2023/24
Matchweek 15
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Thu 7 Dec 2023
Kick Off:
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Att: 38,198
Ref: Tim Robinson
KOMins
35
  • HT
  • 79
    83
    87
    90 +1
    90 +6
  • FT
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    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Report

    Late goals from Dwight McNeil and Abdoulaye Doucoure earned Everton a 3-0 win as they punished Newcastle United’s defensive mistakes and climbed out of the relegation zone at a raucous Goodison Park. 

    How the match unfolded

    Everton manager Sean Dyche made two changes from their win at Nottingham Forest as Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaced Beto and club captain Seamus Cole came in for his first start for seven months in place of James Garner, who missed out through illness.

    Newcastle were forced into one change, as Martin Dubravka made his first start of the season, replacing Nick Pope.

    Despite a ferocious start from the hosts it was Newcastle who had the first shot on goal in the 13th minute when a Kieran Trippier free-kick went straight at Jordan Pickford.

    Just a few minutes later the visitors worked a second opening, Joelinton sliding a pass into the path of Miguel Almiron, but the shot was easily dealt with by Pickford.

    Everton responded well, charging forward in numbers and testing the resolve of Dubravka, the Slovakian first denying a Calvert-Lewin header at the back post before getting down low to keep out the forward once more.

    Alexander Isak came closest for the visitors, prodding his header narrowly wide.

    With 10 minutes of the first half remaining, it was Calvert-Lewin who spurned the half’s best chance, controlling a pass in the six-yard box before turning and firing over from close range.

    After the break, Gordon came close to opening the scoring on his return to Goodison Park, pouncing on a defensive error but despite being free on the penalty spot he could only shoot straight at Pickford.

    With just over 10 minutes remaining the breakthrough finally came. A rare lapse in concentration from Trippier gave McNeil the ball and he advanced before firing beyond Dubravka from the edge of the box.

    Newcastle came close to an immediate equaliser, Almiron looping a header onto to the roof of the Everton net.

    With less than five minutes remaining Everton made sure of victory. Harrison pounced on a second Trippier mistake before playing a low ball across the box which was turned in by Doucoure.

    Deep into the 10 minutes of stoppage time second-half substitute Beto got in on the act, running the length of the half before slotting home in his first Premier League goal.

    Only a second home win for Everton this season moves Everton into 17th, with 10 points. Newcastle are seventh with 26 points.

    Everton Report | Newcastle report

    Match officials

    RefereeTim Robinson. Fourth OfficialDarren England. VARDavid Coote. Assistant VARMatt Wilkes

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    Club Reports

    Match officials

    Referee: Tim Robinson

    Fourth Official: Darren England

    VAR: David Coote

    Assistant VAR: Matt Wilkes

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        Season So Far

        Everton
         
        Newcastle

        Top Player Stats

          Match Stats

          Everton
           
          Newcastle

          Head-to-Head

          Everton
          Total Wins
          23
          Home
          15
          Away
          8
          Newcastle
          Total Wins
          23
          Home
          16
          Away
          7

          Played

          57

          Draws 11

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