • Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring after 69 seconds.
  • Adam Lallana doubled Liverpool's lead with spectacular second goal.
  • Papiss Cissé scored just after the break.
  • Jack Colback made it 2-2 following a Townsend-led counter-attack.
  • Mamadou Sakho suspended by club over potential doping violation.
Jack Colback scored Newcastle\'s equaliser
Jack Colback scored Newcastle\'s equaliser Getty Images

Well, that's all from IBTimes UK's 3pm live blog of the Premier League games.

But don't worry, we all have coverage of the all-important FA Cup quarter-final from Wembley on the way. It promises to be a cracking tie, so be sure to check that out.

Newcastle players celebrate
Newcastle players celebrate Getty Images


GOAL: Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton (Mane)

Predictably false hope for Villa fans, then. Sadio Mane scores a last-minute fourth goal for the Saints to put the gloss on their win.


Full-time: Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle United

A bizarre game at Anfield. Liverpool were by far the better side for the most part, but Rafael Benitez inspired a second-half comeback from his side.

That could be a huge point for the Magpies at the end of the season.

Klopp (left) and Benitez on the touchline
Klopp (left) and Benitez on the touchline Getty Images


GOAL: Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea (Hazard)

The much-maligned Eden Hazard has a second against the Cherries and Chelsea have all three points.

Eden Hazard enjoyed a good day
Eden Hazard enjoyed a good day Getty Images


There will be three additional minutes at Anfield. Time for one last chance to steal the points, perhaps.


Liverpool and pushing and pushing for a third goal. Jurgen Klopp will be furious with his team if they don't win this.

The Reds looked so accomplished in the first half but have let their lead slip.

Colback scores for the Magpies
Colback scores for the Magpies Getty Images


GOAL: Aston Villa 2-3 Southampton (Westwood)

Villa are refusing to go down without a fight - for one of the first times this season. Once again, it is Ashley Westwood with the goal.

Can the Villa grab an unlikely third? We're about to find out...

Ashley Westwood in action
Ashley Westwood in action Getty Images


Another change for the Reds, with the impressive Adam Lallana making way for the last few minutes. He is replaced by Sheyi Ojo.

Newcastle are making a change of their own, too...


Sturridge gets his head on a right-sided cross, but the England man's effort is easily saved by the keeper. Newcastle survive but that should act as a warning.

Both sides look for a winner
Both sides look for a winner Getty Images


There are just ten minutes left at Anfield, and both sides are looking for that all-important goal. It really could go either way, despite Liverpool controlling the game for the most part.


GOAL: Aston Villa 1-3 Southampton (Tadic)

Dusan Tadic has his second goal of the game at Villa Park and that should secure three points for the Saints.

His goal comes after a nice move between himself and Shane Long, both of whom have enjoyed their day out in the Midlands.

Villa slide towards defeat
Villa slide towards defeat Getty Images


Rafael Benitez is making another switch in a bid for victory. Cisse makes way for Mitrovic, who could make a hero of himself this afternoon. There are 15 minutes left at Anfield.


GOAL: Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea (Willian)

Willian scores Chelsea's third goal of the afternoon with a neat chip. And that may be enough to seal victory for the west London club.

Willian scored Chelsea\'s third
Willian scored Chelsea\'s third Getty Images


Jurgen Klopp has seen enough. He decides to make a double change, which means James Milner will go to play at right back.


GOAL: Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle United (Colback)

A huge, huge goal at Anfield!

Andros Townsend makes a cracking break down the right side and crosses the ball towards the edge of the box, where Jack Colback hits it into the net via a deflection.

An incredible turnaround on Merseyside.


It's still 2-1 in all three of the 3pm fixtures in the Premier League. So much could change between now and the full-time whistle.

At Anfield, Newcastle are starting to throw some caution to the wind, applying more pressure on the Liverpool goal than at any other point in the game. A point for the Magpies could be crucial to their survival hopes...

Andros Townsend on the ball for Newcastle
Andros Townsend on the ball for Newcastle Getty Images


Liverpool have the ball in the net, but it won't count. A good ball is sent over to Firmino in the six-yard box who sweeps it home. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, however, he was fractionally offside.

A good call by the linesman, that.

Daniel Sturridge dribbles with the ball
Daniel Sturridge dribbles with the ball Getty Images


Newcastle aren't playing any eye-catching football to speak of, but they certainly look dangerous on the break in this second-half.

Liverpool lost their composure for a little while and will, perhaps, be slightly more cautious about throwing men forwards in the closing stages. There's half an hour left at a sun-drenched Anfield.

The scene inside Anfield
The scene inside Anfield Getty Images


And now Cisse blows a glorious goalscoring chance! Newcastle launch a blistering counter-attack but a poor touch lets him down at the vital moment.

Cisse was played through on goal - all he needed to do was take a touch and shoot. Sadly for the Magpies, he makes a mess of it, and Liverpool can scramble the ball clear.

It's game-on at Anfield, though.


GOAL: Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle United (Cisse)

Anita puts in a hopeful cross, which Simon Mignolet makes a mess of, and Papiss Cisse has given the Magpies a lifeline with a headed goal at the back post.

That's come from nowhere - and has given Newcastle some hope. All a bit surreal, that.

Karl Darlow celebrates Newcastle\'s goal
Karl Darlow celebrates Newcastle\'s goal Getty Images


A change for Newcastle United at the break. Gini Wijnaldum replaces Ayoze Perez for the second half.

We're back under way on Merseyside.

Roberto Firmino
Roberto Firmino on the ball in the first half Getty Images


Here's a reminder of the Newcastle bench for the game at Anfield:

Subs: Woodman, Mbabu, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Aarons, De Jong, Mitrovic

I wonder if Rafael Benitez will be tempted to make any changes... to be honest, I'm struggle to envisage an Istanbul-like comeback from his Magpies team.

Benitez appeared relaxed before kick-off
Benitez appeared relaxed before kick-off Getty Images


Following today's 3pm games, there is the small matter of the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United at Wembley.

Team news from that game should filter through shortly and if you wish to follow that crunch clash, you can do so on our live blog.

Wembley Stadium
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GOAL: Aston Villa 1-2 Southampton (Westwood)

A glimmer of hope for the Villa faithful? Perhaps. Ashley Westwood gets on the end of a loose ball to cut Saints' lead and give the hosts something to cheer.

Fans made their point at Villa Park
Fans made their point at Villa Park Getty Images