Leighton Baines scored a fantastic goal against us last season in our first games of this year, in Everton’s 2-1 win at St. James’ Park, and that followed two Newcastle losses at Old Trafford and the Emirates, when we lost 4-3 and 7-3 respectively, and it was three league defeats on the trot and we conceded 13 goals at the turn of the year.
Leighton Baines - after scoring at West Ham
Baines will be a threat on Monday night at Goodison Park, and it hasn’t helped that he scored two fantastic goals in Everton’s last game at West Ham, when Everton won 3-2 with two goals in the last seven minutes of that game.
Alan Pardew is well aware of the danger Baines gives to a Newcastle side, who are still weak defending set plays.
This is what the Newcastle manager said today:
“We’ve got this great idea. We’re going to have a wall and then a piggy back wall on top of that.” “I’m sure Everton will be under the same orders as my players, because in Yohan Cabaye we have a free-kick specialist just as good as Leighton Baines,”
But there’s a difference in that Yohan has not scored yet this season, but we suppose Monday night would be a very good time to start.
And Everton also have Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku on loan for the season, and he scored Everton’s other goal at Upton Park, so the Newcastle defense will need to be a lot better than we were against Hull City, if we are going to get something out of this game.
Let us know how you think the game will go on Monday night.
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