Eddie Howe set a remarkable record in Newcastle’s defeat to Liverpool

A head-turning statistic surrounding the struggles of Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe in meetings with Liverpool has come to the fore late on Saturday.

Howe, of course, guided his Magpies side back into action a short time ago.

Fresh off a pair of disappointing draws with West Ham and Bournemouth respectively, Newcastle welcomed Liverpool to St. James’ Park, eyeing a return to winning ways.

When all was said and done, however, the Geordie giants, once more, came up short.

On this occasion, a nightmare opening 25 minutes proved enough to cost the evening’s hosts dear, as goals on the part of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo were followed by a Nick Pope red card, en route to an eventual 2-0 defeat.

And, as alluded to above, in the process, Newcastle’s head coach secured for himself an altogether unwanted piece of history.

As revealed by statistician Michael Reid, Eddie Howe today became the first manager in history to fall to defeat in no fewer than 10 consecutive league meetings with Liverpool.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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