Everton 3-2 Newcastle United: Lukaku show enough to hold off fightback

Everton 3 - 2 Newcastle United

  • 5" Romelu Lukaku
  • 25" Ross Barkley
  • 37" Romelu Lukaku
  • 51" Yohan Cabaye
  • 89" Loïc Remy

Ref: Phil Dowd
Attendance: 33,495

Everton Logo at Goodison Park

Everton beat Newcastle 3-2 at Goodison Park in an entertaining Monday night encounter.

A second half Newcastle fightback was not enough to earn them a share of the spoils against Everton, who dominated the first 45 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku was irrepressible from kick-off in his home debut, scoring twice and laying on a superb assist for Ross Barkley.

Chelsea fans must have been watching through their eyes as their on loan striker destroyed a Newcastle backline described as 'horrendous' by SkySports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville.

If it was bad for them, consider Newcastle fans - with one youngster pictured in tears before half-time having seen his side put on such an embarrassing show.

Yohan Cabaye, labelled unfit by manager Alan Pardew ahead of kick-off, was brought on for the second half and scored a superb goal from 25 yards out to give the away side hope.

Loic Remy bagged a late one to set up a nervy finish, but Everton hung on to move fourth in the Premier League table, three points behind leaders Arsenal. Newcastle remain in 16th, three points clear of the relegation zone.

Statistics

Everton

Newcastle United

Possession

49.9%
50.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Everton

  • Tim Howard
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Leighton Baines
  • Leon Osman
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Gareth Barry
  • James McCarthy
  • Ross Barkley
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes

  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Arouna Koné
  • Joel Robles
  • Steven Naismith
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • John Stones
  • Gerard Deulofeu

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Davide Santon
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Cheick Tioté
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Loïc Remy

Substitutes

  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Robert Elliot
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Michael Williamson
  • Paul Dummett
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Sammy Ameobi

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