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Everton stroll to victory against careless Newcastle

Everton stroll to victory against careless Newcastle
By Eurosport

16/03/2015 at 00:53Updated 16/03/2015 at 04:05

Goodison Park, Premier League - Everton 3 (McCarthy 20 Lukaku 56 pen Barkley 90+3) Newcastle 0

Everton eased to a 3-0 victory at Goodison Park over a resigned Newcastle.

Everton almost went behind in the first few minutes when Gabriel Obertan's flicked shot from a corner was saved by an alert Tim Howard.

The home side dominated possession and that eventually told on 20 minutes when James McCarthy's shot dribbled past Tim Krul, who inexplicably collapsed to his right.

In the second half, Romelu Lukaku made it two for Everton when Jermaine Pennant was witlessly tripped in the box by Yohan Gouffran, and the Belgian converted from the spot.

Three minutes later, Fabricio Coloccini was sent off when he clattered recklessly into Pennant, letting his temper get the better of him.

Everton continued to press as they aimed to build their confidence after a poor season and in the last minute Ross Barkley rounded the keeper to make it three.

KEY MOMENTS

6' - KRUL STOP! Lennon cuts onto his left foot on the right wing, stands up a cross to the back post, but Krul is out to claim.

20' - GOAL! Everton 1-0 Newcastle. Jagielka hits a ball into Lukaku, he toes the ball off to McCarthy, and he drives a shot that bobbles a yard left of Krul, who had foolishly collapsed to his right.

Everton's James McCarthy scores their first goal (Reuters)

Everton's James McCarthy scores their first goal (Reuters)Reuters

45+2' - EVERTON CHANCE! Alcaraz heads Baines' corner back to the six yard box, and Lukaku somehow fails to get a shot away from a yard or two out.

56' - GOAL! Everton 2-0 Newcastle. Lukaku scores from the spot! He takes a few strides and clips his effort to the left of Krul, who was diving right.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal from the penalty spot (Reuters)

Everton's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal from the penalty spot (Reuters)Reuters

59' - RED CARD! Coloccini is sent off. Kone comes inside from the left, Lennon picks the ball off him, and Colocinni hurtles into him two-footed, and he deserves his excommunication.

70' - KONE SHOT! Baines lays it off for Kone, and he fires a fierce drive straight at Krul in goal.

75' - OSMAN SHOT! Janmaat's block is collected by Osman on the edge of the box, he takes a touch to his left and fires a wicked shot at goal that Krul does well to save.

78' - HOWARD SAVE! Sissoko drills a shot from just outside the box to the far corner, and Howard does brilliantly to tip it away for a corner.

90+3' - GOAL! Everton 3-0 Newcastle. Everton break forward from a Newcastle attack, Atsu brings the ball forward, slides a pass forward for Barkley, who rounds the 'keeper and calmly finishes.

Everton's Ross Barkley scores their third goal (Reuters)

Everton's Ross Barkley scores their third goal (Reuters)Reuters

KEY STATS

Romelu Lukaku has scored five goals in six Barclays Premier League appearances against Newcastle United.

Ross Barkley has scored in three of his four Premier League games against Newcastle.

The Toffees have won just five of their last 17 Premier League games at Goodison Park (W5 D7 L5), drawing the last four before this victory.

Newcastle have won just one of their last nine Premier League away matches (W1 D2 L6).

Everton have now kept four clean sheets in their last 19 Premier League games.

TALKING POINT

Roberto Martinez dealt well with Europa League exertions. After plenty of reasonable criticism for Martinez for his unwillingness to adapt his approach to games this season, he overhauled his side today following the game on Thursday against Dynamo Kiev. He was rewarded with an energetic and effective win against Newcastle.

Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez looks dejected after Everton's third goal (Reuters)

Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez looks dejected after Everton's third goal (Reuters)Reuters

MAN OF THE MATCH

Romelu Lukaku (Everton): After a confidence-boosting, lucky penalty conversion against Dynamo Kiev, Lukaku built on that success with another improved performance against Newcastle. His strength, running and calmness for the penalty was at the heart of Everton's victory.

PLAYER RATINGS

Everton: Howard 6, Baines 6, Jagielka 6, Alcaraz 6, Coleman 6, McCarthy 6, Gibson 6, Lennon 7, Osman 7, Kone 6, Lukaku 7. Subs: Besic 6, Atsu 7, Barkley 7.

Newcastle: Krul 6, Janmaat 6, Coloccini 4, Williamson 6, R. Taylor 6, Colback 5, Sissoko 5, Obertan 6, Gouffran 5, Ameobi 6, Riviere 6. Subs: Gutierrez 6, Cabella 7, Perez 6.

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