Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
March 25, 2014 8:45 PM WAT
St. James' Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 47622‎
 
 
Ross Barkley 22′
 
 
Leon Osman 87′
Top of the Match
Gerard Deulofeu
Gerard Deulofeu
Everton
Gerard Deulofeu
Gerard Deulofeu
Everton
Flop of the Match
Yoan Gouffran
Yoan Gouffran
Newcastle United
Yoan Gouffran
Yoan Gouffran
Newcastle United

Newcastle 0-3 Everton: Barkley wonder-goal helps steer classy Toffees to easy win

The England international made a sensational solo run before netting the opener and his strike was followed up by Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman in the second half

Ross Barkley Newcastle United Everton EPL 03252014
Getty Images
Everton ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Newcastle to keep their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish very much alive.

Ross Barkley stunned St James's Park with a fantastic run halfway up the pitch before a decisive finish in the first half, further pressing his England claim.

The Toffees doubled their lead early in the second half when Romelu Lukaku pushed home from Gerard Deulofeu's cross before Leon Osman put the game to bed in the late stages.

The victory marks the first time that Everton have completed a league double over Newcastle since 1999 but, more importantly, moves them within six points of fourth-placed Arsenal - whom they host on April 6 - with a game in hand after the Londoners drew 2-2 with Swansea City.

VIEW FROM ST JAMES'S PARK
By Harry Slavin

Everton's assault on the Champions League places is still on track after a convincing win in the North East.

This fixture has historically produced a number of memorable goals and Ross Barkley produced the pick of the bunch to give the Toffees a lead that they never looked like surrendering.

Romelu Lukaku continued his impressive record against Alan Pardew's side by notching his fourth in four games against them before Leon Osman capped off a the perfect performance for the Merseyside outfit.

All the good feeling after Papiss Cisse's late winner last time out evaporated as the hosts produced a disappointing display and it is important that Newcastle rally if they want to avoid limping over the line this season.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse almost picked up where he left off after his last-gasp winner against Crystal Palace on Saturday when he came close to breaking the deadlock early on. The Senegal international connected with a near-post corner from Paul Dummett but his shot was saved by Tim Howard before Yoan Gouffran's follow-up was blocked on the line.

But Everton quickly began to dictate matters and penned the hosts inside their own half for much of the opening stages.

The visitors' dominance looked set to pay dividends in the 16th minute as Osman played Lukaku through on goal, only for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul to produce an outstanding save.

However, Everton's opener did soon arrive as Barkley lit up St James's Park with a contender for goal of the season. The 20-year-old picked up the ball from well inside his own half after a Magpies corner, sprinting all the way to the edge of the area before cutting inside past a string of recovering defenders and unleashing a thunderous left-footed strike into the top corner.

Newcastle looked to respond and demonstrated plenty of industry but their lack of creativity in the final third was their undoing as they struggled to test Howard.

The hosts' failure to break down the Everton defence was in stark contrast to the pace and guile of Martinez's men, who moved into a commanding position shortly after the interval.

On-loan Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu fired a warning shot by flying down the right and drawing a strong save from Krul.

Yet Newcastle did not learn from that close call and found themselves two behind in the 52nd minute as Deulofeu latched onto a clever ball from Osman and delivered a precise low right-wing cross for Lukaku to tap home.

And the hosts' disappointing evening was summed up 12 minutes from time, Vurnon Anita shooting wide with the goal gaping before Osman finished off another sweeping Everton attack to emphatically end their run of five away Premier League fixtures without a win.


Newcastle United

1
Tim Krul
Goalkeeper
2.50
2
2.00
6
Mike Williamson
Defender
2.00
13
2.00
36
Paul Dummett
Defender
2.00
7
Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder
2.50
8
Vurnon Anita
Midfielder
2.00
24
Cheikh Tiote
Midfielder
3.00
9
Papiss Cissé
Striker
2.00
11
Yoan Gouffran
Midfielder
91′
1.50
18
Luuk de Jong
Striker
58′
2.00

Everton

3.00
24
Tim Howard
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
3.50
15
3.00
26
John Stones
Defender
2.50
16
James McCarthy
Midfielder
3.00
18
Gareth Barry
Midfielder
64′
4.00
20
Ross Barkley
Midfielder
22′ 82′
4.00
21
Leon Osman
Midfielder
87′
3.00
23
4.00
10
3.50
17

Substitutes

21
Rob Elliot
Goalkeeper
 - 
19
 - 
27
 - 
10
Hatem Ben Arfa
Midfielder
58′
3.00
15
Dan Gosling
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
23
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Joel
Goalkeeper
 - 
29
 - 
32
 - 
36
 - 
7
Aiden McGeady
Midfielder
 - 
11
 - 
14

Coach/Manager

-
 - 

Coach/Manager

 - 
-
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0