Wijnaldum had a shot deflected in off Martin Skrtel in the 69th minute before adding a second in stoppage time as Newcastle claimed only their third Premier League win of the season and Liverpool lost for the only the second time in 12 games under Jurgen Klopp.
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Opta statsNewcastle have won four of their last six home Premier League matches against Liverpool (D1 L1), including the last two in a row.
The Magpies netted as many goals in this game versus Liverpool (2) as they had in their last five Premier League games combined.
This game saw the joint-fewest number of total shots on target in a Premier League game this season (2) – level with Man Utd v Man City and Liverpool v Swansea.
All seven of Georginio Wijnaldum’s Premier League goals for Newcastle have arrived at St. James’ Park.
Wijnaldum has now been involved in 56% of Newcastle’s PL goals this season (9/16), only Idion Ighalo (65%) has scored or assisted a higher share of his team’s goals.
Martin Skrtel now has seven Premier League own goals – only Richard Dunne (10) has more (Jamie Carragher also has 7).
Indeed, no player has scored more own goals for a single Premier League team than Skrtel (7, level with Carragher).
Fabricio Coloccini made his 200th Premier League appearance. Only one other Argentinean (Carlos Tevez – 202) has bettered this milestone in the competition.