Dominic Calvert-Lewin rescues draw but Everton set unwanted club record

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates scoring for Everton at St James' Park

Everton had to win the FA Cup to gloss over their deficiencies the last time they were this bad. Almost 30 years on, avoiding relegation would be the equivalent fig leaf for Sean Dyche’s side.

Far from being unlucky, the point gleaned from a 13th game without a win – an unwanted Premier League club record – might prove to be pivotal in their efforts to avoid relegation in a season where it is hard to imagine there will not yet be a few more twists and turns in the battle for survival.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s penalty two minutes from the end rewarded a dogged display which leaves the Merseyside club four points above the drop zone going into Saturday’s high-stakes clash against Dyche’s former employers Burnley.

Eddie Howe had turned the game in Newcastle’s favour with his substitutions in Saturday’s crazy 4-3 victory over West Ham, but his reinforcements on this occasion had a rather more unwanted role in this result as the hosts’ hopes of securing the return of European football next season suffered a late unwanted blow.

As the visitors’ attempts to cancel out Alexander Isak’s early strike became increasingly desperate, Paul Dummett, making a rare appearance off the bench amid a string of defensive absences, inexplicably wrestled Ashley Young to the ground inside the penalty area. Referee Tony Harrington initially felt the robust challenge failed to warrant punishment, but having been invited by VAR to review his decision, a penalty was the inevitable outcome.

It was only the second spot kick awarded to Everton this season, but even after the nerve-testing interlude for video review, Calvert-Lewin kept his composure to beat Martin Dubravka, who guessed the right way, with a powerful finish to the goalkeeper’s right.

Eddie Howe was honest enough not to quibble with the award afterwards and said: “When you look back at it both players are grappling but it’s the height of Paul’s arm against Ashley’s neck that I think swings it against us.

“As a former defender myself, I know it’s always difficult when you come on late in games. You want to help the team, and Paul’s been first class since I’ve been here. I really can’t fault the lads and I thought we had weathered the storm.

“Alex Isak is a scorer of great goals and it was a top class performance from him. He’s building in confidence all the time and he’s a player we want to keep at the club. He’ll probably be more frustrated about the one he missed late on.”

Alexander Isak scoring for Newcastle against Everton
Alexander Isak continued his rich vein of form with another well-taken goal - Reuters/Scott Heppell

In the week where Howe had issued the first of presumably many ‘hands-off’ warnings to potential suitors interested in Newcastle’s prized asset, Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly among them, Isak underlined his growing reputation with a clinical 15th-minute finish. He ran onto a lofted through ball from recalled winger Harvey Barnes to glide effortlessly past Jarrad Branthwaite before he beat Jordan Pickford from a dozen yards.

On his latest pantomime villain appearance at St James’ Park, Everton’s proud former Sunderland goalkeeper remained unbowed in dealing with everything else the hosts could throw at him and was a major factor in earning a point for his side.

Jordan Pickford saves from Harvey Barnes during Everton's draw against Newcastle
Jordan Pickford, relentlessly booed throughout, helped keep Everton in the contest - Getty Images/Serena Taylor

The late chance alluded to by Howe saw Isak’s close-range effort from Barnes’ cut-back hacked off the line by Vitaliy Mykolenko.

The in-form Swede, who became the first Newcastle player to score in five consecutive league games since Yoan Gouffran 11 years ago, was also heavily involved as VAR intervened to deny the hosts a crucial second goal early in the second-half when spotting a marginal offside after Dan Burn swept home the 19-goal top scorer’s low cross when the visitors switched off at a quick free-kick.

Howe, who revealed Miguel Almiron (knee) and Tino Livramento (ankle) are both set to be out for a month after coming off injured against West Ham at the weekend, added: “We’re frustrated. We needed that second goal. It looked like we’d got it on a couple of occasions and at one-nil Everton were never out of it.

“We should have won the game based on the chances we had. Everton ask you a lot of questions and we stood up physically to the challenge but in the end it was down to that clinical edge.

“We’re determined to get into Europe and the last two performances have been very strong. The general attitude and the way we’re trying to play is back. For a spell it was missing but this was a positive performance despite the disappointing end.”

Everton looked an altogether more threatening proposition following a triple substitution by Dyche on the hour with the introduction of Calvert-Lewin, Andre Gomes and James Garner.

The latter of those struck the foot of Dubravka’s left-hand post with a deft shot on the turn in a warning shot that the contest was far from over. That was proven as stoppage-time approached when Dummett wrestled Young to afford Calvert-Lewin the opportunity to stem a personal goal drought stretching back 18 matches to late October.

The forward’s six goals against Newcastle are the most he has scored against any opponent. Despite it failing to prevent Everton’s worst run of results for 67 years, it could yet prove to be one of the most crucial single swings of a boot in the club’s recent history.

Newcastle 1 Everton 1: As it happened

09:54 PM BST

Howe on the penalty and Isak’s form

It was players grappling each other. It was one of those that could have gone either way.

Bar that penalty we go on to win that game. It would have been a tight win but a deserved one.

Alexander Isak is an outstanding technician. He will probably rue the missed one but with attacking players you have to be in the position to score and he looks like he will score every game at the moment.

Alexander Isak of Newcastle United (14) strikes the ball during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC
Alexander Isak of Newcastle United (14) strikes the ball during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC

09:49 PM BST

In good company

09:43 PM BST

FT scores confirmed

Newcastle 1 Everton 1
Nottingham Forest 3 Fulham 1
Bournemouth 1 Crystal Palace 0
Burnley 1 Wolves 1

West Ham vs Spurs is well-poised at 1-1 with a quarter of the game remaining. You can follow the closing stages with Rob Bagchi here.

09:41 PM BST

FT: Burnley 1 Wolves 1

It ends with honours even at Turf Moor,

Jay Rodriguez had the ball in the Wolves net with three minutes left but the goal was chalked off for offside.

Just beforehand Mario Lemina had flashed a header just wide for the visitors from the dangerous Ait-Nouri’s cross.

It was that sort of night - close but no cigar for both sides.

09:30 PM BST

FT: Newcastle 1 Everton 1

Everton escape with a draw that, even if it does not end their winless run, will feel like a victory. Newcastle had the game in the palm of their hand and missed some clear chances to kill the game off, and they will rue Paul Dummett’s ungainly piece of defending that resulted in Everton’s late penalty. With Forest winning at home to Fulham, it was imperative Everton took something. A stumble from Newcastle as they pursue European football.

09:28 PM BST

GOAL! Bournemouth 1 Crystal Palace 0

One for Bournemouth. Semenyo does what he’s been doing,  but this time he bests Ozoh and crossed low. Daniel Munoz falls over and the ball falls to Justin Kluivert who rattles one past Dean Henderson.

AFC Bournemouth's Justin Kluivert scores their first goal
AFC Bournemouth's Justin Kluivert scores their first goal

09:28 PM BST

98 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 1

Everton had four or five runners forward but Bruno snuffed out the danger for Newcastle before skipping through a couple of challenges to win a free-kick. Superb from the Newcastle midfielder.

09:25 PM BST

Burnley 1 Wolves 1 (78’)

Matheus Cunha is on for the last 15 minutes at Turf Moor. Can he grab a winner for Wolves?

Can Jay Rodriguez do likewise for Burnley having been thrown on by Vincent Kompany?

It is frenetic and a bit messy but highly watchable. Neither side is quite good enough to pull clear of the other.

09:24 PM BST

95 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 1

Newcastle pushing forward now and they have a corner. Dropping two points here would be a blow to their outside chances of European qualification. Branthwaite goes down in the area, Everton feel they should have a free-kick, but the referee says it is a retake. Everton deal with the corner and clear.

09:21 PM BST

92 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 1

Everton corner! It could have been more but Gomes’ cross was weak after Garner won the ball back high up the pitch. McNeil takes an inswinger but the referee blows for what I think is an Everton foul. Nervous moments for both sets of fans.

09:19 PM BST

90 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 1

Pickford has the ball in his hands and is telling everyone to slow down. McNeil finds himself in a promising position but blasts a shot over the bar. Seamus Coleman is coming on for Godfrey.

There will be NINE minutes of added time.

09:17 PM BST

GOOOAALLL! Calvert-Lewin scores (just about...)

Dubravka guessed the right way, diving to his right, and the Newcastle goalkeeper got a hand to it. There was just enough power on the shot and it squeezed in. Calvert-Lewin ends his goalscoring drought.

09:16 PM BST


Boos around St James’ Park but I do not think Dummett and his team-mates can have any complaints. It was clumsy and unnecessary. Everton handed a lifeline. Calvert-Lewin is going to step up as the clock ticks towards 87 minutes...

09:14 PM BST

VAR checking for an Everton penalty....

Ashley Young believes he was dragged to the floor by Dummett. The Newcastle man had lost track of Young, and it looked like he had an arm around his neck. The ball was nowhere near.

The referee is going over to the monitor. We know what that usually means...

09:13 PM BST

83 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

The crowd are on their feet applauding a couple of strong pieces of defending from Burn, the second of which took the ball off the head of Calvert-Lewin. Then Willock helps bring Newcastle up the pitch, but Bruno skews a shot high, wide and handsome.

09:10 PM BST

81 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

A yellow card has been shown to Tarkowski for tripping Murphy as Newcastle tried to counter-attack. Stood on his Achilles, that looked a painful one. Dyche is making another change: Chermiti is on for Gueye.

09:08 PM BST

79 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Calvert-Lewin found space with a run into the left channel but hesitated, and Dan Burn got back to make a clean challenge. Everton need their centre-forward to be more decisive in those situations.

09:06 PM BST

Burnley 1 Wolves 1 (60’)

Rayan Ait-Nouri had a great opportunity to grab his second with his pace taking him clear of the Burnley defence after a ball over the top. Clarets goalkeeper Arijanet Muric won the one-on-one confrontation though.

Equally Jacob Bruun Larsen could have grabbed his second with a first-time shot which Jose Sa did well to save.

It’s bubbling up nicely at Turf Moor with Burnley doing most of the pressing but Wolves carrying a threat on the break and the crowd really into the contest.

09:05 PM BST

75 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Newcastle then threaten on the break with Isak feeding Bruno in the box, but the Brazilian’s shot was at a comfortable height for Pickford. Will Newcastle rue missing these chances to score the second goal?

09:03 PM BST

73 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Mykolenko looked like getting on the end of Calvert-Lewin’s knockdown, and Schar was called into a desperate sliding tackle in his own area. Then Young stings the palms of Dubravka with a shot from distance. Everton’s belief is growing that an equaliser might be around the corner.

08:57 PM BST

68 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Now Newcastle go close. Isak thought he has scored from six-yards out, but Mykolenko headed off the line. Longstaff saw a shot blocked, before Barnes flashed a volley wide. Everton hang on once again.

08:55 PM BST

65 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

So unlucky for Everton! Garner’s low shot with the inside of his right foot looked like it was curling into the bottom corner, but the ball bounced off the post to safety. That is a warning for Newcastle that the points are not safe despite their level of comfort in this game.

James Garner of Everton shoots but hits the post during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC
James Garner of Everton shoots but hits the post during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC

08:50 PM BST

61 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Sean Dyche is making a triple change: Garner, Gomes and Calvert-Lewin have replaced, Doucoure, Beto and Onana. Dyche rolling the dice.

08:49 PM BST

NO GOAL! VAR chalks goal off for offside against Isak

That was close, but the correct call. Everton hang on by their fingertips and remain just the one goal behind.

08:48 PM BST

GOOOOAAALL! Newcastle 2-0 up through Dan Burn

This time Isak turns creator, and Everton are heading to a 13th Premier League game without a win. It was a quick free-kick played down the side of the Everton defence, Isak span and fed the ball across goal for Burn to score a tap-in.

Did Isak make his run too early? VAR checking for offside. Was Young playing him onside on the far side?

08:43 PM BST

53 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Burn blocks off McNeil and Everton have a free-kick on halfway.

Elsewhere, Fulham have got a goal back early in the second half at the City Ground. That game is now Forest 3 Fulham 1.

08:40 PM BST

Bournemouth 0 Palace 0

0-0 at half time. It isn’t a classic. At all. VAR was right to overturn Eze’s late goal, but it would have improved things no end. Still cold, still wet, still windy.

08:39 PM BST

48 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Almost another Everton own goal. Tarkowski stuck out a leg from a corner and the ball bounced off the post. Pickford continues to get pelters from the Newcastle fans. Tarkowski smiles, but I’m not sure Everton fans are amused by this showing.

08:37 PM BST

We are back under way at St James’ Park!

No changes for either side at the break.

08:35 PM BST

GOAL! Burnley 1 Wolves 1

Rayan Aït-Nouri has equalised for Wolves at Turf Moor right on the stroke of half time.

Wolves equalise in added time at the first half through Rayan Ait-Nouri after a lengthy VAR check.

A pin-point free-kick from Pablo Sarabia found Ait-Nouri unmarked and the Algerian made no mistake with his head.

All to play for in the second half.

08:29 PM BST

Bournemouth 0 Palace 0

Ah, some real action at last. First Dean Henderson makes a fabulous save from Billing’s header from Adam Smith’s cross. From the resulting corner, Lloyd Kelly’s free header sails just wide. It’s Bournemouth’s best spell. They do move well, sometimes.

08:26 PM BST

GOAL! Burnley 1 Wolves 0

Burnley take a 1-0 lead. Jacob Bruun Larsen volleys home Dara O’Shea’s cross in the 37th minute to raise what is left of the roof at Turf Moor.

It was a high-tariff finish, executed superbly by Larsen for a Burnley side who are starting to believe the Premier League might be for them after all.

Ironically it came after Wolves’ best spell with Burnley indebted to a timely intervention from Vitinho off the foot of Rayan Ait-Nouri after a breakout and Joao Gomes wasting a presentable chance in the 25th minute from a well-scripted corner routine.

Burnley’s Jacob Bruun Larsen celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game during the Premier League match
Burnley’s Jacob Bruun Larsen celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game during the Premier League match

08:22 PM BST

Problems with the roof at Turf Moor

A section of the home support in the Jimmy McIlroy Stand has been rehoused after some loose metal was spotted hanging down from the roof.

The operation has been carried out with a minimum of fuss by stewards with the danger area in the lower tier now cordoned off but it has left an area of around 400 blue seats vacant.

A safety announcement has just confirmed that Block 7 is closed for the remainder of the game.

Police and stewards escort fans away from an area of the stand, due to an issue with the stadium roof during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers
Police and stewards escort fans away from an area of the stand, due to an issue with the stadium roof during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers

08:21 PM BST

Half-time scores

Newcastle 1 Everton 0
Forest 3 Fulham 0

08:20 PM BST

GOAL! Forest 3 Fulham 0

Morgan Gibbs-White has scored Forest’s third right on half time, and they are surely out of sight. Marco Silva’s first-half triple sub has not had the desired effect.

08:17 PM BST

45 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Excellent save from Pickford with an outstretched leg, to deny Murphy who was free at the back post to volley. Pickford the reason Everton are still in with a chance going into the second half.

Then Isak shows quick feet again to run across the box and work a yard for a shot, but his attempt deflects just over the bar. Isak has been electric.

Jordan Pickford of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC
Jordan Pickford of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC

08:15 PM BST

Bournemouth containing Eze (Bournemouth 0 Palace 0)

Eberechi Eze’s having a frustrating evening. if he’s not being ‘looked after’ by Lewis Cook, Alex Scott is dropping back to help out. and when he drifted left he was eased to the ground by the hulking Illia Zabarnyi. Philip Billing, starting a league game for the first time in 2024 has gone fairly close. It’s that sort of game.

08:13 PM BST

42 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

That was Everton’s best attacking moment for some time. Young barrelled forward down the right, before Onana picked out Doucoure with a slide-rule pass into the box. The midfielder had time to turn and shoot, but he could not keep his shot down towards the corner and it was a comfortable save for Dubravka.

08:09 PM BST

38 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Yet ANOTHER Newcastle injury scare. Lewis Hall has pulled up with what looks a muscular problem, but he looks like he is going to continue after popping a tablet. Newcastle cannot afford any more defensive injuries.

08:07 PM BST

All very even at Turf Moor (Burnley 0 Wolves 0)

Nothing by way of a chance yet at Turf Moor but it is definitely Burnley who are on the front foot.

Wolves are being stretched by some confident approach play but so far not beyond breaking point.

No threat at all from the visitors in attack. Gary O’Neil has Matheus Cunha back on his bench for the first time since mid-February after a hamstring strain should he need him.

08:06 PM BST

36 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Newcastle still in control, the only positive for Dyche is that Everton are only one goal down. Newcastle’s back four is makeshift, but Everton are just not progressing the ball well enough to stretch them.

08:04 PM BST

Marco Silva has seen enough with Fulham 2-0 down at Forest

Blimey. Marco Silva has seen enough.

A triple substitution after 33 minutes here, with his Fulham team 2-0 down and under siege.

On come Willian, Tom Cairney and Adama Traore - off go Harry Wilson, Sasa Lukic and Alex Iwobi.

Silva will also be remembering that his team won 3-2 in this game at the City Ground last season....

08:01 PM BST

Bright start from Bournemouth (Bournemouth 0 Palace 0)

Early days yet, of course, but Bournemouth can’t quite deal with Mateta’s physicality - and how he’s come on this season - while Palace are bamboozled by Dango Ouattara who’s flitting between left back, left wing and inside left. His team mates seem similarly perplexed.

07:59 PM BST

29 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Jacob Murphy lets Everton off the hook, blasting over the bar when he had runners in support. It all started from Onana losing the ball as he tried to break forward, and Newcastle counter-attacked Everton’s counter-attack. A team is always going to vulnerable when that happens.

Everton’s midfield putting more effort into pointing the finger of blame at each other than into tracking back after Jacob Murphy was allowed to run 30 yards unchallenged to unleash a shot which fizzed narrowly over Jordan Pickford’s crossbar from just inside the visitors’ box.

07:58 PM BST

27 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

Everton are struggling after those flashes of promise in the first 10 minutes. They were almost caught passing the ball inside their own penalty area. When Newcastle regain possession and attack at pace, Dyche’s team look disorganised.

07:52 PM BST

GOAL! Forest 2 Fulham 0

Chris Wood has another goal at the City Ground, and Forest are in command. This one is a rare, long-range hit. Not a great look for Bernd Leno.

07:50 PM BST

Isak’s rich vein of form continues

A bout of head tennis on halfway leads to a perceptive ball over the top from Harvey Barnes to release Alexander Isak. The Sweden forward still has plenty to do but he makes it looks easy, cutting inside Jarrad Branthwaite to fire the opener past Jordan Pickford from a dozen yards to become the first Newcastle player since Yoan Gouffran 11 years ago to score in five consecutive Premier League games.

Newcastle United's Alexander Isak scores their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match
Newcastle United's Alexander Isak scores their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match

07:49 PM BST

18 minutes: Newcastle 1 Everton 0

There is enough in this game to keep Everton interested, but a tough ask now for them. They will have to start pushing numbers forward and Barnes and Isak have the speed to punish them on the break. Anderson has had some nice touches in midfield, Onana the latest player to foul him.

07:47 PM BST

Some optimism at Turf Moor

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is on the touchline despite his red card at Chelsea on Saturday.

Kompany has not been charged as yet so is free to prowl the technical area in his pristine white trainers.

Lorenz Assignon is suspended however after the dismissal that triggered Kompany’s expulsion at Stamford Bridge so Charlie Taylor starts at left-back at an expectant Turf Moor.

The mystery substance detected by the air pollution monitors in Burnley town centre has been confirmed as hope after a three-match unbeaten run which, by the standards of this season, constitutes a successful

07:46 PM BST

GOOOOAAALLL! Isak with a stylish finish for Newcastle

A goal was on the way because this game has been so open, and Isak has provided it. After some head tennis in midfield, Barnes lofted a ball into the left channel for Isak to chase. Branthwaite got back at him but the Newcastle forward took a touch and left Braithwaite on his backside, before rolling into the bottom corner.

07:43 PM BST

GOAL! Forest 1 Fulham 0

Callum Hudson-Odoi has scored after nine minutes at the City Ground. Bad news for Everton.

07:42 PM BST

11 minutes: Newcastle 0 Everton 0

Nice football through midfield from Newcastle, involving Bruno. They find Krafth free on the overlap wide right, but Branthwaite was well positioned to clear. Both defences look vulnerable on the turn.

07:39 PM BST

8 minutes: Newcastle 0 Everton 0

Everton have a free-kick in a dangerous position, close to the left-corner of the penalty area. Dwight McNeil’s delivery was excellent, and Onana and Tarkowski were queuing up to meet it, but the centre-back headed over the bar. That was a good chance for Everton, who have posed a threat in the last few minutes. Lovely turn from Barnes after sucking Tarkowski in, wins a foul.

Eddie Howe warned his Newcastle players about the danger posed by Everton from set-pieces, but they appear to have ignored the advice of their head coach, leaving James Tarkowski virtually un-marked at a free-kick to head over from inside the six-yard box. The visitors should be ahead.

07:36 PM BST

Five changes from Bournemouth tonight

What’s that sound, other than Red Hot Chili Peppers on the PA? Why, it’s the sound of Bournemouth head coach Andoni Iraola ringing the changes after his charges won three of the last four league games. Just the five. Crystal Palace have won one out of their last four, so just the one change for them. It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s wet and unlike every player warming up other than Jean-Philippe Mateta, AFC Bournemouth’s supervising steward is wearing short sleeves.

07:36 PM BST

6 minutes: Newcastle 0 Everton 0

Doucoure picked the ball up in acres of space but Everton could not capitalise on the breakaway. Ben Godfrey is back at right-back tonight with Coleman rested, and he is enduring a testing start. Newcastle looking to switch the ball over his head to Barnes. Onana and Doucoure trying to give Everton a foothold in the game, and the latter sends a shot whistling over form the edge of the box.

Everton's Abdoulaye Doucoure in action with Newcastle United's Lewis Hall
Everton's Abdoulaye Doucoure in action with Newcastle United's Lewis Hall

07:34 PM BST

3 minutes: Newcastle 0 Everton 0

Newcastle have been all over Everton in the first few minutes, with Jordan Pickford called into a smothering save to deny Harvey Barnes. This has been more like the Newcastle of last season: front foot, high intensity and direct running. It looks like Pickford has some fans in the home crowd...they remember him as a former Sunderland ‘keeper.

Fans of Newcastle United dressed in dinosaur costumes show their support prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park
Fans of Newcastle United dressed in dinosaur costumes show their support prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park

07:32 PM BST

Forest’s owner watching on

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is in attendance at the City Ground and will have some excruciating memories from the last meeting with Fulham.

In December, Forest were thrashed 5-0 at Craven Cottage as Steve Cooper’s tenure inched closer to its end.

Before the final whistle, Marinakis stormed out of the director’s box and his lanyard accreditation was found in the bushes of a house on the streets outside the stadium.

He will be hoping for a better evening tonight.

07:31 PM BST


We are under way at St James’ Park, as well as at Forest vs Fulham.

07:30 PM BST

A reminder of tonight’s KO times

Newcastle United vs Everton (7.30pm)
Nottingham Forest vs Fulham (7.30pm)
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace (7.45pm)
Burnley vs Wolves (7.45pm)
West Ham vs Spurs (8.15pm)

You can follow West Ham vs Spurs with Rob Bagchi here.

07:16 PM BST

Dyche on his changes

I think it’s good to have a game. A few changed tonight just to bring a bit of freshness. Seamus [Coleman] had played three games in a week which he hasn’t done in a while.

Vitaliy Mykolenko comes back in and he gives us a bit more balance.

Beto is a handful, he’s been awkward, we’ve tried to shuffle the pack and get a fresh performance.

They’re a good outfit, we know that.

07:12 PM BST

Nuno Espirito Santo on the importance of Chris Wood

Very important player for us. He has been away for some week, we have to keep him fit because he is huge for us. He scores goals, he links the play. Very good character.

Chris Wood of Nottingham Forest celebrates after scoring to make it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace
Chris Wood of Nottingham Forest celebrates after scoring to make it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace

06:59 PM BST

Barnes the Newcastle super sub

All four of Harvey Barnes’ Premier League goals this season have been as a substitute.

Harvey Barnes of Newcastle United (15) celebrates after scoring Newcastles fourth goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United
Harvey Barnes of Newcastle United (15) celebrates after scoring Newcastles fourth goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United

06:49 PM BST

Burnley vs Wolves team news

Burnley XI: Muric, Vitinho, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor, Bruun Larsen, Cullen, Berge, Odobert, Fofana, Foster

Subs: Cork, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Rodriguez, Benson, Ekdal, Amdouni, Vigouroux, Delcroix

Wolves XI: Jose Sa, Doherty, Kilman, Gomes, Nelson Semedo, Joao Gomes, Hugo Bueno, Ait Nouri, Sarabia, Mario Lemina, Chiwome

Subs: Santiago Bueno, Traore, Matheus Cunha, Noha Lemina, Doyle, Bentley, Barnett, Chirewa, Fraser.

06:49 PM BST

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace team news

Bournemouth XI: Neto, Smith, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Ouattara, Billing, Cook, Tavernier, Scott, Christie, Solanke

Subs: Kerkez, Faivre, Adams, Kluivert, Hill, Semenyo, Unal, Aarons, Travers

Crystal Palace XI: Henderson, Munoz, Ward, Andersen, Mitchell, Hughes, Lerma, Wharton, Eze, Mateta, Ayew

Subs: Tomkins, Schlupp, Clyne, Edouard, Ahamada, Matthews, Ozoh, Umeh, Mathurin

06:45 PM BST

The price of Coleman’s committed defending...

After his late mishap at Bournemouth, Seamus Coleman now has six Premier League own goals to his name - only Jamie Carragher, Phil Jagielka and Martin Skrtel (seven) and Richard Dunne (10) have more.

Seamus Coleman of Everton puts the ball past his own keeper Jordan Pickford
Seamus Coleman of Everton puts the ball past his own keeper Jordan Pickford

06:36 PM BST

Nottingham Forest vs Fulham team news

Nottingham Forest XI: Sels, Williams, Omobamidele, Murillo, Aina, Yates, Danilo, Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi, Wood

Subs: Turner, Sangare, Kouyate, Toffolo, Dominguez, Niakhate, Reyna,Origi, Montiel

Fulham XI: Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson, Joao Palhinha, Lukic, Wilson, Andreas Pereira, Iwobi, Rodrigo Muniz

Subs: Rodak, Reed, Jimenez, Cairney, Traore, Ream, De Cordova-Reid, Willian, Castagne

06:31 PM BST

Newcastle and Everton team news

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Burn, Hall, Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Anderson, Jacob Murphy, Isak, Barnes.

Subs: Dummett, Ritchie, Karius, Willock, Gillespie, White, Diallo, Alex Murphy, Parkinson

Everton XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Young, Gueye, Onana, McNeil, Doucoure, Beto

Subs: Patterson, Keane, Calvert-Lewin, Harrison, Virginia, Andre Gomes, Coleman, Chermiti, Garner

Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United (39) arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC
Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United (39) arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC

06:18 PM BST

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Can Everton capitalise on Newcastle’s absentees?

Everton arrive at St James’ Park tonight at a low ebb, winless in 12 Premier League matches and anxiously awaiting the fate of a proposed takeover by US investors 777 Partners. Sean Dyche’s team are just three points above Luton Town in the relegation zone and could yet face a second points deduction of the season for a separate breach of Profit and Sustainability rules.

That is the bad news. The good news, or sunnier outlook at least, is that without what eventually amounted to a six-point deduction, Everton would be safely ensconced in mid-table. They are the Premier League’s biggest under-performers of their expected goal numbers by a distance, suggesting chance creation and general performances have been better than their league position. Everton also have home fixtures against Burnley and Nottingham Forest upcoming.

Nor are they without a chance this evening, against an injury-hit Newcastle side. They will be buoyed by their 4-3 comeback victory against West Ham, but that game also exposed their ongoing defensive vulnerabilities. Newcastle lost Jamal Lascelles to a cruciate ligament injury, while Miguel Almiron, Tino Livramento and Kieran Trippier are doubts for tonight’s game. Anthony Gordon is unable to face his former club due to suspension, having been sent off for two bookable offences against West Ham.

Newcastle will still have an eye on a European place, sitting five points behind Manchester United in sixth having played the same number of games. The two teams play at Old Trafford in a game that is yet to be rearranged and, given the performances of Erik ten Hag’s team, it feels possible for Newcastle to reel them in if they can find some consistency. Much will depend on the fitness of the outstanding Alexander Isak.

Full team news on the way shortly, as well as updates from Nottingham Forest vs Fulham, Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace and Burnley vs Wolves.