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Newcastle furious after Liverpool just stoppage time winner and calls the end of the match a joke

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Newcastle are left FURIOUS as Liverpool clinch a 98th-minute winner despite adding just FIVE minutes of extra time at Anfield, while Mehrdad Ghodussi, co-owner of Magpies, on Twitter labeled their latest sob defeat a ‘joke’ .

  • Newcastle remained furious with officials at the end of the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool
  • Reds scored the winner in the 98th minute – three minutes after the game should have ended
  • The two benches must be separated on the sidelines after objects are thrown
  • Magpies owner takes to social media to label game ending a joke

Newcastle were furious after being denied a point at Anfield in the most dramatic way, with co-owner Mehrdad Ghodussi calling the final “a joke”.

Fabio Carvalho’s winning goal for Liverpool came in the 98th minute – three minutes after the game was supposed to have ended – and it sparked a furious scene on the sidelines with coaches from both benches having to be separated.

Television footage on BT Sport showed an object being thrown towards the Liverpool staff from the Newcastle bench, but neither Eddie Howe nor Jurgen Klopp saw anything for them to comment on.

Emotions spilled over at the end of the game after Liverpool’s late win over Newcastle

Howe insisted Newcastle hadn’t deliberately turned to playing skill to break the flow of the match, saying all the interruptions were legitimate as his players were running low and he was diplomatically trying to walk a careful line.

But Ghodussi took to Twitter and said: ‘So proud of that team, they left everything on the pitch and deserved a point. Definitely a joke to end up like this.’

Howe added: ‘I would need someone else to guide me (why there was so much extra time). Since I was sitting here, I had no idea. It looked like the final whistle would never come, but we had to defend the final situation better than we did. It’s a cruel game.

“Compared to last year’s game at Anfield, we were more in it. We had no intention of sinking deep, we only did that in the last minutes. We defended well. You have to take into account that we had a day less preparation. Our players have emptied their tanks.’

Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool's winner in the 98th minute in their 2-1 win over Newcastle

Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool’s winner in the 98th minute in their 2-1 win over Newcastle

Fabio Carvalho scores in the 98th minute, three minutes after the game should have ended

Fabio Carvalho scores in the 98th minute, three minutes after the game should have ended

Klopp, on the other hand, was jubilant and gave six punches to The Kop amid the cheers, realizing that the way this victory was achieved was more important than the nine goals they rattled past Bournemouth last Saturday.

“The game was just constantly interrupted for some reason and there was no chance of gaining momentum,” Klopp said. “In the end I was really happy when we got to that last corner and what Mo and Fabio made of it was absolutely excellent. A perfect moment.’

However, it was not all positive for Klopp. Captain Jordan Henderson was substituted with a hamstring injury that could mean a long hiatus. He will undergo a scan today and Klopp said he will continue to look for a midfielder until the deadline.

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