Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – Instant United fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s thrilling win
Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – Saturday 9 March 3pm
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.
Newcastle going two down in the first half…
Then a mad mad fightback with three second half goals in 19 minutes giving the Magpies a brilliant 3-2 win.
“All hail the comeback kings.
“That was one heck of an afternoon at St James Park. From despair to delight.
“I never saw us coming back from, I really didn’t.
“That first half shafting from today’s referee, Lee Mason, who didn’t send Pickford off and plays on for their second goal, in between a penalty clanger, looked to have sealed the destiny of the points.
“Everton, who have spent a fortune, had held Liverpool last week and would surely hold out here. How wrong I was.
“Rondon, a shade offside, halves the deficit and then Perez with two clinical finishes puts us in dreamland.
“Five wins in a row at home. Rafa taking care of business. Get his blummin contract sorted out!”
“Only at Newcastle United.
“Well done Rafa for keeping the lads fighting.
“Another towering performance from Rondon and crucial goals from Perez again.
“What price a top half finish now?
“Oh and up yours Pickford.”
“Brilliance from Newcastle United.
“Great tactical switch from Rafa to turn the game around and special credit to Perez and Rondon who were magnificent.
“A day to savour.”
“Let’s be honest who saw that coming at half time?
“Great fightback and a brilliant 3 points.
“What a feeling!!!”
“It’s been too long since I’ve left a match feeling utterly exhausted, voice knackered, throat hoarse, head buzzing, shins bleeding.
“There’s nothing like a pantomime villain to stir up an atmosphere, hats off to Pickford for setting up the day with a penalty save and then assisting Perez for the equaliser.
“It’s the wife’s birthday today and I’m taking her for a swanky meal.
“I’ve just passed the boozer and it’s absolutely jumping. What a way to ruin an absolutely amazing day. Enjoy lads.
“Enjoy lads and lasses
“Got to be politically correct!”
“Disappointing first half.
“Awful penalty but should keeper be on pitch? Debatable!
“Delicious second half.
“Highlighted by a clearly offside third goal- about time!
“Great bottle – well done to all.
“Fact I backed us at HT at 33/1 adds to it.
“Get the fu.. in there!!!”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Everton 2
Rondon 65, Perez, 81, 84
Calvert-Lewin 18, Richarlison 32
Possession was Everton 54% Newcastle 46%
Total shots were Everton 7 Newcastle 19
Shots on target were Everton 3 Newcastle 7
Corners were Everton 2 Newcastle 8
Referee: Lee Mason
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles (Dummett 45), Lejeune, Ritchie (Kenedy 73), Hayden, Ki (Shelvey 79), Almiron, Perez, Rondon
Darlow, Joselu, Diame, Manquillo
Crowd: 52,242 (Everton 3,000)
(Alan Shearer perfect reaction to stunning Newcastle 3 Everton 2 comeback HERE)
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