Analysis of the winning goal of Liverpool in the match of the championship of England against Newcastle in the 5th round

Analysis of a very controversial goal of “Liverpool”. Scored at 97:09, although the referee added 5 minutes

Grigory Telingater

Grigory Telingater

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Nick Pope played for time as best he could, but it was not enough.

Liverpool put on another powerful match. If in the 4th round there was a 9-0 victory over Bournemouth, then in the 5th it was the scenario of the game that turned out to be powerful. Newcastle opened the scoring in the first half (a goal from the debuting Isak), and Liverpool bounced back in the middle of the second half. It seemed that the match would end in a draw, but Klopp’s team still achieved a strong-willed victory.

Moreover, the winning goal was scored when 97:09 was on the scoreboard. And this despite the fact that the referee added five minutes to the second half. As a result, disputes broke out on social networks as to how much the referees pulled Liverpool. We analyzed the end of the match in order to understand why the referee did not whistle at 95:00, but gave more than two minutes to play.

89:51 – 90:29 – Newcastle keeper Pope 38 seconds put the ball into play after an inaccurate hit by Carvalho.

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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90:46 – 90:57 – The goalkeeper held the ball in his hands 11 seconds, although the rules allow no more than six. That is, it exceeded the allowable value by 5 seconds.

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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92:29 – 94:05 – Goalkeeper 96 seconds put the ball into play. He lay on the pitch for part of that time, citing pain from falling with the ball. Pope was even helped by doctors, so the pause dragged on for more than a minute and a half.

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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94:50 – 95:28 – Goalkeeper 38 seconds put the ball into play after Gomez hit above the gate.

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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96:31 – Liverpool’s dangerous attack has begun, which can be finished even beyond stoppage time. The attack immediately led to a corner, which is also allowed to be taken in excess of stoppage time.

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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97:09 – Goal after a corner.

Analysis of Liverpool's winning goal

Analysis of Liverpool’s winning goal

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It turns out that the ball was out of play for 177 seconds (2 minutes and 57 seconds). Not all of this should be considered a puff – some should be left to the goalkeeper for three goal kicks, but in general, the referee had every reason to play more than 97:00 minutes. It would be strange not to let the attack finish at 96:31, as well as not to let the corner take.



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All this is not a complaint against Pope, who was clearly playing for time. In his place, most players would probably do the same. But the claims against the referee, who allegedly delayed Liverpool until the goal, are unjustified. In this situation, it would be a mistake to end the meeting at 95:00 or even at 97:00.

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