Liverpool sets a new Premier League record with Newcastle defeat

August 28, 2023
Liverpool sets a new Premier League record with Newcastle defeat

Liverpool set a new Premier League record with a stoppage-time winner from Darwin Nunez in Sunday’s 2-1 triumph over Newcastle United.

The Reds had a dreadful first half, with Anthony Gordon giving Newcastle the lead in the 25th minute and Virgil van Dijk being sent off three minutes later.

It was the first time Liverpool had a player sent off in consecutive Premier League games since March/April 2015, and it left Jurgen Klopp’s team with a mountain to climb at St James Park.

Against all odds, Liverpool rallied in the second half, thanks to Nunez’s third brace as a Reds player.

The Uruguayan equalized with less than 10 minutes remaining before scoring the game-winner in the third minute of stoppage time.

The 24-year-old not only secured all three points, but his late winner also helped the Reds set a Premier League record.

Nunez’s winning goal was Liverpool’s 42nd Premier League goal scored in the 90th minute or later, the most by any side in league history.

Klopp also had a historic day, as he won his 13th consecutive Premier League game over Eddie Howe, the longest winning streak by one manager against an opposing manager in the competition’s history.

The Liverpool manager said after the game that the thrilling triumph was unlike any other in his management career.

Sunday’s triumph extended Liverpool’s unbeaten streak against Newcastle to 14 games, dating back to December 2015.

After an unblemished start to the season, the Merseyside club is in fourth place after three games.

They will now focus on their final game before the international break, a home game against Aston Villa on Sunday.