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    Wednesday, 31 August 2022

    Fabio Carvalho steal late winner against Newcastle

    Fabio Carvalho scored a dramatic and controversial 98-minute winner as Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-1 on Wednesday night at Anfield

    Fabio Carvalho| Goal | Newcastle

    Just a day after his 20th birthday, substitute Carvalho was the quickest to react to what could've been another two points setback for Liverpool,

    Coming in from the bench in the second quarter the young Portuguese forward scored a close range goal as a five-minute allotted time became nine while Eddie Howe watched on the touchline in frustration.

    Alexander Isaac's debut goal at Newcastle was offset by Roberto Firmino's equaliser and Liverpool had appeared to be heading for a result that would leave them nine points behind leaders Arsenal.

    Isak may have doubled to leave Jurgen Klopp's men with a two-goal deficit - nine minutes into the second half, but his excellent finish was ruled out for offside.

    Newcastle felt they would continue their unbeaten start to the season with the eighth minute into extra time, but Carvalho would have the final say as he turned into the box and fired a right-footed shot over Nick Pope, headed off the bottom of the bar.

    It's the 19-year-old's second this season after netting against Bournemouth last weekend.

    Speaking after the game Carvalho said: "I was just there in the right area. "Happily it fell for me. The fans kept us going and it's just an amazing feeling. It's in our DNA to keep going."

    Jurgen Klopp opted for an unchanged starting line-up that beat Bournemouth 9-0 but his side struggled to maintain the rhythm afterwards.

    The Liverpool manager said: "But we have to make sure we use these two days really well. The last two games we got six points, but we have to improve. It will not be that Everton open up for us now. We know it will be tough so we have to be ready.

    He added: "It's a massive boost from a frustrating night. We will remember it for years and years. I'm not 100 per cent sure they all believed until the end but from now on we have to as we showed again it's possible. One of the best nights we ever had, that's how football is.

    Newcastle had appeared to waste some time chasing a worthwhile point during the additional minutes, but after James Milner's corner was saved by Gomez, Salah stepped up at the far post to inadvertently set Carvalho to hook the ball above Pope.

    The Magpies' manager Eddie Howe after the game: "I don't really remember them having too many clear-cut chances. Yes, they had pressure, they're long shots, but I thought we defended really well. The last goal is really a heartbreaker for us," he said.

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