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Season 2014-15
Everton (h) Premier League

 

In association 
with NUFC.com

 

Date: Sunday 28th December 2014, 4.15pm.
Live on Sky Sports

Venue:
St. James' Park

Conditions: uplifting



 

Newcastle United

 

Everton

3 - 2

.
 

Teams

Goals

5 mins Seamus Coleman received Aiden McGeady's pass and took advantage of Yoan Gouffran's hesitation to centre from the Everton right. That cross was swept home by Arouna Kone at the Gallowgate End for his first Toffees goal. 0-1

34 mins A short corner routine between Colback and Cheick Tiote saw the latter clip a left wing centre towards the back post, to where Mike Williamson - one of three unmarked Newcastle players - knocked it back for Papiss Cisse to steer a half-volley beyond Joel Robles from seven yards. 1-1

Half time: Magpies 1 Toffees 1

51 mins More poor defensive work from the visitors saw Colback and Janmaat force an error, Tiote collecting the ball in a central area and picking out Ayoze Perez as he found space outside the Gallowgate End box. Although quickly closed down by a trio of opponents, the Spaniard kept his composure and drove a grass cutter from 18 yards into the corner of the net - neatly threading the ball through the legs of Coleman. 2-1

68 mins Janmaat, Moussa Sissoko and Perez were all involved in the buildup down the United right before the full back pushed infield and to pick out Colback's run. Ross Barkley looked to have beaten him to it, only for the Everton substitute to then turn the ball into the path of Jack Colback, allowing him to run on and poke it left-footed under Robles from the edge of the six yards box. 3-1

84 mins A through ball from Leighton Baines allowed Kevin Mirallas to gallop on between Janmaat and Coloccini and clip home as Alnwick raced to the edge of his area. 3-1

Full  time: Magpies 3 Toffees 2

We Said


Alan Pardew said after the game: Nowt (it later transpired that he'd gone to London to put the finishing touches to his move to Crystal Palace):

Instead, John Carver commented:


It was definitely steak and kidney



"He (Pardew) just said, 'Will you go and do the press for me?' That was it. I was actually eating a pie at the time.
He is fine, he's delighted. It's a fantastic result for us. 

"We have gone on a run of games where we have not won, we have had a difficult period against good opposition and again another good opposition today.

"But we have actually set about them and like I say, take away that five minutes and he has been pleased with the performance. It has probably been one of our best performances in recent times.

"It's nice to get a result after a tricky few games. We got off to a bad start but looked a different team after the first five minutes. 

"We took the game to Everton and got a deserved win. When you have had a run of games were you haven't won, it's very important to get the win.

"We've got back-to-back home games with Burnley coming up. They had a great result today so we know it's going to be a difficult game."

They Said


Roberto Martinez:


"I thought we started really well. 

"Everything that we wanted from the start of the game we had Ė we were really threatening and scored a very good goal from open play. I thought we looked like a team that was going to go on and get the second and win the game. Thatís how comfortable we looked.

"Obviously we then had period when you would expect Newcastle to put a lot of balls into the box and hope for some sort of pressure. I donít think in that period we should concede. Thatís a disappointment. We shouldnít concede from the second phase of a dead-ball situation. Itís a cheap way to give a lot of hard work away.

"Again, in the second half, the goals that we have given away are cheap. As a team, when you are in a period where nothing goes in your favour, you need to be strong in certain basics. You cannot get caught in possession or give the goals away cheaply like we did.

"Now, more than ever, we need to get back to being a strong side with a good defensive record. We do need to start gaining a good momentum in the league. I donít think we have had that throughout the season yet and that has affected many results. Our performances have been level with the opposition and we have ended up giving points away.Ē

"Every club has injuries but it is rare to lose Tim Howard, John Stones and Phil Jagielka in only one game. They are big leaders and it has been difficult to get through, but our performance today had guts, character and personality.Ē

 

Stats


Jack Colback scored his first Newcastle goal, becoming the 118th Magpie to do so at the right end of the pitch in our 787 Premier League fixtures to date.

Ayoze Perez
netted his fifth goal of the season. 

Davide Santon
returned to first team squad having finally overcome a hamstring problem that's sidelined him since April 2014. He was an unused substitute today. 

Newcastle ended 2014 by scoring more than twice in a home game for only the third time all year - a 3-2 win following on from the 3-0 conquest of Cardiff City in May and the 3-3 draw with Palace in August.

In 38 Premier League games in 2014, Alan Pardew's side managed to score more than three goals just once - in the 4-1 success at Hull in March.

NUFC's year ending results - Premier League era:

2014/15 Everton (h) won 3-2
2013/14 Arsenal (h) lost 0-1
2012/13 Arsenal (a) lost 3-7
2011/12 Liverpool (a) lost 1-3
2010/11 Spurs (a) lost 0-2
2009/10 Derby County (h) drew 0-0
2008/09 Liverpool (h) lost 1-5
2007/08 Chelsea (a) lost 1-2
2006/07 Everton (a) lost 0-3
2005/06 Spurs (a) lost 0-2
2004/05 Arsenal (h) lost 0-1
2003/04 Blackburn (h) lost 0-1
2002/03 Spurs (h) won 2-1
2001/02 Chelsea (h) lost 1-2
2000/01 Manchester United (h) drew 1-1
1999/00 Leicester City (a) won 2-1
1998/99 Liverpool (a) lost 2-4
1997/98 Liverpool (h) lost 1-2
1996/97 Spurs (h) won 7-1
1995/96 Manchester United (a) lost 0-2
1994/95 Norwich City (a) lost 1-2
1993/94 Chelsea (a) lost 0-1

Toffees @ SJP - Premier years:

2014/15 Won 3-2 Cisse, Perez, Colback
2013/14 Lost 0-3
2012/13 Lost 1-2 Cisse
2011/12 Won 2-1 og(Heitinga), R.Taylor
2010/11 Lost 1-2 Best
2008/09 Drew 0-0
2007/08 Won 3-2 Butt, Emre, Owen
2006/07 Drew 1-1 Ameobi
2005/06 Won 2-0 Solano 2
2004/05 Drew 1-1 Bellamy
2003/04 Won 4-2 Bellamy, Dyer, Shearer 2
2002/03 Drew 3-3 Dyer 2, OG (LC - lost on penalties)
2002/03 Won 2-1 Shearer, Bellamy
2001/02 Won 6-2 Shearer, Cort, O'Brien, Solano 2, Bernard
2000/01 Lost 0-1
1999/00 Drew 1-1 Shearer
1998/99 Lost 1-3 Shearer
1998/99 Won 4-1 Ketsbaia 2, Shearer, Georgiadis (FAC)
1997/98 Won 1-0 Lee
1996/97 Won 4-1 Ferdinand, Lee, Shearer, Elliott
1995/96 Won 1-0 Ferdinand
1994/95 Won 2-0 Fox, Beardsley
1993/94 Won 1-0 Allen

Full record against the Toffees:

  P W D L F A
SJP 80 43 18 19 144 84
GP 79 20 16 43 95 153
League 159 63 34 62 239 237
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 165 65 35 65 247 246

NUFC PL record in calendar year 2014: 

Played: 38
Won: 12
Drawn: 6
Lost: 20
GD -27 (goals for: 36, goals against: 63)
Points: 42 from a possible 114

That level of performance would have left them 13th in 2013/14's final table, 14th in 2012/13, 16th in the 2011/12 season and 17th in the 2010/11 campaign.

Halfway the lads:

(NUFC last six PL seasons after nineteen games):

2014/15: 26 points, 9th (scored 22, conceded 28)
2013/14: 33 points, 8th (scored 29, conceded 24)
2012/13: 20 points, 15th (scored 23, conceded 30)
2011/12: 30 points, 7th (scored 26, conceded 25)
2010/11: 22 points, 13th (scored 28, conceded 29)
2008/09: 22 points, 12th (scored 25, conceded 27)
2007/08: 26 points, 11th (scored 26, conceded 29)
 

Waffle

 

 

 

Newcastle halted a run of four defeats with an welcome victory over Everton at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, despite falling behind after just five minutes.

A fifth goal in six games from Papiss Cisse levelled before half time, after which Ayoze Perez chalked up a fine fifth in our colours and Jack Colback got off the mark, tickling home what proved to be the winner as United closed the year with victory for the first time since back in 2002.

But when Toffees substitute Kevin Mirallas reduced the arrears with six minutes of normal time remaining, a sold out SJP were forced to endure a nerve-wracking final ten minutes before United collected all three points.

Looking to bounce back after a quartet of defeats that included the home derby loss, Alan Pardew's side made the worst possible start when Seamus Coleman took Aiden McGeady's pass and took advantage of Yoan Gouffran's hesitation to centre from the Everton right.

That cross was swept home by Arouna Kone for his first Toffees goal - and unlike the Ivorian's late winner for Wigan in 2013, there was only despair at our poor defending rather than outrage at a blatant handball. 

Unlike the last meeting of these sides at SJP in March though, Everton seemed unsure whether to stick or twist and allowed Newcastle to enjoy more possession than they've managed in recent weeks.

And although much of that was frustratingly slow and risk-free, territorial advantage did eventually turn into
a
goal threat - although our attempts at taking a corner kick were once again laughable. 

It was from one of those that referee Craig Pawson failed to spot Cisse reacting to Coleman's holding by elbowing the Ireland international in the face - but the incident didn't escape the attention of the TV cameras and
he was promptly
landed with a disciplinary charge and three game ban. 

Coleman was quickly back on his feet however and Cisse remained on the field to register his ninth goal of the season. A sho
rt corner routine between Colback and Cheick Tiote saw the latter clip a left wing centre towards the back post, to where Mike Williamson - one of three unmarked toon players - knocked it back for Cisse to steer a half-volley beyond Joel Robles from seven yards.

The second half continued with Newcastle looking the more dangerous and Jak Alnwick enjoying the quietest period of his fledgling first team career - his opposite number making a fingertip save to deny Gouffran.

That block came at the expense of a corner that Colback drilled over, only to be headed clear. Gouffran's block on the edge of the box though saw the ball arrive back at Colback and he prompted Daryl Janmaat to launch a speculative high ball back into the Everton box.

More poor defensive work from the visitors saw Colback and Janmaat force an error, Tiote collecting the ball in a central area and picking out Perez as he found space outside the Gallowgate End box.

Although quickly closed down by a trio of opponents, the Spaniard kept his composure and drove a grass cutter from 18 yards into the corner of the net - neatly threading the ball through the legs of Coleman. 

2-1 then became 3-1 on 68 minutes as Newcastle looked to have put the game beyond the visitors. 
Janmaat, Moussa Sissoko and Perez were all involved in the buildup down the United right before the full back pushed infield and to pick out Colback's run. 

Ross Barkley looked to have beaten him to it, only for the Everton substitute to then turn the ball into the path of Colback, allowing him to run on and poke it left-footed under Robles from the edge of the six yards box.    

In typical fashion, United were unable to retain that two goal cushion though and conceded when a through ball from Leighton Baines allowed Kevin Mirallas to gallop on between Janmaat and Coloccini and clip home as Alnwick raced to the edge of his area.

Handed an unexpected route back into the game in a mirror image of our last visit to Goodison, in truth the Toffees didn't really look like wiping the collective smile from Tyneside faces.

That was despite the lunacy of Tiote though, seemingly intent on completing a hat trick of assists by handing Everton a goal - one hare-brained attempt at dribbling out of defence followed up by ludicrously surrendering possession in the middle of the park.   

Coming forward on the counter attack, a cameo role for substitute Remy Cabella saw him cause confusion and Perez shoot against the base of the post - although Emmanuel Riviere was in an offside position when the rebound hit the French forward right in front of goal.  

The win was enough to put Newcastle back into the top half of the table, sitting
tenth
with 26 points collected at the halfway point in the season and leaving them on track to complete their allotted task his season: The clubís minimum target this season is to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League" (Fan Forum Sep 2014).

Within hours though, off-field events had overshadowed this result after it became clear that Alan Pardew had pushed through his desire to quit the club in favour of Crystal Palace.

Biffa


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