Allardyce defends Everton style in win over Newcastle

Theo Walcott

Everton supervisor Sam Allardyce defended his aspect’s type of soccer because the Toffees laboured to a 1-Zero victory over Newcastle on Monday.

Theo Walcott scored his first objective since January because the hosts moved as much as eighth within the Premier League.

Some followers have criticised Everton’s performances beneath Allardyce, however the ex-Newcastle boss felt his aspect performed nicely in opposition to his former workforce.

“What was incorrect with our type?” he stated to Sky Sports activities.

“You’ll be able to’t knock our soccer. You’ll be able to knock a few of our passing that went astray, however you’ll be able to’t knock me for that. I do not cross the ball.

“Other than the final 10 minutes we dominated the sport and there was solely going to be one winner.”

A uninteresting first half bore all of the hallmarks of an end-of-season mid-table encounter with goalscoring alternatives at a premium.

Nonetheless, the impasse was damaged quickly after the break when Yannick Bolasie’s cross deflected off DeAndre Yedlin to Walcott, who took a contact earlier than driving the ball into the roof of the web.

The sport briefly opened up after that and Newcastle substitute Dwight Gayle ought to have finished higher when he hooked a shot over from shut vary earlier than Seamus Coleman made an essential headed clearance in stoppage time.

Finally, a scarcity of high quality within the ultimate third proved Newcastle’s undoing as they spurned a number of different alternatives to create one thing and Everton recorded a primary win in 4 video games to maneuver onto 45 factors.

Newcastle stay 10th on 41 factors and want only one extra level to be mathematically secure from relegation.

A win, however is it sufficient for Everton followers?

Allardyce has taken Everton to mid-table security from simply above the relegation zone, however there was rising discontent amongst some supporters at what they understand to be a destructive enjoying type.

There have been requires Allardyce to be sacked in the course of the 1-1 draw at Swansea earlier this month, with some followers sad with their aspect’s show, and his critics had been unlikely to be appeased by this efficiency.

Everton appeared unsure methods to break down a disciplined Newcastle aspect, whereas Cenk Tosun discovered himself far too remoted from his team-mates in assault.

Everton captain Phil Jagielka carrying a robot mascot on to the pitch

The hosts did not handle a shot on track in a colorless first half and it was one second of high quality from Walcott that proved decisive in a sport each units of followers shall be eager to overlook.

Everton at the moment are heading in the right direction for a top-eight end and Allardyce added: “I feel eighth within the league in comparison with fifth from backside tells you we’re getting the gamers higher.

“We have moved up the league one place once more, so we’re heading in the right direction and transferring in the best path.”

However former Toffees midfielder Leon Osman, commentating on the sport for BBC Radio 5 reside, stated: “This can be a victory however it’s hardly an thrilling one.

“Sam Allardyce sends his groups out to win, he’s not all the time fussed about performances. He shall be delighted with a win and a clear sheet.

“Folks anticipate a normal of efficiency. The three factors shall be essential however the crowd come to be excited. There was hardly an opportunity on this sport however not sufficient pleasure. That’s the story of the season for Everton.”

Man of the match – Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott

‘Closing ball lacking’ – what they stated

Newcastle supervisor Rafael Benitez: “I’m happy with the trouble of the gamers however this ultimate cross within the ultimate third could make the distinction.

“We’re actually sturdy. Simply to remain within the Premier League was the goal and we’re actually happy with that.”

A primary in 98 years for Everton – the stats

  • Everton have gained 5 consecutive top-flight video games in opposition to Newcastle for the primary time since January 1920.
  • That is the primary time that Everton have saved 5 consecutive clear sheets in opposition to a single opponent within the Premier League.
  • Everton scored with their solely shot on track of the match in opposition to Newcastle.
  • Newcastle have gained simply certainly one of their previous 14 Premier League journeys to Goodison Park (D3 L10).
  • Theo Walcott has been immediately concerned in 10 targets in his previous 9 Premier League video games in opposition to Newcastle (5 targets, 5 assists).
  • This was Rafael Benitez’s 100th sport in cost as Newcastle supervisor in all competitions (W48 D21 L31).

What subsequent?

Everton journey to Huddersfield on Saturday, 28 April (15:00 BST), whereas Newcastle host West Brom on the identical time.

Line-ups

Everton

  • 1Pickford
  • 23Coleman
  • 6Jagielka
  • fourKeaneBooked at 75minutes
  • threeBaines
  • 17GueyeBooked at 90minutes
  • 2SchneiderlinSubstituted forDaviesat 52′minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Walcott
  • 14TosunSubstituted forNiasseat 85′minutes
  • 7BolasieSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 59′minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Martina
  • 19Niasse
  • 25Funes Mori
  • 26Davies
  • 29Calvert-Lewin
  • 33Robles
  • 54Baningime

Newcastle

  • 12Dubravka
  • 22Yedlin
  • 6Lascelles
  • 20Lejeune
  • threeDummett
  • 11RitchieSubstituted forMurphyat 79′minutes
  • eightShelveySubstituted forMerinoat 83′minutes
  • 10Diamé
  • 15KenedyBooked at 90minutes
  • 17Pérez
  • 13SlimaniSubstituted forGayleat 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Clark
  • 7Murphy
  • 9Gayle
  • 14Hayden
  • 19Manquillo
  • 23Merino
  • 26Darlow
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
39,061

Match Stats

House StaffEvertonAway StaffNewcastle
Possession
House57%
Away43%
Photographs
House9
Away9
Photographs on Goal
House1
Away2
Corners
Housefour
Away6
Fouls
House10
Away11

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Match ends, Everton 1, Newcastle United Zero.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 1, Newcastle United Zero.

Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

Try missed. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outdoors the field misses to the left. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.

Delay over. They’re able to proceed.

Delay in match Leighton Baines (Everton) due to an damage.

Offside, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez tries a by way of ball, however Dwight Gayle is caught offside.

Theo Walcott (Everton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Kenedy (Newcastle United).

Reserving

Kenedy (Newcastle United) is proven the yellow card.

Reserving

Idrissa Gueye (Everton) is proven the yellow card.

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Everton).

Kenedy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Keane (Everton).

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the best wing.

Offside, Everton. Idrissa Gueye tries a by way of ball, however Oumar Niasse is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Oumar Niasse replaces Cenk Tosun.

Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Wayne Rooney.

Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Mikel Merino replaces Jonjo Shelvey.

Offside, Everton. Seamus Coleman tries a by way of ball, however Dominic Calvert-Lewin is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jacob Murphy replaces Matt Ritchie.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Florian Lejeune (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Try missed. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outdoors the field is only a bit too excessive from a direct free kick.

Reserving

Michael Keane (Everton) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.

Foul by Michael Keane (Everton).

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Cenk Tosun (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

Try saved. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the field is saved within the high centre of the objective. Assisted by Kenedy with a cross.

Delay over. They’re able to proceed.

Delay in match Michael Keane (Everton) due to an damage.

Try blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the best wing.

Foul by Kenedy (Newcastle United).

Try missed. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is excessive and large to the left. Assisted by Jamaal Lascelles with a headed cross following a nook.

Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Dwight Gayle replaces Islam Slimani.

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Revealed at Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:03:13 +0000