We’re level at the break at St. James’s Park after Yohan Cabaye struck with a swerving 30 yard beauty and Steven Gerrard reached another milestone by scoring his 100th Premier League goal from the spot.
The Reds had the better of the opening exchanges, but it would be Newcastle that would take the lead when Yohan Cabaye — who looked to be destined for Arsenal this summer — let fly. Mamadou Sakho was in Simon Mignolet’s line of sight and the ball, which took a dip and a curve, would nestle comfortably in the bottom corner after taking a bounce off the pitch.
Brendan Rodgers men were pushing hard for an equalizer before the break and an inch perfect cross-field ball would find the toe of Luis Suarez who had gotten behind the Newcastle backline. With a clear shot at goal, the Uruguayan would be pulled down by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Despite protests that the striker was offside, ref Andre Mariner showed the Frenchman a straight-red card and pointed to the spot. The rest, as they say, is history as Steven Gerrard calmly slotted past Tim Krul to claim a century of Premier League goals.