Sticky Toffee Puddings! Everton 3-2 Newcastle

Lukaku celebrates

Lukaku celebrates
Lukaku celebrates
Another game, another 3-2 defeat and another defensive horror show ensured United left Merseyside empty handed on Monday night.

An awful firs half performance put the game beyond doubt before the interval although Newcastle very nearly, and against any odds, managed to salvage something from the match.

However if you start a game in the Premier League so poorly and give up three soft goals away from home then you’re going to struggle and ultimately that was our downfall. Alan Pardew will shoulder a lot of the blame but some of the players in that side, especially defensively, should take a good, hard look at themselves and ponder if they are doing even the basics correctly.

The home side grabbed the lead after just five minutes through on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku who was on hand to apply the finish past Tim Krul who was left with little to no chance of stopping it.

Lukaku had a hand in the second goal also as Fabricio Coloccini and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa seemingly just ran away from the Belgian striker allowing him to tee up Ross Barklay who found the back of the net midway through the first half.

An awful defensive display was rounded off in some style on 37 minutes as Lukaku added a third after a long punt upfield from Tim Howard somehow eluded both Fabricio Coloccini and Tim Krul allowing the former Anderlecht man the privilege of dispatching the ball into an unguarded net.

Awful. Plain awful. All United could muster in return was a tame effort from Hatem Ben Arfa which Tim Howard comfortably pushed away and in truth the away side could probably count themselves rather fortunate to be just the three goals behind.

Half-time: Everton 3-0 Newcastle

A double change from Alan Pardew saw the hapless Hatem Ben Arfa and miserable Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa replaced by Yohan Cabaye and Mike Williamson respectively, and it was a double substitution which paid almost immediate dividends.

First Yoan Gouffran hit the inside of the post and moments later United managed to end Everton’s defensive robustness and score at Goodison Park in 687 minutes of Premier League action, and it wasn’t a bad goal either from Yohan Cabaye who beat Tim Howard with a screamer from outside the penalty area.

Loic Remy could have added another soon after but he was denied by Phil Jagielka before Cabaye wasted a chance from a free-kick by firing into the wall.

With time running out it looked as though Cabaye’s strike would prove to be merely a consolation, but in the closing seconds of normal time Mathieu Debuchy nodded the ball back to Loic Remy who prodded the ball home to make injury time very interesting indeed.

And the comeback was very nearly complete in stoppage time as Remy collected the ball on the edge of the penalty area before firing just over Tim Howard’s crossbar in what was to be the last real chance of the match.

Full-time: Everton 3-2 Newcastle

As I said at the start, if you give so much away so easily you’ll always struggle and that was the case here. I’m heartened by the second half performance which, in fairness, couldn’t have been any worse than the one witnessed in the first, but ultimately it meant nothing.

Unconfirmed reports surfaced after the match suggesting that Alan Pardew tendered his resignation although I wouldn’t know if it’s true and I very much doubt the people who started it all off know if it’s true either. However, much longer and I don’t think Alan Pardew will get the choice to leave.

Howay the lads!

Everton: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman, Kevin Mirallas, James McCarthy, Gareth Barry, Leon Osman, Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku

Subs: Joel Robles, John Heitinga, Nikica Jelavic, Arouna Kone, Gerard Deulofeu, Steven Naismith, John Stones

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Yoan Gouffran, Loic Remy, Hatem Ben Arfa

Subs: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse

Attendance: 33,495

P.S: Apologies for the delay in getting this out. I’ve been working odd shifts starting at midnight!

321 thoughts on “Sticky Toffee Puddings! Everton 3-2 Newcastle

  1. Newkie,
    Yes ;-), I agree.

    I also agree with Aussie is boring and should contribute less to commenting as it puts people to sleep. πŸ˜›


  2. Georgio,
    I think all Toon fans need to slip into the odd fantasy state where we day dream about getting a quality new manager and playing in the champions league etc.
    It keeps us going.

    We should also be allowed to day dream about playing more than 45 mins of decent football and beating Hull at St James…

    I know – I need to be realistic. But surely it all starts with a dream. πŸ˜†


  3. I for one have called for Pardews head more than once last season and in pre season. Not ashamed to admit that either. What I didn’t expect was Kinnear being director of football again. Our next manager will be Joe’s choice so his going to be crap ? Just think of some shit manager’s and Ashley will hire them. Souness, Curbishley, Wise, Hoddle but anyone but Kinnear even a conference manager over him.


  4. A conference manager could out wit Joe easily in my opinion. I have to laugh about how desperate everyone is not to have Kinnear


  5. JJ I dream of the day we beat Hull at home in the premiership as well but i’m to ambitious, that’s my downfall


  6. JJ πŸ˜† i see you’re still hurting from my boring jibe toward you last week πŸ˜› please cut me a little slack.. you did make it easy for me πŸ˜†

    Bloody hell the blog is in trouble if Newkie is trying to be the mediator for calm on here πŸ˜›


  7. Do you think Joe Kinnear would get a warm reception if he was to become our next manager. I shouldn’t laugh about it but it’s bound to a disastrous.


  8. Stem, why don’t you worry about that if or when Pardew is sacked mate.. he could be here for some time yet..


  9. Aussie – I thought you’d banned me 😐
    Depressing reading the local press. More Pardew nonesense:

    β€œEverton is a result we have to accept.

    β€œBut the performance at Cardiff needs to be high.

    β€œIt needs to be much more relevant to the club that we are.

    β€œThe first half wasn’t a performance that Newcastle can be proud of.

    β€œWe need to pride ourselves in that.”

    And this is our manager. Actually I’d rather not have one at all. Hasn’t Ashley thought of that and the savings.


  10. JJ – I have a dream . . . 0-2 at Cardiff and if Pardew’s right we’ll think we’re going to win the league 😳


  11. Well everyone is assuming pardoh will be replaced by jokey at some point in the future. Most likely when it is too late to do anything to save us, or maybe sooner (December??)
    I’m not convinced at all. I would guess jokey would be the interim manager while he sorts out a suitable replacement, but I just cant see jokey wanting the job full time. Everyone knows its a poisoned chalice after all.
    Jokey has his feet comfortably under the table as DofF/ General Manager (?). Why would he put himself back in the firing line at his age and with his previous medical history ❓
    I just don’t see it.
    Many on here said at the end of last season they would be prepared to give Pardoh 10 matches into the new season and see if he has managed to learn anything and make the necessary changes to improve the team. If not get him out and replaced.
    I had seen enough of his tom foolery last season and was very vocal calling for his head. I was however persuaded enough to wait and see what happens in this early part of the season.
    The chelski match at home on 2nd Nov will be the 10th of this season.
    I have no faith that we will be anywhere near the top 10 by then.
    How bad do things have to be, before everyone else is also calling for the fools head too.
    If we are bottom 3 after the chelski match, how will you feel ❓
    How will you feel if cesspool and the scum have also beaten us by then AGAIN.
    I predict we will have 10 points from a possible 30.
    Pardew OUT


  12. BB JFK done and interview only last year about him taking a DOF job where he said that he would do it just to get back into footie and it would be a way of getting back in and getting the real job he wanted Manager.
    So if he doesnt want to be manager why would he say it ?.

    As for calling for Pards head if I really thought we would get a good manager I would have been calling for Pards to be replaced last season , but I wouldnt call for Pards to be replaced if it was someone like JFK or some other yes man.

    Aussie you of little faith if I was home I would of already given you proof


  13. well things normally come in 3’s. terrible result v Hull, embarrassing v Everton. 2-0 defeat v Cardiff with Pardew pleased with a more-together united 😯


  14. tbh until JFK was taken on for the 2nd time I didnt believe at all that he could be in line after Pards. Now i think its the obvious choice.

    I must admit, BD was bang on the money.. for once πŸ˜†


  15. Wow! Big Dave has owned Aussie today I see! πŸ˜†

    I remember Aussie jumping up and down like Roo from Winnie the Pooh calling for Pards’ head ! I remember as if it was yesterday. πŸ˜›
    Well done Dave for reminding him. πŸ˜†


    Aye I saw my big buddy SW with Menim.

    What a horrible waste of space that Menim is.
    If he’s on benefits, likely to be, then they should be stopped after that TV interview. Who in their right mind is going to employ an idiot like that. 😈


  16. Big Dave, the ox is slow but the earth is patient πŸ˜‰ … please take your time finding those posts, i am not going anywhere mate, i will check back later on..can’t wait for the excuses πŸ˜›


  17. Here go Big Dave, I’d thought I’d save you some time. This is an exert from an article I did last season (May 12th) πŸ˜‰

    No one likes a managerial revolving door where managers are replaced as soon as things go bad. I think it is pretty safe to say that most fans like the idea that the club wants a long term manager and stability but it has to be the right man. Given our track record and the large amount of distrust of our owners, many fans fear that we will simply get another average manager in if Pardew is indeed sacked.

    I must admit that I fall into this category and I really can’t see Newcastle United going after a top manager for the foreseeable future. To sack Pardew now and replace him with another manager that has not got an impressive CV and a proven track record would be a step backward as far as I am concerned.

    You can apologize once you have had a chance to wipe the sleep from your eyes πŸ˜› πŸ˜†


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