This Tuesday afternoon, in the 24th matchweek of the English Premier League, fans who attended Everton’s Goodison Park certainly enjoyed a good game. The hosts went 2-0 up but wasted the lead as brave Newcastle equalized in the second half.
The result left Everton in 12th place, with 30 points. Newcastle is in 14th place, with the same points. The next Toffees match will be against Watford, on February 1st. On the same day, the Magpies play against Oxford United, for the FA Cup.
The match started disputed, with some confrontation in the midfield. After the first ten minutes, Everton began to dominate the game and kept the possession.
At the 30th minute, the deadlock was broken through the feet of Italian jewel Moise Kean at the Goodison Park.
Calvert-Lewin triggered Bernard, as the Brazilian showed skill to control the ball and set-up Kean, who squeezed his finish under Newcastle’s keeper. 1-0 Everton.
Newcastle didn’t digest the goal very well, as they looked pretty much trapped in their defense field. After a long time, at the end of the first half, they managed to threaten Jordan Pickford’s goal through a Joelinton header. But it stopped there.
After the break, Everton showed the same dominance and doubled their lead with 54 on the clock. Lucas Digne passed it to Calvert-Lewin as the striker spun away from Newcastle’s Fernandez and curled it home at the right corner. 2-0 Everton.
With 90+3, Everton were heading to a comfortable 2-0 win at home. However, something incredible happened.
On 90+4, Newcastle pulled one back through Florian Lejeune. One minute later, on the last attack in the match, Lejeune himself scored the equalizer for the Magpies. What a comeback!
Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti will need to have a serious team talk with Everton players. It’s simply unacceptable to handle two points away conceding two late goals at home.