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Darryal Janmaat just tried to kick Mario Balotelli into space

And it was just about the most interesting thing to happen in Newcastle’s win over Liverpool

Could this have been a red card?
Could this have been a red card?
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AFTER EVERYONE WENT on and on about how Newcastle v Liverpool was the highest scoring game in Premier League history of course today’s encounter was going to be mind-numbingly dull.

That was until Darryal Janmaat decided to liven things up by trying to kick the woefully ineffective Mario Balotelli right out of St James’ Park.

The Dutch defender picked up a yellow for his efforts:

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17 minutes from time though Ayoze Perez took advantage of some calamitous Liverpool defending to score the game’s only goal.

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