NEWCASTLE United had to settle for a point at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.


0-1: Rondon (19, picked out at the back post unmarked where he finished off Murphy’s brilliant delivery)

1-1: Richarlison (38, curled in from close range at the back post after a failure to deal with a corner)

Bookings: Diame (61, foul); Yedlin (69, foul); Schar (79, foul); Fernandez (88, foul)

Referee: Lee Mason (Stockport) – annoyed the fans with a few decisions, and probably should have given Everton a free-kick before the opener. 4

Attendance: 39,350

Entertainment: **

             Eve Newc

Shots on 3     5

Shots off 15   3

Corners   14   2

Offsides   3    2

Fouls       7   17

EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Pickford 6; Coleman 6, Zouma 6, Mina 7, DIGNE 7; Gana 6, Gomes 6; Lookman 6 (Calvert-Lewin 78), Sigurdsson 6 (Walcott 69, 5), Richarlison 7; Tosun 6 (Bernard 69, 5). Subs (not used): Stekelenburg (gk), Baines, Davies, Keane.


7 Dubravka: Made a number of top saves including one from Tosun that stunned Goodison;

5 Yedlin: Given a torrid first half by the overlapping Digne but improved

7 Schar: Made a number of strong blocks but was given a busy night like the rest of the defence

6 Lascelles: Left Richarlison in too much space but got in the way of everything second half

9 FERNANDEZ: Somehow made one block from a Sigurdsson effort that seems a certain goal

5 Manquillo: Did reasonably well to keep Lookman in check and got forward when he could

7 Atsu: Had to do more defending than he would like but broke when he could

6 Diame: Had to put in the graft and made the tackle in the build up to the opener

6 Ki: Played a few nice passes but couldn’t get on the ball as much as he would like

7 Murphy: Sent over the perfect delivery for Rondon to score and also put in plenty of work

6 Rondon: Took his goal really well but often an isolated figure in a system set up to counter.


Perez (for Murphy 64): Worked hard down the left side after introduction. 6

Joselu (for Rondon 74)

(not used): Woodman (gk), Clark, Shelvey, Longstaff, Muto.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Federico Fernandez – turned in a monumental display at the back to frustrate the home side, including one of the blocks of the season.