Everton 3-0 Newcastle Utd (15.03.2015) Live Commentary

The fans must be pleased with the show they have seen on the pitch today. It was the opposite of boredom, very attractive football. Let’s hope the players won’t lose their passion and determination in the future matches. The host team were superior on the pitch today. Short passing and possession, that was the style of the home side. The visiting side tried to hit their opposition on the break.
That’s all for today because the game is over.
Ross Barkley (Everton) receives a killer pass, finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and coolly sends the ball into the back of the net.
It looks like Muhamed Besic (Everton) was seeing red according to his tackle. Martin Atkinson won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul.
Christian Atsu (Everton) unleashed a powerful shot that was blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
Fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
Martin Atkinson blows the whistle for a foul. Leon Osman (Everton) hacks down one of his opponents.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) runs aggressively into the box and makes an attacking foul. The referee blows for a foul. Everton are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
Roberto Martinez has decided to substitute James McCarthy and he is replaced by Muhamed Besic (Everton).
Martin Atkinson has a clear vision and sees a foul from Leon Osman (Everton).
Substitution. Christian Atsu (Everton) has come on for Aaron Lennon (Everton).
Darron Gibson (Everton) has a go from distance but he can’t find the target as it goes well wide of the left post.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) timed his run perfectly to connect with the resulting corner kick. His finish from around the penalty spot was rather poor as it went way wide of the right post.
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) will deliver the corner kick.
Remy Cabella (Newcastle Utd) received a pass inside the box, sent a dangerous shot on goal, but celebration has been thwarted by one of the defenders who stepped in and blocked his effort. It’s hard to say whether the keeper would have been there. Newcastle Utd force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Ross Barkley (Everton).
The referee shows the yellow card to Aaron Lennon (Everton).
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner but it has been cleared.
Great solo effort by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) as he beats two defenders before firing a drive from just outside of the box, directed towards the bottom right corner. The goalkeeper is ready and makes an amazing save. The ball goes out-of-play. Newcastle Utd are awarded a corner kick.
Remy Cabella (Newcastle Utd) unleashes a missile of a shot which was blocked by one of the defending players. Nice try, however.
Ross Barkley (Everton) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender.
Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) stretches to his right side of the goal and makes a brilliant save! Leon Osman (Everton) met a rebound outside the box and attempted to beat the keeper, directing his shot to the bottom left corner.
Seamus Coleman (Everton) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
Substitution. Ross Barkley (Everton) replaces Romelu Lukaku (Everton).
The ball gets to James McCarthy (Everton) on the edge of the box, produces a shot, but it goes well wide of the goal.
A neat pass is well received by Arouna Kone (Everton), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball on goal. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
Martin Atkinson blows the whistle. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) commits a foul after a dangerous play.
The Everton players are exchanging fine passes and wait for an opportunity to start an attack. Now, a mistake came which caused the loss of possession. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Newcastle Utd.
Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle Utd) forces a pass into the box, but Tim Howard (Everton) is alert and does a great job to rob him of the ball.
Substitution. Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle Utd) leaves the pitch to be replaced by Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle Utd).
Seamus Coleman (Everton) was too harsh with his tackle which made Martin Atkinson interrupt the game and signal for a set piece.
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the resulting free kick from 25 metres out. He attempts to send his effort into the middle of the goal, but Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) is alert and keeps the ball out.
Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle Utd) makes a tackle on his opponent and is shown a harsh red card by the referee!
Here is a change. Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) is going off and John Carver gives the last tactical orders to Remy Cabella (Newcastle Utd).
Goal! Romelu Lukaku (Everton) slams home the penalty with his precise low shot, into the bottom right corner.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
The referee couldn’t ignore comments. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) sees a yellow card for mouthing off.
Dangerous play by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd). Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. The referee blows the whistle after chaos inside the box. Everton have been awarded a penalty!
Martin Atkinson calls for a foul. Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle Utd) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball.
Aaron Lennon (Everton) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul.
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Antolin Alcaraz (Everton) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Martin Atkinson signals.
Close! Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) stands over the resulting free kick from around 23 metres out and his shot goes just over the crossbar. The ball goes out-of-play and Everton will have a goal kick.
Darron Gibson (Everton) carelessly plunged himself under the feet of his opponent and couldn’t expect to avoid punishment. This time, Martin Atkinson keeps the cards in his pocket, but he blows for the foul. Newcastle Utd earn a free kick which can lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
John Carver has decided to make a substitution during the half-time break. Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) comes on the pitch for Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle Utd).
Everything is ready for the beginning of the second half, so the match is about to get going again.
Both sides have been very active through the first half, providing the fans with an exciting show. We are witnessing quite a balanced game with both teams struggling to prevail. The home side’s tactic is what is called kick and rush football, and the same goes for the away team.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half, so the players are now heading to their dressing rooms.
Antolin Alcaraz (Everton) leaps highest to meet the resulting set piece and sends his header way off target.
Leighton Baines (Everton) is about to take a corner kick.
Arouna Kone (Everton) sends a pass into the box, but the opposition’s defence is alert to the danger and makes a clearance. Everton have a corner.
1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
Like an avalanche. Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle Utd) is penalised for his attacking foul. Martin Atkinson has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle Utd) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle Utd) latches on to an accurate pass inside the box and immediately releases a shot towards the net. His blast goes way wide of the right post.
Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) makes a harsh challenge and Martin Atkinson calls for a foul.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box.
Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle Utd) sends a chip pass into the box, but Tim Howard (Everton) is quickest to intercept the ball.
Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) fails to score a rebound with his right foot as he misses the target.
Sam Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
Leighton Baines (Everton) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Everton are going to take it.
Everton possess the ball and make numerous one-two passes, but here comes an error and they lose possession.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) strikes the ball harmlessly from a long-range free kick. It goes high over the bar. It’s not easy to score from distance like that.
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) has to be very careful for the rest of the match after receiving a yellow card from the referee for making a bad tackle on his opponent.
The free kick is delivered by Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) but it is not one of his best and easily cleared.
Leon Osman (Everton) trips an opposition player, and Martin Atkinson signals a foul.
Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box. He doesn’t manage to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) sends in the corner, but he fails to find the head of any of his teamamtes, and the the defence makes a clearance.
The ball is cleared after Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. Newcastle Utd forced their opponent to concede a corner.
A wonderful pass found its target. James McCarthy (Everton) received it well and fired on goal from about 18 metres out. He did well, sending the ball past the keeper, low into the middle of the goal.
Arouna Kone (Everton) picks up a long through ball, but Tim Krul deserves praise for a brilliant reaction and interception.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
Half-chance! James McCarthy (Everton) plays a pass into the box, but Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) reacts well to thwart the attack.
Arouna Kone (Everton) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players.
Leighton Baines (Everton) launches a cross from the corner, but Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) is alert to thwart the effort.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. The referee blows his whistle, Everton are awarded a corner kick.
Phil Jagielka (Everton) sent a low side foot pass into the penalty area, but the opponent managed to capture the ball and clear it upfield.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) sends a cross into the box that is cleared.
Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) with a teasing cross into the area, but Tim Howard (Everton) intercepts the ball.
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
Phil Jagielka (Everton) makes a bad challenge, and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick is given to Newcastle Utd.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) picks up a pass, lines up a shot and strikes from 23 metres out, but Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) thwarts the effort which is headed low to the middle of the goal.
Aaron Lennon (Everton) sends a cross into the box, but Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) gets a well deserved ovation! He pulls off a remarkable save to block a long-range effort from Romelu Lukaku (Everton), aimed to the middle of the target. Nice piece of goalkeeping skills.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) collects a great pass inside the box and misses a sitter. His shot was directed under the crossbar, but the goalkeeper pulls off a marvellous diving save and denies him.
Mike Williamson (Newcastle Utd) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
The goalkeeper pulls off a remarkable reflex save to deny a rebound from Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd)! That was a huge opportunity!
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
The ball is out-of-play. Newcastle Utd will take a throw-in. The ball is out of bounds. Newcastle Utd win a corner kick.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd). It’s a throw-in for Newcastle Utd.
Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and signals a foul after Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle Utd) brought his opponent down.
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The Newcastle Utd players will kick-off.
Today’s referee will be Martin Atkinson.
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