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Season 2012-13
Everton (a) Premier League


In association 
with NUFC.com


Date:
Monday 17th September 2012, 8pm
Live on Sky

Venue: Goodison Park

Conditions:
tbc

Admission: £38 (£1 cheaper than 2011/12 - but NUFC now levy a booking fee of....£1)

Programme: £3

 

   

Everton

Newcastle United

2 - 2


Teams

Goals

15 mins After swapping passes out on the Everton left with Fellaini, Baines pressed forward and ghosted past the uninterested Marveaux and towards the United box.

Continuing his run, the left back received a smart flick back from Pienaar that took him between the idling Gutierrez and Cabaye, steering a low left-footed effort across Steve Harper as Mike Williamson belatedly arrived to try and get in the way.  0-1

Half time: Toffees 1 Magpies 0

49 mins 
A smart interception from Yohan Cabaye saw him dispossess an opponent almost on the halfway line and he quickly angled a low pass out towards the left channel, where Demba Ba was making up ground towards the Park End goal.

The recently-arrived substitute took advantage of the space afforded him by Phil Jagielka to tee up a low-left footer from the edge of the box that Tim Howard appeared to dive over.
1-1

88 mins Pienaar's precise pass into the penalty area came to the feet of Anichebe and he was able to turn despite the attentions of Steven Taylor, before firing beyond Harper and inside the far net. Game over, apparently. 1-2

90 mins With time rapidly running out and Goodison in full cry, Mike Williamson pumped forward a long pass from the right back position that Shola Ameobi anticipated brilliantly, chesting it down as it arrived on the edge of the Toffees area. 

As the ball maintained its forward momentum, Demba Ba was able to get a touch on it with his left boot from about five yards out, ensuring it passed under the approaching Howard and across the line as a defender made a vain effort to follow in  
2-2

Full time:
Toffees 2 Magpies 2

We Said

Alan Pardew commented:

"I was proud of the second half because we were terrific, but the first half we lacked belief and I was shocked at how we played. Not many teams would come back and respond in the way we did so all credit to the players.

"Demba definitely changed the face of the game and gave us the mentality that we could win the game, and in the second half we gave a good account of ourselves.

"We have got great spirit and that could be a massive, massive result for us. Sometimes players play better when they're angry - I can't keep everyone happy in this squad, there are still one or two who aren't happy.

"Ba got two goals, and he could have had a hat-trick.... (Gabriel) Obertan is going terrific in training, and he wanted on. Itís a juggling act for me as a manager, and I have to get it right."Ba changed the face of the game. He gave us the mentality that we could win the game. In the second half, we gave a good account of ourselves, and not many teams will twice come back here with the players we have missing.

"I donít think Demba will call it that (a tactical triumph to leave him out of the starting XI). He isnít the only one that is upset Ė Sylvain (Marveaux) was upset for coming off at half-time."But this is how it is in the big league. Fortunately for us, Demba made the difference."

They Said


David Moyes
said:

"There are two goals missed and we can't get them back. I had a word with the officials but I was not in there ranting and raving.

"I said 'you have missed two goals' but what can I do about it? 

"We played very well and should have won the game deservedly but didn't.

"The tools will come in eventually to help officials but I think the job is to look along the line and hopefully get it right when the ball has crossed the line.

"Even from where I was I thought Marouane Fellaini's goal was a goal so I was surprised when it was given offside.

"We should have been out of sight by half-time and when it was still 1-0 Alan Pardew was probably delighted.

"The header from Anichebe was definitely a goal. My technical team have told me it was over the line. I have been saying for as long as anybody technology must come in and it has cost Everton a crucial goal here."

Stats


Demba Ba grabbed our 1,000th Premier League goal, just over 19 years after our first - an own goal by Peter Atherton away at Coventry City's Highfield Road.

Counting his second (and our 1,001st), Ba now has 19 Premier League goals in our colours and remains fourteenth on the list of NUFC PL scorers.

Those 1,000 goals have come from 696 games and were scored by 102 different Newcastle players. 
612 were scored at SJP and the other 388 away from home.

1,000 PL goals - the scorers:

148: Shearer
46: Beardsley
43: Cole
41: Ferdinand
40: Ameobi
37: Solano
34: Lee
29: Speed
28: Martins
27: Bellamy
26: Owen
23: Dyer
22: Robert
18: Ba
14: Carroll
13: Cisse
12: Fox, Nolan
11: Dabizas, Elliott, Gillespie, Watson
10: Best, Kitson, S.Taylor
9: Asprilla, Jenas, Lovenkrands, N'Zogbia
8: Ben Arfa, Albert, Clark, Ferguson, Ketsbaia
7: Cort, Glass, Viduka
6: Acuna, Barnes, J.Barton, Bernard, Bowyer, Ginola, Kluivert, Milner, A O'Brien
5: Allen, Ambrose, Butt, Emre, Gutierrez, LuaLua
4: Cabaye, Andersson, W.Barton, Duff, Gallacher, Hamann, Hughes, Mathie, Parker
3: Guthrie, Batty, Bramble, Domi, Howey, Sellars, Sibierski, Tomasson
2: R.Taylor, Beresford, Coloccini, Cordone, Edgar, Griffin, D.Peacock, Viana
1: Bassedas, Beye, Bracewell, Cacapa, Caldwell, Carr, Charvet, Chopra, Dalglish, Ab.Faye, 
Gavilan, Geremi, Goma, Gosling, Guivarc'h, Helder, Hottiger, Huntington, Luque, Obertan, 
Pistone, Saha, Tiote, Venison, Xisco

(plus 31 OGs)

We believe that Ba also became the first Newcastle to appear as a substitute in the Premier League and score more than one goal for his team. 

However he was unable to emulate the feat of Craig Bellamy almost 11 years earlier, coming off the bench to net a hat trick at home to Brentford in the League Cup.

Toon at Goodison - Premier League era:

2012/13 Drew 2-2 Ba 2
2011/12 Lost 1-3 og(Hibbert)
2010/11 Won 1-0 Ben Arfa
2008/09 Drew 2-2 Taylor, Duff
2007/08 Lost 1-3 Owen (pen)
2006/07 Lost 0-3
2005/06 Lost 0-1
2004/05 Lost 0-2
2003/04 Drew 2-2 Shearer 2 pens
2002/03 Lost 1-2 Robert
2001/02 Won 3-1 Bellamy, Solano, Acuna
2000/01 Drew 1-1 og(Unsworth)
1999/00 Won 2-0 Hughes, Dyer
1998/99 Lost 0-1
1997/98 Drew 0-0
1997/98 Won 1-0 Rush (FAC)
1996/97 Lost 0-2
1995/96 Won 3-1 Ferdinand, Lee, Kitson
1994/95 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
1994/95 Lost 0-2
1993/94 Won 2-0 Cole, Beardsley

Full record against the Toffees:

  P W D L F A
SJP 77 42 18 17 140 77
GP 78 20 16 42 93 150
League 155 62 34 59 233 227
SJP(FA) 1 1 0 0 4 1
GP 4 1 0 3 1 5
SJP(LC) 1 0 1 0 3 3
GP 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cup 6 2 1 3 8 9
CS 1 0 0 1 3 5
Tot 161 64 35 62 241 236

 

Waffle


Newcastle's Premier League season belatedly kicked into gear at the fourth attempt on Monday evening at Goodison - although only after 45 minutes that raised questions over the desire and commitment of Alan Pardew's side, and even his ability to organise or inspire those selected.   

Our opening trio of domestic fixtures had produced a win, a draw and a defeat but precious little in the way of coherent team play; a situation only partly excused by the absence of kingpins such as Cheick Tiote, with many of those on show looking unable or unwilling to go the extra kilometre.

Whatever was served up against Spurs, Chelsea and Villa though was infinitely preferable to the listless and uninterested display here that gave an Everton side showing only a modicum of pace, movement and direction the appearance of world beaters. We looked like panel beaters. 

Our last 2-2 draw here had come back in the 2008/09 relegation season when Joe Kinnear was forced to watch his new charges from the Directors Box due to an unserved touchline ban from four years earlier, missing Steven Taylor's 45th minute goal due to being en route to the away dressing room to administer what is technically known as a right rollicking. Or something like that.

Occupying a similar naughty seat this time was Alan Pardew, who made his trip down the backstairs around the time that Nikica Jelavic admitted defeat and came off, having earlier crashed into an upright when netting with a rebound from an offside position. 

And much as our second half resurgence could be attributed to alterations in personnel, tactics and attitude though, the loss of the Croatian forward was also a key factor. His departure deprived David Moyes of a player who could not only hold up the ball and bring colleagues into play, but also had the ability to unsettle our defence, as he had done to good effect back in May.

With him, Everton looked a good deal more ordinary and the much-hyped pair of Pienaar and Fellaini failed to stamp their alleged authority on the game, as the home side were made to pay for only scoring once during a first half that they thoroughly dominated. Curbing the forward runs of Leighton Baines was also a contributory factor in our getting something from the game.  

And although the Goodison Shola (aka Anichebe) had one of his "on" nights, the appearance from the bench of Demba Ba was to be the real headline maker in terms of "inspired" substitutions.

Papiss Cisse had spurned almost the only chance of the first half when the ball fell to him on the volley at the back post but he poked his effort wide. There were no such problems for his Senegal colleague though when he had the ball in the back of the net with his first meaningful touch. 

That brought up Newcastle's 1,000th Premier League goal and it was an effort to rival memorable efforts from Les Ferdinand, Kieron Dyer, Laurent Robert and Hatem Ben Arfa on this ground.

A questionable offside flag then denied Fellaini a goal when slotting the ball home, before the main talking point of the game saw Harper pull off a magnificent point-blank save from Anichebe to tip the ball onto the bar, Williamson clearing from inside the goal with the ball possibly over the line.

The linesman failed to flag and United took advantage to break clear, Pienaar clipping Ben Arfa's heel in the centre circle but failing to prevent the Frenchman racing away clean through on goal. To his - and our - consternation though, referee Jones pulled back the play to book Pienaar - maybe the worst failure to allow an advantage since Robert Lee's shot from the halfway line at home to Brentford.

Anichebe then popped up with what looked like a late winner though to leave TV commentators proclaiming that justice had been done. And to be honest, after our apparent sulkiness of the first half, we'd have taken comfort from the second half improvement even if we'd left pointless. 

Once again though, this team's capacity to spring pleasant surprises has continued into this campaign and a whack upfield was enough to leave the home defence all at sea and Ba kissing the ground once again.

Quite simply, the second 45 minutes of this game were the first time that we've looked like a football team since the win at Chelsea in May. And to have done that (and come from behind twice) without messrs Krul, Coloccini and Tiote makes this a precious point gained and something tangible to build on.

One loss in four league outings with eminently winnable contests against Norwich and Reading to follow is a fair return for a side with injury issues who have looked sluggish. Gradually the individual performances are coming together though, with Santon impressive again tonight as he was against Villa and signs that Cabaye is getting his act together.

As for the conundrum of how to placate our two main forwards, there was at least some sign tonight of development when the pair played together, with less evidence of duplicating runs plus the odd  knock on etc. suggesting a semblance of understanding, even if it's confined to the pitch.

The manager seems to have a job on his hands managing not only the expectations of his superiors and the fans, but also that of the players. Having kept his squad together during the transfer window, Pardew's next job is to keep them going in the same direction. Tonight showed that it's achievable.

Biffa


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