Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle: Alan Pardew says referee at fault in defeat

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says referee Phil Dowd played a part in their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool after his side were reduced to nine men.

Shola Ameobi and Paul Dummett were both shown red after a Martin Skrtel own goal had given the Magpies the lead. Goals from Daniel Agger and Daniel Sturridge went on to give Liverpool the win.

Pardew says that the upcoming transfer winder is "an important one" if Newcastle are to bring their fans back on side after a turbulent season.