MNF Premier League – Monday 23rd April Kick off 8pm Goodison Park.
Sam Allardyce and Rafa Benitez lock horns when Everton and Newcastle meet tonight for Monday Night Football.
The pressure is on and Everton and Newcastle are separated by just one place and one point in the Premier League – both have 11 wins and 14 defeats – although they are comfortably settled and secure in mid-table this is a game to show some fight and pride to finish as high as possible.
The two teams last met in December where Everton came out victorious winning 1-0, which was the last time Newcastle lost to a non-big six team as their results of late have significantly improved under Rafa.
Match Stats :
stats fact #1 :
Wayne Rooney has scored 15 Premier League goals against Newcastle, more than he has against any other opponent and more than any other player has against the Magpies.
stats fact #2:
Ayoze Perez has scored in three consecutive English league games for the first time since November 2014 – he’s never scored in four in a row before.
stats fact #3:
Rafa has won each of his last four Premier League trips to face Everton – his best ever winning away run against a single opposition in the competition
Last five meetings:
Everton W4, Newcastle W1
Premier League meetings:
Everton W19, Newcastle W17, D9
Everton W72, Newcastle W65, D34
MEMORABLE MEETING :
September 2013 saw these two teams play out a thriller at Goodison Park, one which saw the hosts come out on top. Everton raced into a three-goal lead after a brace from Romelu Lukaku and a strike from Ross Barkley.
At that point, Everton probably felt they had proceedings all wrapped up, but Newcastle at least made a fist of in the second half as goals from French duo Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy made it 3-2 to set up a tense finish.
However, try as they might, Newcastle just could not find that all-important equaliser as Everton held on to earn all three points in front of their own fans.
Goal highlights 👇🏼👍
Predicted line-up: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Walcott, Rooney, Bolasie; Tosun
Unavailable: Stekelenburg (Injured), McCarthy (Injured), Mangala (Injured), Holgate (Injured), Sigurdsson (Injured)
Predicted line-up: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy; Perez; Gayle