Premier League leaders Liverpool shrugged off an early scare to sweep past Newcastle 3-1 and maintain their 100% start to the season with another dominant attacking display.
Sadio Mane was again their go-to man, scoring twice in the first half after Jetro Willemsâ fine first goal for Newcastle had given Steve Bruceâs side a shock early lead.
Mohamed Salah added a third after the break, with the third member of Liverpoolâs attacking trinity Roberto Firmino providing two brilliant assists and stealing the show with a superb performance from the bench.
The Reds have now won 14 league games in a row in a run that stretches back to a draw at Everton in March â” the joint third-best winning run in English top-flight history â” and go five points clear at the top, with second-placed Manchester City playing in the evening game.
According to BBC, Newcastle never threatened to build on their surprise lead â” which came via their only shot on target all day â” and could not get near the European champions for large periods of a one-sided game.
They remain in 16th place, a point above the bottom three.
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