Liverpool beat Newcastle (2-1) on Wednesday at Anfield, after a goal from Fabio Carvalho after extra time. A realization angered the magpie and started a quarrel between the members of the two teams and even a few players.
After a slow start to the season in the Premier League, Liverpool claimed their second win in a row on Wednesday against Newcastle (2-1) on the fifth day of the tournament. Top scorer in a muddled action in the 98th minute, Fabio Carvalho caused a moment of tension on the edge of the field. Furious after the Portuguese’s goal, several members of Magpies’ squad were enraged and insulted the Reds’ bench in full jubilation.
Frustrating moment for Newcastle
There was such tension over the pictures broadcast by BT Sport and transmitted in particular before daily Mail, one of Eddie Howe’s assistants threw a bottle in the direction of the Liverpool staff. A moment that Irish chancellor Shay Given, formerly of Newcastle, analyzed as a strong moment for both teams.
The former Irish goalkeeper said: “You wouldn’t cheer him up, but obviously emotions are very strong on the bench. And as you can imagine, on both benches. Giving an opponent a goal so late, it’s frustrating. […] One of the players on the bench in Newcastle, I don’t know if he started, I don’t know if it was Liverpool’s second goal that was a signal. You don’t like seeing these things, there are so many emotions. They have won so they are on cloud nine and unlike Newcastle they are really disgusted with how that ended. “
Players are close to fighting
It seems that the photos of the meeting have not yet made it possible to find out who the owner of this bottle was or who was targeted. On the other hand, many players from both teams were clearly identified in the overall crush. Still hanging after being sacked against Crystal Palace, Darwin Nunez was one of them and left his spot in the stands at Anfield to join the fight.
His teammate Joel Matip was there too, as the Swiss from Newcastle, Fabian Schar, held him when it looked like he wanted to put up a fight. If no shots are fired and if no major incident is denounced, the FA may launch an investigation to try to shed light on these tensions.