Portuguese youngster Fábio Carvalho has already produced a moment to remember in his young Liverpool career, after scoring a 98th-minute winner for Liverpool to beat Newcastle 2-1 at Anfield.

Also on Wednesday night’s Premier League action, Seleção full-back João Cancelo scored an outstanding goal for Manchester City as the champions hammered Nottingham Forest 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool’s victory over Newcastle saw them overturn a half-time 1-0 deficit to Newcastle, whose lead was given to them by new signing Alexander Isak. Roberto Firmino levelled the score on the hour mark, after which Carvalho was introduced with twenty minute remaining and proved the hero in the dying seconds of the match.

Liverpool were awarded a corner in the 98th minute and after a goalmouth scramble Carvalho managed to lash the ball past Nick Pope from close range. The midfielder, who had celebrated his 20th birthday the previous day, made it goals in consecutive games having opened his Liverpool account in their weekend win over Bournemouth.

"I was just there in the right area and happily it fell for me,” Carvalho told BT Sport. "Look at this (stadium!) What else do you expect with these fans? They just kept us going. It's just amazing to be here. 

"To be fair, within our DNA we just keep going and we showed that today through the fans – they've helped us so much. I want to say a big thank you to them because without them this wouldn't be possible. 

"But we stuck to the game plan, kept going, kept pushing and finally we did get the goal and the well-deserved three points. 

"Hopefully we can build on this. We definitely built on the result the other day and many more to come hopefully. We just need to keep going, keep working and then more wins will come." 

Cancelo stunner as Haaland takes headlines

Manchester City remain the team to beat in the Premier League title race and offered another demonstration of their class with a 6-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Erling Haaland was the major talking point of the game with a first-half treble to make it hat-tricks in back-to-back games, but from a Portuguese perspective João_Cancelo Cancelo’a goal was the highlight of the evening.

With City 4-0 up, Cancelo received a pass from countryman Bernardo Silva on the edge of the box and took a touch, before unleashing a perfect drive into the top corner. The goal for Cancelo was his second ever Premier League strike and the first time he has found the net for his club since last October. Rúben Dias joined Cancelo and Bernardo in Pep Guardiola’s side for the victory.

By Sean Gillen

@SeanGillen9

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Take this however you want but here’s the deal, this kid needs to be on the national team. There’s absolutely no chance that Guedes, Moutinho,Pizzi, Rafa etc are better than he is. At some point Santos needs to borrow Spain’s playbook and bank on...

Take this however you want but here’s the deal, this kid needs to be on the national team. There’s absolutely no chance that Guedes, Moutinho,Pizzi, Rafa etc are better than he is. At some point Santos needs to borrow Spain’s playbook and bank on youth regardless of how “proven” they are. The likes of gavi, pedri, Ansu fati, puig etc all get called up at 16-18 years old and it works. Fabio Carvalho is 20 years old, it’s time Santos so don’t be an idiot. I’m not even saying that he’s this finished article of a player or that he played particularly well yesterday, what I’m saying is as it stands today, he’s already better than all the guys I mentioned above and last time I checked, that matters.

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Justin/rochester
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Another thing I’d like to add is we don’t have opportunities to waste here with calling up B class players. Prior to the euros I was on record here pleading for Rafael Leao to be on this team particularly because Neto hurt his knee. If we had...

Another thing I’d like to add is we don’t have opportunities to waste here with calling up B class players. Prior to the euros I was on record here pleading for Rafael Leao to be on this team particularly because Neto hurt his knee. If we had Leao against a team like Belgium, I’m not so sure we lose that game. I don’t care how old he was either, there’s guys you need on the team that are difference makers, they have the ability to create chances for themselves or others out of nowhere. Similar to Leao, Fabio Carvalho has that ability. We’re not France or Brazil over here with 150 attacking options, we need to call up our best talent and stop calling up Simaos from walmart(Guedes, Rafa, Pizzi, Trincao, Pote) etc.

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Justin/rochester
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Santos will never take Carvalho in this years world cup. Jose Sa was the outstanding goalkeeper of the premier league last season and yet Santos failed to name him even in the full squad for the Nations League games, imagine how demoralizing is...

Santos will never take Carvalho in this years world cup. Jose Sa was the outstanding goalkeeper of the premier league last season and yet Santos failed to name him even in the full squad for the Nations League games, imagine how demoralizing is that for a world class player. He continues to play safe and select players like William, Guedes, Sanches, Rafa and Mario who are all damp squibs;.When Cancelo is killing it at left back for Man City, hes still playing him at RB for the national team. We need a new national team coach, this guy man! i wont be surprised if we play with 10 nationalized Brazilians at this years world cup.

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Joao Rosario
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@Justin @João thanks for the interesting comments. No doubt Fábio Carvalho's a really exciting talent. I agree giving him a cap to tie him down to Portugal would be a good idea, but whether or not he's a viable option for the World Cup squad will...

@Justin @João thanks for the interesting comments. No doubt Fábio Carvalho's a really exciting talent. I agree giving him a cap to tie him down to Portugal would be a good idea, but whether or not he's a viable option for the World Cup squad will depend on the next 2 months. If he's getting playing time and still doing well when Liverpool's injuries/suspensions have cleared up he's in with a shout.

For all his faults, I don't think Fernando Santos can be accused of not giving players a chance: young or old, naturalised or Portuguese born, playing in Portugal or playing abroad. He's much more open in that respect than previous Seleção coaches.

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Tom Kundert
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@Tom,

I am on the same page. Call him up for the upcoming Nation's League. If we are winning against Czech, give him at least a few minutes at the end and tie him down. Even if we aren't winning, might be worth to bring him on to help win the...

@Tom,

I am on the same page. Call him up for the upcoming Nation's League. If we are winning against Czech, give him at least a few minutes at the end and tie him down. Even if we aren't winning, might be worth to bring him on to help win the game.

With a 25 man squad and 5 subs, it should be doable without risking another player.

It was only once Brazil actually called up Nunes, that Santos was forced to act.

I am afraid with English based players, there is a big economic incentive to being on the English national team.

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Paulo
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@Tom
I understand what you’re saying as far as getting playing time, obviously guys need minutes on the field. When I look at a guy like Carvalho though, even if he’s playing sparingly, he’s still training intensely with one of the best squads in...

@Tom
I understand what you’re saying as far as getting playing time, obviously guys need minutes on the field. When I look at a guy like Carvalho though, even if he’s playing sparingly, he’s still training intensely with one of the best squads in the world and when he does play, he’s playing in the most difficult league and atmospheres with all the pressure in the world.

You look at a guy for example like Pote, he’s not playing at this level regularly even if he’s getting more “game time”. So who’s the better guy to have on your squad…a more talented player who trains with the best players and competes against the best players or a guy who plays against significantly less talent with less pressure but has more minutes?

Pote was just an example, I could use any of the Portuguese players that play domestically vs Carvalho. I’ll take Carvalho in this situation all day just like I would have taken Leao to the euros all day.

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Justin/rochester
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@Tom

Disagree. The Fulham highlight reel is enough evidence to have already had him in the squad, and playing.

The selection approach under Santos has been too conservative. Leao and Carvalho are better than everyone available at their...

@Tom

Disagree. The Fulham highlight reel is enough evidence to have already had him in the squad, and playing.

The selection approach under Santos has been too conservative. Leao and Carvalho are better than everyone available at their skillsets.

You have tons of options to form the mid front core.

Silva, Fernandes, Sanchez, CR
Felix, Silva, Fernandes, Sanchez
Jota, Silva, Sanchez, CR
Palhinha...
Danilio...


On and on and on.

This guy is selecting Otavio and not RL and FC? I find fault there.

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oldFC
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thanks alot of information keren

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