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Blues have a winnable game at home

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Live Blog

90+6’ - Oh what drama. Everton have thrown it all away in the last minute, Lejeune scores again and it’s 2-2. Concede a late freekick, lofted into the box, Everton all at sea and the ball is hammered in. Sensational stuff, Everton just embarrassing.

90+4’ - Everton just whiling away the minutes and slack defending at a corner allows the Magpies to pull one back. Pickford wafted at the corner, ball comes back into the box and Florian Lejeune with a fancy scissor-kick scores, no chance for the goalie or for Mason Holgate on the line.

90’ - Davies wins a freekick in a promising position, Digne steps up to take but lofts it well over as a shout of ‘Carlo Magnifico’ breaks out.

88’ - The last sub will be Oumar Niasse coming on for Theo Walcott. Firmly in the shop window the Senegalese striker.

83’ - Bernard another one who was awful on Saturday but a much better day today. Big hand for him as he goes off, Tom Davies on.

80’ - Martin Dubravka is the sole reason this is not a steamrolling of the Magpies. He’s had six saves from Everton’s eight shots on goal (from 17 total). Meanwhile, the visitors have had two shots and neither has bothered Jordan Pickford.

71’ - Kean goes off to a rousing round of applause, looked a very different player today from his previous showing over the weekend.

54’ - 2-0 Blues! Everton have really controlled this game at a stroll, and now Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets yet another goal to keep his hot goalscoring streak going.

30’ - Moise Kean has finally scored for Everton! The youngster finally opens his Toffees account, with a long overdue goal.

Preview

With injury woes continuing to plague both teams, Everton host Newcastle today at Goodison Park with both teams tied on 29 points, and only five points off fifth place.

The Blues rode their luck at times beating the Magpies at St James Park last month, and will be looking to complete the double over their opponents today, but will have to do it without Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, with Alex Iwobi also unlikely to play and Michael Keane facing a late fitness test.

Carlo Ancelotti might have to revert to the same side that looked uninspired for the first sixty minutes away at West Ham United on Saturday, before playing like a more cohesive unit late in the game.

The Toffees are unlikely to receive much sympathy for their injured from visitors Newcastle who have had the longest injury list for large parts of this season. Jetro Willems (who tore apart the Everton defence last time around) and Paul Dummett are now lost for the rest of the season, while DeAndre Yedlin, Ki Sung-Yueng, Andy Carroll, Yoshinori Muto, Javier Manquillo and Dwight Gayle are all out.

Four players who just returned from injury in Saturday’s win over Chelsea will likely play again: defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie, midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and striker Allan Saint-Maximin.

Everton have beaten Newcastle 11 of the last 16 times they’ve played in the Premier League, but the Toom have Saint-Maximin back and have won seven with two draws in the eleven league games when he has started, versus a meagre one-in-twelve when he hasn’t.

Match Details

Competition: Premier League Matchday 24

Date and start time: Tuesday, January 21st at 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 7:45 p.m. BST

Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Capacity: 39,572

Weather: 45°F/7°C, cloudy, 10% chance of precipitation, 9 mph winds

How to Watch/Listen

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Information from LiveSoccerTV.com

Lineups

Everton

Newcastle

Last Meeting

The Blues just played Newcastle last month coming away with a 2-1 win thanks to a Dominic Calvert-Lewin brace. They last met at Goodison in December 2018, with the visitors taking the lead unexpectedly and then Everton dominating the rest of the game in possession but only able to score the once via Richarlison from a goalmouth scramble following a corner. With both sides carrying sub-optimal squads, this could be an open game that goes either way.