FINAL WHISTLE: Everton 0-1 Newcastle

Newcastle United have ensured Everton’s winless start to the season with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Newcastle United have ensured Everton’s winless start to the season with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

The Magpies moved up to fifth on the table thanks to new recruit Hatem Ben Arfa’s 25-yard piledriver on the stroke of half-time, leaving Everton to wallow deep in the drop zone.

Everton: 0
Newcastle United: 1 (Hatem Ben Arfa 45’)

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Crowd: 38,019
Referee: Andre Marriner
Yellow cards: EV - Jermaine Beckford 33’, Marouane Fellaini 63’
NU - James Perch 59’, Jose Enrique 67’, Kevin Nolan 69’

Starting Line-Ups

EV
Tim Howard (gk), Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Tony Hibbert (Coleman 45’), Mikel Arteta, John Heitinga (Bilyaletdinov 73’), Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Jermaine Beckford (Yakubu 45’), Marouane Fellaini

Subs - Jan Mucha (gk), Phil Neville, Yakubu Aiyegbeni (45’), Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (73’), Magaye Gueye, Seamus Coleman (45’), Ross Barkley

NU
Steve Harper (gk) (Krul 35’), Fabricio Coloccini, Michael Williamson, Jose Enrique, James Perch, Joey Barton, Cheick Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 84’), Wayne Routledge, Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan

Subs - Tim Krul (gk) (35’), Alan Smith, Sol Campbell, Shola Ameobi, Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez (84’), Peter Lovenkrands

 
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