EvertonÂ´s desperately disappointing season showed no sign of abating in a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.
Newcastle stormed into a 2-0 lead inside the opening half hour. Everton gifted the hosts the opener courtesy of a Johnny Heitinga own goal on 12 minutes. A decent cross from the right by Danny Simpson looked bread and butter for Tim Howard to collect, but a mix up resulted in Johnny Heitinga sticking out a out a toe to deflect the ball into his own net.
The lead was doubled on 29 minutes when Ryan Taylor capitliased on a half clearance from Jack Rodwell to strike well in off the bar from 20 yards out.
Everton looked incapable of salvaging anything from the game until the the stroke of half time. Royston Drenthe delivered in a fantastic delivery from a corner to leave Rodwell to head home at the near post to give Everton hope heading into the second half.
But it wasnÂ´t to be, Alan PardewÂ´s side dug in and strangled the life out of the game in the second half through painstaking timewasting with the only real moment of note for Everton in the second half being denied a blatant penalty when former Blue Dan Gosling handballed a goalbound Louis Saha effort.
FT. Newcastle 2-1 Everton.
Nikki Matthews: Was Jackson another well played defeat. just lacking in that final 3rd.
Ross Traynor: Piss poor. Relagation beckons
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Ajay Fabian DÂ´Almeida: Another shameful defeat 🙁
Edwin Lim: absolutely poor game from the blues
Jon Patrick Mooney: Heartbreaking performance! On a positive note the season ticket prices next season will be dirt cheap
Wayne Cousins: newcastle not at there best and still beat us , this season is over all ready , keep on like this and relegation will happen
Conor Mcconville: disgrace need to get the finger out we should have beat newcastle