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Alex Iwobi scored in the ninth minute of stoppage time to help Everton produce one of the close football results of the midweek action in the Premier League. Allan was sent off in an eventful second half that had a protestor tie himself to the goalpost. Just when it looked like both sides would share the points, Iwobi sealed the win with a calm left-footed finish to end a run of four consecutive losses.

Player ratings

Everton: Begovic (8), Coleman (7), Holgate (7), Keane (8), Godfrey (6), Allan (6), Doucoure (6), Iwobi (8), Gray (6), Gordon (7), Richarlison (6).
Subs: Calvert-Lewin (7), Townsend (6), Gomes (6)

Newcastle: Dubravka (6), Krafth (6), Burn (6), Schar (6), Targett (6), Fraser (6), Guimaraes (7), Joelinton (6), Willock (6), Almiron (7), Wood (6).
Subs: Murphy (6), Saint-Maximin (7), Manquillo (6).

Man of the match: Michael Keane.

Managers Reaction 

Everton manager Frank Lampard: “A night of togetherness, a night of the spirit, a night of fight against a very good team. We got what we deserved, that’s absolutely clear in the end, against some odds. That exploded around the whole stadium and in the technical area when we scored. They’re a good team. They can bring on players who can affect the game and they are in good form. A man down, it was, ‘Can we hang on? At that point, you would take a point. ‘Can we get one more chance if we can get up the pitch and then deliver?’

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe: “We controlled the game. The only thing that was missing in the first half was a goal, and being really clinical in the final third, but that was missing for the entire game for us today. I thought we got into some good positions but the normal rhythm wasn’t there, for whatever reason. The second half was a big disappointment. The red card gave us a big advantage and we didn’t capitalize on that. I thought tactically, we didn’t deliver the plan we should have done at that moment.”

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