Newcastle United clashed heads with Everton at Goodison Park earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result on the road in the Premier League. The Magpies made a quick start to the game and scored the opening goal via Callum Wilson’s effort in the 28th minute. Eddie Howe’s men controlled the game well and went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Joelinton doubled Newcastle’s advantage in the 72nd minute before Wilson scored again for the Magpies just three minutes later. Everton responded via Dwight McNeil’s consolation goal but the visitors scored again when Jacob Murphy got his name on the scoresheet in the 81st minute. The match finished with the Tyneside club earning an impressive 4-1 win away at Merseyside.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player performed during the match against the Toffees.
GK: Nick Pope – 6.5/10
He made a few crucial saves at the back but won’t be happy after conceding a soft goal late in the game.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 6.5/10
Trippier performed his defensive duties well and had a lively game going forward.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10
He cleared the danger when needed and was unfortunate to have a goal chalked off in the second half.
CB: Sven Botman – 6.5/10
Botman put his foot through the ball when the home team were looking to go on the front foot but won’t be pleased after allowing a late goal.
LB: Matt Targett – 6.5/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 7/10
Longstaff anchored the midfield well and made one good chance going forward.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7.5/10
The Brazilian sensation offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and had some bright moments in the Everton half. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Joe Willock – 7.5/10
Willock came back to defend when needed and was a real threat in the final third. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 6.5/10
He engineered a couple of decent chances from the right flank.
ST: Callum Wilson – 8.5/10
Wilson scored two fine goals to give Newcastle an ideal platform to go on and secure the win tonight.
LW: Joelinton – 8/10
He was a constant menace in the final third and did well to pick up an assist.
RW: Jacob Murphy – 7/10
Murphy came off the bench and scored a good goal late in the game.
LB: Dan Burn – 6.5/10
He made one positive run with the ball.
ST: Alexander Isak – 7/10
Isak was quite clever with his movements in and around the Everton penalty box.
ST: Anthony Gordon – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.
CM: Elliot Anderson – N/A
Anderson came on for the final few minutes of the contest.