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Newcastle United v Everton Live Commentary, 19/10/2022

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M. Almirón (30)
St. James' Park

Commentary

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Newcastle travel to London this Sunday afternoon to take on Tottenham next up while Everton host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park the previous day.
Newcastle earn a deserved victory over an insipid Everton side. They began the game much the better and took the lead through Almiron on the half-hour mark. Everton improved in terms of their general play in the second half but, in truth, failed to threaten Newcastle in any shape or fashion. Newcastle will continue to look up the Premier League table in their push to secure European football for next season but Everton will still be very much looking over their shoulder.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-1 EVERTON
90' + 4' Everton, despite needing a goal, don't look like they have the urgency to go and get one.
90' + 2' Anderson has a sight of goal at the edge of the area but just as he gets a shot off Coady is there to block it down.
90' There will be six minutes of additional time at the end of this second half.
J. Tarkowski
Yellow Card
Everton
89' Tarkowski is booked for a late challenge on Fraser.
88' Trippier whips in another corner kick but Everton manage to clear their lines.
C. Wood
C. Wilson
Newcastle United
87' Wood has come on for Wilson for the final few minutes. The New Zealander will hope to grab a goal.
86' CHANCE! Willock eases through Everton's midfield and defence before playing a pass out wide left to Anderson, who then crosses the ball into the box to find Willock, who had continued his run. But his effort fails to hit the target and the chance goes begging.
84' Everton once again fail to clear their lines and nearly concede another goal when the ball falls to Willock just inside the box. But his quickly-taken effort flies over the crossbar.
82' CHANCE! Trippier whips in another corner-kick that, after a smart reverse inside the penalty area, is attacked by Schar. But Pickford is on hand to make a strong save.
80' Newcastle break quickly down the right flank but Garner shows drive and determination to get back and make a vital challenge to kill the move dead.
D. McNeil
D. Gray
Everton
79' McNeil has come on in place of McNeil. Everton will hope he can offer a different kind of threat from the right flank.
78' Trippier whips in the free-kick from the left flank but it runs straight through the penalty area and goes out for a goal kick. It was the kind of delivery that would only have taken the slightest of touches to fly into the back of the net.
76' Gordon - on a yellow card - fouls Anderson to concede a free-kick in a dangerous position.
74' Coady fires a high ball toward the penalty area that forces Pope to come out and volley the pass clear.
J. Garner
A. Iwobi
Everton
73' Iwobi has been pulled in favour of Garner, who'll look to add something new to Everton's midfield.
N. Maupay
D. Calvert-Lewin
Everton
73' Maupay has replaced Calvert-Lewin, who's still in the process of recovering his match fitness.
R. Fraser
M. Almirón
Newcastle United
73' Similarly, Fraser has come in to provide relief for the game's only goalscorer, Almiron.
E. Anderson
J. Murphy
Newcastle United
72' Anderson has replaced Murphy in what appears to be a straight swap.
70' Onana is then on hand to clear Trippier's corner kick and the move comes to nothing.
68' Newcastle play through Everton's press with ease before bearing down on goal. The move is dangerous but Coady is on hand to block down the move and concede a corner kick.
66' Botman is back on his feet and play has resumed.
66' Botman is down after a clash of heads.
64' Gray and Gordon combine artfully in Newcastle's third but the move eventually comes to nothing.
I. Gueye
Yellow Card
Everton
64' Gueye is booked after losing the ball to Wilson and then pulling him back by his shirt.
62' Pickford is still inspiring a chorus of boos from Newcastle fans whenever he touches the ball.
60' Everton are certainly beginning to move the ball a lot better. They're going toe-to-toe with Newcastle and spending more time in their half, although they're yet to carve out clear-cut opportunities.
58' Almiron, who was hurt by the challenge, has returned to the pitch and play has resumed.
56' Onana makes a superb, sweeping challenge to win the ball back from Almiron.
54' A misunderstanding between Everton defenders allows Newcastle to build a tantalising opportunity at the edge of the box - this time, however, Almiron's effort fails to hit the target and flies high and just wide.
52' Everton have started the second half a lot better than they finished the first.
50' Calvert-Lewin is played in on goal and draws a fine save from Pope - but the Englishman had strayed just offside when making his run so it wouldn't have counted anyway.
48' Gray creates space down the left flank and squares the ball across the face of goal in tantalising fashion - but nobody is there to meet the pass at the edge of the penalty area.
48' Gordon breaks quickly for Everton down the right flank only to allow the ball to run out of play rather carelessly.
46' We're back underway here at St. James' Park.
J. Willock
Joelinton
Newcastle United
46' Willock has replaced Joelinton in a like-for-like change.
Newcastle have been the better side in this first half and will be pleased with how the game has been going. Everton, on the other hand, have offered little. They'll hope to re-emerge from the interval revitalised, with a new approach.
Newcastle go into the break a goal to the good. They quickly took control of this game and, after asserting their dominance with increasing intensity, took the lead through a left-footed strike from Almiron in the 31st minute. The hosts threatened to add a second soon after, but Everton managed to hold out and make it to half-time otherwise unscathed.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: NEWCASTLE UNITED 1-0 EVERTON
45' There will be two minutes of additional time at the end of the first half.
F. Schär
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
44' Schar has also been booked for his role in that altercation.
A. Gordon
Yellow Card
Everton
44' Gordon has picked up a booking for an off-the-ball altercation with several Newcastle players.
42' Newcastle have another corner, this time from the right side. Burn is the man to rise highest and meet the delivery with a header but it flies over the bar and off target.
40' Coleman, under pressure, puts the ball out for a Newcastle corner - but the set-piece comes to nothing.
38' Guimaraes has another effort. The Brazilian receives a pass at the edge of the area once again - very much his territory - before coming inside on his left side and firing an effort that glances just wide of Pickford's left post.
36' Pickford makes another save from close range after a searching ball to the back post from Murphy out on the right side. Newcastle smell blood, here, and are pushing to double their advantage before breaking for half-time.
34' Newcastle very much have the wind in their sails. Everton need to be careful this doesn't get out of hand.
32' CHANCE! Newcastle break again. A quick move cuts through Everton like a knife through hot butter and the move culminates with Trippier finding Guimaraes at the edge of the area. The Brazilian's effort on goal, however, whistles just wide of the far post.
Bruno Guimarães
Assist
Newcastle United
30' Guimaraes' simple lay-off teed up Almiron's effort.
M. Almirón
Goal
Newcastle United
30' GOAL! Almiron breaks the deadlock. Trippier switched the play from the right to the left flank and then, after a couple of intelligent passes, the ball fell to Guimaraes at the edge of the box. He then teed up Almiron, whose left-footed finish beat Pickford and nestled in the back of the net.
30' Newcastle are beginning to enjoy more of the ball in Everton territory, now, and in turn inspiring the home crowd.
28' Almiron breaks down the right and plays a good ball into Wilson, who pulls out into space inside the box before squaring it across the face of goal. Coleman, however, is there to clear any danger and kill the move before a shot can be taken.
26' CHANCE! Calvert-Lewin is the one to rise highest and meet the delivery from Gray - but his header flies over the bar and fails to work Pope.
26' Everton win a corner after a smart, sweeping move that ended up with Gray out on the left flank.
Joelinton
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
24' Joelinton is issued a yellow card for a coming together with Onana.
22' Coleman and Wilson square up to each other after the latter takes issue with how long Onana was spending on the floor after taking a knock.
20' Guimaraes leads a Newcastle break and funnells an incisive pass through to Almiron, who was charging into Everton's half. But Pickford is equal to the move and cuts it out quick.
18' Gordon does well to win a foul and, in the process, kill a nascent Newcastle attack.
16' Newcastle try a smart free-kick that sees Trippier and Guimaraes work together before picking out Wilson in the penalty area - only for his header to be easily claimed by Pickford.
14' Play has been resumed and Gordon has returned to the field.
12' Gordon is down in pain after suffering a strong challenge from Burn.
10' Both sides seem to be relatively evenly matched based on the opening ten minutes.
8' CHANCE! Murphy picks up the ball on the left flank and comes inside on his right foot, driving past a couple of opponents before unleashing an attempt on goal. It fails to work Pickford but it does fly only just wide and high of the top right corner of the net.
D. Calvert-Lewin
Yellow Card
Everton
7' Calvert-Lewin is booked for a rash challenge on Guimaraes.
6' Newcastle do their best to construct an attack, with Trippier serving as creator-in-chief. Guimaraes gets a shot off from the edge of the box but it flies over the bar and fails to trouble Pickford.
4' Pickford, formerly of Sunderland, of course, is being treated to quite a hostile atmosophere here at St. James' Park.
2' Newcastle start by pressing Everton but the visitors have already broken well - Onana carrying the ball forward, deep into Newcastle's half, before finding Iwobi. Nothing came of the move but it was perhaps a snapshot of what can be expected during this game.
1' We're underway here at St. James' Park.
Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has scored six goals in his last four Premier League games against Everton, scoring braces in September 2019 with Bournemouth, and home and away with Newcastle in the 2020-21 campaign.
Everton are winless in their last six midweek (Tues, Weds, Thurs) Premier League away games (D4 L2), having won each of their last five in a row before this.
Newcastle have won two of their last three Premier League games on a Wednesday (L1), having won just one of their previous 24 such fixtures beforehand (D5 L18).
After a run of eight wins in nine Premier League games against Newcastle between 2013 and 2018, Everton have won just two of their subsequent eight against the Magpies (D2 L4).
Newcastle have won three of their last four Premier League games against Everton (L1), as many as they had in their previous 17. However, they did lose the last such meeting 1-0 in March.
Everton have made two changes from the side that lost 2-0 to Tottenham in London last weekend - Calvert-Lewin has come in for Maupay and Gordon has replaced McNeil. Both changes are like-for-like and shouldn't change the way the visitors set up at St. James' Park.
Newcastle have named an unchanged lineup from the side that drew 0-0 with United at Old Trafford last weekend.
EVERTON SUBS: Asmir Begovic, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Neal Maupay, Tom Davies, Ruben Vinagre, James Garner.
EVERTON (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gueye, Alex Iwobi; Demarai Gray, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Anthony Gordon.
NEWCASTLE UNITED SUBS: Loris Karius, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, Jamal Lewis, Matt Targett, Chris Wood, Ryan Fraser, Joseph Willock, Elliot Anderson.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy.
Everton, after a tough start to the season, had been beginning to build momentum in recent weeks. Back-to-back defeats at the hands of United and Tottenham Hotspur has taken the wind out of their sales, however, and made this trip to the north-east a huge game in their bid to recapture some momentum. They're currently 14th in the league table having taken ten points from their opening ten fixtures.
Newcastle come into this one sixth in the Premier League, just a point off Manchester United in fifth and four off Chelsea and a place in the top four. They're in a good run of form, having won three of their last five, and will be confident that they can secure a home victory against Everton under the floodlights of St. James' Park.
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