Newcastle v Everton – Premier League match preview

Newcastle v Everton

Newcastle v Everton
Newcastle v Everton
Only Newcastle can score a combined total of six goals at Old Trafford and the Emirates Stadium and come away with no points.

After months of looking limp in attack and struggling to create chances, suddenly we look capable of scoring against any side and at any ground and we’ve played some decent football to boot.

Unfortunately decent football doesn’t guarantee three points (although in the eyes of some fans it does!) and it’s been the simple things that have ultimately cost us. Defensively we’ve been poor, there is no other way to describe shipping 11 goals in two games, and all of our back five – from Coloccini to Krul – have to take some portion of the blame for that. Improvement is needed, but will we improve enough to beat an Everton team who have been on fire (not literally) all season tomorrow evening at St James’ Park?


Mathieu Debuchy is expected to complete a move to Newcastle in the next week or so, which is no good for this game as we need somebody to fill in for Danny Simpson who broke a toe against Arsenal but I thought I’d let you know…

Also missing are Hatem Ben Arfa, Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Jonas Gutierrez Haris Vuckic, Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye although the latter two of that list are back in training and could return for our next Premier League game at Norwich in just under a fortnight. Vurnon Anita could also be available for selection after sitting out the defeat at Arsenal.


Marouane Fellaini will return to the side after serving a three-match suspension and Phil Neville could also return to action. However David Moyes will be without Darron Gibson, Kevin Mirallas, Tony Hibbert and Seamus Coleman for the trip to Tyneside.


Earlier on in the season we somehow managed to draw 2-2 at Goodison Park, thanks to two goals from Demba Ba who came off the bench to drag his side level before causing a stir with his post-match comments.

Overall results have been split equally between the two sides. In total there has been 163 meetings in all competitions between United and Everton over the years with each side winning on 64 occasions. The remaining 35 games have ended in draws.

Stats and facts:

Newcastle became the first side in Premier League history to lose back-to-back matches in which they’ve scored three goals in. A dubious honour indeed…

Demba Ba has scored more goals away from home than at home (19 v 17) during his time so far in England.

The home side has lost this fixture just twice in the last 20 meetings between the teams.

Everton have conceded in their last 15 Premier League games.

Final thought:

A win for Newcastle needs to be looked for if we are to start building a bit of a cushion between ourselves and those below us. It’s not going to be an easy game and you know what Everton will give when they come to your ground so get three points you need to deserve them by putting the effort in.

We can get a result, it is possible, but we’ll need to be at our best to do it.

Howay the lads!

Date: Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013

Time: 8pm – Live on Sky

Venue: St James’ Park

94 thoughts on “Newcastle v Everton – Premier League match preview

  1. BB sorry for late reply,been out only a whisper mate,so saying nowt you only get stick if its wrong,but i like him if true 😉


  2. Wellington
    Sarcasm doesn’t come across via text so I’m gunna assume its a genuine question. Matt Taylor is a West Ham Striker, Neil Taylor is a Swansea Left back.


  3. Been reading the Chronicle article re Debuchy. Pardew very confident it’s a done deal by the sounds of it. I’m chuffed with that like but hope they don’t sit back and pat themselves on the back for signing a player that should have been in in the summer. We need at least a CB in addition to Debuchy.
    I’d be buzzing if we got Douglas, Pieters and Remy before to window closes and got Sissoko on a pre contract agree for a freebie in the summer. That would be a great window!.

    I was wonder from those who’ll be at the game tomorrow, what kind of reception Demba Ba is likely to get?.
    I’d like to hope it will be fine as he’s still a toon player, but one of the lads I work with reckons he may be in for a bit of stick?! 🙁


  4. Happy New Year Lads n’ Lasses & all the best for 2013, hope it’s a better year for all of us on & off the pitch 😆 😆
    Hopefully a few decent signings and lads coming back off injuries and we’ll come back up the table in 2013.
    2-1 to the toon today
    HWTL!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


  5. Hopeing we’ll get really stuck in tonight. They need to approach it with a feeling of injustice at not getting a point from Manure or Arse and resolve to get the goals and this time not give the game away, also we have had the extra days rest which should help. 😉


  6. have to agree with moyes this morning saying this BA circus will effect the toon players as they had the same trouble at the club with the lescot on off transfer to m/city and it took weeks to settle down,i do hope hes wrong like,bit of mind games maybe 😐


  7. Ice ,Yeah mind games for sure BUT he has a point ,I think the whole Demba situation is in danger of doing long term damage if it isn’t resolved quickly .It must be odd shareing a dressing room with a player who you know could be off at any time .


  8. KIM i hate talking about the ba circus to be honest cannot look anywhere without it being talked about does my heed in so must the players be fed up with it,now thats my last word on him lol


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