Newcastle dealt fresh injury blow during Liverpool clash


Newcastle dealt fresh injury blow during Liverpool clashNewcastle dealt fresh injury blow during Liverpool clash

 

Newcastle United have, on Thursday evening, been dealt an altogether untimely blow on the personnel front.

Salah completes the turnaround

Eddie Howe’s men, of course, are currently locked in Premier League action.

Amid a tense relegation dogfight in the English top-flight, the newly-minted Magpies made the daunting trip to Anfield, eyeing just a 2nd three-point haul of the campaign.

And, bizarrely, early in the action on Merseyside, Newcastle appeared well in their way to precisely that.

This came after Jonjo Shelvey took advantage of a heavy touch on the part of Thiago Alcantara in ruthless fashion, directing a sumptuous effort from 20 yards beyond the helpless Alisson:

Order, however, has since been restored.

After Diogo Jota bundled home on the rebound amid controversial circumstances midway through the half, the turnaround was completed by Mo Salah just minutes later, when the Egyptian made no mistake after Sadio Mane’s initial effort was well kept out by Martin Dubravka:

Lewis blow

As alluded to above, though, the misery for Eddie Howe’s troops has not been restricted solely to their latest collapse from a promising position at Anfield.

In addition, Newcastle have been dealt an altogether concerning blow on the personnel front.

This arrived on the quarter of an hour mark, when Jamal Lewis, amid efforts to beat Trent Alexander-Arnold to the end-line, pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.

The Northern Irish international, in turn, was quickly helped from the field of play, ahead of what one can only assume will be an upcoming spell on the sidelines:

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 Arsenal FC 17 1 29
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 16 -8 18
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 17 -15 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 16 -17 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 5



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