Newcastle stormed abet from two objectives down at half of-time to beat Everton in a fascinating match, leaving Toffees boss Marco Silva angry Ayoze Perez’s winner was no longer disallowed for offside.
Perez capped a stellar efficiency by whipping the ball previous Jordan Pickford within the 84th minute after the Everton defence failed to react to Isaac Hayden’s lofted pass abet into the field.
The Spaniard had retreated from a clear offside location nevertheless exclusively touched the ball after Salomon Rondon – even supposing replays gave the impression to boom Rondon was a limited offside when the ball was played in.
“After they scored the third unbiased it was a gargantuan mistake by the assistant – it was a clear offside,” stated Silva, who confronted referee Lee Mason on the pitch after the game.
“Within the event you discover the image or no longer it’s no longer factual one or two players in offside positions, there were five Newcastle players within the identical line in offside positions.
“If 2-2 for us at that moment was a gargantuan frustration, imagine after they scored the third unbiased in a clear offside location?”
Perez had levelled three minutes earlier when Pickford spilled Miguel Almiron’s stinging pressure into his path, while he moreover space up Rondon’s honest volley to rep the hosts abet into the game.
Till then, Rafael Benitez’s facet had felt aggrieved at Mason’s resolution no longer to send Pickford off for a obnoxious on Rondon, with the England goalkeeper saving Matt Ritchie’s wretched subsequent penalty.
Moments after that set, Richarlison tapped in his facet’s second after Martin Dubravka parried Andres Gomes’ low depraved straight to the Everton winger.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin bought the opener on 18 minutes with a honest glancing header from Lucas Digne’s incredible depraved.
However the Toffees weak badly within the face of Newcastle’s second-half of onslaught and are actually exclusively three substances in entrance of Benitez’s facet, with Silva admitting his facet “bear to view at ourselves”.
“We lost because it was our fault,” he stated.
“Because of I’m particular if we had kept doing what we did within the principle half of and we did what we needed to assemble within the principle quarter-hour of the second half of, we could bear killed the match with a third unbiased.”
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Perez inspires stirring comeback
Whereas awful and understandably pissed off to be 2-0 down on the interval, Newcastle were sloppy within the principle half of, no longer least when Ritchie stuttered in his stagger-up and hit a tame penalty down the center that Pickford saved alongside with his legs.
Benitez replaced captain Jamaal Lascelles, who had a knee distress, with Paul Dummett at half of-time and later modified the form of his facet – shifting Dummett to left abet and pushing Ritchie up from there to tender midfield, which allowed Newcastle to be extra yelp against a shaky Everton defence.
That defensive frailty was exposed on 65 minutes when Hayden played a hopeful pass up to Perez, who had exclusively Rondon in make stronger against four Everton defenders.
But Perez acquired the header abet to Rondon, spun and acquired the return pass before deftly chipping to the Venezuela striker to volley beyond Pickford from 12 yards.
“The principle unbiased was a mammoth unbiased – I was joking that if Lionel Messi had done what Ayo did and Alan Shearer done savor Rondon, each person would were speaking for a month about that,” stated Benitez.
Dummett looped a header over when Rondon was better positioned on the abet of him nevertheless Newcastle kept coming and drew stage on 81 minutes as Almiron struck from 30 yards and Perez slotted within the rebound after Pickford failed to push it broad.
Frustration had given arrangement to fervent urgency and Everton wilted, their defence caught static as Rondon introduced down Hayden’s lofted pass and Perez stabbed within the winner.
Now it was Everton’s turn to feel aggrieved, nevertheless the mates will calm be apprehensive on the vogue of their fall down.
Pickford’s unpleasant day
Rapidly after the destroy, used Sunderland participant Pickford smiled and stuck his tongue out on the Newcastle followers, who booed his every touch, on the other hand it ended up a depressing, chastening day for the England keeper.
He could well moreover fair calm were brushed off after half of an hour when he spilled Ritchie’s depraved into Rondon’s path and took a step to his left to take care of the Newcastle striker.
Mason likely made up our minds that Pickford’s obnoxious in denying a goalscoring different was unintended or he was trying to play the ball, which, since 2016, would now not pause in a purple card. But Pickford looked to bear intentionally impeded Rondon and it was uncommon Mason did no longer on the least e book him.
Whereas Pickford saved the penalty and moreover denied Perez and Dummett with honest stops, those moments were overshadowed by a volatile and nervy exhibiting.
He looked unsure when coming for crosses, generally punching other than catching, was crushed by Rondon to a ball over the prime that the striker poked factual broad and can no longer address Almiron’s strike to reward Perez.
With the England squad named on Wednesday, this was a efficiency that could well moreover fair fright manager Gareth Southgate when he considers who is his first-different keeper.
Man of the match – Ayoze Perez (Newcastle)
‘We believed we could assemble it’ – reaction
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, speaking to Match of the Day: “We did now not deserve to be dropping 2-0 nevertheless or no longer it’s predominant to react and at half of-time we talked about staying silent – it was actually complicated to preserve the players silent nevertheless they understood that that was the components.
“To concede one minute after missing a penalty is the worst nightmare for any manager nevertheless we reacted neatly. The players were pushing and pushing and in reveal that they’d the realization and self assurance we could assemble it.
“We bear now extra self assurance nevertheless now we bear to preserve a success.”
Everton manager Marco Silva, speaking to Match of the Day: “We did now not demand what took location, on the other hand or no longer it’s football.
“Even within the principle 15 to 20 minutes within the second half of we had counter-attacks – we needed to kill the game in that moment.
“I will’t realize – five Newcastle players were within the identical line and Rondon was offside.”
Newcastle’s most spirited league comeback for 16 years – match stats
- Newcastle United acquired a Premier League sport from two objectives down for the principle time since October 2003 against Fulham below Sir Bobby Robson.
- Everton lost an away Premier League match having led by two objectives for exclusively the second time, moreover doing so in September 2000 away at Tottenham.
- Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has saved three of the final four penalties he has confronted within the Premier League.
- Newcastle United bear failed to rating with three of their final four Premier League penalties, with three varied players seeing their penalties saved (Joselu, Kenedy and Matt Ritchie).
- Salomon Rondon has been all in favour of 13 Premier League objectives for Newcastle United this season – five extra than any varied participant (eight objectives, five assists).
Newcastle are at Bournemouth within the Premier League on Saturday, 16 March at 15:00 GMT.
Everton host Chelsea at 16:30 on Sunday, 17 March.