Browsing: Joe Willock

Liverpool had opened the scoring at Anfield inside three minutes when Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark failed to clear a cross, allowing forward Mohamed Salah to control the ball and fire a left-footed half-volley into the roof of the net.

The Arsenal loanee, who scored a late equaliser against Tottenham on April 4th, went one better to condemn the Hammers — who would have gone third with victory – to a 3-2 defeat at St James’ Park, in the process sending Steve Bruce’s men nine points clear of the relegation zone with just six games to play.

Harry Kane’s double looked to have handed Spurs a sixth win at St James’ Park in seven visits when he struck twice inside four first-half minutes after Joelinton’s opener with his 28th and 29th goals of the season.

The World Cup-winning German had fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this season, with Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Rob Holding all preferred by Mikel Arteta.

With the pressure on following back-to-back defeats to Man City and Brighton that had seen the Gunners slip into the bottom half, Nketiah took advantage of Alex McCarthy’s howler to open the scoring before Willock made the points safe late on after Jack Stephens had been sent off.