Newcastle United's Joelinton (left) and Everton's Idrissa Gueye battle for the ball

Newcastle 1-0 Everton: Miguel Almiron scores an impressive winner to inflict a third straight defeat for the Blues

Miguel Almiron scored an impressive first-half goal to extend Newcastle’s unbeaten run to six games with a 1-0 win while inflicting a third straight defeat on Everton.

A rough, low-quality contest that threatened to boil over at times was illuminated by Almiron’s fifth of the season and fourth of the month as he turned an excellent curl over Jordan Pickford into the top corner in the 30th minute.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin started the season for the first time but looked rusty and starved in a poor performance from Everton in which they failed to get a shot on target.

Newcastle squandered in front of goal, with Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes and substitute Joe Willock spurning chances but in the end it didn’t matter as they celebrated their fourth Premier League win of the season.

Player ratings:

Newcastle: Pope (7), Trippier (7), Botman (7), Schar (7), Joelinton (5), Wilson (6), Murphy (7), Almiron (7), Burn (7), Longstaff (6), Guimaraes (7).

Subtitle: Wood (n/a), Fraser (6), Willock (6), Anderson (6).

Everton: Pickford (6), Tarkovsky (6), Onana (6), Calvert-Lewin (5), Gordon (5), Gray (5), Iwobi (5), Mykolenko (6), Coleman (6), Gueye (6 ). ), Coady (6).

Subtitle: McNeil (6), Maupay (6), Garner (6).

man of the match: Bruno Guimaraes

How Newcastle brushed past Everton

Team News:

  • Newcastle remained unchanged from the 0-0 draw at Manchester United
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin made his first start of the season while Anthony Gordon returned from suspension. Neal Maupay and Dwight McNeil made way

Despite Calvert-Lewin’s return to the starting XI, Everton were toothless and the striker’s influence was hampered early on when he was booked for a late slip attack on Guimaraes in just the seventh minute. The poor challenge set the tone as Wilson and Amadou Onana then came up for blows before Joelinton was shown yellow for knocking down the Everton midfielder.

Calvert-Lewin’s only shot on target was a header from a Demarai Gray corner before the in-form Almiron stole the show. Guimaraes deflected him on the edge of the box as the winger deflected a wonderful shot into the top corner.

Picture:
Newcastle United’s Joelinton (left) and Everton’s Idrissa Gueye battle for the ball

Newcastle almost doubled their lead just minutes later when Guimaraes shot twice wide. By his standards, the Brazilian should have hit the bull’s eye with both runs.

The half ended in a scuffle after Anthony Gordon went down in the area under Dan Burn’s contact, causing players from both sides to come together. Gordon was subsequently cautioned, his sixth Premier League yellow card of the season, more than any other player, and was lucky not to be sent off later for hitting Elliot Anderson.

Almiron tried to repeat his goal early in the second half – this time rolling forward – as Everton failed to launch any significant attacks or pressure periods. The winger saw a shot at the end of a Newcastle counterattack that was blocked before Willock had a late chance to pick up the points but the hosts easily saw another win.

Lampard: No shots on goal are easy distractions

Everton manager Frank Lampard: “It was a hard-fought game in general. Were we as clinical enough as we should have considered how much we played through? no Other than that, it was a close game in terms of possession against a good team. We’re disappointed that we didn’t make more of an impact in the penalty area because at that point we could easily win the game or draw.

“Dominica [Calvert-Lewin] looked okay considering he hasn’t played in a while. He’ll be better in his legs for the minutes. He couldn’t make 90 tonight.

“The lack of shots on goal is a bit of a red herring, although we have to deal with that because when you play through midfield and make decisions about that final pass or take a shot, we got that a little wrong tonight. We know we have a lot to do on this area of ​​the pitch.

“The goal is sloppy from our point of view because it’s a transition goal where we left space on the edge of the box and it’s a quality finish.”

Howe: Almiron plays confidently

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe: “Everton is a team that asks a lot of questions. I felt we handled their aerial threat very well and generally played our structure and form well. Full credit for the way we defended, the whole team.

On Almiron: “I don’t think he’s doing anything differently, I think he’s playing with confidence. He’s always been incredible without possession, the work rate he gives to the team can’t be questioned.

“Of course you then want to capitalize on your widemen, goals and assists and he produces the goals. Some of them were spectacular and changed the game for us. I’m really happy for him because he’s getting the recognition he deserves for everything he brings to the team and long may it continue.”

English World Cup team watch

Dominic Calvert-Lewin failed to impress on his first start since May. The striker received an early booking and headed over from a corner with his only chance of the game. He will remain low in the pecking order among England forwards.

Nick Pope was unmolested the whole time Kieran Trippier and Dan Brand were reliable as usual.

Callum Wilson had a quiet evening in front of goal, heading straight up an early chance Jordan Pickfordwho could do nothing against the winner of Miguel Almiron.

Anthony Gordon was frustrated throughout, fortunately not sent off because of the second yellow card and meanwhile produced no end product Connor Coady continued his solid centre-back partnership with James Tarkowski.

Fantasy Premier League Stats

FPL Stats: Newcastle vs Everton

Gates Almiron
assists Guimaraes
bonus points Trippier (3 points), Almiron (2 points), Botman (1 point)

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Opta Stats: Almiron finds his best form

  • Newcastle have won four of their last five Premier League games against Everton (L1), as many as in the previous 21 against Everton.
  • Everton had just one shot in that game – as game-by-game shot data is available for the Premier League (2003-04) they’ve managed as few in a single game only once (also 1 v Chelsea in November 2016).
  • No side has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Newcastle (5), with the Magpies also conceding fewer goals than any other side this season (9).
  • Miguel Almirón has scored five goals in 11 Premier League games for Newcastle this season, equaling his 64 appearances in the previous season

What’s next?

Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m

Kick-off 4:30 p.m


Newcastle visit Tottenham on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports; Kick-off is at 16.30 while Everton host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park at 15.00 on Saturday.


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