Newcastle United 1-1 Everton: Late Calvert-Lewin penalty distances Toffees from the drop

Having held the lead for much of Tuesday’s Premier League clash at St James’ Park, Newcastle United were ultimately forced to settle for a point as Dominic Calvert-Lewin dispatched a late penalty effort past Martin Dubravka.

Eddie Howe’s side had looked to be on course for a routine victory following Alexander Isak’s first-half strike, and Dan Burn had an attempt disallowed for offside before the Toffees restored parity in the 88th minute.

Newcastle United remain in contention for European football in 2024/25, while Sean Dyche’s Everton distance themselves further from the relegation zone and now sit four points clear of Luton Town.

As it happened

Winless in the Premier League since December 16, Everton looked likely to extend that streak further as they fell behind after just fifteen minutes on Tuesday.

Harvey Barnes’ exquisite ball over the top of the Toffees defence was met by Alexander Isak, with the Swedish forward cutting inside and placing a calm effort past Jordan Pickford to open the scoring.

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Pickford would do well to limit the damage as the match progressed though, denying Jacob Murphy before going on to tip another fierce effort from Isak over the crossbar.

His hard work looked to have been undone just before the hour mark though, as the Scandinavian was played in on goal from a free-kick, with his cross met by Dan Burn – but VAR found that Isak had been in an offside position, and chalked the goal off.

James Garner struck the post minutes later, but the Toffees would be gifted one final chance to equalise after a needless foul from Paul Dummett granted Dominic Calvert-Lewin chance to restore parity from twelve yards out.

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The Englishman seized the opportunity with both hands, salvaging a vital point for Everton ahead of their match against Burnley on Saturday. The Clarets are also in dire need of points, currently sitting six points adrift of safety.

The lineups

NEW: Dubravka; Hall, Burn, Schär, Krafth; Anderson, Guimarães, Longstaff; Barnes, Isak, Murphy

EVE: Pickford; Mykolenko, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Godfrey; McNeil, Gueye, Onana, Young; Doucoure; Beto