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.