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Newcastle boss Bruce delighted for Willock; blasts VAR: It's denied us Liverpool win

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce was furious after being denied a stunning win at Liverpool.

Newcastle substitute Joe Willock scored a dramatic but deserved 95th-minute equaliser to deny Liverpool a much-needed win in their pursuit of Champions League football.

Mohamed Salah's early goal appeared to have put the champions on track for a vital win as they chase a top-four finish at the end of a disappointing season.

But despite dominating early on, Jurgen Klopp's side were unable to finish the game off and were given a lifeline they failed to take when Callum Wilson's last-minute equaliser was ruled out for handball.

Later, Bruce said: "We have to do something about VAR, this rule. It ruins the spectacle. It is the rule, the VAR is doing its job, but who makes these rules? We are good enough to stop Super League, can we not make our own rules in the Premier League? It was an awful one to go against you. We could have won 2-1.

"Joe Willock was devastated yesterday when I told him he was not playing but he has come on in the last three games and scored. I am delighted for him.

"They are very good up front. They have 300 goals between them. We rode our luck a little time in the first half but I always felt we were a threat.

"Just at the right time our big players have come back and that was vitally important. I was quietly confident when we got the big players back we would be ok. Without them we are not quite the same threat."

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