Aaron Lennon stakes his claim in Everton's win over Newcastle United

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The winger was impressive at both ends of the pitch in the 3-0 victory.

Last season, Aaron Lennon joined Everton in the January transfer window on loan until the end of the season from Tottenham Hotspur.

That transfer proved to be a masterstroke from manager Roberto Martinez, with the winger adding energy into a season that was threatening to become a relegation battles for the Toffees.

He has found first team opportunities hard to come by at Goodison Park in this campaign, with the fine form of Gerard Deulofeu keeping him out of the side.

He has featured more recently though, with an impressive display over Carlisle seeing his side through in the FA Cup. He continued that on Wednesday evening, with another top display in his side’s 3-0 win over Newcastle United.

  MatchGoalsTotal ContestTouchesUnsuccessful TouchPass SuccessBall RecoveriesWon TacklesDefensive Duels WonAppearancesMins Played
Aaron Lennon Everton vs Newcastle 1 3 50 0 81% 4 2 6 1 90

As shown by the stats provided by Opta, the winger was impressive at both ends of the pitch as he did his duties both defensively and offensively.

He managed to grab himself a goal, as well as three contests and 50 touches in total throughout the game, with all of those proving to be successful.

Even his passing was on form, with him enjoying an 81% pass success rate on the evening.

At the other end, he won two tackles and six defensive duels, as well as posting four ball recoveries as he helped his side keep a rare clean sheet.

An impressive performance all round for Lennon then, who we hoping to have a similar impact on the second half of this campaign as he did in the last one.

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