Goals from Osman and Jagielka earned Everton a morale boosting three points as they came from a goal behind to defeat Newcastle at St James´ Park for the first time since October 2000.
David Moyes made two changes to the team that whimpered to a 1-0 defeat at home to Reading, opting to replace Seamus Coleman and Bilyaletdinov for Tony Hibbert and Jermaine Beckford and reverting back to the fan preferred 4-4-2 with Beckford starting up top with Saha for only the third time.
Everton started well and were unfortunate to find themselves a goal down on 23 minutes when Tim Howard spilled a tame Kevin Nolan effort into the path of Leon Best who was left with a simple header inside 5 yards.
Everton responded well, with Leon Osman equalising within ten minutes with a calm finish after clever interchange with the influential Mikel Arteta down the left.
Five minutes later, Everton turned the game on it’s head when Jags scored what proved to be the winner when he fired high into the net from Leighton Baines´ free-kick.
[Full match report to follow]