It was a tough win for Newcastle United today as they played well in the first half and seemed to be strolling to victory.
But a rocket for the Everton team at half time from manager David Moyes woke up the Everton team.
They came right back at Newcastle in the second half and scored through Andrew Johnson after 52 minutes. It was just what Everton needed and the goal lifted them and they even started to gain the ascendancy. Then Sam made some substitutions.
Two smart lads for Newcastle – subs Owen and Emre win the game for Magpies
The crowd at St. James Park has to take some credit for this win as they roared on the Newcastle team. The players were trying to lift themselves after the disappointment of giving up a poor goal. Newcastle had taken the lead through Butt after 42 minutes and seemed to have the game under control. Everton came right back at them with a good goal for them(Johnson), but a poor goal from Newcastle’s viewpoint.
After 74 minutes Sam made a magical substitution bringing on Emre and Owen on for Milner and Martins. Then with just 4 minutes remaining Emre scored a terrific goal after getting the ball from Owen. He hit a beautiful shot past Howard into the bottom corner of the net. Then after 90 minutes Emre returned the favor and took a quick free kick flighted to Owen, who headed home easily from 8 yards. The Newcastle crowd went crazy.
But it wasnâ€™t over yet and just before the end Newcastle contrived to give away another goal. Arteta crossed strongly and it hit Smith to loop over goalkeeper Shay Given and into the net. To be fair, this back four haven’t played together before – and it showed, especially in the second half.
It was a game Newcastle looked like giving away at one point, but the substitutions turned the game. All credit to Emre and Owen and the Newcastle players for never giving up. But the defensive display left a lot to be desired. But hey, its 3 points and weâ€™re now up to 9th place with 14 points from 8 games 😀