Iwobi hits injury-time winner for Everton

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Asmir Begovic started in goal for Everton in place of the ill Jordan Pickford

Alex Iwobi’s 99th-minute goal earned Everton a massive victory in their fight against relegation as they held on to beat Newcastle despite being reduced to 10 men.

An average game, which was delayed by a protestor tying himself to a goal post by his neck, came to life late on when Anthony Gordon tested Martin Dubravka with a curling shot.

But the mood soon turned sour when Allan was sent off with seven minutes remaining for taking out Newcastle substitute Allan Saint-Maximin after referee Craig Pawson consulted the pitchside monitor and overturned his initial decision to book the Everton midfielder.

At that stage, and with 14 minutes of stoppage time to play because of the protest, hanging on for a draw looked like the best Frank Lampard’s side could achieve.

Yet in the ninth minute of additional time, substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin lead a breakaway and slipped Iwobi through before he found the bottom corner.

It led to wild celebrations at Goodison Park as Everton earned only their second win in 13 Premier League games to put three points between them and the relegation zone.

But, as Lampard and his players hugged each other in delight at the final whistle, it felt like a victory worth much more than three points as they consigned Newcastle to a second consecutive defeat.

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  1. squad numberfifteenplayer nameBegovic

  2. squad number23player nameColeman

  3. squad number4player nameHolgate

  4. squad number5player nameKeane

  5. squad number22player nameGodfrey

  6. squad number16player nameDoucoure

  7. squad number6player nameAlan

  8. squad number17player nameIwobi

  9. squad number24player nameGordon

  10. squad numberelevenplayer nameGray

  11. squad number7player nameRicharlison

  1. squad number9player nameCalvert-Lewin

  2. squad number14player nameTownsend

  3. squad numbertwenty-oneplayer nameAndre Gomes

Newcastle United

  1. squad number1player nameDubravka

  2. squad number17player nameKrafth

  3. squad number5player nameSchär

  4. squad number33player nameBurn

  5. squad number13player nametargett

  6. squad number28player namewillock

  7. squad number39player nameBruno Guimaraes

  8. squad number7player nameJoelinton

  9. squad number24player namealmiron

  10. squad numbertwentyplayer nameWood

  11. squad numbertwenty-oneplayer nameFraser

  1. squad number10player nameSaint-Maximin

  2. squad number19player namesleeve

  3. squad number23player nameMurphy



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • fifteenBegovic
  • 23Coleman
  • 4Holgate
  • 5Keane
  • 22Godfrey
  • 16Doucoure
  • 6AlanBooked at 83mins
  • 17Iwobi
  • 24GordonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forTownsendat 90+15′minutes
  • elevenGraySubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 76′minutes
  • 7RicharlisonBooked at 64minsSubstituted forAndre Gomesat 88′minutes


  • 3Patterson
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 14Townsend
  • 19Mykolenko
  • twenty-oneAndre Gomes
  • 31Lonergan
  • 33Rondon
  • 36There
  • 53Tyrer


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Dubravka
  • 17KrafthBooked at 76minsSubstituted forsleeveat 90+3′minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 33Burn
  • 13targett
  • 28willock
  • 39Guimaraes Rodriguez Moura
  • 7Joelinton
  • 24almironSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 71′minutes
  • twentyWood
  • twenty-oneFraserSubstituted forMurphyat 85′minutes


  • 3Dummett
  • 6Lascelles
  • 10Saint-Maximin
  • elevenRitchie
  • 19sleeve
  • 23Murphy
  • 26Darlow
  • 3. 4Gayle
  • 36S Longstaff


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