Undoubtedly Everton should have been out of sight in the first half but United clung on and ended up the better team in the second-half, such is football.
What came out of of the Everton match according to BBC Statistics though is the following;
Possession NUFC 50% Everton 50%
Total Shots NUFC 11 Everton 17
Shots On Target NUFC 7 Everton 10
Corners NUFC 3 Everton 3
Offside Decisions All Correct
Ref Making Shocking
Decision Not To Play Guilty!
Advantage WIth HBA
When you add in a backdrop of an Everton team who had won their last six at home (incl 1-0 v Manchester United) against a Newcastle team missing arguably their three best players in Coloccini, Krul and Tiote, plus a fourth automatic first team regular in Simpson, then I think it is fair to say it was clear moral victory for the away team.