Everton 1 – 0Newcastle

Alex Iwobi scored in the ninth minute of stoppage time as Everton 10 ended a four-game losing streak with a dramatic 1-0 victory over Newcastle in an ecstatic Goodison Park.

Frank Lampard’s side had Allan sent off in the 83rd minute after an early booking for a foul on Allan Saint-Maximin was upgraded to a red card by referee Craig Pawson following a VAR review.

But after withstanding a late pressure barrage from Newcastle, the hosts stole possession in midfield, allowing Iwobi to drive the ball forward, exchange passes with substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin and slipping home a cool finish to seal an unlikely win.

There were still five minutes of stoppage time to play after that due to a bizarre delay at the start of the second half. One protester had to be freed by stewards using bolt cutters after he tied himself to the goal with a cable tie around his neck.

But Everton held on to inflict Newcastle’s first Premier League defeat in 10 games and clinch a crucial morale-boosting victory that lifts them three points clear of the relegation zone.

Full match report to follow…

And after?

Everton get a break from their Premier League struggles with an FA Cup trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday lunchtime; kick-off at Selhurst Park is at 12:30 p.m. They then face a tricky encounter at West Ham after the international break, visiting the London stadium on April 3 live on Sky Sports Premier League from 1 p.m.; kick off at 2 p.m.

Newcastle are out of action until April given their early FA Cup exit, and an upcoming trip to Tottenham, live on Sky Sports Premier League, as part of Super Sunday on April 3 from 4 p.m.; kick off at 4:30 p.m. They’re on Sky again when they host Wolves on April 8 live on Friday Night Football on Sky Sports Premier League from 19h ; kick off at 8 p.m.

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