Newcastle United held Liverpool to a goalless Premier League draw at St James’ Park to ease the pressure on boss Steve Bruce.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah missed two key opportunities either side of half-time while United’s Fabian Schar denied Sadio Mane a tap-in with a timely clearance off the goalline in the 80th minute.
Roberto Firmino also went close midway through the second period, failing to hit the target after Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow was stranded following a corner.
And the Brazil forward then saw his 88th-minute header superbly denied by Darlow as the hosts held on to a well-earned point.
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- 2ClarkBooked at 12mins
- 11RitchieSubstituted forLewisat 86′minutes
- 23MurphySubstituted forAlmirónat 67′minutes
- 14HaydenBooked at 85mins
- 4M Longstaff
- 13C Wilson
- 36S Longstaff
- 47PhillipsBooked at 78mins
- 3FabinhoBooked at 49mins
- 17JonesSubstituted forWijnaldumat 68′minutes
- 7MilnerBooked at 65minsSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 73′minutes
- 11SalahSubstituted forShaqiriat 90+2′minutes
- 6Thiago Alcántara
- 46R Williams
- 76N Williams
Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Liverpool 0.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Liverpool 0.
Substitution, Liverpool. Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Mohamed Salah.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Foul by Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
Matthew Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Fabian Schär.
Attempt blocked. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Jamal Lewis replaces Matt Ritchie.
Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Thiago (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United).
Offside, Liverpool. Thiago tries a through ball, but Trent Alexander-Arnold is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Joelinton (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Alisson.
Attempt saved. Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.
Nathaniel Phillips (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Nathaniel Phillips (Liverpool).
Joelinton (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.