Last Updated: 01/04/12 4:30pm
Newcastle 2 Liverpool 0: Newcastle go 11 points clear of Liverpool thanks to two goals from Papiss Cisse. Pepe Reina was sent off late on for Liverpool for an apparent headbutt on James Perch.
Perch is lucky to escape a sending off as already on a booking he hauls down Suarez, but the referee lets the defender off.
It's all kicking off as Reina clashes with Perch and the keeper is sent off and Perch is booked for his part in the confrontation.
Carroll goes straight down the tunnel and takes off his shirt. Not a happy return from the former Newcastle hit-man.
Good opening for Liverpool as Suarez gets to byline down the left, but his cross is overhit and goes past the unmarked Bellamy inside the box.
Good defending again from Newcastle as Cabaye robs the ball from Suarez. Liverpool looking like they are running out of ideas.
Perch makes a superb block on the line to keep out Suarez's goalbound shot after Krul fails to collect a cross in the box.
Newcastle go 2-0 up as Cisse keeps his cool inside the box before firing into the net for his second goal of the game.
Good defending from Williamson to uff out the danger from Gerrard's intended pass through to Carroll.
Good move from Liverpool as Gerrard tries to pick out Bellamy's run inside the box, but the forward is just unable to get a touch on the ball and Krul collects.
Newcastle go so close to doubling their lead as Williamson's header comes back off the post with Reina well beaten.
Newcastle fan Mark Davis is hoping there is no complacency from the home side with Newcastle leading 1-0 at the break.
Liverpool fan Roob Ganesan feels his side are just missing a spark as they look to get out of their slump in form.
Liverpool fan John Keating is not happy with the performance of Andy Carroll and feels big changes are needed for next season.
Newcastle feel they should have a corner as Guthrie's shot is deflected behind, but the assistant referee has already flagged Cisse for offside.
From the corner Reina at full strethc is forced to tip the ball away but when the ball comes back in from Guthrie Cisse is just inches away from steering his header into the far corner.Lucky escape for Liverpool.
Newcastle win another corner as Carroll is forced to concede the corner as he challenges Williamson inside the box.
Cabaye almost gets Cisse in on goal as the striker loses Carragher, but the ball runs through to Reina.
Another good run from Ben Arfa wins Newcastle a corner. He looks the home side's most dangerous player so far.
Cisse is booked for not going back ten yards as Gerrard tries to take a quick free-kick for Liverpool.
Liverpool miss another good opening as Bellamy's cross from the right loops up into the air where Carroll under pressure from Krul heads over the top.
Ben Arfa is really coming to life now and he almost sends Ba clear on goal, but the ball runs through to a grateful Reina.
Carroll almost bundles the ball into the net from gerrard's corner, but it looked like Danny Simpson knocked the ball off the line with his arm. However, Liverpool's appeals are waved away. Big penalty shout gone begging for the visitors.
Interesting start for Carroll he goes down under a challenge from Cabaye, but no free-kick is given to the Liverpool forward. The Newcastle fans are enjoying goading their former hero.
Andy Carroll is booked after going down in the box after rounding Tim Krul. The Liverpool striker appeared to dive in search of a penalty.
Great chance for Liverpool to score as Skrtel gets on the end of Gerrard's cross, but heads his effort over the top. Best opening of the game so far.
Liverpool win a free-kick wide on the right as Perch catches Suarez. Good chance to get a good ball into the box for the visitors.
Good defending from Enrique as he holds up Ben Arfa inside the box and wins a goalkick for Liverpool.
Newcastle try to break from Liverpool's corner, but Cisse is caught offside as he tries to get on the end of Ba's cross.
Shelvey has the first shot of the game as his effort is deflected over the crossbar for the first corner of the game.
Newcastle fan Wayne Hogg is going for a 3-1 home win and a place in Europe for Newcastle next season.
Hans Kromann questions Dalglish's decision to play Jamie Carragher in defence ahead of Sebastian Coates
Liverpool fan Kevin Gould is happy to see Shelvey get a start and is expecting a 1-1 draw. What do you think?
Liverpool (23/30 to win) take on Newcastle (11/5) hoping to end a terrible run of form which has seen them lose five of their last six Premier League matches, including their last three on the road. Ironically Newcastle's last victory in this meeting came last season at St James Park when Andy Carroll scored in the 90th minute for the Magpies; he's 7/1 to score last today for Liverpool! Jamie Redknapp has tipped Liverpool to win 2-1, currently 8/1 whilst Papiss Cisse is 11/2 to score first and 60/1 to score first in a 2-0 Newcastle win having found the back of the net five time in his last six Premier League appearances.
Newcastle fan Edd Irwin is going for a 2-1 Newcastle win with Demba Ba bagging both goals. What do you think?
Can Newcastle make a late push for the top four and what do you make of Alan Pardew's team selection? Let me know your thoughts
Can Liverpool get back to winning ways today and what do you make of Kenny Dalglish's team selection?
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Newcastle are boosted by the return of Cheick Tiote after missing the last two games through injury, while Alan Pardew sticks with his 4-3-3 formation.
Andy Carroll makes his first return to Newcastle as a Liverpool player. What kind of reception he will get from the home fans? You can contact me direct at Peter.email@example.com, or tweet me @skysportspeteo
Liverpool starting XI: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Spearing, Shelvey, Bellamy, Carroll, Suarez
Newcastle starting XI: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Gutierrez; Guthrie, Tiote, Cabaye; Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba.
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