Preview - Everton vs Newcastle United 22 January 20

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Match Day 24
Everton vs. Newcastle United
Wednesday, January 22nd 2020
03:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Goodison Park

Last five matches form: W W L W D
Average goals per match: 1.13
Average goals against per match: 1.43
Top Scorer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (9)

Newcastle United:
Last five matches form: L L L D W
Average goals per match: 0.96
Average goals against per match: 1.48
Top Scorer: Jonjo Shelvey (5)

Potentially one of the most evenly contested matchups on the Match Day 24 slate of fixtures in the Premier League comes at Goodison Park, as eleventh placed Everton play host to twelfth placed Newcastle United. Dead level on points headed into the game, the table would suggest that there shouldn't be too much in this one.

Everton came out on top in the reverse of this fixture when picking up a 2-1 win at St. James' Park. It was all square in the game here last season which ended in a 1-1 draw.

André Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are out injured for the home side. Newcastle's injuries meanwhile continue to pile up. Jetro Willems, Javier Manquillo, DeAndre Yedlin, Paul Dummett, Yoshinori Muto, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jack Colback and Dwight Gayle are all out for this one.

Everton's improvement in form sees them head into this having lost just one of their past eight in the league. They have won three of their last four here, and kept three successive clean sheets in front of their own fans.

Newcastle arrive on the back of a big win at home when nicking it late against Chelsea - a result which can't have done any harm to their confidence in the defensive approach they adopt. They have however won just three times on the road, scoring more than once on only two occasions.

It was only in December that Everton picked up a deserved win in the reverse of this fixture, and with Newcastle suffering terribly through injuries, the Toffees are expected to repeat the trick in this one.

Prediction: Everton 2 - 0 Newcastle United


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 2
Shots: 17 - 8
Shots on target: 8 - 2
Corner Kicks: 6 - 4
Possession: 55% - 45%

Just the one booking for each side at Goodison Park, with referee Simon Hooper taking the names of Dominic Calvert-Lewin of the home side and Ciaran Clark of the visitors.

An incredible game at Goodison Park, in a match which for 93 minutes looked like being the most routine of routine home wins. Everton bossing it - without being particularly impressive - against a Newcastle United outfit who looked every inch the injury ravaged side in the midst of a fixture pile up that they are. If you thought the Magpies last gasp win over Chelsea at the weekend was dramatic though, it really had nothing on this.

It was Everton who struck first on the half hour mark. Bernard dinking a cute pass over the top to Moise Kean in the area. Kean's first touch wasn't great, but he still managed to fire home just to the left of the keeper from close to the penalty spot. Martin Dubravka likely a little disappointed with his effort. 1-0 at the interval.

In the 68th minute Everton made it two. Nice passing move working from right to left ending with Lucas Digne fizzing the ball into Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the left of the area. The in form front man controlling and spinning well before firing home into the right hand side from seven yards out to the left.

And that looked to be that really, with little to nothing from Newcastle in an attacking sense. Credit to these Magpies though, as no matter what they undoubtedly lack in certain areas, one area in which they don't come up short is heart. That never say die attitude coming to the fore once again here.

The first goal came in the third of four added on minutes. Jordan Pickford flapping as a corner came in from the right and the ball being played back across goal from the left. Florian Lejeune applying the overhead kick finish into the right-hand side from six yards. That was Lejeune's first goal in Newcastle colours. It took him just 40 seconds to grab his second…..

Newcastle winning a free kick on halfway almost from the kick off and loading the box. Utter chaos as Federico Fernandez smashed an effort across goal from the right, Isaac Hayden's rebound being blocked before Lejuene fired again from six yards. Pickford getting to it, but being a yard behind the line when he did so. The goal-line technology awarding the goal to spark pandemonium in the away section. 2-2 final score. Remarkable stuff.

Both sides drop down a spot on the back of this, with Everton now sitting twelfth and Newcastle 13th.

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