Newcastle out of drop zone with win over Lampard’s Everton

Kieran Trippier curls in a peach to score the third Toon goal. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA
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Newcastle moved out of the bottom three with a huge win over fellow strugglers Everton in Frank Lampard’s first Premier League game in charge of the Toffees.

Eddie Howe’s energetic side were superior to their visitors as they earned successive wins for the first time this season with a performance which will give them hope they can avoid relegation so soon after their takeover.

Despite going behind to a Jamaal Lascelles own goal after Jonjo Shelvey was fortunate to receive only a yellow card for a challenge on Anthony Gordon, Newcastle responded within 108 seconds through another own goal.

Mason Holgate, who had a hand in Everton’s opener, then returned the favour by scoring into his own net after Lascelles’ header crashed off the bar.

Newcastle created further chances and after half-time Ryan Fraser put Newcastle in front when he poked in following excellent work by Allan Saint-Maximin.

And the gloss to a brilliant performance, largely without new signing Bruno Guimaraes, was added by Kieran Trippier’s 25-yard free-kick.

It could have been even better had Jacob Murphy not hit the post late on, but this was a display which was as encouraging for Newcastle as it was worrying for Lampard.

Both Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek were introduced from the bench but they had little sway over a well-drilled Newcastle side, who move up to 17th.

They now sit a point and a place behind Everton, who have been sucked into a relegation battle and face another huge test against Leeds on Saturday.

Source: BBC

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