Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew hailed Ryan Taylor after his performance in victory over Everton.

The former Tranmere Rovers star has been outstanding for Toon this season.

Asked about Taylor's latest match-winning contribution - he was the derby hero at Sunderland in August - Pardew said: "He can't be an unsung hero for 11 games. He was for a couple, but at the moment, he has been terrific.

"He's been brilliant, and he is such a lovely lad. I was chuffed for him today.

"I don't think he likes Everton - he's a Liverpool fan, isn't he?"