Everton waited for his first victory as a guest, Newcastle’s conquest continued
Everton achieved his first victory as a guest in the Premier League this season after winning 1-0 over Newcastle on St. James’s Park. Wayne Rooney scored the only goal in the 27th minute. “The Swords” were not lucky today, after twice the beams stopped striking Richie and Moreno.
Rafael Benitez made four changes – Lassecs, Diamé, Shelvi and Atsu started out as champions. Morgan Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon started out for “caramels.”
In the 12th minute Idrisa Guy’s shot went off a few inches. Newcastle, however, could have led in the 25th minute, but the “Sharks” were not lucky, as Matt Ritchie’s shot hit the bar. A minute and eleven seconds later, Everton led after Carl Darlowe had a bad blow to Lennon’s head, and Wayne Rooney was taking a close look.
In the 37th minute, luck again turned back to the hosts after a Merino shot of about 30 meters again ricocheted in the beam.
20 minutes before the end, Darlow saved a blow to Williams’s head, who was left alone and spotted Sigurdsson’s centering.
In the added time, the hosts stayed less with a man after Jonjo Shelvi received a direct red card for a late entry into Guy’s legs.
Newcastle has won no more eight consecutive Premier League games, and this was the fourth consecutive loss of the “Sharks” at home. Raphael Benitez’s selection ranks 16th with a total of 15 points. Everton is already tenth with 22 points.