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Begovic Gets 8, Iwobi With 7.5 | Everton Players Rated In Last-Gasp Win Vs Newcastle United

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Everton welcomed Newcastle United at Goodison Park earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a positive result in front of their home fans. The Toffees were solid in the first half and managed to get into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Both sides fought tooth and nail in the second half but struggled to break each other down. Allan was shown a red card in the 83rd minute which put the Merseyside outfit at a numerical disadvantage. However, Alex Iwobi scored a dramatic injury-time winner as Everton ended up securing a last-gasp 1-0 win at home.

Let’s take a look at how each Everton player performed during the clash against the Magpies.

GK: Asmir Begovic – 8/10

The Toffees keeper made a handful of important saves at the back and earned an impressive clean sheet at Goodison Park.

RB: Seamus Coleman – 7/10

Coleman was quite solid when defending inside his half and was also lively going forward.

CB: Mason Holgate – 7/10

The English centre-half cleared the danger plenty of times but was a bit untidy with his passing.

CB: Michael Keane – 7.5/10

Keane won a lot of aerial duels during the game and performed well enough to keep the Magpies at bay during the 90 minutes.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Dan Burn of Newcastle United, Seamus Coleman and Richarlison of Everton react as referee Craig Pawson checks VAR screen for possible red card against Allan of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on March 17, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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LB: Ben Godfrey – 6.5/10

He cleared the danger when needed but struggled to influence the game in the final third.

CM: Abdoulaye Doucoure – 6.5/10

Doucoure anchored the midfield well but should have offered more going forward.

CM: Allan – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with a lot of solid tackles but let his teammates down by getting sent off for a poor challenge in the 83rd minute.

RW: Alex Iwobi – 7.5/10

Iwobi got stuck in with some solid tackles and deserves a lot of credit for netting the winning goal with a low strike in the dying embers of the contest.

CAM: Anthony Gordon – 7/10

He had some bright moments in the opponent’s half and even worked hard off the ball.

LW: Demarai Gray – 6.5/10

Gray showed some promise at times but never looked like he would score tonight.

ST: Richarlison – 6/10

The Brazilian talent made one good run with the ball but failed to threaten the Newcastle goal.

Substitutes:

ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 7/10

He picked up an assist for setting up Iwobi’s match-winner.

CM: Andre Gomes – N/A

Gomes didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

CAM: Andros Townsend – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the game.

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