Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Leaders maintain 100% start

Liverpool extended their club record winning run of 14 straight Premier League games as they came from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.

Jurgen Klopp’s side fell behind after only seven minutes when left wingback Jetro Willems easily cut inside Trent Alexander-Arnold and fired across Adrian’s goal and into the top corner.

The Reds had a penalty shout on 26 minutes when Joel Matip appeared to be tugged down from a corner. Liverpool were denied an opportunity from 12 yards but did equalise two minutes later with a fine effort into the top corner across goal from Sadio Mane.

Mane was on the scoresheet again, five minutes before half-time to give the hosts the lead. Roberto Firmino won the ball back for his side when he tried sliding in his Senegalese teammate. Martin Dubravka had closed down the forward but the ball ricocheted kindly for Mane to tap home into an unguarded net.

There was no coming back for Steve Bruce’s side and for anyone who doubted Liverpool would go on to win were put to silence when Mohamed Salah made it 3-1 in the final 20 minutes.

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