Liverpool’s win over Newcastle unfolded in spectacular fashion, with Fabio Carvalho’s 98th-minute winner setting wild scenes around Anfield, with bench antics, time-wasting and simply hilarious celebrations.
The Reds secured their first league win of the season with a 9-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, but a late win like this is even sweeter, isn’t it?
After Newcastle did everything they could to slow down time, their blatant waste of time came back to bite when substitute Carvalho hit the winner with the game’s final kick.
Even before the winner, the behavior of the visitors had created tension between the two benches, so when the Reds went ahead, it was no surprise to see things boil a little!
Here are four things fans noticed on another memorable night at Anfield.
Nunez loved every second!
Darwin Nunez was of course unable to take part in this game, as he served the last match of a three-game suspension following his dismissal against Crystal Palace.
But that didn’t stop him from having fun behind the Liverpool substitutes’ bench!
When the two benches clashed after Carvalho’s winner, the Uruguayan could be seen insulting Newcastle’s coaching staff.
Come on, Darwin!
The karma that wastes the pope’s time
Sometimes it felt like the ball was in the hands of Nick Pope or out of play far more often than it actually was on the pitch.
When the Newcastle keeper went down ‘injured’ during a stoppage, it took 94 seconds for play to resume.
It is fitting, then, that Carvalho’s winner came 94 seconds into the first five minutes of added time. Bad luck, Nick!
Joel Matip does Joel Matip stuff
He really is the gift that keeps on giving, isn’t he?
Amid the chaos of post-victory celebrations, Joel Matip could be seen celebrating on his knees in the Liverpool dugout.
What he was doing, we don’t know, but we love it.
Object thrown at Liverpool staff
No wonder the Liverpool bench liked to party in front of Eddie Howe and his backroom team!
The day after the match, BT Sport captured footage which appeared to show a member of Newcastle staff throwing an object towards the Liverpool bench.
No place for that in the game, surely?
I’m not sure I remember the last time a team was booed like this at Anfield, but can they really complain?
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