Newcastle 0 Everton 3 – Full Match Report

Everton took the chances they created  tonight in brilliant style, and that was enough to give them a 3-0 win over a Newcastle side that worked hard and never gave up, but we just didn’t have the class of some of the Everton players on display at St. James’ Park tonight, and that was our sixth home league defeat of the season.

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Ross Barkley after scoring superb first goal

Everton are a very good side, and they played near their best tonight ,but Newcastle came out of the blocks like a steam train, and in the first couple of minutes of the game we had three chances blocked by the Everton defense.

First it was Luuk de Jong whose left foot shot was deflected high and wide, and from the resulting Paul Dummett corner, Papiss Cisse had his shot kicked off the line and then Yoan Gouffran also had a shot blocked.

Everton started to come into the game after such a strong start from the home side, and after 18 minutes Tim Krul made a great save, as Ross Barkley cut inside and found Romelu Lukaku who turned quickly and shot,  and Tim left his leg in the way of the ball to make the save.

After 22 minutes Sissoko burst through and there was a half chance for Cisse in the inside left position, but his shot was deflected for a corner.

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Ross Barkley fires home Everton’s first

And from the corner Everton went on a lightning breakaway, and it was Barkley who got to the cleared ball first just outside of his own penalty area, and he raced away from the Newcastle players, and then cut inside from the right and smashed the ball into the back of the net with his left foot, as the Newcastle defenders tried to get back.

It was a great goal from the young 20 year-old England International and you need a  lot of skill to be able to score a goal like that.

The goal was evidence of just how quickly Everton can break from the back, and after Newcastle had shown some promise in the first 20 minutes, we were 1-0 down.

On 27 minutes de Jong tried to get past Sylvain Distin, and the Dutchman fell down in the box, but  no way was that a penalty.

After 33 minutes the very strong Sissoko played the ball to Vurnon Anita, who did a neat one two with de Jong to set up Papiss Cisse, but  Cisse’s shot was blocked by the Everton defenders.

Half time came and it was still 1-0 and Newcastle had played well, but we hadn’t taken maybe two or three difficult chances that had been created – and Everton did.

But Newcastle had shown a lot of energy and determination against a very good looking Everton side in the first 45 minutes.

Tiote hit a terrific shot after 57 minutes that American goalkeeper Tom Howard blocked – and Cheick must be practicing these shots – hes getting a lot better at them, and of course he almost broke the cross-bar on Saturday against Palace.

Ben Arfa came on after 59 minutes for de Jong, and the Dutch striker was again was disappointing in this game, and he seems to be too lightweight for the Premier League.

On 61 minutes a good right wing cross from Vurnon Anita was met on the volley by Yoan Gouffran just outside the penalty area,  and his blistering left foot shot was only just over the bar.

Ben Arfa was getting the ball a lot and he was a threat to the Everton defenders, who seemed to know the Frenchman would come straight at them – and he did.

After 75 minutes Sylvain Marveaux came on for Yanga-Mbiwa, as John Carver wanted Newcastle to go all out for a goal, and Newcastle were surging forward, much like we did against Crystal Palace on Saturday. but we needed a goal.

After 78 minutes more  great work by Ben Arfa in the penalty area, as he beat three (four?) men and then went along the bye line and put the ball across the goal and then amazingly Anita somehow managed to put the ball wide – it what a sitter – and the Dutchman missed it.

The Dutchmen held his head in his hands, but that was a big miss and a goal at that point was just what Newcastle needed, as the lads were coming at Everton, with Ben Arfa again the danger man.

And with Newcastle piling forward a quick breakaway again caught Newcastle short at the back, and much like the first goal, the  Newcastle defenders couldn’t get back and it was Osman who smashed the ball into the back of the net to make it a rather flattering 3-0.

The Newcastle players played with enthusiasm and drive tonight, but we just didn’t have the skill – especially in putting the ball into the back of the net  –  and the Everton players showed how to do it.

And Everton got their first away win since they beat Swansea in South Wales just before the turn of the year, and they are now 11 points ahead of us with a game in hand.

And with Arsenal drawing 2-2 with Swansea at the Emirates tonight, after being 1-0 down after 72 minutes, Everton are only 6 points behind Arsenal with a game in hand.

It just wasn’t Newcastle’s night tonight.

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(4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Sylvain Marveaux 75), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong (Hatem Ben Arfa 59), Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Shola Ameobi

Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, John Stones, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Leon Osman (c), Ross Barkley (Steven Naismith 82), Gerard Deulofeu; Romelu Lukaku
Subs not used: Joel Robles, Luke Garbutt, Antolin Alcaraz, Tyias Browning, Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas

Referee: Lee Mason

143 comments so far

  • fray bentos

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Ah the kings of contradiction continue to swamp this blog

    Love it how Martinez is the best manager going yet losing to his side is somewhat disgraceful

    Funny that

    Course he’s better than Pardew, anybody can see that but was Ashley ever gonna employ him, ofcourse not, get over it

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #2

    bentos who has the better squad out of us n everton?

  • fray bentos

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Everton but without their 2 loans im not sure

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #4

    I actually prefer our squad, but there manager 😉

    …their team though fits better to the ways Martinez thinks football – if ours were a bit like WHam’s then it would be a perfect match for Pardew!

    …but it’s not!

  • swisstone

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Were people watching the same game ?

    We passed the ball well? Anita a cracking little player?

    Our passing was terrible!! Lazy, casual attitude across all aspects of our game. Gareth barry looked like a world beater, absolutely zero pressure put on him all game

    Then carver comes out and says they gave their all and were honest??? Grow some balls your better than pardew mark II

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Hi everybody I am new on this blog so be nice to me as it’s my first time on here tonight

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #7


  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Hello manxpie nice to meet you

  • fray bentos

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #9

    I think with Martinez, he is a good manager no doubt about it but he has been left a nice defensive foundation to build on with what Moyes has left him in my opinion

    Still a cracking job considering the resources they have

  • Graeme

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m not voting for any of them – they aint worth the effort.

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #11

    exactly bentos there’s is better
    they have loaned well and had very few injuries

    we have sold our best player plus had key injuries and shown that our replacements aren’t good enough!

    but that equates to pardew being utter shit and martinez a great manager!!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Graeme…now you know how I feel mate 😉

    …I am not even watching this crap!

  • dufuss

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #13

    a stick is a better manager than pardew
    at least you can whack the players with it

  • 89Norcal

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #14

    All this bickering and moaning… Did any of you stop to think that maybe the lads was tired?

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #15

    but remember jesper its the best squad ever!

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #16

    I thought remy deserved being man of the match

    Ha ha

  • fray bentos

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #17


    Im just glad were not Arsenal, they lost by twice our scoreline, so they must be twice as shit

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #18

    Yanga = shit at right back and came storming into that clearance which allowed barkley the ball, everytime he got it it was like a hot potato! Centre back he is!

    Colo = shit! Was too close to lukaku all game and was getting pulled all over the shop and hasn’t got the pace to recover. Usually good positional wise too! 2nd goal was deffo at fault although what the fcuk dummett was doing is anyone’s guess the little tit

    Dummett = shit as said above plus shit set pieces and Crosses

    Goofy = shit tonight, no helping dummett out even after numerous warnings, crap passing too! Like him alot too but tonight was dreadful

    The rest did ok I thought

    No attacking impetus apart from sissoko and when benny came on and as somebody said Everton weren’t great but showed class with their finishing.

    HBA has to start at saints imo

    Are you watching fatty we need players! Tight cnut!

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Nice to see everybody’s in a good mood I mean you are like this when we win matches

    Swans 2-2

    Get in

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #20

    manx…it is definitely the best squad post SBR!

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #21

    bentos by some on here thats right lol

    the facts are we havent got a balanced team that has been top 8 for years
    and by balanced i mean in attack and defense!

    but yeah the way to go now is play arfa n marv see wat happens we can’t get europe or get relegated

    but i don’t think we’d have reached 40 points if we’d started arfa n marv in every game!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #22

    The worrying thing is we played better than we did on Saturday buoyed by a fortunate win, god only knows what would have happened if we played Everton first, I hope fatty has got something up his sleeve because nine blanks in fifteen won’t get that coveted top ten next season.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #23

    old willo been solid all year but I would like him to take a couple of weeks of just to see if we can take a set piece with out it being aimed at him

    what makes them think it will be different today it seems such a waste

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #24

    At least there was a bit of noise coming out of the Gallowgate tonight.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #25


    It’s like groundhog day with EVERY single set piece! Oh oh I know let’s float the ball to willo at the far post coz we haven’t tried that yet and the other team won’t know what’s hit em! Get real pardspew because everyone knows what we do and it NEVER WORKS YOU COKNOSE spineless cnut! And yes the set pieces are down to pardspew

  • fray bentos

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #26


    Agree about balance, when the priority in signing players is bargaining and getting cut price deals rather than gaining balance to the actual team then I imagine this can’t make it very easy for the manager and the average one at that

    With nothing to lose or gain now, we have to start playing some attacking youngsters for the rest of the seasons

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #27

    jesper ya right as we’ve had 2 top 10 finishes in 3 years
    but remember other teams have massively improved and actually spent money!

    2 teams spending a billion remember and another spending over 100 mill in 1 window!!

    plus wat annoys me is our own fans make excuses for other teams instead of praise pardew!

    when we finished 5th CHELSEA who have spent billions and had a team of superstars “under performed” or “there manager was crap” and the same for liverpool!

    shocking really!

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m not having that every set piece taken by different players is THEIR own choice so,it’s clearly clueless pardspew who tells them what to do

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Passing was woeful, we retained the ball only when they sat back, we fell right into the laps and got picked off on the counter attack

    I said before the game, Yanga would get torn apart at RB against that team, he got completely anhialated

    Colo had probably the worst game he’s had in a Black and White shirt
    Lukaku had him in his pocket, he dragged him left right and center to create space, his reading of the game and positional sense went missing completely tonight

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #30

    just got back from match
    First ten minutes we played well could of scored
    from then on went rapidly downhill.
    to slow in passing no movement off the ball and gave it away far too easy and powder puff in tackles got brushed off the ball to easy.

    All three goals came from our mistoooookks
    Everton far the better team – In so far the best team I have seen at St James’ this season. All wanted the ball found space easy and attacked directly and at pace

    Defence were poor made to many mistakes
    Dummett very slow and ponderous -. Mbiwa
    and Colo were poor. Williamson OK
    Anita – neat and tidy but no killer ball and gets knocked off the ball too easy.
    Goufran – worst game in a Toon shirt – yet nearly scored spectacular goal.
    Sissoko – did ok
    Tiote my man of the match by a mile.
    Du Jong – too lightweight and to slow at decision making.
    Cisse had a good game ran the channels but our midfield did not pick them out
    Krul did nothing wrong

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Anyway I’ve had my little moan so it’s time for my bed just gutted that I’ll never get that 90 minutes of my life back!

    Oh yeah

    Fatty out
    Pardspew out
    Stroller out

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Manx…I don’t think you need to spend money each season!

    …our problem is we don’t plan ahead and we don’t replace what we loose – we will never get anywhere like that 🙂

    We think reactive instead of pro-active – and the club talk a good game, but rarely deliver.

    Pardew gets both praise and criticism, the thing just is the negative outnumbers the positive!

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #33

    average so who’s our other set piece taker in this best squad ever?

    or who’s our other attacker for corners that can actually win a ball in the air?

  • beermonkey

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #34


    our first team is predictable once you know the injuries
    and our set plays are predictable
    it drives me up the wall

    most teams get prob 7 to 10 goals a season from set plays we get none its been the same for 2 seasons
    i cannot believe this has not been addressed

    given the defensive nature of the football pardew plays set pieces should be a huge part of how we win games

    look at the way pulis teams attack a set piece

  • Online Guy

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #35

    John Carver winding Ashley up ?

    Putting Shola on for no good reason in the 90th min just cost Ashley about £15k in appearance money..John nailed his colours to the mast regards what he thinks of Ashley .

  • Schwefelberg

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Ashley must leave the Game a happy Man.

    He cashed out the best asset and used temporary players to keep in the premier League and make we don’t qualify for the Europa.

    He probably thinks it’s funny that Pardew has his feet up with Whiskey and Cigar while we are thrashed in front of our own fans and get 100k out of Pardew for the pleasure.

    This DISASTER Train just rolls on.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #37


    I’m pretty sure Anita takes the other corners and that’s the excuse for not trying something different because willo can head the ball? How many times has it come off? Very rarely and how many times does he actually win the first header? Again very rarely! Why not try it with a bit of bend or speed? Nar to hard that we’ll just lump it to willo with the same outcome everytime lol! The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over again with the same outcome!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Charlie, are you calling that volley sent into the Gallowgate nearly scored, we really are in trouble next season if that’s the closest we get to goals.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Meant manx Damn predictive txt lol

    But in all seriousness you think willo wins the headers?

  • manxpie

    Mar 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #40

    jesper thats a load of rubbish!

    so your saying you don’t need to spend when you finish 5th with a very very small squad

    or spend for a euro campaign or after a very poor relegation struggle??


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