After more than one third of the 2023/2024 Season has been played, both Everton and Newcastle United from the English Premier League have different aspirations heading towards the remainder of the year. For the Toffees, they were slapped with a deduction of 10 points in the English top-flight football table due to breaches of the league’s profit and sustainability rules, causing Everton to drop into the relegation zone as a result, while the seventh-placed Magpies have been hit with a series of injuries as well as suspension to their star summer signing Sandro Tomali of late. Both Everton and Newcastle United met each other at Goodison Park yesterday, and the result was a surprising one.
A Total Demolition Over Newcastle by Everton
Coming into the game, Everton beat their opponents Nottingham Forest by the smallest of margin at City Ground last time out, while Newcastle beat Chelsea and Manchester United 4-1 and 1-0 in their previous two league encounters. The game was neck and neck between both teams in this Matchday 15, and spectators had to wait until the final moments of the match to get the first goal of the game, and what followed suit was a scoring spree by the home side.
Dwight McNeil produced his sheer moments of brilliance in the 79th minute, starting off with a dispossession on his veteran compatriot Kieran Trippier, before he took on the entire Newcastle United defensive backline on his own. He then unleashed a wonder strike into the top right corner just inside the penalty box. Seven minutes after the first blood, Everton increased their margin following Abdoulaye Doucouré’s strike. The evening turned from bad to worse for Trippier, as he was punished by Jack Harrison, who then ran all the way into the dangerous zone with the ball. His subsequent cross was missed by McNeil, but the Malian midfielder Doucouré was there to make sure that the home side double their lead.
Everton fans’ day was sealed with an icing on the cake in the final stretch of the game, when substitute Beto, who came onto the game in the 85th minute, received the ball in Newcastle’s half and put on a one-man show against the visitors with a cheeky shot then went through the legs of Martin Dúbravka. Everton won the game versus Eddie Howe’s Newcastle with a resounding score line of 3-0.
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Everton Out of Relegation Zone
Everton could not ask for a better result than a 3-0 win over Newcastle United at home last night, since the three points gave them a double-digit figure in points in the league table after 15 games, allowing the them to leave the relegation zone at the moment. Should Everton were not slapped with the 10-point deduction, Sean Dyche’s side could have broken into the Top Ten in the English top-flight football after all.
“With so many enforced changes, I was so pleased. You have heard me talk about the mentality this season and you can sense a connected group. We are onto something. I don’t change my storyline, my value is a season’s work. The ups and downs of it are what you have to control as a manager and the results too but the end of the season is where it is count. The points [Deduction] is done therefore let’s get on with it and the players have been responsive to that and parked it,” said Dyche on Everton’s desire in the remainder of the 2023/2024 Season.
The 52-year-old also added how important the victory against Newcastle is. “We cannot guarantee anything [Deducted points] coming back but we have to keep playing hard like we were anyway. The performances levels have been good and them into winning performances. It was a good performance against Manchester United [A 3-0 defeat in their previous home game] and we backed that up with another two good performances. The amount of fans that get in here every time we play here is a reward for them. They have supported us without doubt in their numbers but also in voice.”
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What Is Next for Everton and Newcastle United?
Everton will not be given a lot of time to recover, as they are set to host Chelsea at the same venue on Sunday. The Blues of course lost to Manchester United a day before the Everton-Newcastle United match, while the Magpies will travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to face Spurs, who lost to West Ham United 2-1 in a come-from-behind defeat. You can always watch these English Premier League matches via AsiaSport.com, arguably one of the most trusted platforms for everything in a watching a football match. Subscribe to their services without paying a single cent via this link now: https://www.asiasport.com/en/signup