Liverpool travelled to Newcastle United looking for a win to keep up their title charge, and that' Miami Dolphins Jerseys s exactly what they got.
The Reds returned to the top of the table, having played a game more than Manchester City, thanks to a 1-0 victory secured through a first-half goal from Naby Keita.
Manager Jurgen Klopp made a number of changes, including James Milner in midfield and Joe Gomez at right-back, and the visitors looked a little uncertain early on as the Magpies caused problems with their pre sing, and their numbers in attack.
Liverpool began to grow into the game, though, finding the time and space to slow things down and get into their rhythm, and it didn't take long for them to reap rewards.
Their goal was controversial, with Newcastle wanting a foul for a late challenge by Milner on Fabian Schar, who stayed down, but referee Andre Marriner was unmoved. The Reds still had work to do when Jordan Henderson swept the ball out wide: Keita combined well with Diogo Jota before running at goal from the right, kept his cool to sidestep the onrushing Martin Dubravka, before finishing well past two defenders on the line.
From then on, it was fairly profe sional by Liverpool, even if Newcastle caused them problems at times with their direct approach and energetic pre sing. Allan Saint-Maximin started in a central role, with freedom to drift, but he failed to really impact the game, despite some eye-catching moments.
The Magpies started the second half as they did the first, with Joe Willock more involved, but they still failed to really trouble Ali son. It felt like a question of when, rather than if, Liverpool's second would come, and Dubravka more than earned his wages as he made a number of saves throughout the game. As the clock continued to tick, Liverpool continued to make chances, but they couldn't put any of them away.
On another day, perhaps there would have been a sting in the tail, but Newcastle didn't create enough throughout the game, and even late on Nat Moore Jerseys they failed to apply much meaningful pre sure on the away side. It finished 1-0, and Liverpool top the table, with Man City to face Leeds United later on.
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Fulltime! Liverpool win! A profe sional, if profligate, performance from the new league leaders. Newcastle just didn't have enough on the table to trouble them.
go two points ahead of Man City, before their trip to Leeds
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94th min: Jota and Robertson are both down, after a series of challenges in the closing stages. Both are back up on their feet, the challenge on Jota winning Liverpool a free kick outside the area, dead centre, with second left.
91st min: Newcastle are trying to pile on the pre sure in the closing stages, but Liverpool are holding firm. With Newcastle's defenders still up, Diaz lifts the ball in behind Targett for Salah to run on to. He gets clear of Targett, but opts against shooting on his right. He tries to wrap his left foot around it, but can't get the contact he wants, and Dubravka is out to collect the ball. Four minutes added on.
88th min: The ball comes to Saint-Maximin on the edge of the area. He pa ses right to Bruno Guimaraes, just right of centre. He fires a bouncing shot towards goal, but it's too central to really test Ali son, who holds onto it comfortably.
86th min Raekwon Davis Jerseys : Jacob Murphy is on for Emil Krafth. It looks like he's in at right back, but he should offer more going forward.
84' - Keita's pa s finds Diaz, who drifts past Krafth and sees his effort touched behind and into the side-netting. 0-1
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83rd min: Jota drove inside Burn to get a shot away a few minutes ago, and this time he almost spins past Lascelles in the area to get a shot away, Dan Burn covering well to deny him.
79th min: Fabinho is completely bamboozled by the ball in midfield, and it rolls through for Saint-Maximin to pick up. He runs at the Liverpool defence, before playing in Chris Wood on his left. Ali son is out quickly, and Wood has to shoot early, his left footed shot doesn't beat Ali son, but the flag is up regardle s. Thiago is on for Milner.
76th min: Newcastle manage a rare foray upfield. It ends with a Shelvey left footed cro s from the right. He's looking for Wood, but he finds Ali son's gloves.
74th min: In the first half, Liverpool slowed things down when Newcastle were putting on the NFL Miami Dolphins Jerseys pre sure. In this half, they're playing at a tempo that Newcastle can't live with, and the hosts will be concerned with how many chances the away side are creating.
72nd min: Liverpool are looking comfortable at the moment, Salah looking sharp after his introduction. Jurgen Klopp will want a second goal here though.
69th min: Sadio Mane is booked for a late challenge on Dubravka. He's brought off, along with Henderson, for Salah and Fabinho.
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63rd min: Sadio Mane will be frustrated. Gomez finds him in line with the near post, inside the penalty area. Mane opens his foot up and tries to place the ball, but it's just the wrong side of the post. A really big chance for Liverpool.
61st min: Liverpool turn the ball over in midfield and Milner lifts the ball into the path of Jota, running into the area. Dubravka is out and gets the ball away Sam Eguavoen Jerseys cleanly, taking Jota with it. The ball is out to Robertson on the left, and Dubravka backpedals. He's in no man's land, but Robertson, who could try and chip the 'keeper, or pick out a teammate, lifts the ball into the 'keeper's hands. Schar, was who limping in the aftermath of the first goal, is off injured. Lascelles is on in his place.
56th min: Shelvey's shot piece shot was headed away by Milner on the end of the wall. Milner stays lying face down in the penalty area, and the referee stops play. The frustration of the Newcastle fans grows. Milner is back up after a couple of minutes.
54th min: Joe Willock has been involved more often in the second half. He wins a fr