Liverpool's last-gasp winner against Newcastle hit the back of the net after 97 minutes and eight seconds during their Premier League clash on Wednesday – but was the additional time fair?
Despite only five minutes being added on by referee Andre Marriner, what has been deemed as time-wasting by Newcastle might just explain the additional few minutes that cost Eddie Howe's side a valuable point.
With Alan Shearer writing: "Five mins injury time score in the 98th," with a zipped-mouth emoji, social media users have gone about adding up the time of the stoppages.
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With Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope going down injured with the clock at 92:30, play was stopped for over a minute with the next pass of the ball coming at 94:04.
That extra 94 seconds certainly played a part in the whistle not being blown on time, with Joelinton later staying down with cramp before a goal kick took 30 second to take.
With Liverpool winning the final corner of the game on 96:34, the exact time the extra stoppages go up to, Marriner was within his rights to let the attack play out.
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Howe said after his team were booed off by the home fans: "My ideal is that we’re booed off every week when we go to away grounds because you don’t want to be popular.
"We’re here to win, we’re here to compete and we’ll do whatever it takes to try and win.
"I was proud of my players from start to finish. There were absolutely no concerns on any part of our play that disappointed me.”
Jurgen Klopp said: "I enjoyed the win but we should have played more football."
Adding: "The game was just interrupted constantly for some reason and that doesn’t give you a chance to gain any momentum.
"In the end I was very happy when we got that last corner and what Mo [Salah] and Fabio made of it was absolutely outstanding. It was the perfect response to what had happened."
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