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Calvert-Lewin on the spot to earn Toffees a draw

2024/04/02 21:33

Dominic Calvert-Lewin came off the bench to score an 88th minute penalty to earn Everton a point at Newcastle on a wet Tuesday night at St James' Park. 

The Magpies' evening eventually ended in frustration, but it started brightly when the in-form Alexander Isak scored a corker in the 15th minute. 

There appeared little in the way of danger when Harvey Barnes lobbed the ball into Isak roughly 35 yards from goal, but the Swedish striker streaked into the box, evaded a couple of lunging tackles and arrowed a low finish into the corner of the goal past Jordan Pickford. Barnes will claim an assist, but in truth Isak did all the heavy lifting for a lovely strike that was his 15th in just 22 Premier League games this season. 

Everton created dangerous moments that saw Beto and Dominic Calvert-Lewin go close, but the Magpies could and possibly should have stretched their advantage, as Pickford made saves from both Jacob Murphy and goal scorer Isak before the break.

Half-time: Newcastle 1-0 Everton

Eddie Howe's hosts knew that a second goal would go a long way to sealing the three points and they thought they had doubled their lead when defender Dan Burn turned home Isak's cross after a quickly-taken free-kick. However, the goal was disallowed due to a tight offside call against Isak. 

Everton were not out of it, though, and they were agonisingly close to drawing level shortly afterwards when James Garner wriggled free in the box before thudding a low shot against the post. 

The Magpies were swiftly back up the other end, and Isak had a shot cleared off the line before Pickford was again called into action to palm out a Bruno Guimarães effort. 

Rightly or wrongly, Ashley Young has cultivated a reputation as something of a 'diver' over the years, so when he ran to the referee with arms aloft after tangling with Paul Dummett in the box, there seemed little danger in the air for Newcastle as the final whistle loomed.

However, the incident was reviewed by referee Tony Harrington who awarded a penalty!

Calvert-Lewin strode up and smashed the ball home, even though Martin Dubravka got a hand to the ball, to level the scores in the 88th minute. 

Everton may well be 13 games without a win, but given their circumstances and how late they had to wait for their equaliser, this could constitute a very welcome point come the end of the season. 

xG: Newcastle (2.73) 1-1 (1.58) Everton


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2024-04-02 22h35m by gkingsley
As an Everton fan, I'm disappointed to see us drop points against Newcastle. But credit to Isak, that was a fantastic goal. Definitely deserved the win but we'll take the point.
2024-04-02 22h20m by l_10_brownfield
As a fan of Everton, I am absolutely buzzing with Calvert-Lewin's late equalizer! The boys showed so much heart and determination to come back from a goal down on a tough Tuesday night away at Newcastle. Isak may have scored a stunner for the Magpies, but our defense should have done better. Let's keep this momentum going!
2024-04-02 22h13m by ocollinsworth
As an Everton fan, I have to say that Calvert-Lewin's equalizing goal was a relief after a tough game. Isak's goal for Newcastle was impressive, but thankfully we were able to salvage a point.
2024-04-02 21h57m by awalkerson7
As an Everton fan, I'm disappointed we didn't come away with the win, but credit to Calvert-Lewin for stepping up and getting us a point with that penalty. Tough game on a rainy night at St James' Park, but we'll take it.
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