Some football matches have little to recommend them apart from the fact they are over. But on a few occasions, a game contains practically everything. Today's draw between Newcastle United and Liverpool was one of those games.
The Magpies went ahead midway through the first half, when Yohan Cabaye scored with a superb long-range shot. However, the match swung in favour of the visitors when Luis Suarez was brought down in the area by defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
The result was a penalty for Liverpool and a red card for the Newcastle man, with Steven Gerrard dispatching the spot-kick to score his 100th league goal for his club.
Given the numerical advantage, many would have expected Brendan Rodgers' side to score the next goal, but in fact it was Newcastle's Paul Dummett who put the home side ahead for a second time in the 56th minute - just 11 minutes after coming on from the bench.
That was Dummet's first senior strike, but it would not prove to be the winner, as Daniel Sturridge nodded home with 18 minutes remaining. And despite the Reds pushing hard for an equaliser, the Magpies held out for a well-deserved point.