WHAT. A. GAME.
A fifth successive Premier League home win and one of the most memorable second halves I’ve witnessed at St James’ Park.
At half time we went in 0-2 down, with Pickford saving a penalty after coming away unpunished following a blatant rugby tackle on Salomon Rondon.
It was looking like one of those days to forget, with the referee giving us nothing and several players underperforming, but the 45 minutes that followed were absolutely magical.
Perez notched two goals and an impressive assist, with Rondon also powering a brilliant volley past Jordan Pickford – although you could argue this was one of two shots that went through ‘England’s number 1’.
It was a game that featured several below par displays, with Schar sloppy, Ki looking off the pace and Yedlin struggling to get close to Bernard and Digne, but heart and determination won the day in the end – something Everton sorely lacked despite all the millions spent
It’s a result that puts us closer to West Ham in 9th than we now are to the drop zone, with the lads showing incredible spirit and determination to topple a Toffees side that folded like a pack of cards from the moment Rondon pulled one back.
Here’s how the table looks after today’s results:
Elsewhere, Cardiff pulled off a huge home win over West Ham, Southampton came from behind to beat Spurs at St Mary’s and Brighton also got a huge 3 points away to Crystal Palace – with all three results emphasising what a massive win this was for us today.
Here’s our next 5 fixtures, with us facing a trip to Bournemouth next Saturday, followed by Arsenal away on the 1st April following the international break:
- Bournemouth (A)
- Arsenal (A)
- Palace (H)
- Leicester (A)
- Southampton (H)
It’s safe to say we’ll all enjoy Match of the Day tonight!
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