Everton welcomed Newcastle United at Goodison Park earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a good result at home. The Toffees made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the 28th minute when Callum Wilson found the back of the net. Sean Dyche’s men failed to mount a comeback and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Joelinton doubled Newcastle’s lead in the 72nd minute before Wilson scored again with an excellent finish just three minutes later. Dwight McNeil got a goal back for Everton soon after but Newcastle scored again thanks to Jacob Murphy’s effort. The contest ended with the Toffees crashing to a dismal 4-1 defeat in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Everton player fared during the match against the Magpies.
GK: Jordan Pickford – 6/10
The English keeper made a few excellent saves at the back but still ended up shipping in four goals tonight.
RB: Ben Godfrey – 6/10
Godfrey made a few important clearances at the back but his efforts were not enough tonight.
CB: Michael Keane – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending and was a dominant presence in the air.
CB: James Tarkowski – 7.5/10
Tarkowski tried his best to stop the Newcastle onslaught and was a good presence on the ball as well.
LB: Vitaliy Mykolenko – 6/10
Mykolenko struggled to catch the eye and looked vulnerable at the back.
CM: Amadou Onana – 7/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction and was lively in the Newcastle half.
CM: Idrissa Gueye – 6/10
Gueye worked hard at both ends of the field but it was not enough in the end.
CM: Abdoulaye Doucoure – 6/10
He produced a tireless shift at the centre of the park but lacked quality in the final third.
RW: Alex Iwobi – 7/10
Iwobi caused a few problems for the Tottenham defenders but there was no goal for him tonight.
ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 6.5/10
The English forward was a real menace in the final third but failed to take any of his chances.
LW: Dwight McNeil – 7/10
McNeil was not shy of having a strike at goal and scored a late goal which proved to be a consolation.
ST: Neal Maupay – 6/10
He was tidy with his passing.
ST: Ellis Simms – N/A
Simms didn’t have enough time to make an impact.
CM: James Garner – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the game.