Football: Liverpool go top of EPL after 2-2 draw against 10-man Newcastle

Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard (left) celebrates his goal against Newcastle United at St James' Parkon Saturday, Oct 19, 2013. Liverpool inched to the top of the English Premier League table after twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at 10
Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard (left) celebrates his goal against Newcastle United at St James' Parkon Saturday, Oct 19, 2013. Liverpool inched to the top of the English Premier League table after twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at 10-man Newcastle on Saturday.-- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool inched to the top of the English Premier League table after twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at 10-man Newcastle United on Saturday.

French midfielder Yohan Cabaye gave Newcastle the lead mid-way through the first half with a 30-yard drive that plunged into the bottom-left corner.

Visiting captain Steven Gerrard equalised from the penalty spot just before half-time, taking his tally of Premier League goals to 100, after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was sent off for impeding Luis Suarez.

Against the odds, Newcastle restored their lead through 22-year-old substitute Paul Dummett, who was making only his second league appearance, only for Daniel Sturridge to head home a 72nd-minute equaliser from Suarez's cross.

The point took Liverpool a point clear of previous leaders Arsenal, who can return to the top of the table if they avoid defeat at home to Norwich City later on Saturday.