Newcastle vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more today

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Newcastle United’s new era of expected riches and Saudi-fuelled optimism starts on Sunday afternoon as they host Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park.

The P.I.F. consortium finally purchased the club from previous owner Mike Ashley during the international break, leading to delirious scenes outside St. James’ Park and human rights groups including Amnesty International raising concerns about links to the Saudi Arabian government. Steve Bruce remains in the dugout, for now, and will take charge of his 1000th match as a manager, as his side faces a Spurs team which defeated Aston Villa last time out to end a run of three consecutive losses.

Newcastle remain without a win in the Premier League this season and Bruce will desperate to make a positive first impression with his new employers, who have been linked with a glut of managers around Europe as potential replacements for the 61-year-old. The Magpies are currently 18th in the table, ahead only of the equally winless Burnley and Norwich City, while Spurs sit ninth, having scored only six goals in their opening seven matches.

Follow all the action live as Newcastle United take on Tottenham Hotspur after the end of Everton against West Ham below:

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Newcastle vs Tottenham

  • Kick-off at 4.30pm

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:28 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Johnson sends a pass up to Antonio who is tackled by Keane and goes to ground. Antonio stays down and Pickford kicks the ball out of play whilst he gets a bit of treatment.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:24 , Michael Jones

66 mins: That’s better! Benrahma and Antonio combine after Benrahma comes inside from the left wing. Space opens up for a shot but instead he slips the ball into the box for Antonio who shoots but is denied by a diving stop from Keane!

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:23 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Soucek has made a few runs into the box today but hasn’t been given the desired supply. It comes down to West Ham’s poor play in the final third as Benrahma delivers a cross over Soucek’s head and out of play.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:20 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Rondon is played in down the inside left channel and wins a corner as his effort is blocked once again by Ogbonna. Everton play the set piece short with Digne flicking a cross into the box. It’s headed out to Allan who tries to run onto the ball for a shot but has his teammate Doucoure take it off him. He sends the ball back into the middle but it’s dealt with by the Hammers.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:13 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Benrahma flies forward with the ball as West Ham hit Everton with another counter-attack. Everton have men back to defend though and Digne blocks Benrahma’s shot from the front edge of the penalty area.

The Hammers win another corner but Godfrey wins the initial ball and Doucoure completes the clearance.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:12 , Michael Jones

55 mins: West Ham respond with back-to-back corners. Pickford deals with the first one easily enough but West Ham knock the second one short. Fornals lays it off to Cresswell who sends the ball to the edge of the box for Benrahma. He chips it into the middle but there are no runners into the six-yard area and the ball bounces safely to Pickford.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:09 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Close! Everton have really turned up the heat on West Ham. Townsend receives the ball on the right wing and comes inside shifting the ball onto his left foot. He flicks a lovely pass into the box where Rondon gets a glancing touch to the ball and sends it wide of the back post!

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:07 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Chance! Everton get the first chance of the second half as well. Lucas Digne drives forward on the left wing and manages to cut the ball back into the box to Iwobi. He collects the pass, spins off the shoulder of Soucek and shoots only for Ogbonna to block the effort!

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:04 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Alex Iwobi has been moved more central allowin Demarai Gray to operate wider on the left. He brings the ball down the wing and takes on Johnson. A shimmy to his left gives Gray the space he needs to send a teasing ball across the six-yard box but none of his teammates can reach the pass.

Second half: Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

15:02 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Everton get the second half underway. This has been a close fought game so far with Rafa Benitez probably wanting to see a bit aggression from the Toffees.

Everton send the ball down the left wing but it’s cleared by Ben Johnson. No changes from either manager at the break.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:56 , Michael Jones

West Ham have actually rattled the back of the net. Jordan Pickford made a great save to deny Jarrod Bowen from inside the box before Tomas Soucek sent home the rebound and was flagged offside.

The Hammers’s build up play has been pretty good but they’ve let themselves down in the final third, sending shots wide or being unable to find a clinical final pass.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:51 , Michael Jones

Talking points from the first half: Michail Antonio booked for simulation and Alex Iwobi missing a sitter for Everton. That’s about it.

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Half-time: Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:47 , Michael Jones

45+1 mins: Just the one minute of added time played before the whistle goes for half-time. There’s nothing to separate the teams at the break then in what has been an intriguing if slighty uninspiring contest.

West Ham have played the better football but Everton have had the best chance of the game. One goal might be enough to win this one.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:44 , Michael Jones

44 mins: Fornals fouls Townsend over to the right just outside the West Ham penalty area. The free kick is whipped into the six-yard box by Townsend but there are no Everton runners and Soucek heads it clear.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:42 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Lovely play from Everton sweeping forward. Gray to Allan into Townsend who crosses to the backpost and wins a corner. Gray delivers the set piece into the box but sends it straight into the hands of Fabianski.

West Hamm immediately counter-attack with Rice leading the charge. He lays the ball off to Antonio just outside the area and the striker boots his effort at goal over the crossbar.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:39 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Antonio wins a corner for West Ham but Allan defends it at the front post. The visitors get a second attempt at a corner but Keane is there to knock it clear. The ball comes out to Soucek who goes for goal but can’t find a way through the cluster of bodies in the area.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:36 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Gooooaa... not quite but it’s a fantastic save from Pickford. Benrahma carries the ball down the right side, shifts away from a tackle and cuts into the box with the ball. He gives it to Soucek in the box who lays the ball off to Bowen. Bowen smokes it at goal and forces Pickford into a sharp save to his left. Pickford stops the shot but the rebound drops to Soucek who sinks it into the back of the net only for the offside flag to go up against him and deny West Ham the opener.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:33 , Michael Jones

32 mins: Iwobi carries the ball to the byline over to the left of the West Ham box and puts a decent cross into the six-yard box. Lukasz Fabianski dives at the ball but can’t catch it and instead palms it towards the back post. Gray arrives to get to the loose ball but Cresswell gets there first and rescues West Ham by firing it back up the pitch.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:31 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Everton look to counter-attack with Iwobi knocking the ball inside from the left. Townsend is the intended target but Pablo Fornals tries to win the ball with a sliding tackle and takes the man instead. Yellow card.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:29 , Michael Jones

28 mins: Chance! The first real chance of the game comes to Everton. Demarai Gray brings the ball down the right side of the pitch. He shifts the ball away from Angelo Ogbonna and hits a low pass into the box. The pass is behind Rondon but falls perfectly for Iwobi to smash it at goal but he misses the ball with his attempt and West Ham clear the danger!

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:28 , Michael Jones

25 mins: Since Everton have pushed further up the pitch they’ve upset the rhythm of West Ham’s attacking play. The action is now taking place in the middle the pitch.

Cresswell drives forward for the Hammers and plays the ball inside for Benrahma. He attempts to pick out Antonio in the box but overhits the pass and it goes out of play.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:21 , Michael Jones

22 mins: Soucek weaves his way into the left side of the Everton box and flicks a cross over towards Antonio. Pickford comes out to punch the ball clear but Bowen takes it under control. He brings it back into the danger area and passes it into Fornals who shoots of the spin only for his effort to get blocked by Ben Godfrey.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:19 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Everton put together another attack working the ball down the left side. A cross into the box from Digne is cleared as far as Doucoure who runs onto the chance and drills an effort from range over the crossbar. That one got the Everton fans excited for a few seconds.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:17 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Finally, a bit of gusto from Everton. Coleman intercepts a pass from Fornals and sends his team forward on the counter-attack. Soloman Rondon receives the ball and works out wide for Andros Townsend. He cuts inside onto his left-foot and sweeps a cross towards the back post where the ball just evades Alex Iwobi.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:15 , Michael Jones

15 mins: West Ham have been the more attacking side over the opening 15 minutes. They’ve spent a fair bit of time operating around the Everton penalty area but haven’t been able to effectively penetrate Everton’s defence. Abdoulaye Doucoure loses the ball on the edge of his own box and gets lucky as Benrahma scuffs a cross straight out of play.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:14 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Said Benrahma has the first sight on goal with a long-ranged effort that he leans back on and boots high over the goal. Keane and Antonio tussle over a 50/50 ball with the West Ham forward getting the better of it and winning a free kick.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:10 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Michail Antonio is shown a yellow card for diving! He receives the ball inside the final third and turns well, driving the ball towards the box. Michael Keane comes out to tackle him but pulls out of the challenge at the last minute and Antonio goes down on the edge of the box. Good decision from the referee as Keane didn’t touch him.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:07 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Ben Johnson is forward for West Ham and looks to send a cross into the penalty area from the right. He’s hounded by Allan and the ball comes loose. Bowen is backing him up though and he takes over, firing across a low pass into the box for Benrahma. Returning defender Seamus Coleman nips in front of the midfielder and clears the danger for Everton.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:03 , Michael Jones

3 mins: West Ham have started sharply. Aaron Cresswell goes on an enterprising run down the left wing and fires across a tantalising pass into the six-yard box. Michail Antonio makes a run through the lines but can’t reach the ball at the back post and it goes out of play.

Everton 0 - 0 West Ham

14:02 , Michael Jones

Kick off: West Ham get the ball rolling and send it long over to the right side of the pitch. Lucas Digne brings the ball under control and knocks it back to Jordan Pickford. Pickford sends the ball back to Digne who’s drifted wider on Everton’s left side but he loses possession to a high press from Jarrod Bowen. Bowen links up with Tomas Soucek to get the ball into the area but can’t control the return pass and the rolls behind for a goalkick.

Here come the teams

13:58 , Michael Jones

The players make their way out onto the pitch at Goodison Park. This should be a good contest. West Ham are unbeaten on the road for six months but Everton have been brilliant at home this season.

Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend are in good form so too are Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio. This one could go either way.

Dynamic duo

13:53 , Michael Jones

Said Benrahma and Antonio have combined to create a league-high 14 chances for each other this season. They both start for West Ham today.

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Moyes vs Benitez

13:47 , Michael Jones

Manager David Moyes has won only two of his 15 Premier League matches as a manager against Rafa Benitez. Will he change that with a win today?

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Everton’s danger man?

13:44 , Michael Jones

Andros Townsend has scored five goals in nine appearances in all competitions for Everton, matching his total tally from his final 79 appearances for Crystal Palace.

However, Townsend has never scored in 14 games against West Ham - his longest drought against any club.

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Moyes on Antonio

13:40 , Michael Jones

Michail Antonio has developed into a dominant forward for West Ham and has been directly involved in eight of West Ham’s 14 Premier League goals this season, with five goals and three assists.

David Moyes believes he’s now ‘firing on all cylinders’ and hopes his good form continues, saying:

I think he has been firing on all cylinders and I hope he’s well-rested. He’s got some good training in, he decided not to go with Jamaica for the internationals in the end because he felt some of the logistics weren’t right, but overall he’s back and we hope he can continue in the good form he’s been in since the start of the season.”

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West Ham’s struggles

13:36 , Michael Jones

West Ham have won just once in five league games. However, the Hammers can equal the club Premier League record of seven consecutive away fixtures unbeaten.

They have kept just two clean sheets in their last 18 league matches.

Everton under Benitez

13:33 , Michael Jones

Everton can win their opening four league matches at Goodison Park for the first time since 1978.

Victory against West Ham would give the Toffees 17 points. It would be their highest tally after eight games of a Premier League season, surpassing the 16 points won in 2004/05 under David Moyes.

Everton have gained a league-high seven points from losing positions in the Premier League this season.

Moyes on West Ham’s good start

13:30 , Michael Jones

Hammers boss David Moyes says he’s happy with the start his team has made to the season and wants to use it as a platform to kick on and compete in every tournament. He said:

I think we’ve had a really good start. We’re in all the cup competitions, we’ve done great in Europe, we’ve won in the Carabao Cup and we’ve managed that in the Premier League with playing European football for the first time too.

“I actually think we’ve had a really good start – yes, we had a disappointment in the last minute against Brentford, but we’re not going to dwell on that, that’s for sure. We’re going to move on and keep being positive because the players have done so well.”

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Head-to-head - Everton vs West Ham

13:26 , Michael Jones

Everton’s tally of 27 Premier League victories versus West Ham is six more than against any other opponent.

However, the Hammers have won three of their last six Premier League matches at Goodison Park, after they were victorious in only two of the previous 19 away meetings.

West Ham can win consecutive away league games against the Toffees for the first time since March 1930 and both Premier League fixtures last season were won 1-0 by the away team.

Benitez on injured forwards and scoring goals

13:22 , Michael Jones

Rafa Benitez’s have scored 17 goals in nine matches under the Spaniard and only failed to score in one game, against Aston Villa last month.

With forwards Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin missing again today, Benitez believes his squad’s ability to score goals - eight of his players have been on the scoresheet in 2021/22 - has been a key strength so far this season.

"It’s important for the players to realise that the team has to score goals, not just one player," he said.

"If you rely on just one player it makes it easier for your opponents. It’s important for us to have different players scoring goals, different options and different ways to do it.

"I’m happy with that as a lot of players are attacking, creating and scoring goals."

Moyes returns to Goodison Park

13:18 , Michael Jones

David Moyes returns to Goodison Park today where he spent 11 years as manager of Everton from 2002-13. During his pre-match press conference he spoke about returning to Everton and of his respect for manager Rafa Benitez saying:

It’s one of many games that are going to be important and it’s the same for Everton. They are a really big club and because of that it’s a big game.

“It’s a tough place to go – I know better than anybody what it’s like – a great atmosphere inside Goodison so from that point of view it’s a good game. We’re looking forward to it – we’re confident in the style we’re playing in and we look as if we can score goals so I’m hoping we’re able to do that.

“I’ve got great respect for Rafa [Benitez] because of the level of clubs he’s managed. He did an exceptional job at Liverpool and made it really difficult for me when I was manager of Everton as he made it hard to get above them.

“Thankfully by the end of my time at Everton we had got above them a couple of times but he’s been a terrific manager. You don’t manage the clubs he’s managed if you’re not very experienced and good at the job.”

Super Sunday

13:15 , Michael Jones

Two Premier League fixtures take place today with Everton hosting West Ham first before Newcastle play their first match under their new owners as they take on Tottenham at 4:30pm.

Everton can move into the top four if they defeat West Ham in the early kick whilst the Hammers would draw level on points with Manchester United with a win.

There’s a buzz of excitement surrounding Newcastle’s new direction but they have a difficult task ahead of them on the pitch today. Steve Bruce remains in charge and they need to win to move out of the relegation zone. Spurs meanwhile will be hoping to keep their winning form going after a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa last time out.

Team changes - Everton vs West Ham

13:09 , Michael Jones

Rafa Benitez makes two changes from the Everton side that drew 1-1 with Manchester United just before the international break. Seamus Coleman and Alex Iwobi come into the side in place of Yerry Mina and Anthony Gordon.

David Moyes meanwhile only swaps out one player. Vladimir Coufal is injured and Ben Johnson replaces him in West Ham’s backline.

Line-ups - Everton vs West Ham

13:01 , Michael Jones

Everton XI: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Godfrey, Coleman, Allan, Townsend, Doucoure, Gray, Iwobi, Rondon

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Cresswell, Zouma, Ogbonna, Johnson, Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio

Preview - Everton vs West Ham

12:56 , Lawrence Ostlere

Follow all the action live as Everton look to continue their impressive start to the Premier League season when they take on former boss David Moyes’ West Ham United.

Rafael Benítez’s arrival as manager may have been met with, at best, a mixed response from supporters over the summer but the Spaniard’s are working so far, with his side sitting in sixth with 14 points from their opening seven fixtures. New arrivals Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend, who have scored three league goals each since the start of the campaign, have been key to their strong early showings.

West Ham haven’t been too shabby either, though, and are currently three points behind the Toffees in tenth. They did lose last time out against Brentford, but that followed two impressive away victories over Leeds United and Manchester United the EFL Cup. Michail Antonio has scored five goals and assisted three in just six appearances, and is available for selection after missing the international break with Jamaica for logistical reasons.

The Hammers have only won of their last seven fixtures against Everton, but their impressive away means the home side can take nothing for granted this afternoon.

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