Newcastle travel to Goodison Park on Monday night in the hope that they can add a fifth consecutive win to this excellent run that started on 10th March. It was back in October-November 2014 under Alan Pardew when the club last strung together five wins in the Premier League – a run that saw us move from 18th place up to fifth. This current run of four consecutive wins has seen us move from 16th up to tenth.
With regards to this fixture, the last time we collected all three points away at Everton dates back to September 2010 when Hatem Ben Arfa scored a screamer on his first start for the club. That win, coming under Chris Hughton, is the club’s only win from the previous 13 trips to Goodison Park. On that basis, it is no doubt that we are coming up against a team who have an excellent record against us in recent history. That being said, going into the Arsenal match last weekend, Arsenal had won all of the previous ten encounters so perhaps we can pull off another great result that goes against the flow of results between the two teams from the recent past.
Facts and Figures
Everton wins: 70
Newcastle wins: 65
Everton wins: 19
Newcastle wins: 17
Premier League at Everton
Everton wins: 12
Newcastle wins: 5
Previous ten (all competitions)
Everton wins: 8 (23 goals)
Newcastle wins: 1 (9 goals)
Everton 0 - 6 Newcastle United (26/10/1912)
Six goals equally shared between Jimmy Stewart, Wilf Low and John McTavish gave Newcastle their biggest win at Goodison Park. The rest of the season however seemed to go down like a lead balloon with finishing 14th in the old Division One and Jimmy Stewart top scored for the club, scoring a further seven goals excluding his two goals against Everton.
Everton 8 - 1 Newcastle United (31/10/1931)
Everton’s form of late has been distinctly average with two wins, draws and defeats in their last six matches. As for Newcastle, the form guide makes much better reading with taking 13 points from a possible 18. This good run of form has placed us within a point behind Everton so we are certainly making the Toffees look over their shoulders as we look to have a strong finish to the season.
Over the course of the weekend, West Brom might have their relegation confirmed despite their win at Old Trafford last week however they will live to fight another day if they manage to pull off a win against Liverpool on Saturday who have the first leg of Champions League Semi-Finals to look forward to this coming midweek. Focusing on the Toon though, one point from the remaining five matches will see the club mathematically safe but the safety party has certainly been in full swing especially after coming from behind to beat the Gunners. My only hope is that the club does not create an embarrassing cringe-worthy video celebrating this achievement like Manchester City did this week following their title win which has been on the cards throughout the season.