A surprise result tonight in that Everton were knocked out of the FA Cup in round five by Reading at Goodison Park tonight.
David Moyes – not a happy man tonight
Of course Reading had a fine run last season in the same competition when they beat another Merseyside team, Liverpool at Anfield, by a score of 2-1, with the winning goal coming in the very last minute.
Last season Reading went onto the quarter final stage when they were beaten at home 4-2 by Aston Villa, but were ahead 2-0 in that game at the break.
The Everton result is important for Newcastle, because we play Everton at home on Saturday afternoon, and now we’re not sure whether that’s a good result for us or not.
Everton will be all set to put things back on track at St. James’ Park on Saturday, but there again a couple of early goals from Newcastle could start the doubts going again in the Everton players’ minds – so overall it’s probably a good result for Newcastle.
For some reason, Everton are just not the same side as they have been the last few seasons, and keep having their off days, so that’s what we’ll have to hope for on Saturday afternoon, because a Newcastle win would be a great result, and give the side some momentum for the rest of the season.
And we’re sure Alan Pardew, our four analysts, coaches and players will be looking at a tape of the game at Everton tonight, to see how Reading managed to overcome a side that is usually so very hard to beat – anywhere.
And Chelsea beat Manchester United in the league tonight in an-end-to-end game at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal can now get within a point of the Red Devils, if they win their game in hand. So the Premier league title seems up for grabs again this season.
The Red Devils were ahead 1-0 at the break through an excellent goal from Wayne Rooney, but then a great goal from new boy Brazilian International David Luis, who looked outstanding all night long, and a penalty on 78 minutes from Frank Lampard was enough to resurrect Chelsea’s season.
It seems that any team can beat any other team in the Premier League on any given day this season, so let’s hope we can get the win against Everton on Saturday.
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