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Newcastle vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction as Naby Keita nets winner

Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool: Follow reaction as the Reds edge past the Magpies to leapfrog Man City atop the Premier League table

Dylan Terry
Saturday 30 April 2022 18:11
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Naby Keita ensured Liverpool’s quadruple hopes remain very much alive as he fired them to victory at in-form Newcastle to keep up the pressure on Premier League title rivals Manchester City.

Keita’s assured first-half finish was enough to claim a 1-0 win at St James’ Park on a day when Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was able to rest Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah from his startling line-up ahead of Tuesday’s decisive Champions League semi-final trip to Villarreal.

Liverpool might - and probably should - have won more comfortably in front of a boisterous crowd of 52,281 as they held the upper hand for much of a contest which saw the Magpies’ hopes of a fifth successive league win and a seventh on the trot at home wilt in the face of almost constant pressure.

Eddie Howe’s men were never able to build up the kind of head of steam which has eased them clear of the relegation battle, perhaps a reminder of how far they have to go before they can once again compete with English football’s best on a sustained basis.

Follow all the reaction from a crucial Reds win at St James’ Park below:

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Leeds 0-1 Man City

42 mins: Ederson comes a long way to punch the corner away. Koch lobs it back in over the top of Ederson but Laporte is back to clear away.

Man City on the ropes just now. They need to ride out this storm and get to the break.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 18:11
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Leeds 0-1 Man City

40 mins: It’s as if the first half hour of action was Leeds conserving their energy for the final 15 minutes of the half. They are now full of running, full of pressing, full of belief.

Raphinha wins the ball in the middle of the park and plays a neat one-two with Dallas before forcing a corner.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 18:10
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38 mins: Raphinha drives down the right and tries to find Dallas who has bombed on into the box but the pass to him is easy for Ake to intercept.

Leeds have it back again though. Klich clips a cross towards the back post which Gundogan does well to head clear.

Man City then break as Cancelo sends a mesmeric crossfield ball into Jesus. The Brazilian cuts inside and curls his shot straight at Meslier.

END. TO. END.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 18:08
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36 mins: The Leeds crowd REALLY fancy this now. After a dull 25 minutes, the home side have come alive with their energy and pressing.

Man City are being rushed now. They are by no means comfortable out there.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 18:06
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34 mins: Suddenly the Elland Road crowd bursts into life as Leeds pour forward in numbers.

Phillips clips it out to Raphinha and he goes down under a challenge from Laporte but it was a fair one. Leeds then probe down the other side and Harrison’s backbreaking run down the left earns his side a throw.

A lovely move then reaches Firpo and he tries his luck from a tight angle but it’s a few yards over the top.

Better from the hosts.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 18:04
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Leeds 0-1 Man City

32 mins: Oh that’s superb from Grealish. He skips past Dallas on the touchline and then comes inside beyond Ayling. He is clearly fouled yet again but tries to stay on his feet and when he eventually loses the ball referee Paul Tierney ignores his protests.

The ref is having a poor game so far. Has got a lot of minor decisions wrong. Even the free-kick which led to City’s goal was probably not a foul.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 18:02
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Leeds 0-1 Man City

30 mins: It comes to nothing as Foden tries a training ground move that no other player arrived at the meeting for.

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29 mins: A bit better from Leeds as they pinch the ball on halfway and Raphinha drives forward before looking for Klich but it’s just behind the Polish midfielder.

Sterling then earns his side a free-kick midway inside the Leeds half.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 17:58
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27 mins: Foden delivers a Manchester City corner which is easily dealt with at the front post.

City get the ball straight back and begin their slow build-up play once more. The tempo of the match is suiting the visitors. They can up it at will, but also knock it around without a care in the world.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 17:57
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Leeds 0-1 Man City

25 mins: Aside from Cancelo’s slip and Rodri’s goal, there has been very little to shout about from either team so far.

Given Leeds dropped to 17th place earlier today, you would have thought they may start with a bit more urgency.

Then again, they may me fearful of being picked off early on.

Dylan Terry30 April 2022 17:55

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