In a triumphant performance, Everton emerged with a 3-0 win against Newcastle, allowing them to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone despite a 10-point deduction. Goals from Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Beto propelled the Toffees to victory.
Galvanized by what they perceive as unjust sporting sanctions, Everton’s response on the field has been resilient. Newcastle, however, faced challenges, especially with uncharacteristic errors from England international Kieran Trippier.
McNeil seized an opportunity 11 minutes from time, smashing the ball into the top corner, while Doucoure secured Everton’s fifth win in seven games. Substitute Beto added to the triumph with his first Premier League goal in stoppage time.
This victory propels Everton one point clear of the relegation zone, considering the points penalty. Newcastle, despite the loss, remains seventh in the league, four points away from the top four.
The discontent among Everton fans regarding the 10-point deduction was expressed again in the 10th minute, with placards displaying the Premier League logo alongside the message: “Protecting the few, not the many.”
Although Everton has struggled at home, failing to defeat sides like Bournemouth, their performance against Newcastle showcased a positive turnaround. Sean Dyche’s team, despite profligacy in front of goal, secured a convincing win.
Newcastle, known for notable victories at home this season, failed to replicate their success away from home. Tiredness seemed to affect Trippier, who committed errors leading to Everton’s goals.
The win at Goodison Park, combined with Everton’s recent form, provides a glimmer of hope for the team’s future performances.