Newcastle were second best at Goodison Park today and went down 3-1.
But it wouldn’t have meant much if Newcastle had won this game, because both Tottenham (2-0) and Arsenal (3-2) won their games at home to Fulham and away at West Brom respectively.
And would you believe it, but Manchester City were 2-1 behind against QPR after 66 minutes and QPR were down to 10 men when Joey Barton managed to get himself sent off after 54 minutes, and after getting sent off he then kneed Aguero as was going off.
We’re kind of glad Joey doesn’t play at Newcastle these days.
And after 90 minutes City were still 2-1 down, with the Red devils winning their game 1-0 at the Stadium of Light, and would you believe Edin Dzeko scored 2 minutes into stoppage time, and then Sergio Agureo scored after 4 minutes of stoppage time to win the game 3-2.
City are the new Premier League Champions – what a finish that was – and must be the closest and most exciting finish to the Premier League ever.
Newcastle were hardly at their best today, and went one goal down after only 16 minutes when former Tottenham winger Steven Pienaar hit a right foot shot into the top left hand corner form outside the penalty box.
The Toffees went two up after 27 minutes through striker Nikica Jelavic, who easily beat Tim Krul with a right foot shot into the top left corner.
Newcastle started the second half much brighter, after Pardew had brought on Ryan Taylor for Davide Santon and Sylvain Marveaux for Perchinho.
But Newcastle were still finding chances hard to come by, and then on 65 minutes Newcastle leaked yet another goal when Johnny Heitinger headed in from close range from a Darron Gibson cross.
The Magpies were far from their best today.
A Newcastle player couldn’t even score, as an own by Tony Hibbert after 73 minutes following a corner got Newcastle on the score-sheet.
And late in the game Everton substitute Tim Cahill managed to get himself set off when he grabbed Yohan Cabaye by the throat.
Probably the most positive thing today was that Sylvain Marveaux looked good when he came on as a substitute, and this lad could become a big player for Newcastle next season.
But this was not a Newcastle in form this afternoon, and after winning 6 games in a row, we have now lost three of the last four games, and we finish in 5th place on 65 points, one point ahead of Chelsea and 4 points behind Tottenham.
Newcastle are in the Europa League next season, and while this was not a good display and a very disappointing result, it cannot take the gloss of what has been a wonderful season for Newcastle United.
We cannot wait until the summer when Newcastle will start strengthening their squad for next season.
Everton: Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga (Distin, 70), Baines; Osman, Neville (Cahill, 74), Gibson, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic (Stracqualursi, 84)
Subs not used: Mucha, Gueye, Barkley, Coleman.
Newcastle: Krul; Perch (R Taylor, 46), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon (Marveaux, 46); Gutierrez, Tiote (Shola Ameobi, 82); Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba; Cisse
Subs not used: Elliot, Ferguson, Gosling, Obertan
Goals: Pienaar 16, Jelavic 27, Heitinga 65, Hibbert 73 (og)
Bookings: Heitinga 7, Tiote 10, Baines 45, Cabaye 90
Sent off: Cahill 90
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
Howay the Lads!!