Everton had a good 3-1 win at home to Aston Villa today, in the FA Cup, but there was some good news for any Newcastle United fans watching the game.
Tim Cahill – misses Newcastle game with 5 yellow cards
The good news was that 5 Everton players started the game today with 4 yellow cards each, and two of them had their 5th caution during the tie, and will therefore miss the game against Newcastle at St. James’ Park next Sunday.
Right back Tony Hibbert and Tim Cahill picked up yellow cards in the first half, and that means they will both miss the Newcastle game.
That’s particularly good news about Cahill, because he’s arguably Everton’s best player right now and scored another goal today, and the Australian International has always been a dangerous player, ever since he started at Milwall some 12 years ago.
American goalkeeper Tim Howard was a doubtful before the game with a thigh strain, and seemed to have trouble in the second half this afternoon with his thigh, so he may doubtful for next Sunday.
We need all the help we can get these days top get points in the league, so it’s nice the Gods may be conspiring to help us out.
Now we must stand a decent chance to win next Sunday, although Everton are a very good team, very well managed by David Moyes.