Confirmed Everton v Newcastle lineups: Stones left out, Townsend makes debut

Here is how Everton and Newcastle will line up this evening...

Everton will be hoping to snap a torrid run of form when they take on Newcastle United at Goodison Park this evening.

The Toffees have won just one of their last ten games, and that ironically came against Newcastle at St. James' Park on Boxing Day.

The pressure is building on manager Roberto Martinez, and he has sprung a real surprise this evening, with star defender John Stones left out of the squad entirely, for reasons so far unknown.

The centre back is in poor form at the moment and isn't even on the bench, with Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori starting at centre back.

Deadline day signing Oumar Niasse doesn't have clearance to play yet, and Martinez has gone with Tom Cleverley and Aaron Lennon as the players to support leading goalscorer Romelu Lukaku up front, with Gerard Deulofeu on the bench.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard misses out through injury, with Joel Robles taking his place between the sticks, and rookie keeper Jindrich Stanek is subsequently on the bench tonight.

Meanwhile, Newcastle arrive on Merseyside sitting in the relegation zone, and are two points adrift of safety going into tonight's game.

Manager Steve McClaren spent heavily in the January transfer window, and three of those new arrivals start tonight as Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey are paired up in central midfield, whilst winger Andros Townsend makes his Magpies debut after arriving from Tottenham Hotspur last week.

Ayoze Perez is given the nod in attack after signing a new contract, whilst deadline day signing Seydou Doumbia is on the bench having been given clearance to feature in the match tonight.

Doumbia is joined on the bench by the likes of Rolando Aarons and Aleksandar Mitrovic, in an attack-minded bench from McClaren.

Everton lineup


  • Joel Robles
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Ramiro Funes Mori
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Aaron Lennon
  • James McCarthy
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes: Jindrich Stanek, Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Gerard Deulofeu, Arouna Koné.

Newcastle lineup


  • Robert Elliot
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Paul Dummett
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Henri Saivet
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Andros Townsend
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Ayoze Pérez

Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Steven Taylor, Rolando Aarons, Yoan Gouffran, Seydou Doumbia, Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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