Superb Matt Le Tissier analysis after Newcastle 3 Everton 2 “Some character to come back from these injustices”
Matt Le Tissier was covering Newcastle v Everton on Saturday for Sky Sports.
The pundit not quite believing what he was seeing.
The referee doing everything he possibly could to help the scousers take away three points.
Matt Le Tissier declaring ‘The only way you can explain is that Lee Mason completely forgot the laws.’
The referee somehow failing to send Jordan Pickford off when he rugby tackled Salomon Rondon,making no attempt to go for the ball.
A minute later and Pickford had saved the penalty, Everton sweeping up the other end of the pitch to make it 2-0.
Newcastle two down at the break, Matt Le Tissier in no doubt as to how it was turned around: ‘Give Rafa a lot of credit, went to a back four at half-time, brought Dummett on and took his captain off, a big call in that situation. Pushed Ritchie further forward to left side of midfield and things changed from that moment on.’
Jeff Stelling and Matt Le Tissier on Sky Sports:
“What a comeback by Newcastle United on a day of comebacks.
“Will they [Newcastle] feel that justice was served with that 3-2 victory, due to the manner of Everton’s second goal?”
Matt Le Tissier:
“One down to Calvert-Lewin’s glancing header, they [Newcastle] then get a penalty when in my opinion, Jordan Pickford is very lucky to stay on the pitch.
“Absolutely no attempt to play the ball whatsoever, Rondon a clear goal scoring opportunity. Those two things tick the boxes of a red card, Lee Mason didn’t even give him a yellow card.
“You can’t explain it.
“The only way you can explain is that Lee Mason completely forgot the laws.
“The biggest thing about it is that Jordan Pickford made no attempt to play the ball. He literally rugby tackled Salomon Rondon to the ground. Nothing was done, Ritchie smashes the penalty, Pickford dives to the left and the ball hits his leg.
“Everton go up the other end and all of a sudden it is 2-0.
“At that point you think, this is going to take some character to come back from these injustices. You are 2-0 down and you think you should be playing against 10 men…but what a second half they put in.
“It was a lovely [first Newcastle] goal, the work between Rondon and Perez for the first goal was terrific, brilliant partnership between the two of them. Couple of one-twos with Perez chipping a lovely little ball and Rondon adjusting his body well and firing in a left foot volley.
“All of a sudden the crowd were right behind them, had their tails up and them forward.
“It was the 81st minute when the equaliser came. Almiron strikes a terrific shot from 25 yards out. It was straight at him but Jordan Pickford only parried it out and Perez smashed it past him for 2-2.
“I haven’t seen the third [Newcastle] goal from side on yet but it looks like Rondon is offside.
“A complete and utter comeback.
“Give Rafa a lot of credit, went to a back four at half-time, brought Dummett on and took his captain off, a big call in that situation.
“Pushed Ritchie further forward to left side of midfield and things changed from that moment on.”
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)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – HERE)
(Outrageous from Marco Silva as he blames match officials for Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – Read HERE)
(Just have a look at Jordan Pickford’s face after the final whistle – See HERE)
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