Everton Will Be Short Of Two Star Players At Newcastle

Newcastle were beaten 3-1 at Old Trafford today with Wayne Rooney scoring two and making one – and we just couldn’t contain him.

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Tim Howard – will miss the game at Newcastle

But Everton, who play at home on Sunday didn’t do any better and they went down 1-0 at home to Stoke City, and not only that but both American goalkeeper Tim Howard and England International Phil Jagielka were taken off at half time and are very unlikely to make the Newcastle trip.

Everton have lost three of their last four league games and Newcastle must go all out on Sunday to try to get all 3 points.

This is what Everton manager Roberto Martinez said after the game:

“Tim has pulled his calf and we’ll have to assess him in the morning. I think it is unlikely he’ll be available for Newcastle.”

“Phil Jagielka has had an incident with his ankle where I’d say he’s stretched his ligaments. We’ll take a look but I think he will also miss Sunday.”

It looks like Tim Howard and  Phil Jagielka will be replaced by Joel Robles and Antolin Alcaraz respectively.

John Stones and Kevin Mirallas who had both just returned to the side, also took knocks in the game – and could also be doubtful for the game at St. James’ Park.

This is what Martinez said about the two of them:

“The challenge on Kevin meant he was fortunate to finish the game. John had some discomfort after the tackle in the first half but he also did well to finish the game.”

Vurnon Anita sustained a calf injury just before the end of the game today at Old Trafford, and will not be fit for Sunday – but Cheick Tiote will be back after his one game suspension.

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7 comments so far

  • toon kk

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Two players short, we have best part of a full team missing and until we get some back we might as well stop in the dressing room.

  • Sazzer

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Cabella haven’t lived up to his high expectations and so Pardew choosing Perez, Obertan, Sammy and Aarons over him have been justified based on perfomances.

    But I can’t say he deserved to be on the bench at half-time today with Armstrong and Goofy ahead of him as well.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #3

    I thought we looked okay for the first twenty minutes and had the trip on Gouffran gone our way then it might have been a different game, when that was waved away i think the players realised it wasn’t going to be their day and their heads dropped, luckily there are a lot of games coming up and Man U eased up at 3-0, it could have been a lot worse. I’m not being critical at all of Perez and Armstrong but what PL team would but a seventeen year old and a player bought for the development squad as their best eleven.

  • BuckLuck

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #4

    The biggest crime against Newcastle since the start of premier league is happening right now. I will never forgive Ashley for keeping Pardew as manager. Never!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon kk,
    The monotonous Michael Owen said it can’t be a coincidence about all Man Us injuries and it must be something in training. What does that say about us then.

  • jimiley

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Keep the faith in Alan to deliver a top 4 spot. Does anybody doubt it?

  • jimiley

    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Only two things are certain in life: death and an empty Toon trophy cabinet.


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