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- Newcastle United claimed a hard-fought 3-1 victory over opponents Everton in the English Premier League
- Jamal Lascelles and Mason Holgate were ironically involved in both own goals during the encounter
- Newcastle United climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to a well-earned 3-1 win over Everton at St James Park
Newcastle United came from behind to beat Everton in a thrilling encounter at St James Park.
While many fans expected either side to play their new signings, it was only Matt Targett who made his debut at the start for Newcastle United.
In a game that Sports Brief monitored, Newcastle started the much better side and was unlucky not to take the lead in the second minute when Jonjo Shelvey rifled his shot just over the bar.
Everton grew into the game slowly and Toffees fans were given some reason to cheer in the 25th minute when Dele Alli was brought into the game.
Alli was brought on to replace Demari Gray who suffered an injury.
With both teams finding their feet in the game, it was Everton who broke the deadlock on the 36th minute thanks to an own goal by Jamal Lascelles. Mason Holgate burst got a shot away at goal which was cleared off the line. Unfortunately for Newcastle, the clearance flew straight into Lascelles and in the back of the net.
Ironically the same pairing was involved in the next goal, just a minute later. Newcastle United won a corner which Jamal Lascelles got his head onto. His header hit the underside of the crossbar and then hit Mason Holgate before ending up in the back of the net.
Allan Saint-Maximin was in tremendous form and threatened the Everton defenders often with piercing runs and pinpoint crosses. Newcastle could have taken the lead in the first half after Saint-Maximin got a ball into the box but Joelinton scuffed his attempt.
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Both teams headed into the break tied but the score-line didn’t stay that way for long after. Ten minutes after the restart, Ryan Fraser popped up in the box to latch onto a Saint-Maximin pass. Fraser managed to squeeze the ball into the net despite Andros Townsend’s attempts to stop it.
While Saint-Maximin continued to threaten the Everton defenders, Fraser also proved to be a nuisance and won his team a freekick just outside the box in the 80th minute. Up stepped Kieran Trippier who sent St James Park into raptures as he buried the ball into the bottom right corner. Newcastle’s new owners were among those that celebrated the goal most.
Newcastle hung on for a well-earned 3-1 victory which sees them climb out of the relegation zone. The Magpies are now 17th, just one point behind Everton.
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Earlier Sports Brief previewed the upcoming crunch game for both sides. Everton and Newcastle clash in the English Premier League today, with both clubs coming off a successful transfer window.
Everton not only added to their squad but also brought in a new coach as Frank Lampard replaced Rafa Benitez. Lampard wasted little in bringing in new faces to the club, including that of Ashley Cole as a part of his background staff.
Lampard also made great signings in the January transfer window, bringing in Dele Alli, Donny van de Beek and Anwar El Ghazi. The new signings could make their debut tonight, Everton confirmed on their website.