KENYA BROWN - Monday, October 2, 2017
DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle United as the Magpies shared the points with Liverpool while Geoff Cameron made his return for Stoke City in their win over Southampton.
Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool
Goals in the first half for both teams would be all the scoring that seen as Newcastle United and Liverpool shared the points in their game at St. James' Park.
The Reds were let down as they had the majority of the possession and created many chances but could not add to their single goal, while the result helped the Magpies take some of the sting out of the narrow last weekend against Brighton.
The host came close to opening the scoring in the 12th minute when a pass from Jonjo Shelvey found Matt Richie on the edge of the area. The Scot fired a left-footed shot towards goal, but Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet would make the save to keep the game scoreless.
It would be the visitors that eventually broke the deadlock in the 29th minute when Philippe Coutinho was allowed just enough space to unleash a shot from long range that beat goalkeeper Robert Elliot.
However, Newcastle was not deterred and found the equalizer in the 36th minute when Joselu ran between Liverpool's two center backs to meet with a through ball from Shelvey. He was under pressure from Joel Matip and Mignolet but was able to roll the ball into the goal.
Newcastle sits in ninth place with 10 points.
Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
An 85ht-minute goal from Peter Crouch helped Stoke City to all three points as they earned the win over Southampton at the Bet365 Stadium.
The game also saw the return of Geoff Cameron after sitting out for a couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury.
The Potters were on the offensive 15 minutes into the game when Xherdan Shaqiri fired at goal from inside the area, but goalkeeper Fraser Forster parried the shot away.
The host then found the back of the net in the 40th minute when Mame Biram Diouf headed the ball in from close range after a corner kick from Shaqiri.
Stoke did not let up their attack and they were rewarded a penalty in the just seconds after the restart when Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk brought down Saido Berahino. The attacker stepped up to take the penalty, but Forster did well to guess right and make the save.
Stoke held on to their lead for a while until the 75th minute when Southampton captain Maya Yoshida made a circus-like strike at goal that got past Jack Butland.
However, the host would find the game-winner when Crouch forced the ball into the goal after a scramble in the area.
The win puts Stoke in 13th place in the standings with eight points.
In the Championship, Tim Ream started for Fulham in their 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Sheffield United while Eric Lichaj continued to take a spot on the bench for Nottingham Forest as the Reds sealed a 2-1 win over the Blades.
Lynden Gooch started for Sunderland in their 2-2 tie with Preston North End.
Antonee Robinson came off the bench for Bolton Wanderers in their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.
Down in League One, Gboly Ariyibi started of Milton Keynes Dons in their 2-0 win over Bury.
Duane Holmes started for Scunthorpe United in the 2-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town.
Brendan Moore watched from the bench as Rochdale shared the points with AFC Wimbledon following a 0-0 tie.