Newcastle United as team were on fire yester night in the EPL Matchday 24 midweek games against Everton. They might have not started the game well but, they sure did end the game on a perfect note. The visitors were two goals down up to the 90th minute of the game. But for a spectacular brace from Florian Lejeune, the match ended 2-2.
The house side were totally in charge of the right from the very first minute of the game. Moise Kean was the first to find the opener for the home side to put his side ahead. The young Italian found the back of the net in the 30th minute of the game. It was his very first goal in the English Premier League.
They went into the first half break with a goal at hand and sure Carlo Ancelotti and his troops plan was going all well. The second 45 minutes resumed and they were still in charge as England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin doubled the lead for the host. The English attacker netted his 10th goal of the season in the 54th minute of the game and all seemed victory was just at hand.
The visitor did not look tired as they played out their best to get if possible a consolation goal. Newcastle United is gradually becoming a team to count on in the injury time of any game. They recorded an injury time goal against Chelsea in the EPL Matchday23 games and now they have repeated the same action. Florian Lejeune handed the visitors a point with two points brace in the encounter.
Newcastle United Looking Better
It was a sensational end to a game which Everton had dominated, as Bruce’s side added to the injury-time win they earned against Chelsea on Saturday. Newcastle United gave their travelling supporters a reason to always support them. Steve Bruce, whose side are seven points clear of the relegation zone, said: “It’s quite remarkable. I can’t fault the players for their endeavor or effort.
“We probably didn’t deserve to get anything but we didn’t give up. It just shows you what can happen. “It’s a wacky game that’s for sure – but it’s great. It just shows you shouldn’t leave a game early.”
Ancelotti said: “I’m really pleased for the way we played. The players are really sad at this moment, but I told them I have more experience than them. “I’ve lost a Champions League final after leading 3-0 [with AC Milan against Liverpool] so it can happen sometimes.” For 93 minutes, Everton looked like they were in control and had answered calls from Ancelotti to be braver, while Kean emphatically answered his manager’s hopes for a quick improvement.
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce commenting on the match:
“It’s quite remarkable. I can’t fault the players for their endeavour. Joelinton was struggling after 50 minutes; I nearly put a center-half up front. “We keep showing determination. We were a tired team tonight but we found a bit of energy from somewhere. When we scored Mike Dean said there are 40 seconds left – and you’re thinking ‘can we score in 40 seconds?’ We rode our luck certainly but they never gave up.
“There is a good spirit and attitude in this team we looked tired but we played people out of position. We didn’t have much coming off the bench in terms of forward players but the attitude was fantastic.”It’s a wacky game that’s for sure – but it’s great. It just shows you shouldn’t leave a game early.”
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti commenting on the match:
“There are things in football you cannot control. We conceded without any reason but the performance was good. “We played a fantastic game and we were unlucky but nothing changes – our Premier League continues; we have to stay focused. We were two-nil up, had opportunities to score and we played attacking football. I’m really pleased with the performance. These results are not frequent but they can happen.
“We have to stay on the game for 90 minutes but I’m not saying anything to my players. They played well and it can happen. It’s just unlucky for this game.”