Everton 1  Newcastle 1 – Wednesday 5 December 745pm

We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.

Newcastle getting a very credible point on Merseyside.

Rafa’s team taking the lead through Rondon, only for Richarlison to equalise.

Jamie Smith:

“I would have taken that before the game, although Atsu should have robbed us the points.

“Right now it’s difficult not to filter everything through takeover chat, and I see this as a good point towards putting us in a steady position that won’t jeopardise the price agreement over relegation fear.”

Nat Seaton:

“Great result away from home with a spirited performance.

“Another precious point in our bid to stay up with this squad of players…

“Last time I left Goodison Park without that losing feeling Demba Ba scored two, when I think of that team to what we have now I’m more than happy to leave with a point!”

Ben Cooper:

“We never get anything at Everton so that point could be priceless.

“It was hard-earned and hard work at the end and after a decent first half it was backs to the wall at the end.

“Again. Still, NUFC come away with a point against a £300 million team. Well done chaps.”

Paul Patterson:

“I have to say, I was perplexed at Rafa’s team selection but a cracking, well ground out point.

“Well done lads.”

David Punton:

“Goodison Park is never a happy hunting ground for us, so to come away with a point when Everton have spent that much is creditable.

“We’d all have taken a draw from this game if we were offered it before kick off.

“If Christian Atsu could have finished a gilt-edged chance late on then we could have smashed and grabbed a second away win of the season.

“But let us not to be too greedy. After the drubbing from West Ham this was a much welcome outcome.

“Everton are a well organised, well run, well funded football club. They’re evidence of a takeover that has worked out.

“Newcastle went into this amid claims Mike Ashley is about to sell up.

“Chatter is all off the pitch, but thankfully it hasn’t affected the players too much tonight.

“Rafa made his changes, back to three at the back. It’s worked. Murphy and Rondon combining really well for our goal.”

Toon Bano:

“It’s a good point but when you have the capacity to get beat 3-0 at home to West Ham, then if you have the chance to win, you need to take it.

“Atsu missed an absolute sitter and another 2 points slips by.

“Gonna be a lot of ups and downs this month. And I don’t mean the Ashley sale nonsense.”

George Stainsby:

“I’ll take that.

“We could have won, but after Saturday, an away point at a ground we don’t do well at has to be a good thing.

“Not sure what to think for the Wolves match.”

Brian Standen:

“Very good bounce back from Saturday – committed all round.

“Dubravka again put in a top man of the match performance.

“Could easily have won AND lost but great result.

“Move the takeover forward and could be a good Christmas.

“Please don’t boycott Wolves because 3 points would be welcome.

“Well  done tonight!”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Everton 1 Newcastle 1


Newcastle: Rondon 19

Everton: Richarlison 38

Possession was Everton 76% Newcastle 24%

Total shots were  Everton 19 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were Everton 3 Newcastle 5

Corners were  Everton 14 Newcastle 2

Referee: Lee Mason

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Lascelles, Manquillo, Diame, Ki, Murphy (Perez 64), Atsu, Rondon (Joselu 74)

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Shelvey, Clark, Longstaff, Muto

Crowd: 39,350 (Newcastle 1,700)

  • Rabid Dog

    Possession was Everton 76%, Newcastle 44% ??? Maths not your strong point Graham??

    • Leazes.

      To be fair he cut-n-pasted it from the chronicle…..

      • Rabid Dog

        It’s a double decker of lazy journalism !

  • Steven05

    Boycott Wolves

    • Realist

      Sorry mate your boycott is cancelled.

    • Realist

      Told you it was.

  • Andy Mac

    Possession was Everton 76% Newcastle 44% ? So who was putting in 120% ? Certainly wasnt Manquillo

  • Leazes.

    Couldn’t have been happier if Brian Standens moped was in a headlong collision with Simon Carr’s car and Ryder tried to extinguish the resulting fireball with his face.

    • Wezza

      Who is Simon Carr?

      • Leazes.


        • TheFatController

          Is Monkseaton also Moscow? Does he have a box full of foreign passports like Jason Bourne discovered he had?

          • Leazes.


        • Realist

          Your an absolute weirdo leazes.

          • Leazes.

            No I’m a football fan who’s club has been used as a public toilet.

          • Realist

            Ah you speak. It’s very weird to track info on posters on here.

        • Wezza

          Yes great views from his executive box.

          • Leazes.

            I was informed by peaky to look at the youtube clip ….. there’s more than one clip on there.

            Simon Carr Tractor Song


            tractor song blackpool simons bus

  • BigHairyDog

    Good draw thanks to having a savvy manager, Everton’s front 4 cost more than our first team and our reserves and youth team too, then they can bring on Walcott and Bernard whilst we bring on Spain’s answer to Jedward. Well done Rafa!!!

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    get [email protected]#$ed Brian Standen. You’re part of the problem.

    • X2

      He’s Ashley’s dream fan.

  • Realist

    Happy with that point, great atmosphere down here even with only the lower. Roll on wolves.

  • David2211

    Yes, don’t boycott Wolves because we might win, and hopefully go on a good run whereby everyone thinks Mike is actually a decent guy and it’s “better the devil you know” etc so we end up here again next season!

    Pathetic, Brian.

    • Steven05

      It defies logic

      • Leazes.

        The whole bunch lack logic, you know when we supported with noise and enthusiasm and humour it bore a relationship to what was happening on the pitch but with his cabal of rednecks the noise they make IS the occasion….

        I was very close to them last week in the gallowgate and they weren’t watching the match, they turned to bang on the stand, some were yelling at the tops of their voices to enthuse the rest while looking at the rafters, but fell silent and sat down after the second went in….. positively ruined part of their day…..

        ….still its not about the football or the club is it?

        …its a day out and karaoke on a bus….makes up for it….

        …….if you don’t give a darn for the club!

  • fistsofsteel2

    Decent point, but wouldn’t it have been lovely if we’d nicked all 3pts when Atsu had those chances…
    5pts between us and West Ham now. The next three fixtures are crucial and we need to pick up points – because the fixtures after that are tough. I’d say we need at least 5 or 6pts from the next three games.

  • JohnnyH

    Brian you were asked to give your thoughts on the game.
    But you couldn’t resist appealing to readers not to support the boycott.
    Bang out of order.

  • Alex

    If I gave my instant fan reaction about Brian Standen, I’d get banned.

  • GlasgowMag

    Who is Brian Standen??? Hopefully nearly there with removing our current workhouse owner!! Wolves game is now a key element to finally send a message he is no longer wanted under any circumstances at our club!! PS Good result last night well done Rafa and the boys!!

  • TeessideMag

    Absolutely crucial weekend coming up, if we lose to wolves and wet spam beat Palace, a clear divide is going to open up between the bottom 7 and above. Especially with our fixtures coming up. After Christmas we’ll see exactly who’s in the relegation mix until the end

  • KennySamsung

    .. and now for the good news ……………………………. bye!