Sky Sports rate Newcastle United win over Everton best of weekend
Sky Sports have looked at the performances of all the Premier League clubs in this latest weekend of games.
The broadcaster giving a grade for each team’s display and a write-up on the performance.
Newcastle United getting the very highest ranking, alongside Liverpool, Cardiff and Brighton, who also pulled off impressive wins.
The broadcaster declaring ‘Five home wins on the spin at a rocking St James Park and an attacking trio full of confidence. Things are on the up on Tyneside.’
It was a vital win as Cardiff, Brighton and Southampton all won as well.
A defeat would have left the Magpies only three points above the relegation zone with difficult trips to Bournemouth and Arsenal up next.
Sky Sports Verdict – Newcastle United (A):
‘Five home wins on the spin at a rocking St James Park and an attacking trio full of confidence.
‘Things are on the up on Tyneside as they produced a stirring second-half comeback to celebrate three years of Rafa Benitez in charge.
‘Ayoze Perez was outstanding, providing a key assist for Saloman Rondon before punishing Everton’s lack of resistance with a late double salvo.
‘A top-half finish could – remarkably – be on their radar now.’
Whilst for Everton (D), Sky Sports described their 2-0 win:
‘This was a defensive capitulation of the highest order with Jordan Pickford at the heart of the problems.
‘He redeemed himself by saving a penalty his sloppiness gave away but there was no reprieve for his lacklustre parry straight to Ayoze Perez for the equaliser.
‘His lack of authority in the box is causing problems for his defence, who crumbled when Newcastle put them under pressure in the second half.
‘Everton have now lost 10 of their last 17 games in all competitions as the positivity from last weekend’s Merseyside derby performance disappeared with this late collapse.’
Sky Sports grades on Premier League performances this past weekend :
(A) Newcastle United, Liverpool, Brighton, Cardiff
(A-) Wolves, Southampton
(B+) Leicester, Arsenal
(B) Man City Bournemouth
(B-) Chelsea, Watford
(C) Crystal Palace, Man Utd, Fulham
(D) Everton, Tottenham
(E) West Ham, Huddersfield
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