A fortuitous flick of the leg by Dominic Calvert-Lewin fell for Bernard
who was able to lob the ball forward to Moise Kean. The Italian forward had time and space to
fire a low shot home from just in front of the penalty spot at the Gwladys
Street End. 0-1
Half time: Toffees
1 Magpies 0
54 mins Digne had time to pick his
pass and once Jamaal Lascelles had gone to ground in a failed attempt to block, Calvert-Lewin had the easy task of
placing a curling effort beyond Dubravka. 0-2
mins Matt Ritchie's right wing corner was helped
on Pickford straight to Fabian Schar and he hit a decent volley that looped up
off Lascelles for Florian Lejeune to execute a fabulous scissor kick into the corner
of the net from six yards out. 1-2
90+5 mins A
free-kick in the centre circle was taken short by Matty Longstaff and pumped
into the box by Ritchie. It reached Federico Fernandez on the right, whose fierce shot from a tight angle
struck the near post. The ball fell for Hayden and he cracked a left-footed shot towards goal
that was headed away as far as Florian Lejeune who hooked the ball back on
That was juggled by Pickford seemingly on the line before Emil Krafth tried to
force it back towards goal. In the confusion, referee Simon Hooper pointed to his
watch that had told him the ball had crossed the line, sparking wild
celebrations and a furious mackem
'keeper who took out his frustrations on the ball and his defenders.
Complete comedy gold with an additional layer of mirth added by viewing TV
footage, when it becomes evident that home fans behind the goal start
celebrating when the referee blows his whistle, mistakenly believing that
Hooper was indicating full time. He wasn't. 2-2
Full time: Toffees 2 Magpies 2
Steve Bruce said:
remarkable. I can't fault the players for their endeavour.
Joelinton was struggling after 50 minutes; I nearly put a centre-half
"We keep showing
determination. We were a tired team tonight but we found a bit
of energy from somewhere.
"When we scored Mike Dean said there are 40 seconds left -
and you're thinking 'can we score in 40 seconds?' We rode our
luck certainly but they never gave up.
"There is a good spirit
and attitude in this team - we looked tired but we played people
out of position. We didn't have much coming off the bench in
terms of forward players but the attitude was fantastic.
"It's a wacky game
that's for sure - but it's great. It just shows you shouldn't
leave a game early.
"Joelinton was struggling with an injury and we had no strikers. I didnít
want to put Jonjo (Shelvey)
on because he wasnít right. Iím asking people to play out
of position but they stuck at it.
"If anyone deserved two goals itís Flo with
the problems heís had in his Newcastle career.
"I couldnít play (Allan)
Saint-Maximin after seeing him yesterday so we left him
behind. We hope heís available for Saturday.
"Andy Carroll, DeAndre Yedlin
and Nabil Bentaleb should be available (for Oxford)
Carlo Ancelotti said:
"Sometimes in football that can happen, sometimes you have to
"The fact is we played really well, the result is not what we wanted
but the performance can give us confidence for the next games. The players are really sad
at this moment, but I told them I have more experience than them.
"I've lost a Champions League final after leading 3-0 [with AC Milan
against Liverpool] so it can happen sometimes.
"Until the first
goal, no-one thought Newcastle could draw the game.
"We played really well, we deserved to win but we have to accept the
result. We could stay more focused on set pieces, but the team played a
fantastic game for 90 minutes. We are disappointed but we are pleased with
ďI said to my players that sometimes it
can happen. It is unusual to concede two goals in two minutes when the
performance was at the top, in my opinion, and for this reason I look
"If we are able to play like this, I think we will win most of our games.
We had good balance, we tried to press forward. (Fabian) Delph and (Morgan)
Schneiderlin did a fantastic job. I have nothing to say to my players because
they did really well.
"We could stay more focused in the final minutes but they are really little
things. We were punished too much after that performance.Ē
About goalscorer Kean:
"He worked hard, he pressed forward, what I asked, he did. He has to
improve, because he's young, he has to improve technically and
tactically, but he's on the right way."
United are now unbeaten in their last five league and cup games since
losing on New Years Day - their best run of form since a nine match sequence
between February and March 2017.
Florian Lejeune had never scored for the Magpies.
Newcastle had never scored twice in second half added time in any of their
No Newcastle substitute had scored in the PL this season - the only side not to have
All of those things have now come to pass....
* We managed to do that as recently as September 2016 in the
Championship, when Yoan Gouffran (90+5) and Dwight Gayle (90+6) netted in a
4-3 home victory over Norwich City. On the pitch at that point then and
tonight were messrs Lascelles, Ritchie and Hayden.
Lejeune's brace means that United have scored 12 goals in
their 12 PL away games this season, which is equal to their
entire return on the road in the 2015/16 campaign - our lowest PL tally.
The last player before Florian to net more than once in a PL away game was
Dwight Gayle, who got both goals in a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth in February
Lejeune becomes our 148th different PL scorer and the 22nd to
have been born in France.
His brace also increases the amount of PL goals scored this season so far by our
defenders to 12 from 24 registered (Lejeune 2, Clark 2, Fernandez 2,
Schar 2, Willems 2, Lascelles 1, Yedlin 1). Strictly speaking that's 13 as
Hayden was playing as a defender when scoring versus Chelsea.
Lejeune's goals also ended a run of Toon goals scored at the other end of
Goodison Park. Since Hatem Ben Arfa's belter here at the Gwladys Street End in
2010, all six of our goals had come in front of the opposite Park End. Until
Although the manner in which this game unfolded was slightly different,
Lejeune's feat mirrored that of Demba Ba at Goodison Park back in September
2012. Trailing 0-1 at half time, Ba arrived from the bench and had netted within
five minutes. Everton then thought they'd won it with a second goal on 88
minutes - only for Ba to equalise for the second time on 90 minutes.
Fast forward to December 2014 and Papiss Cisse took to the field at
SJP early in the second half, with his side drawing 0-0 with Chelsea. It
ended 2-1 to Newcastle and he scored both goals.
Aleksander Mitrovic also helped himself to a second half brace following his
introduction as a substitute away at Norwich City in April 2016 -
although we lost 2-3.
In terms of going one better, Craig Bellamy's three-goal salvo against
Brentford at SJP in the League Cup back in September 2001 is well
worth a mention, appearing in the 90th minute with the tie poised at 1-1 and
completing a 12 minute treble during extra time.
On the bench tonight for the second time in a competitive senior game was
defender Liam Gibson, selected as cover at left back following his
return from a loan spell at League Two Grimsby Town. He had appeared once as an unused sub versus West Bromwich
Albion back in February 2016.
Liam's younger brother Lewis was an unused substitute for Everton away at West
Ham last weekend, but was omitted from their replacements here tonight.
PS: Jordan Pickford "celebrated" his
100th Premier League start by gifting us both goals. Ta!
contribution to this game evoked memories of last season's meeting with the Toffees
at SJP, when he came from two goals down to win with a deliciously late and offside goal.
It was another disaster for Pickford who had been allowed to stay on and save a Matt Ritchie
penalty by referee Lee Mason despite looking like a red card certainty. The
Magpie hater flapped and bottled it big-style that day as well.....
Toon at Goodison - Premier
2019/20 Drew 2-2
2018/19 Drew 1-1 Rondon
2017/18 Lost 0-1
2015/16 Lost 0-3
2014/15 Lost 0-3
2013/14 Lost 2-3 Cabaye, Remy
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
Having added the following to Saturday's match report, we didn't expect to be
updating and reposting it quite as quickly as this, but hey ho:
The late show: Latest recorded NUFC goals in
(only goals later than 90+3 are recorded)
2016/17 Dwight Gayle v Norwich City (h) 90+6
2011/12 Yohan Cabaye v Blackburn Rovers (a) 90+6 (LC)
2019/20 Florian Lejeune v Everton (a) 90+5 (PL)
2016/17 Yoan Gouffran v Norwich City (h) 90+5 (Ch)
2013/14 Yohan Cabaye v West Ham (a) 90+5 (PL)
2019/20 Florian Lejeune v Everton (a) 90+4 (PL)
2019/20 Isaac Hayden v Chelsea (h) 90+4 (PL)
2018/19 Matt Ritchie v Bournemouth (a) 90+4 (PL)
2013/14 Papiss Cisse v Palace (h) 90+4 (PL)
2013/14 Sammy Ameobi v Morecambe (a) 90+4 (LC)
2012/13 Papiss Cisse v Fulham (h) 90+4 (PL)
2012/13 Papiss Cisse v Anji (h) 90+4 (EL)
2011/12 Jonas Gutierrez v Blackburn (h) 90+4 (FA)
2011/12 Papiss Cisse v Chelsea (a) 90+4 (PL)
2010/11 Fabricio Coloccini v Wigan (h) 90+4 (PL)
(Goals scored in added time were routinely
recorded as 90 minutes until the proliferation of online statistics, meaning
that it's impossible to compile accurate lists earlier than 2009).
Line of duty
90 minutes at Goodison Park on Tuesday night, Newcastle were
lethargic, unimaginative and incapable of posing any threat
whatsoever to the hosts - or their goalkeeper.
Fortunate to be just two goals behind, the rigours of recent weeks looked to have finally caught up with a weakened and
weary Magpies side and a substitute's bench padded out with two
What followed during added time though was nothing short of
incredible; substitute Florian Lejeune hooking in what looked to
be nothing more than a 94th minute consolation - before the same
player shot goalwards following an almighty scramble just 60
Jordan Pickford duly stopped the effort, but crucially, the
Toffees custodian had positioned himself behind his own goal
line and by the time the ball got to him, United had an
equaliser and the most unlikely of points.
While visiting players and fans celebrated, it was a case of
short arms and long faces for the much maligned mackem and his
manager, who made three needless replacements with victory
apparently beyond doubt and succeeded in unbalancing an Everton
side who were cruising to victory.
Much was made of the 94th minute goal by which Newcastle defeated Chelsea
last Saturday, but although tonight's extra time exertions only
brought one point rather than three, this was a far higher level
of logic-defying madness.
Of the side that ended our last game, all but Allan Saint-Maximin
were on the field at kick-off here; Isaac Hayden continuing at
right full back rather than Emil Krafth. It was more a case of strike farce than strike force for United
though; the fitful Atsu no more a threat than Joelinton
(although Steve Bruce was adamant post-match that the number 9
again wasn't fit).
That left the hopelessly outnumbered Miguel Almiron to plough a
lone furrow, receiving minimal assistance from a midfield that
was repeatedly bypassed by the home side - Nabil Bentaleb hasn't
arrived a moment too soon.
Having earlier failed to connect with a tempting cross, Moise
Keane got off the mark for his club on the half hour. And that lead was doubled nine minutes into the second period,
when Dominic Calvert-Lewin supplied a routine finish after a
Lucas Digne pass wasn't dealt with.
Further home goals could have followed, while United failed to
register a shot on target until late on, by which time a trio of
defenders had come from the bench.
Krafth arrived at right back as Hayden reverted to midfield and
Fabian Schar took up a central role: our tactic
presumably to confuse Everton by fielding a team comprised
almost entirely of false 9s....
Bewilderingly, those changes (allied to Everton's three swaps)
resulted in some belated forays into the final third of the
field, but it wasn't until Matt Ritchie's 94th minute corner
that they posed any credible threat, aside from a relatively
innocuous first half header from Joelinton.
That corner was poorly punched away by Pickford under pressure from
Florian Lejeune, falling to Schar who promptly volleyed it goalwards -
the ball ricocheting off Fabian Delph for Lejeune to steer an
overhead kick from six yards into the bottom corner of the
Gwladys Street net.
102 seconds later, another set piece - this time a free kick in
the centre circle - allowed Newcastle to get the ball back into
the Everton box, courtesy of another Ritchie delivery.
Federico Fernandez found space on the right side of the area and
his shot from almost on the byline rebounded back off the goal
frame to Hayden, who promptly smashed it back goalwards.
That effort struck the head of a home player inside the six yard
box and fell perfectly for Lejeune to hoof it forwards:
Pickford fleetingly getting his hands on the ball before
dropping to his knees and blocking what two Krafth efforts from point blank range.
At that point however, goal line technology intervened and
referee Simon Hooper indicated that he'd received a message on
his watch that the ball had already crossed
the line via Lejeune's effort.
The awful sightlines of the away section at the opposite end of
the ground delayed the reaction to that decision from the Toon
fans, until the delighted players began running en masse towards
them - although nobody knew or cared who had scored (our shout
was Pickford own goal).
Within seconds the full time whistle had sounded and those
players were back across with their followers, most of them
hurling their shirts into the crowd.
While paying tribute to the vital contributions of Pickford, it's also worth mentioning that the added time that
ultimately cost Everton so dearly was in part due to the
extended celebrations that Calvert-Lewin and his team mates
indulged in following his goal.
Calvert-Lewin's needless lunge on the newly-arrived Krafth out
by the touchline also saw the clock stopped, as did a VAR call
in the wake of the Everton striker seemingly elbowing Jamaal
Lascelles and then gesturing provocatively towards the Newcastle
While Everton were careless and presumptuous in equal measure
though, how Newcastle gained a point here despite playing quite
dreadfully for 90 minutes is beyond us - the latest bizarre
instalment of a season that now almost routinely defies common
It's no exaggeration to say that the recent antics of Steve
Bruce's side are making that daft Goal! movie look like
it was actually a documentary....you couldn't write this.
To inject a little bit of reality to proceedings though, our
next league outing follows the closure of the current
transfer window, which follows a cup tie that will be watched by a
larger crowd than gathered here tonight at this dump. By the time Norwich come to Gallowgate, we'll know
exactly what we have available to us through the remaining 14
games.....and it's looking dicey.
It's one thing for Bruce to say that he'll only sign players if
they improve his squad, but with Gayle, Carroll and Muto all
affected by injury, Joelinton ineffective (and supposedly with
fitness issues) and no scorers to import from the U23s,
surely signing anyone resembling a striker would boost us?
Our unexpected and inexplicable habit of collecting points
without attacking confuses matters, but underneath it things are
little changed - we're trying to make do and mend as