Nov 1, 2014 at 12.45pm UK at ​St James' Park
NewcastleNewcastle United
Perez (74')
Taylor (45'), Sissoko (49'), Janmaat (62'), Colback (79')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Skrtel (44'), Henderson (72'), Lovren (89')

Result: Ayoze Perez strike gives Newcastle United win

Ayoza Perez scores in the second half to give Newcastle United a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Premier League.

Ayoze Perez scored the only goal of the match to give Newcastle United a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at St James' Park in the Premier League this afternoon.

Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Newcastle United's French midfielder Remy Cabella (R) during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

Newcastle wanted a penalty in the first 10 minutes when Moussa Sissoko was brought down by a challenge from Joe Allen in the box, but the referee was not interested in awarding the spot kick.

After a quiet spell, the hosts had a chance to break the deadlock shortly before half time when Simon Mignolet failed to clear a corner, leaving Papiss Cisse with a free shot at the Liverpool goal, but Glen Johnson was on the line to make the clearance.

Cisse had another chance from a free kick just before the half-time whistle, but the striker curled his effort well high of the goal.

Liverpool had their first shot on target early in the second half when Mario Balotelli unleashed a free kick from just outside the box, but Tim Krul was able to keep it out.

The Italian forward tested the Newcastle keeper again shortly before the hour mark, but once again the Dutch international claimed it comfortably.

Raheem Sterling tried to set up Fabio Borini as the visitors continued to enjoy a decent spell of possession, but the winger could not keep his effort on target.

The missed opportunities proved costly as the home side took the lead with just over 15 minutes to play, as Alberto Moreno tried to block a Paul Dummett ball into the box, only to hand it to Perez, who rifled the ball past Mignolet.

The Magpies could have put the result almost beyond doubt a few minutes later when another Moreno mix-up let Remy Cabella in with just the keeper to beat, but Mignolet just got his fingertips to it to force it wide.

The Belgian keeper continued to come under pressure as Newcastle tried to double their lead late on, but Cabella and Sissoko were both frustrated by Mignolet.

Balotelli attempted to set up an equaliser for the visitors with just a couple of minutes to play, crossing the ball in for Moreno, but his shot did not worry Krul.

The result moves Newcastle into the top half of the table, level on points with Manchester United, while Liverpool sit seventh.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew prior to kick-off in the match against Chelsea on November 2, 2013
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