Newcastle strike back from two down to deny Liverpool

Goals from Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback secured a vital point for the Magpies to move them level with Sunderland

Reuters April 23, 2016
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez applauds fans as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on after the game. PHOTO: REUTERS

Newcastle United fought back from two goals down at halftime to stun a Liverpool side already shocked by news that their defender Mamadou Sakho is being investigated by UEFA after failing a drugs test.

Goals from Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback, his first of the season, secured Newcastle a vital point to move them level with Sunderland on 30 points but still in 19th place in the relegation zone.

Liverpool had gone into the interval sensing victory after two excellent strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana put them in control.

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But Newcastle looked a different side after the break and ensured that former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez enjoyed a happy return to Anfield.

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