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Newcastle   1 - 2   Everton

Phil Jagielka scores for Everton
Jagielka gives Everton the lead in the first half

By Saj Chowdhury

Everton came from a goal behind to defeat Newcastle in an exciting encounter at St James' Park.

The Magpies took the lead when Leon Best was on hand to nod in the loose ball after Tim Howard had parried Kevin Nolan's shot.

Leon Osman equalised with a calm finish following good combination play with Mikel Arteta down the left.

Phil Jagielka scored what proved to be the winner when he fired high into the net from Leighton Baines' free-kick .

The victory moved the visitors level on points with Newcastle and will come as welcome relief for David Moyes' side who have been knocked out of the FA Cup and suffered injuries to key players Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini in the past couple of weeks.

It was not, though, the best of starts for Everton who fell behind in the 23rd minute.

Perhaps even more galling was that the goal came from Newcastle's first foray into the Everton area.

The left-wing workhorse Jonas Gutierrez found defender Mike Williamson in the area, who in turn fed Kevin Nolan. The captain's snap-shot was parried by Howard but only across the six-yard box to Best who headed home his sixth goal of the season.

Round hails Everton's mental strength

It was exactly what Newcastle needed after a sluggish opening quarter, but the euphoria lasted only seven minutes.

Even without Cahill and Fellaini in midfield, Everton have enough quality in reserve to cause teams problems.

For the equaliser, Arteta and Osman combined on the left before the latter scored with a first-time shot from the Spaniard's cross.

With Newcastle dizzy from the left-hook, Everton landed another blow six minutes later when Jagielka got ahead of his marker Enrique to plant Baines' free-kick high past Steve Harper.

Moments later, Saha, more wasteful than usual today, was through on goal but failed to shoot before Harper could close him down.

The Frenchman missed four good chances in total, the second a header which he looped over the bar from eight yards.

He then failed to get a foot to Arteta's delicately weighted ball across the six yard area.

Newcastle switched off - Pardew

Last of all, the striker, with nine goals this season, hooked wide from the edge of the area.

His partner in attack, Jermaine Beckford, was more unlucky than profligate.

The former Leeds man twice tested Harper with stinging shots, the first from the left edge of the six-yard area and the second from just outside the box.

In the second half, Everton chances came on the break as Newcastle drove repeatedly into the Toffees area in search for an equaliser.

Nolan had two shots blocked, substitute Shola Ameobi had a powerful effort pushed wide by Howard while Best had the ball in the net only to be judged to have pushed Jagielka.

Seconds before the final whistle Seamus Coleman should have added a third for Everton but he found the chest of Harper rather than the net.


Everton assistant Steve Round: "We were very disappointed from last week and it was important to bounce back.

"The management had to pick the team up and the Everton players had to pick themselves up.

"They showed mental strength today. The goal really is just to win the next game and see where it goes."

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew: "I thought Best was a little bit unlucky with the equaliser that was disallowed.

"He backed into him, Jagielka. Unfortunately, Leon put his hands up - I have seen the replay and there's hardly a touch and he has gone down.

"I think the Everton defender was being smart there."


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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 1-2 Everton FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Best 23
  • Osman 31
  • Jagielka 36

Newcastle

Substitutes

Everton

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 50,128
NEWCASTLE
EVERTON

Possession

  • Newcastle 60%
  • Everton 40%

Attempts on target

  • Newcastle 8
  • Everton 8

Attempts off target

  • Newcastle 2
  • Everton 5

Corners

  • Newcastle 5
  • Everton 4

Fouls

  • Newcastle 12
  • Everton 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:15 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:51 Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Jack Rodwell gets a block in.
  • 90:00+4:16 Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, save by Tim Howard.
  • 90:00+3:50 The assistant referee signals for offside against Louis Saha. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+3:30 Centre by Shane Ferguson, save by Tim Howard.
  • 90:00+3:06 Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
  • 89:35 Sylvain Distin fouled by Shefki Kuqi, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 89:05 The referee blows for offside against Victor Anichebe. Kevin Nolan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:10 Short corner worked by Mikel Arteta.
  • 87:53 Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
  • 87:02 Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 86:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Victor Anichebe. Free kick taken by Seamus Coleman, The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines.
  • 86:13 Cheik Tiote challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seamus Coleman restarts play with the free kick, A cross is delivered by Mikel Arteta.
  • 84:17 The referee blows for offside. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.
  • 84:01 Substitution Shefki Kuqi on for Leon Best.
  • 84:01 Substitution Seamus Coleman on for Leon Osman.
  • 82:26 Leighton Baines challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Best produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Kevin Nolan.
  • 82:26 Booking The referee cautions Leighton Baines for unsporting behaviour.
  • 81:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Ferguson by Johnny Heitinga. Direct free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
  • 81:47 Booking Johnny Heitinga is shown a yellow card.
  • 80:38 Foul by Louis Saha on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Mike Williamson takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 79:30 Louis Saha produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 79:30 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Louis Saha goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 78:44 Louis Saha fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:20 Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:54 The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 76:22 Cheik Tiote takes a inswinging corner.
  • 75:15 Booking Kevin Nolan is shown a yellow card.
  • 74:55 Booking The referee shows Victor Anichebe a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 74:43 Victor Anichebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Nolan. Shane Ferguson takes the free kick.
  • 73:31 Effort from deep inside the area by Mikel Arteta misses to the left of the target.
  • 73:12 Fabricio Coloccini produces a cross.
  • 72:59 Centre by Cheik Tiote, save made by Tim Howard.
  • 72:24 Corner taken by Cheik Tiote from the left by-line to the near post, Louis Saha makes a clearance.
  • 70:49 The ball is delivered by Victor Anichebe.
  • 70:26 Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 68:09 Substitution Jermaine Beckford leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Anichebe.
  • 66:07 The ball is crossed by Shola Ameobi.
  • 64:27 Substitution Steven Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Shane Ferguson.
  • 61:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shola Ameobi. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 60:03 Shot by Jermaine Beckford. Steve Harper makes a comfortable save.
  • 59:32 The ball is sent over by Steven Taylor, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
  • 58:56 The ball is sent over by Peter Lovenkrands.
  • 57:24 Corner from the right by-line taken by Cheik Tiote, save by Tim Howard.
  • 56:32 Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Tony Hibbert results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Cheik Tiote from left wing, clearance by Tony Hibbert.
  • 55:06 Tony Hibbert concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best. Jonas Gutierrez takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:21 Mikel Arteta delivers the ball, Header on goal by Louis Saha from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 54:03 Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, save made by Tim Howard.
  • 52:58 Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner.
  • 52:41 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Steve Harper.
  • 51:56 The official flags Jermaine Beckford offside. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:56 Substitution Johnny Heitinga is brought on as a substitute for Phil Neville.
  • 50:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Louis Saha. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
  • 47:45 Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 47:13 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Mikel Arteta.
  • 47:02 Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • 46:45 Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:04 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+3:18 Mike Williamson has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 45:00+2:49 Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Leon Osman results in a free kick. Jonas Gutierrez takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+2:13 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonas Gutierrez from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:59 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:59 Peter Lovenkrands fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. Cheik Tiote takes the free kick.
  • 43:40 Peter Lovenkrands gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:25 The ball is crossed by Leon Osman, Steve Harper makes a save.
  • 42:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Best. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:39 Substitution Shola Ameobi replaces Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 40:01 Cheik Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 38:22 Foul by Steven Taylor on Sylvain Distin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 38:22 Booking The referee shows Steven Taylor a yellow card.
  • 37:37 The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:10 Centre by Tony Hibbert.
  • 36:30 Jonas Gutierrez challenges Phil Neville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Hibbert restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:06 Cheik Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Leighton Baines provided the assist for the goal.
  • 35:06 GOAL - Phil JagielkaNewcastle 1 - 2 Everton Phil Jagielka grabs a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-2 Everton.
  • 33:33 Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Leon Osman results in a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
  • 32:53 The ball is swung over by Steven Taylor.
  • 30:42 Mikel Arteta provided the assist for the goal.
  • 30:42 GOAL - Leon OsmanNewcastle 1 - 1 Everton A goal is scored by Leon Osman from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Everton.
  • 29:19 A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Kevin Nolan has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 28:56 Danny Simpson crosses the ball, Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • 26:09 Leon Best is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
  • 24:20 Tony Hibbert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
  • 24:20 Booking Booking for Tony Hibbert.
  • 23:20 Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 22:21 Assist by Kevin Nolan.
  • 22:21 GOAL - Leon BestNewcastle 1 - 0 Everton Leon Best finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Newcastle 1-0 Everton.
  • 21:25 Foul by Phil Neville on Cheik Tiote, free kick awarded. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:32 Jack Rodwell has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 19:21 Centre by Louis Saha.
  • 18:29 The ball is sent over by Kevin Nolan, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
  • 17:08 Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line played to the near post, Leon Osman produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 16:45 Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
  • 14:58 Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Taylor. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
  • 14:09 The ball is crossed by Tony Hibbert.
  • 13:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Williamson on Louis Saha. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
  • 12:22 The referee blows for offside. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:45 Leon Best fouled by Phil Neville, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
  • 2:41 Leon Best is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
  • 0:22 Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 5 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 28 35 60
2 Arsenal 28 30 57
3 Man City 29 20 53
4 Chelsea 27 25 48
5 Tottenham 27 7 47
6 Bolton 29 2 40
7 Liverpool 28 1 39
8 Sunderland 29 -2 38
9 Newcastle 29 3 36
10 Everton 28 0 36
11 Fulham 29 1 35
12 Stoke 29 -6 34
13 Aston Villa 29 -13 33
14 Blackburn 29 -12 32
15 Blackpool 28 -13 32
16 West Brom 29 -15 32
17 West Ham 29 -13 31
18 Birmingham 27 -12 30
19 Wolves 28 -15 28
20 Wigan 29 -23 27

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