Newcastle 3-2 Everton
Newcastle fought back from two goals down at half-time to secure a victory over Everton in an entertaining match at St James’ Park.
Everton started brightly with 2-0 up before the break, but Ayoze Perez scored two late goals; the equalizer and the winning goal in the space of 3 minutes.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed downward past the reach of Martin Dubravka after a clipped pass from Lucas Digne to give Everton 18 minutes lead.
Everton double their lead moments later; Richarlison slotted home after a cross from Andre Gomes was palmed into his path by Martin Dubravka.
Salomon Rondon scored a 65th minute goal to reduce the deficit for the host, before Ayoze Perez levelled after Pickford spilled Miguel Almiron’s stinging drive into his path.
Then he scored the winner three minutes pouncing on the ball that came off Salomon Rondon’s thigh.
Until then, Rafael Benitez’s side had felt aggrieved at referee Lee Mason’s decision not to send Pickford off for a foul on Rondon, with the England goalkeeper saving a poor subsequent penalty from Matt Ritchie.
Newcastle move to 13th three points behind 11th placed Everton. Newcastle are at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, 16 March at 8:00 a.m. PDT.
Everton host Chelsea at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, 17 March.