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Thursday 18 September K.O. 20:05



St James' Park | 5th November 2011 12:45

Newcastle Utd v Everton

Team News (new)

Phil Neville, Sylvain Distin and Tim Cahill all missed last Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United but manager David Moyes says all three have a better than even chance of returning at St James' Park.

Winger Royston Drenthe returns from a one match ban after being sent off in the Carling Cup defeat to Chelsea last week.

Cheik Tiote missed Newcastle's win over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Monday but could come back in place of Danny Guthrie.

Seven Magpies players have started all 10 of their Premier League games to date, that includes a completley unchanged back five.

Form (new)

Javier Hernandez's first half winner for Manchester United last weekend was enough to condemn Everton to a fourth defeat in five Premier League games.

The Blues did win their last away league game though as Louis Saha and Jack Rodwell scored late goals in a 3-1 win over Fulham.

Newcastle continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Monday night with a 3-1 win over Stoke, Alan Pardew's side now sit in third place just one point behind Champions Manchester United.

The Tyneside club have only conceded seven league goals to date, the best record in the top flight.

Match Stats (new)

1. Everton's 2-1 win over Newcastle in March was their first at St James' Park in the league since October 2000 when Kevin Campbell got the only goal in a 1-0 win.

2. From their first 10 fixtures of the season Newcastle have taken 15 points more than they took from the corresponding fixtures last term. Everton have taken one less in their opening nine games. (Based on QPR being seen as Championship winners).

3. Leon Best has only scored once in his last seven Premier League starts for Newcastle having netted eight in 10 before that.

4. Everton's biggest ever victory away at Newcastle is 4-0, a winning scoreline twice in 1961 and 1986.

Classic Match (new)

NEWCASTLE 3-3 EVERTON, EVERTON WIN 3-2 ON PENALTIES (Wednesday 6 November 2002): Arguably the best recent fixture between Newcastle and Everton at St James' Park came in the League Cup back in November 2002. Kevin Campbell and Steve Watson scored for the Blues in normal time either side of a quickfire double from Kieron Dyer. In extra time an Alessandro Pistone own goal put the hosts ahead before David Unsworth equalised from the penalty spot. In the shootout that followed Richard Wright saved from Laurent Robert and Hugo Viana to help Everton through.

Last Meeting (new)

NEWCASTLE 1-2 EVERTON (Saturday 5 March 2011): Everton came from behind to take all three points against Newcastle when the two sides last met on Tyneside in March. Leon Best fired the hosts into an early lead before a beautifully crafted move was finished by Leon Osman and then Phil Jagielka headed in what proved to be the winner just before half time.

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