Everton 2-2 Newcastle – Match highlights

Newcastle finally decided to start their season last night at Goodison Park and came away with a share of the spoils after a 2-2 draw with Everton.

I won’t go into too much detail as I just want to get the highlights up and running for now, but it was essentially a game of two halves as far as United were concerned.

We were poor in the first half, really poor, but we did come back into in the second and at long last showed some of the fight and desire that became familiar amongst this group of players last season. Yes we had the benefit of the officials last night but, as a fan, I don’t really care about that. It fell in our favour this time and I’m sure there will be times where it doesn’t so I’ll take it when it comes along.

Anyway, on to the highlights…



I did find some slightly longer highlights but I wasn’t sold on the dodgy techno/house version of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ that accompanied them and didn’t want to put your ears through it!

Nikica Jelavic had a goal correctly ruled out for offside before Leighton Baines gave the home side the lead after a clever move down the Everton left. Personally I think Steve Harper was a bit too slow to get down to it but the pace of the shot didn’t give him much of a chance to be fair.

Newcastle equalised just after half time through Demba Ba who latched onto Yohan Cabaye’s through ball and fired a weak yet early shot at goal which caught Tim Howard out completely.

Then came the controversy as Everton saw two legitimate goals ruled out, one for Marouane Fellaini who was ruled offside when in actual fact he was at the very least (and I use that term loosely!) level with the last defender, and one from Victor Anichebe who saw his header hacked off the line by Mike Williamson, only for TV replays to show that the ball was indeed over the line.

Anichebe nearly dished out justice with two minutes remaining as he turned the defender and smashed the ball past Steve Harper, but Newcastle weren’t to be denied and managed to equalise almost immediately through Demba Ba and his second of the game.

Full match report to follow…

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22 thoughts on “Everton 2-2 Newcastle – Match highlights

  1. glad pardew changed things at half time and not left it any later we did the same gave everton a 45 minute head start we have done that every game this season marv was that poor oberton should of been given a chance ahead of him pardew was right the team was playing with no beleaf players at this level shouldont go on to a pitch doing that ba was magic

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  2. marv was a week link was never going to give baines any problems good switch at playing both anita and spiderman on the right baines didont have a good second half due to that change ben artha had a poor game when dropping deep all in all the first half players did not have the right to ware the black and white shirt

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  3. Have to say I enjoyed the 2nd half, for all we weren’t at our best it was good to see 2 teams trying to win the game…not such a common thing these days.
    not many teams will get owt at goodison and for all we needed huge luck in the form of bad decisions from the officials, I’m a happy bunny today :mrgreen:

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  4. we need a big powerfull centre back that can read the game as williamson is just not good enough did any one lissen to what neville said our centre backs wernt together

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  5. All in all it was an exciting game to watch… one of the better games I’ve watched this year… very pleased with the point we walked away with..

    Richie, I thought you’d be a happy hippo :mrgreen: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  6. how long is it going to be before we hit form and why is it that we are not at the races in any of the games we have played giving every team a 45 minute head start every time is going to back fire on us sooner or later we havent had one good first half up to now the players need look at them selves and put things right starting against norwich

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  7. You can actually see how frustrated Pardz is… He knows the team isn’t playing like they can. At worst you only want one player to be off his game on any given day but at the moment we seem to be having 3 or 4.
    I thought Perch settled us down a bit when he moved into the middle, little Vurn doesn’t seem to be handling the physical stuff just yet but he still seems like a good pick up..

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  8. I saw enough in that second half to give me confidence. We had four vital players missing yet played well. Anita is brilliant at fullback, Perch more accomplished in front of defence. Harper maybe could have done better but it was great seeing the fella between the sticks again. I also loved seeing Shola playing again.

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  9. The 1st half we were shite because the players weren’t in it, 2nd half we showed a lot more bottle and pride. I just can’t understand why we have to give teams a free 45 mins and a goal before we get into gear πŸ˜•

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  10. anita will come good perch didont have a good first half there agai no did any other player and yes 3-4 players or more are off there game at this level not good enough we havent got the players to come in when other players are off there game and give them a wake up call they all need our squad is no ware near strong enough simple

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  11. Cabaye had a stinker 1st half ,stood ball watching ,redeemed himself 2nd half as did most of the team in my eyes.

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  12. big dave i agree ive said it all along we have gave every team a 45 minute head start the players need a wake up call and before our next game need to be on there game from the off just hope they realise and give norwich a good hideing

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  13. Last year we seemed to battle hard and worked for our points.. this year we seem to be expecting things to happen without the effort. I think we have players to do well but there needs to be a bit more graft and intensity applied..

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  14. buzzing with point. I thought we would get hammered.

    as much as Everton deserved to win, it wasn’t as if we had two shots on gaol and scored two; we could have scored more

    my only bugbear – I think Anita is a better player than he is showing. every time he got the ball at fullback he launched it long, 90% of time falling on distin or jagielka’s head

    this must be a coaching thing as im sure he didnt learn that at ajax

    he is a good player and I would like him to play, not think because he is now in the hurly burly prem he has to go long all the time

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  15. I’m away at Drayton Manor Park (again), but got a pass out to find a pub with the match on. I found a place with an Italian channel showing it which kicked in as the players were stood around the centre circle, as a result I missed the line up and formation. The first half really didn’t help with me working that out!.
    We were garbage!, Cabaye didn’t seem to kick the ball, nor did Cisse. Marv was ineffective and Pinear and Baines too the piss. I was ready to sack my pass out off before I got talking to a brummy blue, who had nowt but praise for Clarkie and Lovern.
    Second half kicked off and I was pleased to see Ba coming on, and he made a huge difference. Second half we were much better but overall we were lucky not to get a good hiding last night like.
    We just don’t look good enough this season for me like. Not saying were relegation contenders by any means, but were miles off top 4!!

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  16. Troyer – Your hissy fit is just getting bigger and bigger. What do you call next stage after a hissy fit has ballooned? Wooooo hoooooo! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    On your point, I now see your posting about “Good expectations” was a poetic reference to Curtis Good. Forgive me for not recognising William Wordsworth at work. 😐 😳 In my defence, Curtis Good had nothing to do with any defensive shortcomings last night so I wasn’t expecting any reference to him. πŸ™„

    Your harp on about no depth in the squad and not re-investing the so called Carroll cash “at the point of sale”. You were keeping your “powder dry” until 31 August 2012. πŸ˜† Have you lit the touch paper, fella? I don’t recall hearing the big bang although I did hear something that sounded like I imagine a hissy fit would sound when it reaches the next stage? So, what is your position, fella, because its hard to tell when you’re floating like a butterfly all the time. πŸ˜€

    “Troyer will be doing the Ali shuffle standing over you.” WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Fizzing in the red corner, fighting out of Stargate, Tyne and Wear, weighing in at 240 pounds and standing 4, 6″, “Troyer Tempest” aka “Storm Stavers”, King of the Hissy Fits. πŸ˜€

    So let’s lay this one to rest. I’m saying we need to let the club buy the right player at the right time, rather than act in haste and it all goes a big Boumsong in the face. But no, you have to rant at the club for its activities, or lack of them, in the transfer market. Incidentally, had you heard of Cheik Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Davide Santon, and Papiss Cisse before the club bought them Troyer? Answer honestly.

    When I said the same people who had bought the aforementioned players had already bought a new CB as cover, you scoffed and can’t let it lie. I don’t know why? Willo is a half decent squad player, and he, like Simmo, will be replaced in due course with either a decent youngster coming through the ranks or a purchase in the next twelve months. As our squad is big enough to get us to January at the very least, what’s your negativity and powder plots all about? This season may need to be one of consolidation. At the moment, I’ve no complaints.

    Just a reminder of the recent Troyer classic. β€œWe might now be Premier champions if it wasn’t for his [Mikey’s] greed by him wanting all his losses and more back.” Followed by, β€œI’m not praising FFS, but many say we would have gone out of business if he had stayed. How does anyone know that?” The good old reality train, eh? Toot Toot! WOOOO HOOOO! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    So what is the next stage after a hissy fit Troyer? Is it a gunpowder explosion so loud Aussie will hear it? I’m getting worried now. Just how much powder are you keeping dry? WOOOOOOO HOOOOO! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  17. We were very poor first half , Everton completly dominated and should of out of sight by half time, but we came back into and certainly showed a better account f ourselves second half. The ball from Cabaye was top drawer and agree with kkforever @ 15 about Ba’s second goal , he showed great composure to slot it under Howard. Ba made a big difference to us. Everton were robbed though and we got two big pieces of luck last night. Everton is a tough place to go and I remember a few weeks ago they battered Man Utd and got a win so draw good result. We did miss Krul Colo and Tiote and we need them fit as soon as we can.

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  18. (THIS IS A GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING. THIS POSTER IS LIABLE TO DISAGREE WITH YOUR POINT OF VIEW. ONLY ENGAGE IF YOU AREN’T SENSITIVE AND Β DON’T TAKE HISSY FITS)

    Woo hooooo hooooo hoo πŸ˜›

    It looks like I’ve rattled someone’s cage today. πŸ˜› I can see Bumbling Boris yarking at the cot sides trying to reach for his rattle that he’s just thrown at Aussie the Teddy Bear. πŸ˜›

    Your first paragraph ;
    On your point, I now see your posting about β€œGood expectations” was a poetic reference to Curtis Good.
    Forgive me for not recognising William Wordsworth at work. In my defence, Curtis Good had nothing to do with any defensive shortcomings so I wasn’t expecting any reference
    to him. πŸ™„

    I respond 😎 with my text ;
    I bet you are dying over your Good expectations. If he can’t knock willo out the team then it’s worrying.
    His tackle was more of a tickle!
    You will see why I was ranting.
    No depth in the squad

    So as I asked you first; why would I use a capital G and talk of someone as “he” and then talk of him replacing Willo?

    Who did you actually believe I was responding to? You must have thought I was talking about someone replacing Willo?

    No problem if you couldn’t fathom out a simplistic play on words, not everyone would get it, particularly those who haven’t made such desperate references to Good in the past and stating he maybe the best CB at the club by Xmas. However, it was you who claimed our Β£400k signing from Melbourne boomerangs may well be better than Collo by such time. (assuming like everyone else believes Collo is our best CB however who knows how your mind operates).

    To finalise on your first paragraph, your big mistake was firstly misunderstanding my text and secondly, posting it on the blog, getting the totally wrong end of the stick. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳

    Not a good (notice no cap G) start for the raging cage rattler. 😳 πŸ˜›

    SECOND PARAGRAPH

    Your harp on about no depth in the squad and not re-investing the so called Carroll cash β€œat the point of sale”. You were keeping your β€œpowder dry” until 31 August 2012. Have you lit the touch paper, fella? I don’t recall hearing the big bang although I did hear something that sounded like I imagine a hissy fit would sound.

    I respond;
    I’ve repeated my views on numerous posts about the transfer policy since Carrolls departure.
    Despite you responding to most of my comments it does not surprise me one iota that you still believe I’m keeping my powder dry, as I’m certain from your irrelevant replies you never read my views. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Your views are always all over the shop, whilst I’m paying for my shopping at the cash tills you are down the fresh food aisle, pastries, bread, wines and finally back out the entrance having been thrown out by security for scattering tins all over. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    THIRD PARAGRAPH
    β€œTroyer will be doing the Ali shuffle standing over you.” WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Fizzing in the red corner, fighting out of Stargate, Tyne and Wear, weighing in at 240 pounds and standing 4, 6β€³, β€œTroyer Tempest” aka β€œStorm Stavers”, King of the Hissy Fits.

    😎 just while the security guard frisks you down, make sure he doesn’t find that theft of banter belonging to me. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ I got it all as a gift from Grandad Les. πŸ˜†

    FOURTH PARAGRAPH

    So let’s lay this one to rest. I’m saying we need to let the club buy the right player at the right time, rather than act in haste and it all goes a big Boumsong in the face. But no, you have to rant at the club for its activities, or lack of them, in the transfer market. Incidentally, had you heard of Cheik Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Davide Santon, and Papiss Cisse before the club bought them Troyer? Answer honestly.

    You clearly don’t read my views which I’ve posted on numerous debates with you on the subject.
    I’ve answered honestly a thousand times but as you do often, you need to ask the question again as if it’s a new subject. πŸ™„

    My honest answer for the 1001 time, we have needed a CB for over a season yet we still haven’t got one. There have been plenty on the market as we have shown interest but scared off by the odd million or so.
    I have stated we may have finished higher last season if we had replaced Willo. I’m saying it again this season. I’m not and have never said Curtis Good will not become a good (notice no cap G) player, he may eventually be the best at the club. That has never been my point. We needed a quality CB yesterday not for the future.

    FIFTH PARAGRAPH

    When I said the same people who had bought the aforementioned players had already bought a new CB as cover, you scoffed and can’t let it lie. I don’t know why? Willo is a half decent squad player, and he, like Simmo, will be replaced in due course with either a decent youngster coming through the ranks or a purchase in the next twelve months. As our squad is big enough to get us to January at the very least, what’s your negativity and powder plots all about? This season may need to be one of consolidation. At the moment, I’ve no complaints.

    You are absolutely right I scoffed at the club buying a new CB as cover. I have just emphasised my reasons above. We needed a quality CB to oust Willo out and for Willo to be used as 4th choice cover.
    There’s nothing wrong in bringing in Good (notice cap G) however I haven’t heard anyone state that he is the new CB we have bought.
    Young lads come and go to the club and never reach the first team. They are gambles. The odd one might work out but the majority don’t.

    To finalise on this paragraph. Its not that issue I won’t let lie and keep bringing it back up. It was your ridiculous response when you were down your hole shouting for help to get back out, which I keep bringing up.
    He could be the best CB at the club by Crippa. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    I love bringing it up over and over again. I’ve even wrote a Xmas song about it ;

    MERRY XMAS CURTIS GOOD

    Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
    It’s the time that every Santa has a ball
    Does he ride a red nosed reindeer?
    Does a ‘ton up’ on his sleigh
    Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?
    Chorus:
    So here it is merry Curtis Good πŸ˜›
    Everybody’s having fun
    Look to the future now
    It’s only just begun
    Are you waiting for the family to arrive?
    Are you sure you got the room to spare inside?
    Does your granny always tell ya that the old songs are the best?
    Then she’s up and rock ‘n’ rollin’ with the rest
    Chorus:
    So here it is merry Curtis Good πŸ˜›
    Everybody’s having fun
    Look to the future now
    It’s only just begun
    What will your daddy do
    When he sees your Mama kissin’ Santa Claus?
    Ah ah
    Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
    Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall?
    Do you ride on down the hillside in a buggy you have made?
    When you land upon your head then you’ve been slayed

    So here it is merry Curtis Good πŸ˜›
    Everybody’s having fun
    Look to the future now
    It’s only just begun πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    SIXTH PARAGRAPH

    Just a reminder of the recent Troyer classic. β€œWe might now be Premier champions if it wasn’t for his [Mikey’s] greed by him wanting all his losses and more back.” Followed by, β€œI’m not praising FFS, but many say we would have gone out of business if he had stayed. How does anyone know that?” The good old reality train, eh? Toot Toot!

    Grandma Baba Vanga told me so. πŸ˜›
    I stick by every word of my full post in relation to that issue.
    The reality train is full steam ahead. Jump in the cattle card Bumbling Boris. Next stop the knackers yard for you! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    LAST PARAGRAPH
    So what is the next stage after a hissy fit Troyer? Is it a gunpowder explosion so loud Aussie will hear it? I’m getting worried now. Just how much powder are you keeping dry? WOOOOOOO HOOOOO!

    I’ve told you before. I don’t do hissy fits. I leave that down to the Aussies and you. I notice you are cutting about with an Aussie cork hat and drinking cans of Fossies. G’Day πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Troy The Blog Master. πŸ˜›

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