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