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01st Sep 2022

Newcastle coach throws water bottle at Liverpool dugout after late winner

Callum Boyle

Newcastle Liverpool

There were fiery scenes after the goal

The Liverpool and Newcastle dugouts clashed at Anfield in the aftermath of Fabio Carvalho’s late winner for the Reds on Wednesday night.

Newcastle looked set to head back to the North East with a well-earned point but Carvalho was on hand to score in the eighth minute of stoppage time to secure back-to-back wins.

Carvalho’s goal led to fury from the away side’s dugout after they were left annoyed that referee Andre Marriner had continued playing three minutes over the allocated amount of stoppage time.

Footage from BT Sport appeared to show members of the backroom staff from both sides clashing on the touchline, with a bottle being thrown from the Newcastle end towards the opposition coaches.

Shay Given, who had been working as a pundit for the game, said that the emotions of conceding a last-minute goal had gotten to the Newcastle staff.

“You wouldn’t encourage it but obviously emotions are really high on the bench as you can imagine from both benches. To give away a goal so late it’s frustrating,” he said.

“One of the guys on the Newcastle bench, I’m not sure if he started it, but I don’t know if that’s the no 2 for Liverpool on the pitch giving some signals as well.

“You don’t like to see it, there’s a lot of emotions, they’ve won so they’re on cloud nine and the opposite to Newcastle, they’re really gutted with how it’s finished.”

Both managers were also asked about the altercation, with both admitting that they didn’t see anything that they could comment on, including the water bottle incident.

“It’s a Premier League and game there’s so much at stake,” said Eddie Howe.

“We had players that were fatigued, we had one day’s less recovery than Liverpool but we’ve given everything to every game we’ve had so far so there was no gamesmanship from our perspective, I think it was just tired bodies.

“Obviously second half we wanted to slow the game down they wanted to quicken it up, so there were natural frustrations against two polar opposite needs really.”

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